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. Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty

    Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty (Hardcover)

    $20.00

    In Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty, Diane Williams lays bare the urgency and weariness that shape our lives in stories honed sharper than ever. With sentences auguring revelation and explosion, Williams's unsettling stories—a cryptic meeting between neighbors, a woman's sexual worries, a graveside discussion, a chimney on fire—are narrated with razor-sharp tongues and naked, uproarious irreverence. Learn More
  2. Vacation

    Vacation

    $14.00

    Critically acclaimed on its hardcover publication, and praised for its playful inventiveness and delightful prose, Deb Olin Unferth’s debut novel, Vacation, features three characters—a man, his wife, and a stranger with ties to them both. Learn More
  3. Toro Bravo

    Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull.

    $35.00

    At the heart of Portland’s red-hot food scene is Toro Bravo, a Spanish-inspired restaurant whose small plates have attracted a fiercely loyal fan base. Learn More
  4. Tombo

    Tombo

    $20.00

    Explosive language, rough sensuousness, and an unflinching eye — here is a poet who doesn't look away and is committed to poetry’s first purpose: to bring song. Learn More
  5. To Ruhleben -- And Back

    To Ruhleben -- And Back

    $18.00

    In 1914, Geoffrey Pyke, one of the 20th century's most brilliant eccentrics, was just another Cambridge teenager who was brilliant at everything except his studies. Learn More
  6. Throwing Stones at the Moon

    Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives From Colombians Displaced by Violence

    $16.00

    For nearly five decades, Colombia has been embroiled in internal armed conflict among guerrilla groups, paramilitary militias, and the country’s own military. Civilians in Colombia have to make their lives despite the threat of torture, kidnapping, and large-scale massacres—and more than four million have had to flee their homes. Learn More
  7. This Shape We're In

    This Shape We're In

    $9.00

    Lethem, author of the bestselling Motherless Brooklyn , returns in concentrated form - packing twice the adventure into one-eighth the pages. Learn More
  8. There Is a Country

    There Is a Country: New Fiction from the New Nation of South Sudan

    $12.00

    There Is a Country collects eight engrossing pieces by South Sudanese authors—the first collection of its kind, from the youngest country in the world. Learn More
  9. The Wild Things (tpb)

    The Wild Things (tpb edition)

    $14.95

    Max is a rambunctious eight-year-old whose world is changing around him: His father is absent, his mother is increasingly distracted, and his teenage sister has outgrown him. Learn More
  10. The Strangest of Theatres

    The Strangest of Theatres: Poets Writing Across Borders

    $16.00

    The Strangest of Theatres explores how poets who are willing to venture beyond our borders can serve as envoys to the wider world and revitalize American poetry in the process. What are they looking for when they leave? What do they find? How does their experience shape them, and what is revealed when they sit down at their desks and take up the pen? Learn More

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