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  • Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky QUICK VIEW Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky
    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

    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.

  • Haints Stay QUICK VIEW Haints Stay
    Included in Vice's "2015 Was the Year the Literary Versus Genre War Ended"
    "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
    A Best Book of 2014
    "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.

  • Palaces QUICK VIEW Palaces
    Starred reviews: Publishers Weekly, Foreword Reviews
    "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

    a novel by
    Simon Jacobs


    $ 11.99 $ 15.99
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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.

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