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Violence | Violence

barry-gifford's picture
Dec.20.2007
Delving into such pastimes as kidnapping, prostitution, drug dealing, robbery, rape and murder, Bordertown is stunning story which combines Gifford’s fictional vignettes with real-life visual accounts of the many lost and desperate characters who haunt the towns along the U.S.-Mexico border. These...
ethan-canin's picture
Dec.19.2007
From one of todays most highly acclaimed authors comes Blue River, a tale of love, violence, betrayal and possible reconciliation. When two distant and disparate brothers are brought together, they must confront the realities of their past to face the future.
t-coraghessan-boyle's picture
Dec.17.2007
Few authors in America write with such sheer love of story, language, and imagination as T. C. Boyle, and nowhere is that passion more evident than in his inventive, wickedly funny, and widely praised short stories. In After the Plague, his sixth collection of stories, Boyle exhibits his maturing...
clive-barker's picture
Dec.17.2007
The magical tale of ill-fated lovers lost among worlds teetering on the edge of destruction, where their passion holds the key to escape. There has never been a book like Imajica. Transforming every expectation offantasy fiction with its heady mingling of radical sexuality and spiritual anarchy, it...
dorothy-allison's picture
Dec.14.2007
Impassioned, personal and highly intelligent, Allison’s (Bastard Out of Carolina) collection of published writings and addresses from the past decade examines issues of class and sexuality through the intricate lenses of autobiography and the literary experience. “I try to live naked in the world...
dorothy-allison's picture
Dec.14.2007
Greenville County, South Carolina, a wild, lush place, is home to the Boatwright family—rough-hewn men who drink hard and shoot up each other’s trucks, and indomitable women who marry young and age all too quickly. At the heart of this astonishing novel is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone...
sunny-singh's picture
Dec.13.2007
Sammie, the cocaine-snorting international wanderer who moves from a small town childhood in India to Mexico, is linked inextricably to mythical women in a debut novel that embodies Hindu tradition and culture, which left untouched by the Enlightenment, makes no distinction between the real and the...