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  • The Yiddish Policemen's Union

    By Michael Chabon

    Our Price: $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780007149834
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: April 2008
    For sixty years, Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka, a 'temporary' safe haven created in the wake of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling state of Israel. The Jews of the Sitka District have created their own little world in the Alaskan panhandle, a vibrant and complex frontier city that moves to the music of Yiddish. But now the District is set to revert to Alaska control, and their dream iscoming to an end. Or is it? Amidst all this, homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the District Police has enough problems without worrying about the upcoming Reversion. What? A murder right under his nose? The chess macher did it? Oy!!
  • This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

    By Tadeusz Borowski

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140186246
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: August 1992
    Published in Poland after WWII, this collection of concentration camp stories depicts atrocious war crimes becoming an unremarkable part of a daily routine. Prisoners eat, work, sleep, and fall in love a few yards from where other prisoners are systematically slaughtered. The will to survive overrides compassion, and the line between the normal and abnormal wavers, than vanishes. Borowski, a concentration camp victim himself, understood what human being will do to endure the unendurable. 180p.
  • Vu: The Story of a Magazine

    By Michel Frizot

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780500543832
    • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    • Published: November 2009
    From March 21, 1928, to May 29, 1940, more than 600 issues of the French weekly magazine VU were published. VU initiated and developed the idea that extensive use of photography could produce an objective view of the world, like a movie newsreel on paper. The magazine covered an eclectic range of subjects including politics and current events, social issues, discoveries, disasters, the arts, sport, entertainment: anything that would surprise or delight. VU also made use of photomontage as a stte-of-the-art vehicle for pointed political or social citicism. This anthology offers a superb snapshot of an entire era, providing an unparalleled insight into the emergence of modern media.
  • Walt and Skeezix, Book Four 1927-1928

    By Frank King

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781897299395
    • Publisher: DRAWN & QUARTERLY BOOKS
    • Published: April 2010
    After a delay of nearly two years, the series collecting Frank O. King's (1883-1969) long-running comic strip Gasoline Alley returns with this superb illustration-reproduction installment. The centerpiece is a suspenseful sequence in which a wealthy European aristocrat kidnaps Skeezix - tthe foundling left on Walt Wallet's doorstep six years earlier - claiming to be the chld's natural father - culminating in a courtroom custody battle. But even more compelling is the homespun charm of the episodes that gently portray the everyday domestic life of Walt; his second wife Phyllis; and their enduring youngster. Supplemented by dozens of King's personal photographs, new biographical notes, and appendix. 400p.
  • X'ed Out

    By Charles Burns

    Our Price: $13.00 - $19.75
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307379139
    • Publisher: Pantheon
    • Published: October 2010
    Drawing inspiration from such diverse influences as Herge and William Burroughs, Charles Burns offers up this dazzling spectral fever-dream - and a comic-book masterpiece. Doug is having a strange night,. A weird buzzing noise on the other side of the wall has woken him up, and there, across the room, next to a huge hole torn out of the bricks, sits his beloved cat, Inky. who died years ago. But who's nonetheless slinking out through the hole, beckoning Doug to follow. Right. Full-color illustrations throughout. 56p.
  • Zig and Wikki In Something Ate My Homework

    By Toon Books

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781935179023
    • Publisher: Toon Books
    • Published: April 2010
    Cyclopean alien Zig and his best friend, the robotic encyclopedia Wikki, travel to a distant planet in search of a new lifeform to use as a pet, a distant planet called: Earth! There, Zig and Wikki find themselves suprisingly small compared to Earth creatures, and their quest to tame titanic dragonflies, toads, and raccoons is a dangerous one indeed. Full of wildlife facts! (Ages: 4-8).

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