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  • A Cure for Suicide

    By Jesse Ball

    Our Price: $11.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781101870129
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: July 2015
    A man with troubling dreams, known as the “claimant,” is being treated by a woman, his “examiner,” in a small village house until a charismatic but volatile woman interrupts his progress. By the author of Silence Once Begun.
  • A Cure for Suicide: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)

    By Jesse Ball

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781101872130
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: June 2016
    ***LONG-LISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD***From the author of Silence Once Begun, a beguiling new novel about a man starting over at the most basic level, and the strange woman who insinuates herself into his life and memory.A man and a woman have moved into a small house in a small village. The woman is an “examiner,” the man, her “claimant.” The examiner is both doctor and guide, charged with teaching the claimant a series of simple functions: this is a chair, this is a fork, this is how you meet people. She makes notes in her journal about his progress: he is showing improvement yet his dreams are troubling. One day the examiner brings the claimant to a party, where he meets Hilda, a charismatic but volatile woman whose surprising assertions throw everything the claimant has learned into question. What is this village? Why is he here? And who is Hilda? A fascinating novel of love, illness, despair, and betrayal,A Cure for Suicide is the most captivating novel yet from one of our most audacious and original young writers.From the Hardcover edition.
  • How to Set a Fire and Why

    By Jesse Ball

    Our Price: $22.45
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781101870570
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: July 2016
    "How to Set a Fire and Why is a blistering, singular, devastating novel by Jesse Ball ("A young genius who hits all of the right notes." --Chicago Tribune) about a teenage girl who has lost everything and will burn anything. Lucia has been kicked out of school, again, this time for stabbing a boy in the neck with a pencil. Her father is dead; her mother is in a mental institute; and she's living in a garage-turned-bedroom with her aunt. Making her way through the world with only a book, a Zippo lighter, and a pocket full of stolen licorice, Lucia spends her days riding the bus to visit her mother in The Home, avoiding the landlord who hates her, and following the only rule that makes any sense: Don't Do Things You Aren't Proud Of. When Lucia starts at Whistler High it seems no different from the schools that came before: girls play field hockey, chasing the ball like dogs, the school psychologist has beanbag chairs in her office, and detention means sitting silently surrounded by stupid people ("I am a veteran of detention"). But when Lucia discovers a secret Arson Club, she will do anything to be a part of it. With a biting wit and striking intelligence that she can't fully hide, Lucia animates her small-town life: the parties at an abandoned water park, visits to the 24-hour donut shop where her friend Lana's cousin works, the little island in the middle of a medical park where kids go to drink. As Lucia's fascination with the Arson Club grows, her chronicle becomes a riveting story of family, loss, misguided friendship, and destruction"--
  • Notes on My Dunce Cap

    By Jesse Ball

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780990593546
    • Publisher: Pioneer Works Press
    • Published: February 2016
  • Samedi the Deafness

    By Jesse Ball

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307278852
    • Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
    • Published: September 2007
  • Sleep, Death's Brother

    By Jesse Ball

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781945711022
    • Publisher: Pioneer Works Press
    • Published: February 2017
  • The Curfew

    By Jesse Ball

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307739858
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: June 2011
    In this spellbinding novel of a father and daughter living in as city ruled by fear, William and Molly lead a life of small pleasures, riddles at the kitchen table, and games of string and orange peels. All around them a city teeters on the brink. When the uprising began, William’s wife was taken, leaving him alone with their young daughter. They keep their heads down and try to remain unnoticed as police patrol the streets, enforcing a curfew and arresting citizens. But when an old friend seeks William out, claiming to know what happened to his wife, William must risk everything. 194p.
  • The Village on Horseback: Prose and Verse, 2003-2008

    By Jesse Ball

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781571314420
    • Publisher: Milkweed Editions
    • Published: July 2011
    Presents a new collection of poems along with a novella that combines myth, legend, and folklore with popular culture.

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