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norman-mailer's picture
Dec.27.2007
A dark, brilliant novel of astonishing pitch, set in Provincetown, a “spit of shrub and dune” captured here in the rawness and melancholy of the off-season, Tough Guys Don’t Dance is the story of Tim Madden, an unsuccessful writer addicted to bourbon, cigarettes, and blonde, careless women with...
daniel-handler's picture
Dec.21.2007
Flannery Culp wants you to know the whole story of her spectacularly awful senior year. Tyrants, perverts, tragic crushes, gossip, cruel jokes, and the hallucinatory effects of absinthe—Flannery and the seven other friends in the Basic Eight have suffered through it all. But now, on tabloid...
barry-gifford's picture
Dec.21.2007
Employing a strange and bountiful cast of characters, The Sinaloa Story bobs and weaves as if challenging the reader to follow a spectacular, if often incoherent, narrative. This is no small task, considering the action rolls at a page-turning clip and reads like a noir film treatment in which...
barry-gifford's picture
Dec.20.2007
The stories in this collection range in period, style, and theme from the 1950s to the present, from absurdist to romantic, from childhood innocence to murder and revenge. In the title story, a Japanese American motel owner chooses not to betray a total stranger wanted for murder when the police...
mitch-cullin's picture
Dec.19.2007
A smalltown West Texas sheriff is the antihero of Cullin's quietly chilling short novel in verse. Pacing the desolate, burnt-out ruins of his boyhood home 22 miles from town, Sheriff Branches (a minor character in Cullin's previous novel, Whompyjawed), catalogues his misdeeds and probes his...
clive-barker's picture
Dec.17.2007
With the 1984 publication of Books of Blood, Clive Barker became an overnight literary sensation. He was hailed by Stephen King as “the future of horror,” and won the British and World Fantasy Awards. Now, with his numerous bestsellers, graphic novels, and hit movies such as the Hellraiser films,...
clive-barker's picture
Dec.17.2007
Comprising a novel and four long stories, this volume is classic Barker, full of lurid, bloody imagery and action involving large-than-life characters. It's great fun and provides plenty of thrills or giggles, depending on how seriously you take it.
clive-barker's picture
Dec.17.2007
Clive Barker illustrated this book about the West Memphis Three. On May 5th, 1993, in West Memphis, Arkansas, three eight-year-old boys were brutally murdered. They were found bound ankle-to-wrist with their own shoelaces, severely beaten and dumped in a nearby stream. Several weeks passed and...
ayelet-waldman's picture
Dec.13.2007
Since her four-month-old son was born, Juliet hasn't slept for more than fifteen minutes at a stretch. (Has she given birth to some sort of mutant vampire? She's beginning to wonder.) It's been ages since she took her 3-year-old daughter to the park (just one more reason why she's a front-runner...
ayelet-waldman's picture
Dec.13.2007
No one ever said motherhood was a walk in the park, but Juliet Applebaum is doing her best. She's been showing up (more or less) on time to pick up her daughter from preschool. She's trying (in vain) to discourage her two-and-a-half-year-old son's interest in firearms. And between planning...