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Thirst: A Novel By Marina Yuszczuk, Heather Cleary (Translated by) Cover Image
By Marina Yuszczuk, Heather Cleary (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593472064
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Dutton - March 5th, 2024

So violent. So sexy. So literary. 
 
This genre-bending novel set in Buenos Aires is sure to make you squirm. Oh, and there are vampires!


Review by Lily

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Witches: A Novel By Brenda Lozano, Heather Cleary (Translated by) Cover Image
By Brenda Lozano, Heather Cleary (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646221998
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Published: Catapult - September 12th, 2023

Two stories intertwine, one spun by a world-famous mystical healer in the hills of Mexico, and the other by a young journalist looking for clarity and answers in regards to her tumultuous life life. This novel is a  beautiful rumination on the bonds of sisterhood - both cultural and familial, innate and learned.


Review by Sarah C.

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My Heart Is a Chainsaw (The Indian Lake Trilogy #1) By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982137649
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - March 29th, 2022

Final girls, red herrings, revenge plots, grisly deaths, casual sprinklings of references to Scream and Hellraiser - what more do you need from a book? Maybe just a perfectly sarcastic, horror-trope obsessed, chain-smoking heroine to take you along for the ride through her quickly gentrifying small town and the mysterious slasher terrorizing all its inhabitants. 


Review by Sarah C.

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Transmutation: Stories By Alex DiFrancesco Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781644210666
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Published: Seven Stories Press - June 22nd, 2021

A story eerily reminiscent of Rosemary Kennedy's unfortunate life, but with a literal twist of an ending, is the standout in this collection. Or maybe it's the very first story about a teenage trans girl wanting to become the folkloric sea witch of her island community. *Or* it could be the one about the hinkypunk and a grandmother with a dark secret and unwillingness to change... Pick this book up for gothic weirdness and your own new favorite short story. 

 


Review by Sarah C.

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DeadEndia: The Watcher's Test: Book 1 By Hamish Steele Cover Image
$14.95
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ISBN: 9781910620472
Published: Nobrow - August 7th, 2018

Joyful and weird, this graphic novel is a delight. DeadEndia's eclectic and unique characters include a loyal and lovable pug, supportive and idiosyncratic friends, and plenty of mischievous creatures from reimagined angelic and demonic planes. Fans of Steven Universe and general supernatural mayhem will enjoy rooting for Barney, Norma, and Pugsley and yearn for future volumes of this refreshingly forward thinking tome.