Jeff VanderMeer's Bookshelf

Jeff VanderMeer's Bookshelf

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  • A Long Curving Scar Where the Heart Should Be

    By Quintan Ana Wikswo

    Our Price: $24.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780998433981
    • Publisher: Stalking Horse Press
    • Published: October 2017
  • Acceptance (Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 3)

    By Jeff VanderMeer

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374104115
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: September 2014
    In this last installment of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may be solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound--or terrifying. 368p.
  • Against the Country: A Novel

    By Ben Metcalf

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781400062690
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: January 2015
    After his parents' decide to move away from the corrupting influences of town, and to settle instead in rural Virginia, the narrator leads the reader through a gallery of scabrous youths and callous adults driven mad by the stubborn soil of the New World.
  • Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge

    By Renee Gladman

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780984469390
    • Publisher: Dorothy, a publishing project
    • Published: November 2013
    Fiction. LGBT Studies. African American Studies. "ANA PATOVA CROSSES A BRIDGE is the third volume of Renee Gladman's magnificent, melancholy series about the city-state of Ravicka, or about the architectures of its absence. It is tempting to read the Ravickian books as an extended allegory—of architecture itself, perhaps, except that architecture is already half-allegorical, its every element raised to prefigure whatever meanings can make their way to them. If any can. In Ravicka, meanings—indeed most contact of any kind—remain in abeyance, building, in absentia, the constitutive negative spaces of the narrative. There is a plot; it lays out zones of sheer ambience. Experiences, of which there are many, unfold as a redolent lingering in the structures of immateriality, the radical realities of the insubstantial. Gladman is a philosopher of architecture, though not that of buildings. Rather, she thinks (and writes) the drifts, partitions, and immobilities of identity, affect, communication, the very possibility of being human. Profound, compelling—haunting, even—the story of Ravicka is astonishingly ours."—Lyn Hejinian
  • Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy, Book #1)

    By Jeff VanderMeer

    Our Price: $7.00 - $12.60
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374104092
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: February 2014
    In the first volume of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, we join the twelfth expedition. The group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain, record all observations of their surroundings and of one anotioner, and, above all, avoid being contaminated by Area X itself. 208p.
  • Area X (The Southern Reach Trilogy)

    By Jeff VanderMeer

    Our Price: $31.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374261177
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: November 2014
    In time for the holidays, a single-volume hardcover edition that brings together the three volumes of the Southern Reach Trilogy, which were originally published as paperback originals in February, May, and September 2014.Annihilation is the first volume in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy, Authority is the second, and Acceptance is the third. Area X—a remote and lush terrain—has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer. This is the twelfth expedition. Their group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself. They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers—they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding—but it’s the surprises that came across the border with them, and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another, that change everything. After the disastrous twelfth expedition chronicled in Annihilation, the Southern Reach—the secret agency that monitors these expeditions—is in disarray. In Authority, John Rodriguez, aka “Control,” is the team’s newly appointed head. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and hours of profoundly troubling video footage, the secrets of Area X begin to reveal themselves—and what they expose pushes Control to confront disturbing truths about both himself and the agency he’s promised to serve. And the consequences will spread much further than that. It is winter in Area X in Acceptance. A new team embarks across the border on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown—navigating new terrain and new challenges—the threat to the outside world becomes more daunting. The mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound—or terrifying.
  • Authority (Southern Reach #2)

    By Jeff VanderMeer

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374104108
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: May 2014
    In the second volume of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, Area X's most disturbing questions are answered . . . but the answers are far from reassuring. 352p.
  • Belladonna

    By Dasa Drndic

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811227216
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: October 2017
  • Big Questions

    By Anders Nilsen

    Our Price: $44.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781770460478
    • Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
    • Published: August 2011
    A graphic fable follows a group of birds who mistake a downed plane for a bird and its unexploed bomb for a giant egg.
  • Black Wave

    By Michelle Tea

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781558619395
    • Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
    • Published: September 2016
  • Borne: A Novel

    By Jeff VanderMeer

    Our Price: $26.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374115241
    • Publisher: MCD / Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    • Published: April 2017
  • Brodeck

    By Philippe Claudel

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307390752
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: July 2010
    When a stranger with unusual manners is murdered for his unflattering and insightful illustrations, a government report writer and concentration camp survivor writes an official, whitewashed account of the incident while secretly penning the truth in a parallel narrative.
  • Dark Matter Bilingual Swedish Edition)

    By Aase Berg

    Our Price: $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780984475285
    • Publisher: Black Ocean
    • Published: February 2013
    Poetry. Translated from the Swedish by Johannes Göransson. Berg's hallucinatory, post-cataclysmic epic takes place in an unremitting future-past. The bodies mutate and hybridize. They are erotic and artificial, art and adrenaline. Available for the first time in English as a complete collection, the poems of this contemporary Swedish classic contaminate as they become contaminated—drawing on and altering source texts that range from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to string theory. Calling on fables, science, the pastoral, and the body, DARK MATTER aggravates their perception while exhausting poetry down to its nerve: "a faint spasm of cheers before this, the nervous system's last chance to communicate with the dying I." The result: a monstrous zone of linguistic and bodily interpenetration, cell death, and radiant permutations."Extraordinary and urgent, a coded warning smuggled out of dark."—China Miéville"Aase Berg's poetry is discomforting because it lacks boundaries.... When I read her I notice how my consciousness tries to separate, divide up and make sense of her almost hallucinatory images, but they always glide back together. I get nauseated and almost seasick from her texts."—Åsa Beckman
  • Death in Spring

    By Merce Rodoreda

    Our Price: $12.55
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781940953281
    • Publisher: Open Letter
    • Published: September 2015
    The narrator, a fourteen-year-old boy, describes the cruel customs of a village, including the horrible death of his father, and spends time with a prisoner who explains the strange events in the village.
  • Event Factory

    By Renee Gladman

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780984469307
    • Publisher: Dorothy, a publishing project
    • Published: November 2010
    Fiction. LGBT Studies. African American Studies. A "linguist-traveler" arrives by plane to Ravicka, a city of yellow air in which an undefined crisis is causing the inhabitants to flee. Although fluent in the native language, she quickly finds herself on the outside of every experience. Things happen to her, events transpire, but it is as if the city itself, the performance of life there, eludes her. Setting out to uncover the source of the city's erosion, she is beset by this other crisis—an ontological crisis—as she struggles to retain a sense of what is happening. EVENT FACTORY is the first in a trilogy of novels Renee Gladman is writing about the invented city-state of Ravicka, a foreign "other" place fraught with the crises of American urban experience, not least the fundamental problem of how to move through the world at all.

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