The New Existence

Michael Collins

Chicagoan Helen Price, a dying woman, recounts her life while driving toward an oncology appointment. She attempts to take her own life, survives, then dies under tragic circumstances. In death, Helen bequeaths the family home to her only son, gay playwright Norman Price. Father to an adopted Chinese child, and recently broken up with his partner, Norman’s life is in crisis. To care for his daughter, Norman has employed a live-in nanny: jilted, heartbroken Joanne Hoffmann. Norman promptly puts his inheritance on the market, only for Joanne to uncover his intention. What follows is a trip to the suburbs and the heart of what was once the American experience. In death, Helen Price also bequeaths a series of tapes to Nate Feldman, a Vietnam draft dodger ensconced in the far reaches of Canada, and the son of Helen’s former boss, Theodore Feldman. Nate’s return to America to claim the tapes occasions confronting a history of animus between father and son, but also the nature of the relationship between Helen Price and Theodore Feldman. Told from moving cars, the journeys of Norman Price and Nate Feldman converge toward unexpected mysteries and revelations that uncover not so much lies as understandings of life that no longer hold under the scrutiny of the present.  

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781609387969
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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The Keepers of Truth

Michael Collins

The last of a manufacturing dynasty in a dying industrial town, Bill lives alone in the family mansion and works for the Truth, the moribund local paper. He yearns to write long philosophical pieces about the American dream gone sour, not the flaccid write-ups of bake-off contests demanded by the Truth. Then, old man Lawton goes missing, and suspicion fixes on his son, Ronny. Paradoxically, the specter of violent death breathes new life into the town. For Bill, a deeper and more disturbing involvement with the Lawtons ensues. The Lawton murder and the obsessions it awakes in the town come to symbolize the mood of a nation on the edge. Compulsively readable, The Keepers of Truth startles both with its insights and with Collins's powerful, incisive writing.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781609388041
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Light at the Edge of the Field

William Meissner

  • Imprint: Stephen F. Austin University Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781622884100
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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From the Jewish Provinces

Allison Schachter

This book highlights a brilliant and nearly forgotten voice in Yiddish letters. The collected stories, spanning Austro-Hungary and New York City, depict young women looking for love and desire in a world that spurns them.

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780810144408
  • Publication Date: Nov 2021
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Happy Sands

Barb Howard

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781773852164
  • Publication Date: Nov 2021
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Two Women

Barbara F. Ichiishi

The first openly feminist novel published in Spanish, Two Women tells the riveting tale of a tumultuous love triangle among a brilliant, young, widowed countess, her inexperienced lover, and his pure and virtuous wife. This first English translation captures the lyrical romanticism of the novel’s prose and includes a scholarly introduction to the author and her work.

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781684483150
  • Publication Date: Nov 2021
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CVC9 Carter V Cooper Short Fiction Anthology: Book Nine

Joyce Carol Oates

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781550969139
  • Publication Date: Nov 2021
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Imagine a Death

Janice Lee

A depiction of the cycles of abuse and trauma in a prolonged end-time, Imagine a Death examines the ways in which our pasts envelop us, the ways in which we justify horrible things in the name of survival, all of the horrible and beautiful things we are capable of when we are hurt and broken, and the animal (and plant) companions that ground us.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781680032550
  • Publication Date: Nov 2021
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From the Jewish Provinces

Fradl Shtok

This book highlights a brilliant and nearly forgotten voice in Yiddish letters. The collected stories, spanning Austro-Hungary and New York City, depict young women looking for love and desire in a world that spurns them.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780810144392
  • Publication Date: Nov 2021
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When a Robot Decides to Die and Other Stories

Francisco García González

Short stories from a Cuban master of speculative fiction, in English for the first time

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780826502223
  • Publication Date: Nov 2021
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Natural Consequences

Elia Barceló

A feminist, gender-swapping space farce from a paragon of speculative fiction

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780826502339
  • Publication Date: Nov 2021
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London Yiddishtown

Vivi Lachs

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780814348475
  • Publication Date: Nov 2021
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The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Maximillian E. Novak

Defoe’s The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe—presented here independent of its famous predecessor, The Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe—is an exciting adventure novel by itself. Crusoe returns to his island to learn about his colony, and then travels to Madagascar, India, and China before returning to England after some exciting encounters. Complete with an introduction, line notes, and full bibliographical notes, this is an edition like no other.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781684483259
  • Publication Date: Nov 2021
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The Species Maker

Kristin Johnson

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780817360153
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Spotswood Virginia

Nancy Bourne

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781622884087
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Wait at Wood's Edge

John Perryman

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781622884094
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Performance Art

David Kranes

Part of our socialization is the urge-to-perform. We perform images of ourselves for others. If we are successful, we are called on to perform. For some, the urge is so great and the talent sufficient, that we become performers. Performance Art us a book about performers and performances which are extreme. Most of these stories and their performers and performances are at the edge of dream.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647790141
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Equipoise

Katie Zdybel

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781550969337
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Punk's War

Ward Carroll

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781682477878
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Between Two Shores

T. L. Tsim

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9789882372375
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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