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The New Classics - - Items tagged as "Novel"

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  • A Questionable Shape New Classics Edition QUICK VIEW A Questionable Shape New Classics Edition a novel by
    Bennett Sims

    A Best Book of 2013
    Winner: Bard Fiction Prize
    The Believer Book Award Finalist

    "[A Questionable Shape] is more than just a novel. It is literature. It is life."
    —Susan Hazen-Hammond, The Millions

    A calculated postmodern zombie novel by one of America's brightest literary talents.
    The Two Dollar Radio - The New Classics edition features an original introduction by Carmen Maria Machado.

    A Questionable Shape New Classics Edition

    a novel by
    Bennett Sims


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    *Winner of the Rome Prize for Literature 2018-19
    *Bard Fiction Prize 2014
    *The Believer Book Award Finalist
    *One of the Best Books of 2013Complex Magazine, Book Riot, Slate, The L Magazine, NPR's 'On Point', Salon

    Mazoch discovers an unreturned movie envelope, smashed windows, and a pool of blood in his father’s house: the man has gone missing. So he creates a list of his father’s haunts and asks Vermaelen to help track him down. 

    However, hurricane season looms over Baton Rouge, threatening to wipe out any undead not already contained and eliminate all hope of ever finding Mazoch’s father. 

    Bennett Sims turns typical zombie fare on its head to deliver a wise and philosophical rumination on the nature of memory and loss.

  • The Only Ones New Classics Edition (FORTHCOMING) QUICK VIEW The Only Ones New Classics Edition (FORTHCOMING) a novel by
    Carola Dibbell

    A Best Book of 2015
    "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. Coming Soon!

    The Only Ones New Classics Edition (FORTHCOMING)

    a novel by
    Carola Dibbell


    $ 8.99 $ 10.00
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    *10 Favorite Books of the Year (2015) O, The Oprah Magazine
    *Best science fiction and fantasy books of 2015 The Washington Post
    *One of the most anticipated books of 2015  Dazed & Confused, BuzzFeed

    Inez wanders a post-pandemic world, strangely immune to disease, making her living by volunteering as a test subject. She is hired to provide genetic material to a grief-stricken, affluent mother, who lost all four of her daughters within four short weeks. This experimental genetic work is policed by a hazy network of governmental Ethics committees, and threatened by the Knights of Life, religious zealots who raze the rural farms where much of this experimentation is done.

    When the mother backs out at the last minute, Inez is left responsible for the product, which in this case is a baby girl, Ani. Inez must protect Ani, who is a scientific breakthrough, keeping her alive, dodging authorities and religious fanatics, and trying to provide Ani with the chilldhood tha Inez never had, which means a stable home and an education.

    With a stylish voice, The Only Ones is a time-old story, tender and iconic, about how much we love our children, however they come, as well as a sly commentary on class, politics, and the complexities of reproductive technology.

  • Crapalachia New Classics Edition (FORTHCOMING) QUICK VIEW Crapalachia New Classics Edition (FORTHCOMING) 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. Coming Soon!

    Crapalachia New Classics Edition (FORTHCOMING)

    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."
    Allison Glock, 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.

  • The Orange Eats Creeps New Classics Edition QUICK VIEW The Orange Eats Creeps New Classics Edition a novel by
    Grace Krilanovich

    A Best Book of 2010
    National Book Foundation '5 Under 35' Award

    "Krilanovich's work will make you believe that new ways of storytelling are still emerging from the margins." —Rachel Syme, NPR


    Coming Soon!

    The Orange Eats Creeps New Classics Edition

    a novel by
    Grace Krilanovich


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    Mary Harron, director of American Psycho, announces plans to adapt The Orange Eat Creeps to film!

    *National Book Foundation '5 Under 35' Award
    *NPR Best Books of 2010
    *The Believer Book Award Finalist
    *Indie Bookseller's Choice Awards Finalist

    A girl with drug-induced ESP and an eerie connection to Patty Reed (a young member of the Donner Party who credited her survival to her relationship with a hidden wooden doll), searches for her disappeared foster sister along “The Highway That Eats People,” stalked by a conflation of Twin Peaks’ “Bob” and the Green River Killer, known as Dactyl.

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