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As a boutique press, Two Dollar Radio publishes bold works of literary merit, each book,
individually and collectively, providing a sonic progression that we believe to be too loud to ignore.

    • The Word for Woman is Wilderness (PREORDER) QUICK VIEW The Word for Woman is Wilderness (PREORDER) a novel by
      Abi Andrews

      "Beguiling, audacious....displays wide reading, clever writing and amusing dialogue."
      The Guardian

      This is a new kind of nature writing—one that crosses fiction with science writing and puts gender politics at the center of the landscape. Erin, a nineteen-year-old girl from the suburbs of London, is travelling to Alaska on a journey that takes her through Iceland, Greenland and across Canada. She is making a documentary about how men are allowed to express this kind of individualism and personal freedom more than women are, based on masculinist ideas of survivalism and the shunning of society: the "Mountain Man." Coming Soon!

      The Word for Woman is Wilderness (PREORDER)

      a novel by
      Abi Andrews


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      "Beguiling, audacious... rises to its own challenges in engaging intellectually as well as wholeheartedly with its questions about gender, genre and the concept of wilderness. The novel displays wide reading, clever writing and amusing dialogue."
      The Guardian

      This is a new kind of nature writing — one that crosses fiction with science writing and puts gender politics at the center of the landscape.

      Erin, a 19-year-old girl from middle England, is travelling to Alaska on a journey that takes her through Iceland, Greenland, and across Canada. She is making a documentary about how men are allowed to express this kind of individualism and personal freedom more than women are, based on masculinist ideas of survivalism and the shunning of society: the “Mountain Man.” She plans to culminate her journey with an experiment: living in a cabin in the Alaskan wilderness, a la Thoreau, to explore it from a feminist perspective.

      The book is a fictional time-capsule curated by Erin from this time comprising of personal narrative, fact, anecdote, images and maps, on subjects as diverse as The Golden Records, Voyager 1, the moon landings, the appropriation of native land and culture, Rachel Carson, The Order of The Dolphin, The Doomsday Clock, Ted Kaczynski, Valentina Tereshkova, Jack London, Thoreau, Darwin, Nuclear war, The Letters of Last Resort and the pill, amongst many other topics.

    • Triangulum (PREORDER) QUICK VIEW Triangulum (PREORDER) a novel by
      Masande Ntshanga

      "Masande Ntshanga is a wildly talented writer. Get in on his brilliance now so you can claim you always knew he'd be great."
      —Victor LaValle

      An ambitious, often philosophical and genre-bending novel that covers a period of over 40 years in South Africa’s recent past and near future — starting from the collapse of the apartheid homeland system in the early 1990s, to the economic corrosion of the 2010s, and on to the looming, large-scale ecological disasters of the 2040s. Coming Soon!

      Triangulum (PREORDER)

      a novel by
      Masande Ntshanga


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      Triangulum is an ambitious, often philosophical and genre-bending novel that covers a period of over 40 years in South Africa’s recent past and near future — starting from the collapse of the apartheid homeland system in the early 1990s, to the economic corrosion of the 2010s, and on to the looming, large-scale ecological disasters of the 2040s.

      In 2040, the South African National Space Agency receives a mysterious package containing a memoir and a set of digital recordings from an unnamed woman who claims the world will end in ten years. Assigned to the case, Dr. Naomi Buthelezi, a retired professor and science-fiction writer, is hired to investigate the veracity of the materials, and whether or not the woman's claim to have heard from a “force more powerful than humankind” is genuine.

      Thus begins TRIANGULUM, a found manuscript composed of the mysterious woman’s memoir and her recordings. Haunted by visions of a mysterious machine, the narrator is a seemingly adrift 17-year-old girl, whose sick father never recovered from the shock of losing his wife. She struggles to navigate school, sexual experimentation, and friendship across racial barriers in post-Apartheid South Africa.

      When three girls go missing from their town, on her mother's birthday, the narrator is convinced that it has something to do with "the machine" and how her mother also went missing in the '90s. Along with her friends, Litha and Part, she discovers a puzzling book on UFOs at the library, the references and similarities in which lead the friends to believe that the text holds clues to the narrators’s mother's abduction. Drawing upon suggestions in the text, she and her friends set out on an epic journey that takes them from their small town to an underground lab, a criminal network, and finally, a mysterious, dense forest, in search of clues as to what happened to the narrator's mother.

      With extraordinary aplomb and breathtaking prose, Ntshanga has crafted an inventive and marvelous artistic accomplishment.

    • The Book of X (PREORDER) QUICK VIEW The Book of X (PREORDER) a novel by
      Sarah Rose Etter

      "[Etter is a] literary sniper."
      PANK

      A surreal exploration of one woman’s life and death against a landscape of meat, office desks, and bad men. Coming Soon!

      The Book of X (PREORDER)

      a novel by
      Sarah Rose Etter


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      A surreal exploration of one woman’s life and death against a landscape of meat, office desks, and bad men.

    • Palaces QUICK VIEW Palaces a novel by
      Simon Jacobs

      "Palaces is robust, both current and clairvoyant, and answers the question of what happens when our deepest fantasies become reality. With a pitch-perfect portrayal of the punk scene and idiosyncratic, meaty characters, this is a wonderful novel that takes no prisoners."
      Foreword Reviews, starred review

      While exercising precision and a cool detachment, Simon Jacobs has crafted a surreal and spellbinding first novel of horror and intrigue.

      Palaces

      a novel by
      Simon Jacobs


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      John and Joey are a young couple immersed in their local midwestern punk scene, who after graduating college sever all ties and move to a perverse and nameless northeastern coastal city. They drift in and out of art museums, basement shows, and derelict squats seemingly unfazed as the city slowly slides into chaos around them.

      Late one night, forced out of their living space, John and Joey are driven to take shelter in a chain pharmacy before emerging to a city in full-scale riot. They find themselves the only passengers on a commuter train headed north, and exit at the final stop to discover the area entirely devoid of people. As John and Joey negotiate their future through bizarre, troubling manifestations of the landscape and a succession of abandoned mansions housing only scant clues to their owners' strange and sudden disappearance, they're also forced to confront the resurgent violence and buried memories of their shared past.

      With incisive precision and a cool detachment, Simon Jacobs has crafted a surreal and spellbinding first novel of horror and intrigue.

    • They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us QUICK VIEW They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us a collection of essays by
      Hanif Abdurraqib

      "Funny, painful, precise, desperate, and loving throughout. Not a day has sounded the same since I read him."
      —Greil Marcus, Village Voice

      In this collection of essays, Hanif Abdurraqib, acclaimed poet and cultural critic, grapples with a storm cloud of confounding emotions with prose that is immediate, personal, poetic, sometimes funny and always deeply touching.

      They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

      a collection of essays by
      Hanif Abdurraqib


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      *Best Books of 2017 —NPR, BuzzfeedPaste MagazineEsquireChicago Tribune, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, CBC, Stereogum, National Post, Entropy, Heavy, Book Riot, Chicago Review of BooksThe Los Angeles ReviewMichigan Daily
      *American Booksellers Association (ABA) 'December 2017 Indie Next List Great Reads'
      *Midwest Indie Bestseller

      In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Abdurraqib's is a voice that matters. Whether he's attending a Bruce Springsteen concert the day after visiting Michael Brown's grave, or discussing public displays of affection at a Carly Rae Jepsen show, he writes with a poignancy and magnetism that resonates profoundly. In the wake of the nightclub attacks in Paris, he recalls how he sought refuge as a teenager in music, at shows, and wonders whether the next generation of young Muslims will not be afforded that opportunity now. While discussing the everyday threat to the lives of black Americans, Abdurraqib recounts the first time he was ordered to the ground by police officers: for attempting to enter his own car. In essays that have been published by the New York Times, MTV, and Pitchfork, among others—along with original, previously unreleased essays—Abdurraqib uses music and culture as a lens through which to view our world, so that we might better understand ourselves, and in so doing proves himself a bellwether for our times.

    • The Only Ones QUICK VIEW The Only Ones a novel by
      Carola Dibbell

      "Breathtaking. [Dibbell has] delivered a debut novel on par with some of the best speculative fiction of the past 30 years." —NPR
      An edgy, intimate portrait of a mother and daughter in a post-pandemic world.

      The Only Ones

      a novel by
      Carola Dibbell


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    • Binary Star QUICK VIEW Binary Star a novel by
      Sarah Gerard

      "Rhythmic, hallucinatory, yet vivid as crystal."
      —NPR

      An intense, elegiac portrait of young lovers as they battle personal afflictions.

      Binary Star

      a novel by
      Sarah Gerard


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      *Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist.
      *Best Books of 2015
      —NPR,Vanity Fair
      *Best Fiction of 2015
      —BuzzFeed
      *Best Independent Press Books 2015
      —Flavorwire
      *Favorite Novels 2015
      —Largehearted Boy

      The language of the stars is the language of the body. Like a star, the anorexic burns fuel that isn't replenished; she is held together by her own gravity.
      With luminous, lyrical prose, Binary Star is an impassioned account of a young woman struggling with anorexia and her long-distance, alcoholic boyfriend. On a road-trip circumnavigating the United States, they stumble into a book on veganarchism, and believe they've found a direction.
      Binary Star is an intense, fast-moving saga of two young lovers and the culture that keeps them sick (or at least inundated with quick-fix solutions); a society that sells diet pills, sleeping pills, magazines that profile celebrities who lose weight or too much weight or put on weight, and books that pimp diet secrets or recipes for success.

    • Frequencies Volume 4 QUICK VIEW Frequencies Volume 4 a collection of essays by
      Colin Asher, Nathan Knapp, Joshua Mohr, & more!

      "It's like The Believer just up and said 'fuck it.'" —Brooklyn Based
      Coming of age in the heady days of dial-up, family strife, plus a satirical interview with Shia LaBeouf.

      Frequencies Volume 4

      a collection of essays by
      Colin Asher, Nathan Knapp, Joshua Mohr, & more!


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    • Frequencies Volume 3 QUICK VIEW Frequencies Volume 3 a collection of essays by
      Antonia Crane, D. Foy, Lawrence Shainberg,
      & more!

      "The world needs more endeavors like this." —Flavorwire
      Find out who taught Ernest Hemingway to thumb-wrestle, and more!

      Frequencies Volume 3

      a collection of essays by
      Antonia Crane, D. Foy, Lawrence Shainberg,
      & more!


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    • Mira Corpora QUICK VIEW Mira Corpora a novel by
      Jeff Jackson

      L.A. Times Book Prize Finalist.
      "A piercing howl of a book."
      Slate

      A story of redemption in the face of nightmarish odds.

      Mira Corpora

      a novel by
      Jeff Jackson


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    • Frequencies Volume 2 QUICK VIEW Frequencies Volume 2 a collection of essays by
      Sara Finnerty, Roxane Gay, Kate Zambreno, & more!

      "Some of the smartest essays." —Flavorwire
      Essays on issues of belonging in Black America, gay sex tourism in Thailand, Barbara Loden, and more!

      Frequencies Volume 2

      a collection of essays by
      Sara Finnerty, Roxane Gay, Kate Zambreno, & more!


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    • Crapalachia QUICK VIEW Crapalachia a memoir by
      Scott McClanahan

      "[McClanahan] aims to
      lasso the moon."
      New York Times Book Review

      An endearing and haunting coming-of-age story that announces McClanahan as a resounding talent.

      Crapalachia

      a memoir by
      Scott McClanahan


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    • Frequencies Volume 1 QUICK VIEW Frequencies Volume 1 a collection of essays by
      Blake Butler, Joshua Cohen, Tracy Rose Keaton, & more!

      "Heavy with literary weight."
      New Pages

      The first installment of our journal of artful essays.

      Frequencies Volume 1

      a collection of essays by
      Blake Butler, Joshua Cohen, Tracy Rose Keaton, & more!


      $ 7.50 $ 10.00
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    • I'm Trying to Reach You QUICK VIEW I'm Trying to Reach You a novel by
      Barbara Browning

      The Believer Book Award Finalist.
      A BuzzFeed Best Book of 2012.

      First Michael Jackson, then Pina Bausch. Is someone killing famous dancers? A witty and seductive mystery.

      I'm Trying to Reach You

      a novel by
      Barbara Browning


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      *The Believer Book Award Finalist
      *One of the Best Books of 2012—BuzzFeed

      “I was in Zagreb the day that Michael Jackson died. When I heard the news, the first thing I thought was, That’s it. That’s the first line of my novel. ‘I was in Zagreb the day that Michael Jackson died.’” 

      First Michael Jackson, then Pina Bausch. Next is Merce Cunningham. 

      Gray Adams, a former dancer with the Royal Swiss Ballet at work on his dissertation at NYU, has a theory spurred by countless hours of YouTube-based procrastination: Someone is killing these famous dancers! (And he may bear an uncanny resemblance to Jimmy Stewart, circa Vertigo.) 

      I’m Trying to Reach You is a moving and candid contemporary look at how we process grief, as well as how we love and communicate with one another.

    • Damascus QUICK VIEW Damascus a novel by
      Joshua Mohr

      "Damascus succeeds in conveying a big-hearted vision."
      Wall Street Journal

      Gracefully tackling cancer, Iraq, and self-esteem, Damascus is Mohr's most accomplished work yet.

      Damascus

      a novel by
      Joshua Mohr


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    • The Visiting Suit QUICK VIEW The Visiting Suit a memoir by
      Xiaoda Xiao

      "These stories personify the compassion, humor, and dignity inherent not just in survival but in triumphing over despair."
      O, The Oprah Magazine

      The Visiting Suit

      a memoir by
      Xiaoda Xiao


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    • The People Who Watched Her Pass By QUICK VIEW The People Who Watched Her Pass By a novel by
      Scott Bradfield

      "Brave and unforgettable."
      Los Angeles Times

      A philosophical road novel from the vantage point of a four-year-old girl.

      The People Who Watched Her Pass By

      a novel by
      Scott Bradfield


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    • The Cave Man QUICK VIEW The Cave Man a novel by
      Xiaoda Xiao

      "As a parable of modern China, The Cave Man is chilling."
      Boston Globe

      A moving portrait of a brutalized man in Mao's China.

      The Cave Man

      a novel by
      Xiaoda Xiao


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    • Flats / Quake QUICK VIEW Flats / Quake a novel (2 in 1!) by
      Rudolph Wurlitzer

      "A post-cataclysmic landscape in which heroic storytelling
      has been blown to bits."
      Los Angeles Times

      Two classic novels in one "69ed" edition.

      Flats / Quake

      a novel (2 in 1!) by
      Rudolph Wurlitzer


      $ 12.75 $ 17.00
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