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Boundless Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770462878
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - May 30th, 2017

From the secret history of a hallucinogenic sound file to pornographic sitcoms, direct-sales pyramid schemes and Mirror Facebook, this inventive, experimental collection explores the impact of technology, media and capitalism on how we think and feel, while demonstrating that Jillian Tamaki is one of the greatest comics artists working today.


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You & a Bike & a Road Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9781927668405
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Published: Koyama Press - May 16th, 2017

Eleanor Davis draws comics the way that regular people form sentences. She drew this travel diary on a cross-country bike trip, and the entries range from spare doodles of her progress or aching knees to finely rendered moments of heartbreaking beauty. 


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Mz N: The Serial: A Poem-In-Episodes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374537050
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 2nd, 2017

"Not a novel, not a memoir, not a lyric" — whatever this book is, it's a fiercely intelligent and sharply funny exploration of a woman's emotional and intellectual development that will have you running to keep up.


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October: The Story of the Russian Revolution Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781784782771
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Published: Verso - May 9th, 2017

The Russian Revolution is one of the defining events of modern history, and sci-fi author China Miéville has turned its tumultuous, hopeful, and ultimately tragic build-up into a thrilling and fascinating page-turner.


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Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781566894951
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 4th, 2017

A heartbreaking look at the struggle of undocumented migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexican border. Drawing on stories she heard as a volunteer interpreter, Luiselli reveals the suffering and exploitation at the heart of an arbitrarily cruel border policy.


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A Contract with God: And Other Tenement Stories Cover Image
By Will Eisner, Scott McCloud (Introduction by)
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393609189
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 7th, 2017

Will Eisner's expressively drawn collection, combining kitchen-sink melodrama with fairytale elements, introduced "graphic novels" to the world and inaugerated the modern era of comics as art. This beautiful new edition is the perfect way to experience them.


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A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's War with the West Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101973998
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Published: Vintage - January 24th, 2017

This timely and terrifying book offers a fascinating insight into the convergence of authoritarianism, espionage and organized crime in Putin's Russia.


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The Greatest of Marlys Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781770462649
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - August 16th, 2016

Marlys is the best friend you wish you had when you were eight: an irrepressible agent of chaos. Lynda Barry captures the spirit of childhood with phenomenal humour and warmth.


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Hav: Last Letters from Hav of the Myrmidons Cover Image
By Jan Morris, Ursula K. Le Guin (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781590174494
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Published: New York Review of Books - August 30th, 2011

Take an unforgettable trip to the historic city of Hav! Watch the exciting roof-race! Explore the caves of the mysterious Kretevs! Marvel at the secret rites of the Cathars! Morris evokes a place so rich and fascinating that you'll wish you were there!



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White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101870853
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Published: Pantheon Books - May 3rd, 2016

Like a Romantic Larry David, Geoff Dyer travels from Tahiti to the Arctic Circle, meeting humiliation and disappointment on his quest for the Sublime.


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ISBN: 9781940696201
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Published: Wave Books - April 5th, 2016

Jess melds fact and fiction in this dazzling mix of forms that blends vaudeville, spirituals, dialogues, minstrel songs and slave statistics into a fascinating account of black culture after the Civil War.


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War, So Much War Cover Image
By Merce Rodoreda, Martha Tennent (Translator), Maruxa Relano (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781940953229
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Published: Open Letter Books - November 10th, 2015

In this bleak dreamlike narrative, Adrià Guinart is like an anti-Quixote, wandering the countryside in search of escape from his country's perpetual war, but finding instead, like Quixote, frequent merciless beatings.


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Patience Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781606999059
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - 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 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781568585048
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Published: Nation Books - April 12th, 2016

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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$16.00
ISBN: 9780989760751
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Published: Dorothy a Publishing Project - October 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 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781907704956
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Published: Nobrow Press - 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 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781606997406
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - 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 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250074843
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Published: Picador USA - October 6th, 2015

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 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780684841212
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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 Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780312428549
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Published: Picador USA - September 1st, 2009

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 Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781628924732
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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 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555977177
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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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The Ministry of Fear: An Entertainment Cover Image
By Graham Greene, Alan Furst (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780143039112
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Published: Penguin Books - April 26th, 2005

Guessing the weight of a cake plunges Arthur Rowe into a deadly game of cat and mouse in this WWII-era thriller that combines the excitement of Hitchcock with the absurdity of a Kafkaesque nightmare.



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By Georges Perec, David Bellos (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781567923735
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - July 2009

Not much useful life advice here, but this delightful book about a Parisian apartment building and all the people and objects that have inhabited it, is one of the most unusual and fascinating novels I've ever read.


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