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A Maze of Death

By Philip K. Dick

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The activist and award-winning author of Loosing the Bonds traces the story of his life as a patient with hemophilia, recounting how after contracting HIV, but not AIDS, from a contaminated blood transfusion, he helped to advance HIV research by becoming a test subject at Massachusetts General Hospital. 35,000 first printing.
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A: A Novel

By Andy Warhol

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In the late 1960s Andy Warhol, one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, set out to turn an ordinary book into a piece of pop art. This title was created from audiotapes recorded in and around the Factory between August 1965 and May 1967 and transcribed verbatim, complete with typos and missing words.
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All the Lonely People

By Martin Edwards

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This illuminating book provides an account of the Americans who remained in Paris during WWII under Nazi occupation. Charles Glass conveys tales of adventure, intrigue, passion, deceit, and survival under the brutal Nazi condition, through the eyes of the Americans who lived through it all: 5,000 expatriates - artists, writers, scientists, playboys, musicians, cultural mandarins, and ordinary businessmen - and their struggles in Nazified Paris. Glass's discovery of letters, diaries, war documents, and police files reveal as never before how Americans were trapped in a web of intrigue, collaboration, and courage. Endnotes, Select Bibliography, Index. Illus., b&w photos. 524p. .
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An American Dream

By Norman Mailer

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First published in 1965, the novel is a powerful exploration of one man's quest for depravity. War hero, ex-congressman, television personality and husband of the rich and beautiful Deborah, Stephen Rojack is living the American Dream - until the constant 'itch ot jump' fainally conquers him and he strangles his luscious wife, unleashing a personality of undreamt-of ferocity. Catapulted into an alien world of gangsters, crumbling tenements and downtown bars, he meets cherry, a small-time singer who ekes out a living in sleazy nightclubs, waiting for a break. Soon he's falling for her. 238p.
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As She Climbed Across the Table

By Jonathan Lethem

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Professor Phiilip Engstrand is an anthropologist who studies his fellow academics. The chief object of his attentions is particle physicist Alice Coombs, with whom he is deeply in love. But Alice stands with her colleagues on the cusp of a momentous discovery. Within their campus laboratory they have created a void in the universe, a true nothingness that they've named 'Lacek'. But Lack is no ordinary black hole. This is one void that displays the contours of a personality - a void that, as Philip begins to realize, utterly obsesses his beloved Alice, and drops him from her affections. 192p.
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At Last

By Edward St Aubyn

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Refreshingly unafraid to offend, Oscar-nominated screenwriter David Mamet provides hilarious, surprising and bracingly forthright answers to a range of pertinent questions about Hollywood and the movie-making business. Mamet addresses every aspect of filmmaking, from concept to script to screen. Demigods and sacred cows of the movie industry – beware! But for the rest of us, Mamet speaking truth to Hollywood power makes for searingly enjoyable reading. List of Films Referenced, Index. 250p.
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Beatrice and Virgil

By Yann Martel

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When a letter from an elderly taxidermist drops onto Henry's doormat it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist.
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Bel-Ami

By Guy de Maupassant

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Ambitious journalist Georges Duroy alters his ways when he learn that seduction and blackmail will help his social ascent in 1890s Paris.
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Believe in People

By Karel Capek

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Novelist and playwright, famed for inventing the word 'robot' in his play "RUR", Karel Capek was a vital part of the burgeoning artistic scene of Czechoslovakia of the 1920s and 30s. This title presents a selection of Capek's writing, containing his essential ideas.
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Between the Assassinations

By Aravind Adiga

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Welcome to Kittur, India. Of its 193, 422 residents, only 89 declare themselves to be without religion or caste. And if the characters in BETWEEN THE ASSASSINATIONS are any indication, Kittur is an extraordinary crossroads between the brightest minds and the poorest morals, the up-and-coming and the downtrodden, and the poets and the prophets of an India that modern literature has rarely addressed. The book reads as a series of sketches that together form a blinding, brilliant, and brave mosaic of Indian life as it is lived in a place called Kittur. Chronology. 339p.
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Black Girl / White Girl: A Novel

By Joyce Carol Oates

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A searing double portrait of race and civil rights in post-Vietnam America. 272p.
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Blue Nights

By Joan Didion

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From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter.
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