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Eve Out of Her Ruins

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By Ananda Devi, Jeffrey Zuckerman (Translator), J. M. G. Le Clezio (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781941920404
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - September 13th, 2016

Set in a poor section of Port-Louis, Mauritius, this prize-winning novel is a poetic and intense exploration of young lives thrown away by society. Told in four different voices and haunted by the specter of Rimbaud, Devi explores, the violence, identity, and dreams of young people living discarded lives. For fans of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing and Jean Genet.

Josh


The Last Samurai

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ISBN: 9780811225502
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - May 31st, 2016

A brilliant exploration of intelligence, art, identity, parenthood, and Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai, DeWitt’s debut tells the story of Ludo, the young genius and Sibylla, his almost as smart mother is a carnival of styles and ideas. The perfect book everyone accused of being too smart for their own good.

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How to Set a Fire and Why

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781101870570
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Published: Pantheon Books - July 5th, 2016

Lucia is your new favorite character. Her father is dead, her mother is catatonic, her aunt is just barely scraping by, and she is far too smart for her own damn good. A sharp wit, an aversion to bullshit, and completely confident in herself, she is the person we wish we were as teenagers. Though Lucia is a teenager, she sometimes breaks through the adolescent doldrums to reach profoundly human insights and images. Perfect for the weird kids.  

Josh


The Cowboy Bible & Other Stories

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By Carlos Velazquez, Achy Obejas (Translator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781632060228
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Published: Restless Books - January 26th, 2016

You have not read anything like The Cowboy Bible and if you’ve read anything like The Cowboy Bible it was likely the "Cowboy Bible." Something like a short-story collection, something like a novel, something like a hybrid, this burrito and lucha fueled bonkers work of fiction heralds an important new voice in world literature.

Josh

 


The Lost Art of Finding Our Way

Part how-to guide and part history of navigation, Huth's book is a delightful look into our relationship to place, movement, the seasons, and the stars. Perfect to read before a spring or summer of hikes, walks, and travel.

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$20.95
ISBN: 9780674088078
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Published: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard Universi - November 16th, 2015

Pretentiousness: Why It Matters

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By Dan Fox
$15.95
ISBN: 9781566894289
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 5th, 2016

This is a smart and elegantly argued essay about the necessity of failure, experimentation, and pretending in art and life. Reading Fox is like watching a gymnast perform a floor routine. He lofts ideas and arguments through the air, seamlessly incorporating art criticism, pop culture, and personal narrative into the somersaults, and sticks landing after landing. A celebration of the weird, the challenging, the ambitious, and everything that makes art, music, pop culture, and life interesting.

 

Josh

 


Blackass

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977337
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 1st, 2016

With vivacious prose, a sense of humor sharp like a shard of glass, and a wicked command of the ironies of life, Blackass is a revelation.A. Igoni Barrett's debut novel takes Kafka's Metamorphosis on a tour of contemporary race, gender, and identity politics, and then hurls it through the meat grinder of post-colonial Nigeria and post-modern storytelling. Smart, funny, daring, perceptive, Blackass is one of the breakout books of the year.  

Josh

 


Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs

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By Lina Wolff, Frank Perry (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781908276643
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Published: And Other Stories - January 12th, 2016

With rich images and a wicked sense of humor, Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs is a crooked grin of a book that embodies those strange fleeting thoughts that occasionally course through an insomniac's mind late at night. A sharp, dark, feminist exploration of identity, place, and art with the atmosphere, pace, and impact of a hot summer afternoon stroll through a minefield.

Josh

 


Story of My Teeth

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ISBN: 9781566894098
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 15th, 2015

Written in collaboration with the workers at a Mexican juice factory, featuring a delightfully delusional auctioneer, bending styles, playing with references, and challenging the idea of translation, The Story of My Teeth is unlike anything you’ve ever read. With this brilliant, weird, zany second novel, Luiselli has solidified her place as one of the most interesting and imaginative minds putting words on paper today.

 

Josh


Map: Exploring the World

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$59.95
ISBN: 9780714869445
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 28th, 2015

More than just a collection of beautiful maps from around the world and throughout history, this book uses critical juxtaposition to create new perspectives on history, politics, and geography. Easily the most interesting coffee table book this year.

Josh

 


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