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Book Cover for: Sorry to Disrupt the Peace, Patrick Cottrell

Sorry to Disrupt the Peace

Patrick Cottrell
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“Whereas some people have a passion for sex, my mentor has a passion for otters.” In this brief work of fiction by @pmcottrell, the author of SORRY TO DISRUPT THE PEACE (@mcsweeneys) imagines two researchers making surreal observations of an otter. https://t.co/wQqAKQkfNQ

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Book Cover for: The Novelist, Jordan Castro

The Novelist

Jordan Castro
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“What people mean when they say ‘all art is political’ is that ‘all art should be political, and understood politically’…With literature, I want to aim at something higher." @jordan_castro2 with Juliet Escoria on his debut book THE NOVELIST (@softskull).

Paperback, 2023

$16.95$8.48 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Pretty Baby: A Memoir, Chris Belcher

Pretty Baby: A Memoir

Chris Belcher
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"Maybe because of queerness I have this awareness that my body is always possible." —Chris Belcher @chris_belcher interviewed by Sam Cohen on PRETTY BABY (@AvidReaderPress), a memoir about queer becoming. https://bombmagazine.org/articles/chris-belcher-interviewed/

Paperback, 2023

$18.00$9.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Butts: A Backstory, Heather Radke

Butts: A Backstory

Heather Radke
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BUTTS: A BACKSTORY, a historical exploration of the body through cultural values on race, gender, sex, and humor, is out now from @AvidReaderPress. Read our interview with Heather Radke by @kwistent: https://t.co/4rvKbOvt9J

Paperback, 2023

$18.99$9.49 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The River You Touch: Making a Life on Moving Water, Chris Dombrowski

The River You Touch: Making a Life on Moving Water

Chris Dombrowski
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"Memoir, I think, lures us toward the extraordinary, when in fact the quotidian is vastly more compelling and powerful." —Chris Dombrowski The author of THE RIVER YOU TOUCH (@Milkweed_Books) on fatherhood, vulnerability, and community. By @conza_yvonne. https://t.co/5nNWwflc3q

Paperback, 2023

$18.00$9.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Man Who Could Move Clouds: A Memoir, Ingrid Rojas Contreras

The Man Who Could Move Clouds: A Memoir

Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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"If you're someone who loves language, then what is it like to not have language and be outside of it?" —@ingrid_rojas_c The author shares how her experience with amnesia influenced THE MAN WHO COULD MOVE CLOUDS (@doubledaybooks). https://t.co/YaJd8x2leu

Hardcover, 2022

$30.00$15.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Books of Jacob, Olga Tokarczuk

The Books of Jacob

Olga Tokarczuk
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Lauded by the Nobel committee, Olga Tokarczuk’s magnum opus, THE BOOKS OF JACOB (@riverheadbooks), is “a near 1,000-page, deeply researched novel that aims to destroy any notions of linearity.” By @RhianSasseen. https://t.co/G5stFm4axf

Paperback, 2023

$20.00$10.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Brother Alive, Zain Khalid

Brother Alive

Zain Khalid
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"I wanted to tackle, as honestly as possible, rejection within various structures." @zaintkhalid by Michael Barron on BROTHER ALIVE (@groveatlantic), a coming-of-age novel about three orphaned boys and their enigmatic Imam caretaker in Staten Island. https://t.co/alFX1a2AzL

Paperback, 2023

$18.00$9.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Seaplane on Final Approach, Rebecca Rukeyser

The Seaplane on Final Approach

Rebecca Rukeyser
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"Your lust will never deflate, and it will never produce anything even approximating discomfort." —@RebeccaRukeyser The author on THE SEAPLANE ON FINAL APPROACH (@doubledaybooks), a novel about lust and longing on the Alaskan coast. By @NellZink. https://t.co/zrjunQTQnx

Paperback, 2023

$18.00$9.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Last White Man, Mohsin Hamid

The Last White Man

Mohsin Hamid
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"I write sentences to create an emotional register that allows the reader to step into a certain experience and accept it.” —Mohsin Hamid For the fall issue, the author spoke with @chapmanchapman on his latest novel, THE LAST WHITE MAN (@riverheadbooks). https://t.co/l45vdexo1V

Paperback, 2023

$17.00$8.50 + Free shipping50% off your first book