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    • Whiteout Conditions (EBOOK) (PREORDER) QUICK VIEW Whiteout Conditions (EBOOK) (PREORDER) a novel by
      Tariq Shah

      March 2020!

      From the author of the chapbook, heart assist device, a debut novel.


      With a poet’s sensibility, Shah navigates the murky responsibilities of adulthood, grief, toxic masculinity, and the tragedy of revenge in this haunting Midwestern noir.

      Whiteout Conditions (EBOOK) (PREORDER)

      a novel by
      Tariq Shah


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      From the author of the chapbook, heart assist device, a debut novel.

      Ant is back in Chicago for a funeral, and he typically enjoys funerals. Since most of his family has passed away, he finds himself strangely attracted to their endearing qualities: the hyperbolic language, the stoner altar boy, seeing friends in suits for the first time. That is, until the tragic death of Ray—Ant’s childhood friend, Vince’s teenage cousin. Ray was the younger third-wheel that Ant and Victor were stuck babysitting while in high school, and his sudden death makes national news.

      In the depths of a brutal Midwest winter, Ant rides with Vince through the falling snow to Ray’s funeral, an event that has been accruing a sense of consequence. With a poet’s sensibility, Shah navigates the murky responsibilities of adulthood, grief, toxic masculinity, and the tragedy of revenge in this haunting Midwestern noir.

    • Palaces (Ebook) QUICK VIEW Palaces (Ebook) 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.
      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 (Ebook)

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

      A Best Book of 2017
      "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 (Ebook)

      a collection of essays by
      Hanif Abdurraqib


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    • The Glacier (Ebook) QUICK VIEW The Glacier (Ebook) a novel by
      Jeff Wood

      "One of the most indelible and visionary movies you've ever seen." —Jon Raymond
      A brilliant and visceral cinematic novel about authenticity and the American condition.

      The Glacier (Ebook)

      a novel by
      Jeff Wood


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      The Glacier is a spellbinding work in the spirit of Tarkovsky or Jodorowsky that reimagines the American frontier at the turn of the millennium, a time when suburban development was metastasizing and the Social was about to implode. Following a caterer at a convention center, a surveyor residing in a storage unit, and the masses lining up for an Event on the horizon, The Glacier is a poetic rendering of the pre-apocalypse and a requiem for the passing of one world into another.

    • The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing (Ebook) QUICK VIEW The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing (Ebook) a novel by
      Nicholas Rombes

      A Best Book of 2014
      "Kafka directed by David Lynch doesn't even come close."
      3:AM Magazine

      A debut from a distinctive and fresh American visionary.

      The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing (Ebook)

      a novel by
      Nicholas Rombes


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    • Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky (Ebook) QUICK VIEW Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky (Ebook) a novel by
      David Connerley Nahm

      A Best Book of 2014
      "It's impossible to stop reading until you've gone through each beautiful line." —NPR

      A mysterious, lyric exploration of childhood, loss, and ghost stories.

      Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky (Ebook)

      a novel by
      David Connerley Nahm


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      (ALL AUTHOR PROCEEDS, MATCHED BY TWO DOLLAR RADIO, WILL BE DONATED TO IRC).
      *One of the Best Books of 2014  —NPR, Flavorwire
      *A Top-10 Independently-Published Title Overlooked by the National Book Foundation  —Electric Literature

      Leah’s little brother, Jacob, disappeared when the pair were younger, a tragedy that haunts her still. When a grown man arrives at the non-profit Leah directs claiming to be Jacob, she is wrenched back to her childhood, an iridescent tableau of family joy and strife, swimming at the lake, sneaking candy, late-night fears and the stories told to quell them.

      Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky is a wrecking-ball of a novel that attempts to give meaning and poetry to everything that comprises small-town life in central Kentucky. Listen: they are the ghost stories that children tell one another, the litter that skirts the gulley, the lines at department stores. A gorgeous, haunting, prismatic jewel of a book.

    • Crapalachia (Ebook) QUICK VIEW Crapalachia (Ebook) a memoir by
      Scott McClanahan

      A Best Book of 2013
      "[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 (Ebook)

      a memoir by
      Scott McClanahan


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      *One of the Best Books of 2013The Millions, Flavorwire, Dazed & Confused, The L Magazine, Time Out Chicago

      "McClanahan's prose is miasmic, dizzying, repetitive. A rushing river of words that reflects the chaos and humanity of the place from which he hails. [McClanahan] aims to lasso the moon... He is not a writer of half-measures. The man has purpose. This is his symphony, every note designed to resonate, to linger."
      New York Times Book Review


      Synopsis

      Crapalachia is a portrait of Scott McClanahan’s formative years, coming of age in rural West Virginia, during a stretch of time where he was deeply influenced by his Grandma Ruby and Uncle Nathan, who suffered from cerebral palsy.

      Peopled by colorful characters and their quirky stories, Crapalachia interweaves oral folklore and area history, providing an ambitious and powerful snapshot of overlooked Americana.

      Beyond the artistry, there is an optimism, a genuine love for people and the past and memories. Even more, there is a grasp to bridge the disconnect between reader and writer, for McClanahan’s stories to bind us closer to one another.