LITERATURE

"And for God's sake, don't let me ever hear you say, 'I can't read fiction. I only have time for the truth.' Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of 'literature'? That means fiction too, stupid." -John Waters

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  1. Inherent Vice: A Novel

    Inherent Vice: A Novel

    $16.00

    Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon — private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era as free love slips away and paranoia creeps in with the L.A. fog. Learn More
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    Innocent World

    $11.95

    Enter a world of nihilism and self-destruction. Enter a world of rape, incest, and trauma. Enter a world of violence, drugs, and prostitution. Enter an innocent world. Learn More
  3. Invisible Streets: A Thriller

    Invisible Streets: A Thriller

    $26.95

    In this visionary dystopian thriller, the hunt is on for a haul of explosives that shouldn’t get into the wrong hands . . . or should it? Learn More
  4. Jar City

    Jar City: A Reykjavik Thriller

    $15.00

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    From Gold Dagger Award--winning author Arnaldur Indridason comes a Reykjavík thriller introducing Inspector Erlendur Learn More
  5. Jesus' Son

    Jesus' Son

    $14.00

    This first collection of stories by Denis Johnson presents a unique, hallucinatory vision of contemporary American life unmatched in power and immediacy and marks a new level of achievement. Learn More
  6. Jesus' Son: Stories

    Jesus' Son: Stories (Picador Modern Classics)

    $16.00

    American master Denis Johnson's nationally bestselling collection of blistering and indelible tales about America's outcasts and wanderers. Learn More
  7. Joe: A Novel

    Joe: A Novel

    $14.95

    Joe Ransom is a hard-drinking ex-con pushing fifty who just won’t slow down--not in his pickup, not with a gun, and certainly not with women. Gary Jones estimates his own age to be about fifteen. Learn More
  8. John Dies At The End

    John Dies at the End

    $15.99

    STOP. You should not have touched this book with your bare hands. NO, don’t put it down. It’s too late. They’re watching you. Learn More
  9. The Joy Of Killing

    Joy of Killing: A Novel

    $26.00

    In his classic works of true crime, Harry MacLean examined the dark side of America and its fascination with violence. Learn More
  10. The Kill-Off

    Kill-Off

    $15.00

    Luane Devore's days are numbered. Learn More
  11. The Killer Inside Me

    Killer Inside Me

    $15.00

    Everyone in the small town of Central City, Texas loves Lou Ford. A deputy sheriff, Lou's known to the small-time criminals, the real-estate entrepreneurs, and all of his coworkers--the low-lifes, the big-timers, and everyone in-between--as the nicest guy around. He may not be the brightest or the most interesting man in town, but nevertheless, he's the kind of officer you're happy to have keeping your streets safe. The sort of man you might even wish your daughter would end up with someday. Learn More
  12. The Killer Is Dying (softcover)

    Killer Is Dying: A Novel

    $14.00

    A hired killer on his final job, a burned-out detective whose wife is dying slowly and in agony, a young boy abandoned by his parents and living alone by his wits. Three people, solitary and sundered from society. Learn More
  13. Killer Weed

    Killer Weed: An Ed Rosenberg Mystery

    $14.95

    Out-of-work journalist Ed Rosenberg is turning his toking into a full-time job when Silicon Valley billionaire Gene Simons suddenly hires him to research the hippie era of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. Learn More
  14. Kismet (Melville International Crime)

    Kismet (Melville International Crime)

    $15.00

    Introducing Kemal Kayankaya, a wise-cracking private detective in Frankfurt – aka, "the ugliest town in Germany." Learn More
  15. L.A. Confidential

    L.A. Confidential

    $14.95

    James Ellroy's L.A. Confidential is film-noir crime fiction akin to Chinatown,Hollywood Babylon, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, and Jim Thompson. Learn More
  16. Lethal Injection

    Lethal Injection: A Novel

    $12.95

    Jim Nisbet's cult classic Lethal Injection, one of the first Black Lizard Books originals, has been out of print in the United States for an unforgivably long time (though it lives on in France and Germany, where Nisbet has become a true phenomenon). Overlook is remedying that with this paperback-the first of nine publications that will make up a Nisbet revolution. Learn More
  17. Life Sentences

    Life Sentences: A Novel

    $14.99

    Author Cassandra Fallows has achieved remarkable success by baring her life on the page. Learn More
  18. Liquor: A Novel

    Liquor: A Novel

    $13.95

    A manic, spicy romp through the kitchens, back alleys, dive bars, and drug deals of the country's most sublimely ridiculous city. Learn More
  19. The Long Fire

    Long Fire: A Novel

    $16.00

    Natalie is propelled through life by pica, a disorder that has her eating a wide variety of inedibles—from pencil shavings to foam peanuts to plastic doll parts. Learn More
  20. The Long Home

    Long Home: A Novel

    $15.95

    In a literary voice that is both original and powerfully unsettling, William Gay tells the story of Nathan Winer, a young and headstrong Tennessee carpenter who lost his father years ago to a human evil that is greater and closer at hand than any the boy can imagine - until he learns of it first-hand. Gay's remarkable debut novel, The Long Home, is also the story of Amber Rose, a beautiful young woman forced to live beneath that evil who recognizes even as a child that Nathan is her first and last chance at escape. Learn More
  21. Long White Con: The Biggest Score of His Life

    Long White Con: The Biggest Score of His Life

    $14.99

    Picking up where Trick Baby left off we dive into the world of Johnny O’Brien, better known as White Folks. Learn More
  22. Love And Other Wounds

    Love and Other Wounds: Stories

    $15.99

    In the hard-edged tradition of Hubert Selby Jr., Daniel Woodrell, and Donald Ray Pollock, and with the fresh, complex humanity of Breaking Bad and Reservoir Dogs, a blistering debut collection that unsparingly confronts the extreme, brutal parts of the human heart. Learn More
  23. The Maid's Version

    Maid's Version: A Novel

    $25.00

    The American master's first novel since Winter's Bone (2006) tells of a deadly dance hall fire and its impact over several generations. Learn More
  24. Mama Black Widow

    Mama Black Widow

    $14.99

    Mama Black Widow tells the tragic story of Otis Tilson, a stunning black drag queen trapped in a cruel queer ghetto underworld. Learn More
  25. McGlue

    McGlue

    $15.95

    Salem, Massachusetts, 1851: McGlue is in the hold, still too drunk to be sure of name or situation or orientation—he may have killed a man. That man may have been his best friend. Intolerable memory accompanies sobriety. A-sail on the high seas of literary tradition, Ottessa Moshfegh gives us a nasty heartless blackguard on a knife-sharp voyage through the fogs of recollection. Learn More

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