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Patience By Daniel Clowes Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781606999059
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Published: Fantagraphics - March 21st, 2016

In the genre-guzzling longest work by a true comics master, Daniel Clowes turns a pulp sci-fi scenario into the most cynical and sordid story you'll ever read about the power of true love.


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And the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe's Crisis and America's Economic Future By Yanis Varoufakis Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781568585994
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: Bold Type Books - September 19th, 2017

It's amazing how much clarity Varoufakis has shed on such a complex subject. If you want to understand not only the Euro crisis, but the fragility and unfairness at the heart of the global financial system, you must read this book.


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Vertigo By Joanna Walsh Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780989760751
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Published: Dorothy, a publishing project - October 1st, 2015

This debut collection of short fictions and narratives is so witty, raw and insightful that you'll read it again and again!


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(In A Sense) Lost And Found By Roman Muradov Cover Image
$19.95
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ISBN: 9781907704956
Published: Nobrow - September 16th, 2014

Beautiful, surreal, often willfully opaque, this is a fantastic work by an arist at the height of his power.


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How To Be Happy By Eleanor Davis Cover Image
$24.99
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ISBN: 9781606997406
Published: Fantagraphics - August 3rd, 2014

This eclectic collection of short comics is beautiful in every respect. Fantastically well drawn, intelligent, witty and often unbearably personal, it could be the best book I read last year.


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Lila (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By Marilynne Robinson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250784032
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Published: Picador - August 4th, 2020

In an incredible feat of imagination and stylistic skill, Robinson inhabits the life and thoughts of an unschooled drifter who marries an aging pastor in the third novel set in the town of Gilead, Iowa.


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Something Happened By Joseph Heller Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780684841212
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: Simon & Schuster - November 12th, 1997

Did you love Mad Men? Of course you did. So do yourself a favour and read this dark and funny exploration of the sordid and tempestuous inner life of an outwardly banal executive in the Sixties.


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Home (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By Marilynne Robinson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250784025
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Published: Picador - August 4th, 2020

The beautifully written, heartbreaking story of a disillusioned young spinster and her self-destructive brother. This is my favourite of Robinson's novels set in Gilead, but they're all fantastic.


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Hotel (Object Lessons) By Joanna Walsh, Christopher Schaberg (Editor), Ian Bogost (Editor) Cover Image
$14.95
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ISBN: 9781628924732
Published: Bloomsbury Academic - September 24th, 2015

Part-treatise, part-memoir of a troubled marriage, what begins as a philosophical exploration of the nature and purpose of hotels takes in home, love, marital politics, madness and the Marx Brothers in a witty and insightful stream of associations.


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The Wake: A Novel By Paul Kingsnorth Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781555977177
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: Graywolf Press - September 1st, 2015

This linguistically ambitious novel uses an invented dialouge that borrows from the vocab, spelling, and syntax of Old English to recreate the world of Saxon Britain in the bloody period after the Norman invasion. Learning to read it is an experience in itself!


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