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OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU BY SALLY ROONEY
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  • Joshua Ip

    translations to the tanglish

    $10.00

    translations to the tanglish is a collection of the 44 greatest-ever poems from the tang dynasty and song dynasty, dodgily “translated” into (1) english; (2) 2021; (3) singapore; (4) a pandemic. so su dongpo never used zoom, and du fu never caught covid-19; so li bai never drank lagavulin and wang wei never went to little india. but hey, none of them ever spoke english either. flip on, or scroll down, or swipe through. in a world where every other poem is about the moon, our modern moon is a...

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  • Clara Chow

    Lousy Love Poems

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    “In Chinese, I am always 16,” observes Clara Chow in her debut poetry collection. These poems written in Chinese – and the author’s own English translation – are an experiment in bilingualism: How am I a different person in a different language? Simple, direct and heart-felt, this book is an attempt to connect with a fictional beloved, a love letter to a mother tongue, and a reclamation of a dormant self. 多情的人与多情的城相遇擦出了火花,而《几首烂情诗》诞生了。谁说情诗必须有对象?《几首烂情诗》是赵燕芬的第一本双语诗集,以一双带着童真浪漫的眼睛给平凡的世界添上了颜色。 Pap...

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  • Crispin Rodrigues

    How Now Blown Crow

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    How Now Blown Crow is a sequence of poems which follows the relationship between two divorcees starting a new life together after their respective marriages have failed. Between ghosts of past loves, quotidian domestic and natural spaces, states of sleep and wakefulness, and the desire for rootedness and migration, the collection spans several decades from youth into old age. How Now Blown Crow is a poetry collection about sustaining a relationship in spite of the dubious nature of love. Hard...

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  • Daryl Qilin Yam

    Shantih Shantih Shantih

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    We are currently accepting pre-orders for this title. Orders of this title are expected to be fulfilled by late-October 2021. Click here to find out more about when your pre-order will ship. Preview Chapter – 'You' (1/12) An art student chances upon a former fling at Punggol MRT station. A reporter lies awake at four in the morning, chronically unable to sleep. Two men lie in bed, watching YouTube videos of hail falling in Singapore, while a sugar baby trawls through Google Maps, exploring th...

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  • Ng Yi-Sheng, Stephanie Chan, Andy Ang, Ang Jin Yong, Tan Boon Hui, Atifa Othman and Kokila Annamalai

    EXHALE: An Anthology Of Queer Singapore Voices

    $30.00

    EXHALE: An Anthology of Queer Singapore Voices is a landmark literary project, gathering the best works of local LGBTQ writers who emerged in the 2010s. These writings reveal the dreams, struggles and indomitable spirit of our queer community in a time of turbulence and transformation—a decade of highly visible protests and controversies, new labels for gender and sexuality, and a more fearless brand of cultural politics. This collection features texts written in English, Mandarin, Malay and ...

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  • Christine Chia, Joshua Ip and Cheryl Julia Lee

    A Luxury: Omnibus Edition

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    A Luxury: Omnibus Edition is simultaneously a time capsule and a time-machine. The first volume, A Luxury We Cannot Afford, bottled the lightning of poetry, prose and plays in 2015. The second, A Luxury We Must Afford, took a leap forward into the unknown future of Singapore. You will find something to please and pique every reader in this anthology. Hardback: 398 PagesProduct Dimensions: 140 x 205 mmISBN: 9789811809002Signed Edition with Dust Jacket is limited to 30 copies Published by Math ...

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  • Pooja Nansi

    We Make Spaces Divine

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    These poems walk through cities in bodies that don’t belong. They speak through moments in migration, music, film and pop culture. These are poems as acts of resistance, renewal and reclamation. Poems that make shrines of grimy corners. They are dancing till the sun comes up and laughing in the face of anyone who says they cannot take up space. Hardback: 156 PagesProduct Dimensions: 140 x 205 mmISBN: 9789811491450Signed Edition with Dust Jacket is limited to 50 copies Published by Math Paper ...

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  • Ed Lin

    Motherfuckerland

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    White, New Jersey wastoid Sean Kerry is fresh out of jail, working at a dead-end burger stand on the shore. His Black parole officer, James O'Keefe, has threatened to kill Sean if he gets high again, and ruins O'Keefe's chances for a promotion. At an adjacent hotel, a South Asian couple, the Angrywalls, are seeing their marriage tested by poor business and racist harrassment from the anonymous Dotbusters. When Sean's co-worker disappears, all four of their lives will collide and be changed fo...

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  • BooksActually

    MeowsActually Book Set

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    Illustrated by Shu Cake is one of a kind – the one that is more judgemental than you. Cake has all the hoomanz wrapped around his paws, as you will be mesmerised by his ocean blue eyes. Join Cake as he has 'fun' during play time with fun adventures and interactive cat-tastic activities! Meet Pico, everyone's cat best friend! She spends her days snuggling with hoomanz, getting belly rubs, watching the world from the window and dreaming about food. For Pico, it is always meal o'clock. Join Pico...

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  • BooksActually

    Play Time With Cake

    $15.00

    Illustrated by Shu Cake is one of a kind – the one that is more judgemental than you. Cake has all the hoomanz wrapped around his paws, as you will be mesmerised by his ocean blue eyes. Join Cake as he has 'fun' during play time with fun adventures and interactive cat-tastic activities! Haven't got enough of our cats? Join us in this three part series of our resident cats, Cake, Pico and Lemon, showcasing their daily life judging hoomanz, craving for food and being the real bosses of BooksAct...

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  • BooksActually

    Lunch Time With Pico

    $15.00

    Illustrated by Shu Meet Pico, everyone's cat best friend! She spends her days snuggling with hoomanz, getting belly rubs, watching the world from the window and dreaming about food. For Pico, it is always meal o'clock. Join Pico during lunch time with fun adventures and interactive cat-tastic activities! Haven't got enough of our cats? Join us in this three part series of our resident cats, Cake, Pico and Lemon, showcasing their daily life judging hoomanz, craving for food and being the real ...

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  • BooksActually

    Nap Time With Lemon

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    Illustrated by Shu Easy peasy Lemon squeezy, but our resident cat, Lemon, is not an easy one. A feisty monster who loves sunshine, scratching posts, her hoomanz and naps. Join Lemon during her nap time with fun adventures and interactive cat-tastic activities! Haven't got enough of our cats? Join us in this three part series of our resident cats, Cake, Pico and Lemon, showcasing their daily life judging hoomanz, craving for food and being the real bosses of BooksActually. Hardback: 48 PagesPr...

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    Genzaburo Yoshino

    How Do You Live?

    $30.00

    Translated by Bruno Navasky The streets of Tokyo swarm below fifteen year-old Copper as he gazes out into the city of his childhood. Struck by the thought of the infinite people whose lives play out alongside his own, he begins to wonder, how do you live? Considering life's biggest questions for the first time, Copper turns to his dear uncle for heart-warming wisdom. As the old man guides the boy on a journey of philosophical discovery, a timeless tale unfolds, offering a poignant reflection ...

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  • Jo Hamya

    Three Rooms

    $29.00

    What is the true cost of living as a young person in 21st-century England? It's autumn 2018 and a young woman moves into a rented room in university accommodation, ready to begin a job as a research assistant at Oxford. Here, living and working in the spaces that have birthed the country's leaders, she is both outsider and insider, and she can't shake the feeling that real life is happening elsewhere. Eight months later she finds herself in London. She's landed a temp contract at a society ma...

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  • Ruth Ozeki

    The Book Of Form And Emptiness

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    One year after the death of his beloved musician father, thirteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear voices. The voices belong to the things in his house – a sneaker, a broken Christmas ornament, a piece of wilted lettuce. Although Benny doesn’t understand what these things are saying, he can sense their emotional tone; some are pleasant, a gentle hum or coo, but others are snide, angry and full of pain. When his mother develops a hoarding problem, the voices grow more clamorous. At first Benny...

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  • Nghi Vo

    The Chosen And The Beautiful

    $43.00

    Immigrant. Socialite. Magician. Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American society--she has money, education, a killer golf handicap, and invitations to some of the most exclusive parties of the Jazz Age. She's also queer and Asian, a Vietnamese adoptee treated as an exotic attraction by her peers, while the most important doors remain closed to her. But the world is full of wonders: infernal pacts and dazzling illusions, lost ghosts and elemental mysteries. In all p...

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  • Rachel Cusk

    Second Place

    $27.00

    A woman invites a famed artist to visit the remote coastal region where she lives, in the belief that his vision will penetrate the mystery of her life and landscape. Over the course of one hot summer, his provocative presence provides the frame for a study of female fate and male privilege, of the geometries of human relationships, and of the struggle to live morally between our internal and external worlds. With its examination of the possibility that art can both save and destroy us, Seco...

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  • Choi Eunyoung

    Shoko's Smile

    $22.00

    Translated by Sung Ryu "For her endless interest in and advice for me, I was grateful as I was increasingly resentful. I felt that she was trampling on the boundaries of “me,” rudely trespassing on the space that was “me.” She was far away yet much too close to me. I couldn’t stand her love, which did not reject even the ugliest of my faces. I couldn’t stand it because I had been afraid of being loved from the beginning." In crisp, unembellished prose, Choi Eunyoung paints intimate portraits...

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  • Pik-Shuen Fung

    Ghost Forest

    $44.00

    How do you grieve, if your family doesn’t talk about feelings? This is the question the unnamed protagonist of Ghost Forest considers after her father dies. One of the many Hong Kong “astronaut” fathers, he stays there to work, while the rest of the family immigrated to Canada before the 1997 Handover, when the British returned sovereignty over Hong Kong to China. As she revisits memories of her father through the years, she struggles with unresolved questions and misunderstandings. Turning t...

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  • Eto Mori

    Colorful

    $29.00

    "Congratulations, you've won the lottery!" shouts the angel Prapura to a formless soul. The soul hasn't been kicked out of the cycle of rebirth just yet—he's been given a second chance. He must recall the biggest mistake of his past life while on 'homestay' in the body of fourteen-year-old Makoto Kobayashi, who has just committed suicide. It looks like Makoto doesn't have a single friend, and his family don't seem to care about him at all. But as the soul begins to live Makoto's life on his o...

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  • Izumi Suzuki

    Terminal Boredom

    $24.00

    The first English-language publication of the work of Izumi Suzuki, a legend of Japanese science fiction and a countercultural icon. In a future where men are contained in ghettoised isolation, women enjoy the fruits of a queer matriarchal utopia—until a boy escapes and a young woman’s perception of the world is violently interrupted. The last family in a desolate city struggles to approximate twentieth- century life on Earth, lifting what notions they can from 1960s popular culture. But bene...

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  • Alaa Al Aswany

    The Republic Of False Truths

    $27.00

    Translated by S. R. Fellowes General Alwany is a pious man who loves his family. He also tortures and kills enemies of the state. Under the regime of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt is gripped by cronyism, religious hypocrisy, and the oppressive military. Now, however, the regime faces its greatest crisis. The idealistic young from different backgrounds - engineers, teachers, medical students, and among them the general's daughter - have come together to challenge the status quo. Euphoria mounts as Muba...

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    Kazuo Ishiguro

    Klara And The Sun

    $28.00

    From the bestselling and Booker Prize winning author of Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day, a stunning new novel - his first since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature - that asks, what does it mean to love? The novel tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will so...

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    Wole Soyinka

    Season Of Anomy

    $29.00

    An African nation's struggle for independence is interwoven with a tragic love story in this compelling novel. When Ofeyi, who writes advertising jingles for the Cocoa Corporation, is sent on a promotional tour of his unnamed country, he arrives at a coastal village whose remote location has long kept it insulated from the corrupt national government. Here Ofeyi discovers a traditional way of life that is still flourishing and he is inspired to spread its life-affirming values to his sufferin...

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  • Jonas Eika

    After The Sun

    $31.00

    Translated by Sherilyn Nicolette Hellberg Under Cancún’s hard blue sky, a beach boy provides a canvas for tourists’ desires, seeing deep into the world’s underbelly. An enigmatic encounter in Copenhagen takes an IT consultant down a rabbit hole of speculation that proves more seductive than sex. The collapse of a love triangle in London leads to a dangerous, hypnotic addiction. In the Nevada desert, a grieving man tries to merge with an unearthly machine. After the Sun opens portals to our ne...

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  • Mariana Leky

    What You Can See From Here

    $43.00

    Translated by Tess Lewis On a beautiful spring day, a small village wakes up to an omen: Selma has dreamed of an okapi. Someone is about to die. Luisa, Selma’s ten-year-old granddaughter, looks on as the predictable characters of her small world begin acting strangely. Though they claim not to be superstitious, each of her neighbors newly grapples with buried secrets and deferred decisions that have become urgent in the face of death. Luisa’s mother struggles to decide whether to end her marr...

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  • Nazry Bahrawi

    Singa-Pura-Pura

    $20.00

    From a future of electronic doas and AI psychotherapists, sense-activated communion with forests and a portal to realms undersea, to a reimagined origin and afterlife—editor and translator Nazry Bahrawi brings together an exciting selection of never-before translated and new Malay spec-fic stories by established and emerging writers from Singapore. Especially in an anglophone-dominated genre, very little of Malay speculative fiction from Singapore is known to readers here and beyond. Yet cont...

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    Pat Barker

    The Women Of Troy

    $29.00

    Troy has fallen. The Greeks have won their bitter war. They can return home as victors - all they need is a good wind to lift their sails. But the wind has vanished, the seas becalmed by vengeful gods, and so the warriors remain in limbo - camped in the shadow of the city they destroyed, kept company by the women they stole from it. The women of Troy. Helen - poor Helen. All that beauty, all that grace - and she was just a mouldy old bone for feral dogs to fight over. Cassandra, who has learn...

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  • Ye Chun

    Hao

    $44.00

    An extraordinary debut collection of short stories by a three-time Pushcart Prize winner following Chinese women in both China and the United States who turn to signs and languages as they cross the alien landscapes of migration and motherhood. The most common word in Chinese, perhaps, a ubiquitous syllable people utter and hear all the time, which is supposed to mean good. But what is hao in this world, where good books are burned, good people condemned, meanness considered a good trait, vio...

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  • Richard Osman

    The Man Who Died Twice

    $28.00

    The second novel in the number one Sunday Times bestselling Thursday Murder Club series featuring the old (but far from past-it) team as they pursue a brand new mystery. It's the following Thursday, and Elizabeth has just had a visit from a man she thought was dead. It's (one of) her ex-husbands, and he's being hunted. His story involves some diamonds, some spies, and a very angry mobster. Elizabeth puts it down to his normal grandstanding, but then the bodies start piling up. So she enlists ...

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  • Sally Rooney

    Beautiful World, Where Are You

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    Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a distribution warehouse, and asks him if he’d like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood. Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon are still young—but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. They have sex, they worry about sex, they worry about their frien...

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  • Madeline Miller

    The Song Of Achilles

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    Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy a...

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  • Anuk Arudpragasam

    A Passage North

    $29.00

    A Passage North begins with a message from out of the blue: a telephone call informing Krishan that his grandmother's caretaker, Rani, has died under unexpected circumstances--found at the bottom of a well in her village in the north, her neck broken by the fall. The news arrives on the heels of an email from Anjum, an impassioned yet aloof activist Krishnan fell in love with years before while living in Delhi, stirring old memories and desires from a world he left behind. As Krishan makes th...

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    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    The Best Short Stories 2021

    $29.00

    Twenty prizewinning stories selected from the thousands published in magazines over the previous year–continuing the O. Henry Prize's century-long tradition of literary excellence. Now entering its second century, the prestigious annual story anthology has a new title, a new look, and a new guest editor. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has brought her own refreshing perspective to the prize, selecting stories by an engaging mix of celebrated names and young emerging voices. The winning stories are a...

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    Tao Lin

    Leave Society

    $27.00

    In 2014, a novelist named Li leaves Manhattan to visit his parents in Taipei for ten weeks. He doesn't know it yet, but his life will begin to deepen and complexify on this trip. As he flies between these two worlds--year by year, over four years--he will flit in and out of optimism, despair, loneliness, sanity, bouts of chronic pain, and drafts of a new book. He will incite and temper arguments, uncover secrets about nature and history, and try to understand how to live a meaningful life as ...

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    Esther Freud

    I Couldn't Love You More

    $32.00

    Rosaleen is young, beautiful and still a schoolgirl when, in the early Sixties, she meets the famous sculptor Felix Lehmann. Felix is Jewish, bohemian; Rosaleen, the tearaway middle daughter of Irish publicans. So their affair - running away to France to gorge on oysters, boozing and eating cakes in Soho surrounded by Felix's fellow artists, Rosaleen modelling for him in his London studio - has to be kept a secret from her parents. But everything changes when Rosaleen finds herself pregnant. ...

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  • Mona Awad

    All's Well

    $39.00

    Miranda Fitch's life is a waking nightmare. The accident that ended her burgeoning acting career left her with excruciating, chronic pain, a failed marriage, and a deepening dependence on painkillers. And now she's on the verge of losing her job as a college theatre director. Determined to put on Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well, the play that promised--and cost--her everything, she faces a mutinous cast hell-bent on staging Macbeth instead. Miranda sees her chance at redemption slip t...

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  • Damon Galgut

    The Promise

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    A taut and menacing novel that charts the crash and burn of an Afrikaans family, the Swarts. Punctuated by funerals that bring the ever-diminishing family together, each of the four parts opens with a death and a new decade. The characterisations are razor sharp, the dialogue dramatic, the action gripping. As we traverse the decades, Damon interweaves the story of a disappointed nation from apartheid to Jacob Zuma. Paperback: 304 PagesProduct Dimensions: 135 x 215 mmISBN: 9781784744076 Publis...

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  • Keith Ridgway

    A Shock

    $38.00

    In A Shock, a clutch of more or less loosely connected characters appear, disappear and reappear. They are all of them on the fringes of London life, often clinging on - to sanity or solvency or a story - by their fingertips. Keith Ridgway, author of the acclaimed Hawthorn & Child, writes about people whose understanding of their own situation is only ever partial and fuzzy, who are consumed by emotions and anxieties and narratives, or the lack thereof, that they cannot master. He focuses...

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  • Margaret Jull Costa

    The Penguin Book Of Spanish Short Stories

    $53.00

    This exciting new collection celebrates the Spanish short story, from its modern origins in the nineteenth century to the remarkable work being written today. Featuring over fifty stories selected by revered translator Margaret Jull Costa, it blends hidden gems and old favourites, surprising new voices and giants of Spain's literary culture, from Emilia Pardo Bazan and Leopoldo Alas, through Merce Rodoreda and Manuel Rivas, to Javier Marias. Brimming with romance, horror, history, farce, str...

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  • John Freeman

    The Penguin Book Of The Modern American Short Story

    $48.00

    In the past fifty years, the American short story has changed dramatically. New voices, forms, and mixtures of styles have brought this unique genre a thrilling burst of energy. The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story celebrates this avalanche of talent. This rich anthology begins in 1970 and brings together a half century of powerful American short stories from all genres, including—for the first time in a collection of this scale—science fiction, horror, and fantasy, placing wr...

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    Hannah Dawson

    The Penguin Book Of Feminist Writing

    $53.00

    Feminism is the insight that women are oppressed, and the struggle against that oppression. The Penguin Book of Feminist Writing is a global anthology of feminist writers, edited and introduced by a major new essay by Hannah Dawson. It brings together an unprecedented line-up of the movement. It unfurls the diverse and often contradictory ways in which women have written of their pain and exclusion, the strategies they have employed to fight back, and the joy, power, and sisterhood that they...

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  • Kaveh Akbar

    The Penguin Book Of Spiritual Verse

    $36.00

    We are currently accepting pre-orders for this title. Orders of this title are expected to be fulfilled by mid-November 2021. Click here to find out more about when your pre-order will ship. Poets have always looked to the skies for inspiration, and have written as a way of getting closer to the power and beauty they sense in nature, in each other and in the cosmos. This anthology serves as a truly holistic and global survey to a lyric conversation about the divine that has been going on for ...

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  • Louise Glück

    Averno

    $19.00

    This startlingly original reworking of the Persephone myth takes us to the icy shores of Averno, the crater lake regarded by the ancient Romans as the entrance to the underworld. Here, the consolations of rebirth and renewal are eclipsed by the immediacy of loss - by a mother's possessive grief, an abducted girl's equivocal memories, a farmer's lament for a lost harvest. This chorus offers neither comfort nor solace but deepened understanding, its sorrow textured by the poet's luminous wit. T...

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  • Stephen Sexton

    Cheryl's Destinies

    $21.00

    history is what we call / what might have happened differently / and didn't It is the decade of centuries, and Cheryl tells us our fortune. Radicals liberate a zoo, teenagers flirt in a bowling alley, and the dead are cherished. In these inventive, playful, dream-like poems, Stephen Sexton takes us on a journey through the past and the present, while Cheryl translates from the future, showing us how we exist in all three at once. Reckoning with both public and private tragedies, the book is d...

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  • Annie Freud

    Hiddensee

    $22.00

    Hiddensee represents Annie Freud's most ambitious work to date, not least because it is a book about ambition and its necessity, the need to go beyond oneself, and to do what one cannot: Freud dives into other ways of thinking, other art forms, the taboos of illness and desire, and - spectacularly - other languages. This ambition has also emboldened Freud to pursue and confront the complex truth of herself: her German Jewish inheritance, her teachers, the remarkable minds of the exiled indivi...

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    Holly Pester

    Comic Timing

    $22.00

    Comic Timing, Holly Pester's extraordinary debut collection of poems, chronicles the experience of living and working as a radical and resistant act. These poems shunt a reader between the political and personal via unique, fragmentary and illusory turns of phrase. Holly tackles marginal bodies, landlords, bog butter, desire, domestic and civic spaces in an unique and illusory voice. She chronicles the prevailing mood of our times, mining radical and anarchic histories to offer a collection o...

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  • Kiara Brinkman

    Lucy In The Sky

    $25.00

    Illustrated by Sean Chiki It's the first day of seventh grade, and everything is going down hill for Lucy Sutcliffe. At school, her friends seem to be leaving her behind. At home, her single father is in a rut, and her perpetually wandering journalist mother is more absent than ever. Worse of all, Lucy's beloved grandmother is undergoing chemotherapy and is no longer the vital, unflagging presence that her family has come to depend on. Then Lucy discovers the Beatles, gets a drumset, and deci...

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