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. Arthur Stacy and the Gallery of the People

    Arthur Stacy and the Gallery of the People: A Novel

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    Grad school painter and slide librarian Arthur Stacy decided long ago that an afterlife was the ultimate choose-your-own adventure story. Learn More
  2. Artificial Light

    Artificial Light

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    Stunningly written in prose that is poetic, gripping, and highly adventurous, Artificial Light may be the first American novel to successfully treat the alternative rock scene of the 1990s as a subject for serious literature. Learn More
  3. Ask The Dust

    Ask The Dust

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    Arturo Bandini moves to LA with plans to become a famous writer. Learn More
  4. At Swim-Two-Birds

    At Swim-Two-Birds

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    A wildly comic send-up of Irish literature and culture, At Swim-Two-Birds is the story of a young, lazy, and frequently drunk Irish college student who lives with his curmudgeonly uncle in Dublin. Learn More
  5. Autoportrait

    Autoportrait

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    A brilliant and sobering self-portrait made up entirely of facts, and a companion to the harrowing book Suicide. Learn More
  6. Autumn in Peking

    Autumn in Peking

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    Vian's 1947 novel Autumn in Peking (L'Automne A Packin) is perhaps Vian's most slapstick work, with an added amount of despair in its exotic recipe for a violent cocktail drink. Learn More
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    Bad Habits: A Love Story

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    Bad Habits is the mostly-autobiographical story of Roadís personal revolution. Learn More
  8. Balls

    Balls: A Novel

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    A New York story, a dark comedy, Balls: A Novel tells of the 30-year-old Henry Schiller, a songwriter and lounge-player, in love with a woman far younger and more musically gifted than himself, one with her eye on other men and the rise of her own career, whose crisis deepens when he discovers he has testicular cancer. Learn More
  9. Bartleby The Scrivener

    Bartleby The Scrivener

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    Academics hail it as the beginning of modernism, but to readers around the world - even those daunted by MOBY-DICK - BARTLEBY THE SCRIVENER is simply one of the most absorbing and moving novellas ever. Learn More
  10. Bastard Out Of Carolina

    Bastard Out of Carolina: A Novel

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    A modern literary classic, now available in a twentieth anniversary keepsake edition (with deckled-edges) with a new afterword by the author. Learn More

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