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Parade: A Folktale Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781593765804
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Published: Soft Skull - November 5th, 2019

Like holding a Miyazaki film in the palm of your hand.  |  SLIM & FAST


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Star Cover Image
By Yukio Mishima, Sam Bett (Translated by)
$11.95
ISBN: 9780811228428
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Published: New Directions - April 30th, 2019

Mishima wanted to be a movie star.  |  SLIM & FAST


Ghachar Ghochar: A Novel Cover Image
By Vivek Shanbhag, Srinath Perur (Translated by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780143111689
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Penguin Books - February 7th, 2017

A knotty tale of more money, more problems.  |  SLIM & FAST


The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780679767862
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Vintage - March 19th, 1996

Will make you yee haw only to later cry for Meemaw.  |  SLIM & FAST


Giovanni's Room (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780345806567
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

Just read every single book by James Baldwin.  |  SLIM & FAST


The Secret Lives of Church Ladies Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781949199734
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Published: West Virginia University Press - September 1st, 2020

Because we all need to know "how to make love to a physicist.”  |  SLIM & FAST


100 Boyfriends Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374538989
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - February 2nd, 2021

Quick smart dirty gay fun.  |  SLIM & FAST


Jaws: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780345544148
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 6th, 2013

♪... ♪... ♪... ♪...  |  SLIM & FAST


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Little Fish Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781551527208
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - May 1st, 2018

Intimate, harrowing, poetic, and wonderfully trans.  |  SLIM & FAST


American Spy: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812988284
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 17th, 2020

When Beatty, Coates, and Irby recommend a spy thriller, we buy it.  |  SLIM & FAST


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An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter Cover Image
By César Aira, Chris Andrews (Translated by), Roberto Bolaño (Preface by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780811216302
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Published: New Directions - May 25th, 2006

Because sometimes the landscape paints you.  |  SLIM & SLOW


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Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780375701290
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Published: Vintage - July 27th, 1999

Breaks your heart, rearranges it into a mosaic. |  SLIM & SLOW


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McGlue: A Novella Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780525522768
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Published: Penguin Books - January 8th, 2019

Darkness distilled—rotgot of the sinning soul. |  SLIM & SLOW


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The Summer Book Cover Image
By Tove Jansson, Kathryn Davis (Introduction by), Thomas Teal (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590172681
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Published: NYRB Classics - May 20th, 2008

It's right there in the title. |  SLIM & SLOW


The Days of Abandonment Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781933372006
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Published: Europa Editions - September 1st, 2005

Hot psychosis summer. |  SLIM & SLOW


Pizza Girl: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984899002
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Published: Anchor - May 4th, 2021

Tackles big issues like the meaning of family & whether pickles belong on pizza. |  SLIM & SLOW


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A Severed Head Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780140020038
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Published: Penguin Books - November 18th, 1976

Profoundly bonkers. |  SLIM & SLOW


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Garden by the Sea Cover Image
By Mercè Rodoreda, Martha Tennent (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781948830089
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Published: Open Letter - February 18th, 2020

Pour yourself a glass and read it there. |  SLIM & SLOW


The Inland Sea: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646220175
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Published: Catapult - January 12th, 2021

Coming of age in the bildingsromanthropocene. |  SLIM & SLOW


The Bell Jar Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780060837020
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - August 2nd, 2005

Interns of the world, unite!  |  SLIM & SLOW


Tapping the Source: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451645545
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Published: Scribner - June 19th, 2012

Surf Noir: Keanu tested, Keanu approved.  |  EPIC & FAST


Homegoing Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101971062
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Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

Informative, heartbreaking, hopeful, lovely. Go on this journey.  |  EPIC & FAST


Tyll: A Novel Cover Image
By Daniel Kehlmann, Ross Benjamin (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525562726
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Published: Vintage - March 9th, 2021

Hypnotic, elusive, magical.  |  EPIC & FAST


When No One Is Watching: A Thriller Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062982650
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 1st, 2020

Because gentrification doesn’t sleep.  |  EPIC & FAST


Beach Read Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806734
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Published: Berkley - May 19th, 2020

It's right there in the title.  |  EPIC & FAST


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Out: A Thriller (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400078370
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Published: Vintage - January 4th, 2005

Women coming together, falling apart, dismembering men, coming together again.  |  EPIC & FAST


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The Idiot: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143111061
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Published: Penguin Books - February 13th, 2018

Love in the time of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.  |  EPIC & FAST


Breasts and Eggs Cover Image
By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609456702
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Published: Europa Editions - March 23rd, 2021

Dingy bathhouses, menstrual pads, breast enhancement pamphlets, cheap beer, BBQ: Breasts & Eggs.  |  EPIC & FAST


Red Mars (Mars Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780553560732
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Published: Spectra - October 1st, 1993

In your dreams, Elon.  |  EPIC & FAST


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The Count of Monte Cristo Cover Image
By Alexandre Dumas, Robin Buss (Translated by), Robin Buss (Introduction by), Robin Buss (Notes by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780140449266
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Penguin Classics - May 27th, 2003

Imprisonment, escape, revenge: adventure!  |  EPIC & FAST


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The Rings of Saturn Cover Image
By W. G. Sebald, Michael Hulse (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811226158
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Published: New Directions - November 8th, 2016

From silkworms to satellites to pearl-eating dragons; each page uncovers the same truth. |  EPIC & SLOW


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The Transit of Venus Cover Image
By Shirley Hazzard, Lauren Groff (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143135654
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 9th, 2021

Dare we say it? A perfect novel.  |  EPIC & SLOW


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Arturo's Island: A Novel Cover Image
By Elsa Morante, Ann Goldstein (Translated by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781631496622
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Published: Liveright - February 18th, 2020

Italian island porn.  |  EPIC & SLOW


From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate: Bedouin Hornbook, Djbot Baghostus's Run, Atet A.D. Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780811218443
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Published: New Directions - July 30th, 2010

Free Jazz in book form, and vice versa.  |  EPIC & SLOW


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Collected Fictions Cover Image
By Jorge Luis Borges, Andrew Hurley (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780140286809
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 1999

Stories: short, but INFINITE.  |  EPIC & SLOW


Life a User's Manual (Verba Mundi #18) Cover Image
By Georges Perec, David Bellos (Translator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781567923735
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Verba Mundi - July 1st, 2009

Some assembly required.  |  EPIC & SLOW


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A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594633942
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2015

...from Bob Marley to Bushwick.  |  EPIC & SLOW


The Brothers Karamazov: A Novel in Four Parts With Epilogue Cover Image
By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by)
$18.00
This book is out of stock indefinitely, unable to order at this time.
ISBN: 9780374528379
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 14th, 2002

An existential crisis wrapped in a whodunnit wrapped in a Karamazov.  |  EPIC & SLOW


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The Recognitions Cover Image
By William Gaddis, William H. Gass (Afterword by), Tom McCarthy (Introduction by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781681374666
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: NYRB Classics - November 24th, 2020

Notorously challenging. One of a kind.  |  EPIC & SLOW


Ducks, Newburyport Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781771963077
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Published: Biblioasis - September 10th, 2019

The fact that this book is 988 pages long.  |  EPIC & SLOW