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Cursed Bunny: Stories By Bora Chung, Anton Hur (Translated by) Cover Image
By Bora Chung, Anton Hur (Translated by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781643753607
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 6th, 2022

Bora Chung has a remarkable ability to encapsulate how disgusting and funny it is to have a human body. These stories had me screaming, putting my book down to process what I just read, and many times I simply gasped and yelled, "Bora Chung is my god!" I bow at the steps of her temple.


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The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir By E. J. Koh Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142278
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Published: Tin House Books - January 19th, 2021

This memoir cuts deep into the inherited wounds of the past, and how they cast themselves into the lives of those in the present. By sharing her story, her mothers and her grandmothers, E.J. Koh creates a space for their voices and selves to heal. Capturing the complexities of family bonds across time and trauma, Koh’s mother's letters give the haunting tragedies a touch of tenderness that pulls and eases at a pierced heart. E.J. Koh brilliantly illustrates the beauty of language and the magic of being able to communicate and understand one another in various forms. Translations rule! Translations are sacred.


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The Peregrine By J. A. Baker, Robert Macfarlane (Introduction by) Cover Image
By J. A. Baker, Robert Macfarlane (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781590171332
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Published: NYRB Classics - December 31st, 2004

The way this man wrote about nature is astounding. In these pages, we witness his return to the natural world, his undomestication from the societal norms of what our day to day should look like. This is so much more than a book about a truly magnificent bird, the peregrine, it captures how the capitalist greed to control nature for profit is destroying us and how vital it is for us to go back to growing with nature and her cycles. The ending left me in tears of utter joy and fed the growing desire to flee out of the city and go back to the coastal mountains.


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Brujas / Witches (MAPA DE LAS LENGUAS) By Brenda Lozano Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9786073189194
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Published: Alfaguara - July 21st, 2020

"Entendí que conocer bien a una mujer supone conocerse a una misma." Después del asesinato de Paloma, una muxe curandera, nuestras dos narradores se cuentan sus vidas. Este libro es un testimonio del poder y la resistencia de una comunidad unida.


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Água Viva By Clarice Lispector, Stefan Tobler (Translated by), Benjamin Moser (Preface by) Cover Image
By Clarice Lispector, Stefan Tobler (Translated by), Benjamin Moser (Preface by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811219907
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Published: New Directions - June 13th, 2012

Where can I begin to explain this novel?! It’s a fascinating exploration of how nature, love, decay, grief, and time itself are all interwoven in a single portal. Lispector said her goal for this book was to fire an arrow that would sink into the tender and neuralgic center of the world, and I believe she did so much more.


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Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone? By Mahmoud Darwish, Jeffrey Sacks (Translated by) Cover Image
By Mahmoud Darwish, Jeffrey Sacks (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780976395010
Availability: Backordered
Published: Archipelago - April 12th, 2006

This is the type of book that makes you wish you could read it in its original language. Some describe these poems as mythical, but they are wrong. Darwish evokes a longing for liberation, a profound yearning for Palestine and its displaced people, none of which are myth. Their strength and bravery are beautifully captured in these pages. Free Palestine


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The Houseguest: And Other Stories By Amparo Dávila, Matthew Gleeson (Translated by), Audrey Harris (Translated by) Cover Image
By Amparo Dávila, Matthew Gleeson (Translated by), Audrey Harris (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811228213
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Published: New Directions - November 27th, 2018

Think of these stories as a rustling in the bushes while walking in the dark. A howl waking you up from your sleep, the echoes burying themselves in the walls of your house. This one is for all my grotesque women.


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Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles #1) By Anne Rice Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780345409645
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 18th, 1997

THIS right here is the birth of the angsty and bad boy vampire! Through Louis's journey from mortal to immortal life, Rice captures the duality of what it means to be alive while dwelling in tragedy, self-loathing, existential dread, and love.


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Infinite Jest By David Foster Wallace Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780316066525
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 13th, 2006

RIP David Foster Wallace, you would have really loved instagram filters.


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Faith, Hope and Carnage By Nick Cave, Seán O'Hagan Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250872463
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Published: Picador - September 19th, 2023

An honest conversation on the life-altering, yet universal experience of grief following the death of a loved one. Nick Cave and Seán O'Hagan explore how grief can evolve into a creative force that brings mourning people together; lighting hope and compassion in a seemingly bleak world.


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My Heart Is a Chainsaw (The Indian Lake Trilogy #1) By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982137649
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - March 29th, 2022

Slasher summer  devil


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Tonight I'm Someone Else: Essays By Chelsea Hodson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250170194
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - June 5th, 2018

These essays all contain a sense of drawing out blood, a feral urge to scream into the night and dive into abandonment. They capture the complexities of trying to get to know oneself while everything around is changing. Hodson’s writing is the kind that makes you want to go out and fall in love. 


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The Idiot: A Novel By Elif Batuman Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143111061
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Published: Penguin Books - February 13th, 2018

Do you ever get that feeling when stories do not match up with lived experiences? It is not clear if you did something wrong, or the universe simply does not care about you. Selin is a relatable protagonist, not because she is who we would hope to be in fiction, rather because she is bewildered and trying to figure out who she is while trying to avoid falling into a cliche.


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Pedro Páramo (Spanish Edition) By Juan Rulfo, Gabriel García Márquez (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Juan Rulfo, Gabriel García Márquez (Introduction by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780525566526
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Published: Vintage Espanol - April 23rd, 2019

Esta novela cuenta la historia de los fantasmas que habitan el pueblo de Comala. Cómo sus vidas y muertes, entrelazaron sus almas con la noche catalítica que envolvió a todo el pueblo.


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Sula (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400033430
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

 Sula and Nell, two unlikely friends are shaped by the interwoven experiences of their mothers and the women before them. Filled with an everyday approach to otherworldly details, each read of this story will unveil something new about itself and about you. 


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The Crow: Special Edition By James O'Barr Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781451627251
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Published: Gallery Books - July 26th, 2011

Sometimes revenge is all you need. R.I.P. Brandon Lee ♥


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The Sandman Book One By Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781779515179
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Published: DC Comics - April 12th, 2022

Originating as a horror comic, Sandman morphed into something far more complex. Through Morpheus, the Immortal Lord of Dreams a multi-genre epic with a web of nonlinear stories all connecting to the Realm of Dreams unravels in each volume. The universe revolving around Morpheus’ kingdom and the vivid art is a technicolor metaphysical examination of the spectrum in which we all inhabit, awake and asleep. The fact that Morpheus's character design is an amalgamation of a young Neil Gaiman, Robert Smith, and Peter Murphy was enough to sign me up on this series, but that’s just me. 


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Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime By Alex Espinoza Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781944700829
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Published: Unnamed Press - June 4th, 2019

This book, like the act of cruising itself, is a powerful act of defiance towards the heteronormative ideals that dictate our society. Weaving his own lived experiences with the larger chronicle of cruising, Espinoza has recorded a history that has largely been neglected and erased. The love and care poured into the research of this work, translates into an in-depth read that feels like a candid conversation with a friend. 


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How to Cure a Ghost: Poems By Fariha Róisín, Monica Ramos (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Fariha Róisín, Monica Ramos (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781419737565
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Published: Abrams Image - September 24th, 2019

This book of poetry is a revolutionary act of healing and self-love. Roisin gathers the ghosts of their matriarchal ancestors, their mother’s and their own and speaks to them candidly about the pain they have endured. Addressing traumas of the mind, body, and soul Roisin’s vulnerability is never illustrated as a weakness, rather as strength.


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The Dud Avocado By Elaine Dundy, Terry Teachout (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Elaine Dundy, Terry Teachout (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781590172322
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Published: NYRB Classics - June 5th, 2007

Sally Jay Gorce is hell-bent on living life by her own terms. Taking the picturesque streets of Paris, Sally Jay does just that. Falling in love, trying to find a sandwich in the middle of the night, and losing her passport, Sally’s comedic adventures will have you cheering for her cynicism to see her through.


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Frankenstein By Mary Shelley, Maurice Hindle (Editor), Maurice Hindle (Introduction by), Maurice Hindle (Notes by) Cover Image
By Mary Shelley, Maurice Hindle (Editor), Maurice Hindle (Introduction by), Maurice Hindle (Notes by)
$10.00
ISBN: 9780141439471
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 6th, 2003

Mary Shelly originated a genre all of her own. A breed of science fiction that coexists with horror in which she questions human nature, free will, and the meaning of what it is to exist after the realization that we are all living in a world of isolation. 


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Neverwhere: A Novel By Neil Gaiman Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063070721
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 19th, 2021

Diving deeper into the mysterious London Underground, Neil Gaiman’s first solo novel expands the universe created in the BBC miniseries back in the 90’s. As we follow Richard out of his seemingly perfect ordinary life and into one full of challenges and adventure, the fantastical world parallel to our own will keep you looking for magical doors long after reading this novel.