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  • They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us QUICK VIEW They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us
    "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


    $ 11.99 $ 16.99
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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.

  • Haints Stay QUICK VIEW Haints Stay
    "A success... Haints Stay turns the Western on its ear." —Washington Post
    An imaginative, acid western from a rising star in the indie lit world.

    Haints Stay

    a novel by
    Colin Winnette


    $ 11.99 $ 15.99
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  • Made to Break QUICK VIEW Made to Break
    "Reads like what we’d imagine a Stanley Kubrick rewrite of a script by Denis Johnson might look like." —Flavorwire
    A melancholic and savage look at friendship.

    Made to Break

    a novel by
    D. Foy


    $ 12.38 $ 16.50
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    *One of the best books of 2014  —Flavorwire, Entropy Magazine

    "Made to Break, D. Foy’s debut novel, snaps. Literary, cinematic... [Foy] is a writing school of one, and Made to Break ushers his literary energies into categorical existence."
    —The Daily Beast

    Two days before New Years, a pack of five friends—three men and two women—head to a remote cabin near Lake Tahoe to celebrate the holidays. They’ve been buddies forever, banded together by scrapes and squalor, their relationships defined by these wild times. 

    After a car accident leaves one friend sick and dying, and severe weather traps them at the cabin, there is nowhere to go, forcing them to finally and ultimately take stock and confront their past transgressions, considering what they mean to one another and themselves. 

    With some of the most luminous and purple prose flexed in recent memory, D. Foy is an incendiary new voice and Made to Break, a grand, episodic debut, redolent of the stark conscience of Denis Johnson and the spellbinding vision of Roberto Bolaño.

  • Crystal Eaters QUICK VIEW Crystal Eaters
    "Reminds us that life itself is a luminous thing."
    HTML Giant

    An ambitious family saga, love story, and watershed in the career of this acclaimed fabulist.

    Crystal Eaters

    a novel by
    Shane Jones


    $ 12.00 $ 16.00
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  • Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky QUICK VIEW Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky
    "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

    a novel by
    David Connerley Nahm


    $ 12.00 $ 16.00
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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.

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