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  • Exit, Civilian

    By Idra Novey

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780820343488
    • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
    • Published: April 2012
    In her second collection, Idra Novey steps in and out of jails, courthouses, and caves to explore what confinement means in the twenty-first century. From the beeping doors of a prison in New York to cellos playing in a former jail in Chile, she looks at prisons that have opened, closed, and transformed to examine how the stigma of incarceration has altered American families, including her own. Novey writes of the expanding prison complex that was once a field and imagines what’s next for the civilians who enter and exit it each day.
  • On Elegance While Sleeping (Argentinian Literature Series)

    By Emilio Lascano Tegui

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781564786043
    • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
    • Published: November 2010
    The first English translation of the self-proclaimed “Viscount” Emilio Lascano Tegui—a friend of Picasso and Apollinaire, and a larger-than-life eccentric in his own right—On Elegance While Sleeping is the deliciously macabre novel, part Maldoror and part Dorian Gray, that established its author’s reputation as a renegade hero of Argentine literature. It tells the story, in the form of a surreal diary, of a lonely, syphilitic French soldier, who—after too many brothels and disappointments—returns from Africa longing for a world with more elegance. He promptly falls in love with a goat, and recalls the time, after a childhood illness, when his hair fell out and grew back orange—a phenomenon his doctor attributed to the cultivation of carrots in a neighboring town. Disturbing, provocative, and mesmerizing, On Elegance While Sleeping charts the decline of a man unraveling due to his own oversensitivity—and drifting closer and closer to committing a murder.from On Elegance While Sleeping:“I was born in Bougival. The Seine flowed through our village. Fleeing from Paris. Its dark green waters dragged in the grime from that happy city. As the river crossed our town, it jammed the millwheel with the shy bodies of drowning victims hidden beneath its surface. Their trip ended with a final shove. They didn’t drain easily through the sluice gates as the water passed under the mill and so it happened, occasionally, that one of their arms would go through without them, reaching into the air in a gesture of help. I fished out a number of these bodies as a child. Like the mailman in town who was famous for bringing news of a death, I was known for discovering the most cadavers. It gave me a certain aura of fame among my comrades, and I prided myself on the distinction. I threatened the other children my age that I was going to find them too, the day they drowned.”
  • The Passion According to G.H.

    By Clarice Lispector

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811219686
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: 2012
    The Passion According to G.H., Clarice Lispector’s mystical novel of 1964, concerns a well-to-do Rio sculptress, G.H., who enters her maid’s room, sees a cockroach crawling out of the wardrobe, and, panicking, slams the door —crushing the cockroach —and then watches it die. At the end of the novel, at the height of a spiritual crisis, comes the most famous and most genuinely shocking scene in Brazilian literature…Lispector wrote that of all her works this novel was the one that “best corresponded to her demands as a writer.”
  • Those Who Knew

    By Idra Novey

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112520392
    • Publisher: Viking
    • Published: 2018
    (New York). (2018). 8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by Novey to t.p. Light bumping to spine ends and to forecorners impacting d.j. 'Signed Copy' sticker affixed to front panel. VG/VG.
  • Those Who Knew

    By Idra Novey

    Our Price: $26.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780525560432
    • Publisher: Viking
    • Published: November 2018
  • Those Who Knew: A Novel

    By Idra Novey

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780525560586
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: November 2019
  • Ways to Disappear

    By Idra Novey

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316298476
    • Publisher: Back Bay Books
    • Published: January 2017
  • Ways to Disappear

    By Idra Novey

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780316298490
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: February 2016
    When celebrated Brazilian writer Beatriz Yagoda, who is deep in gambling debt, disappears, Emma, her American translator, flies to Brazil where she and Beatriz’s children conspire to solve the mystery of her disappearance and staunch the colorful demands of her various outstanding affairs. 35,000 first printing.

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