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Gilded cages. Unplugged in Baltimore. Vertigo unbound. Frolicking cardinals. Chicago divided. Utopian anarchy. A treatise on end-of-life care. The trouble with Brazil. A transgender surf legend. The Golden State of mind. . .

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"I met the human gods of MacIvor-Andersen’s gorgeous and big-hearted memoir once before, in William Blake's giants of inner conflict. . ." - Diana Hume George on Josh MacIvor-Andersen's On Heights & Hunger


"Phong Nguyen takes on American history and literature in this captivating novel. Writing about a marginal character in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, he illuminates the marginal characters of American culture in the 19th century. The imaginative return of an adult Tom Sawyer is alone worth the price of this book." - Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize, on The Advenstures of Joe Harper by Phong Nguyen.


"Fans of Patricia Highsmith and her literary creature “Talented” Tom Ripley will recognize this as an homage of sorts. A metafictional duet between a semi-closeted author and the semi-closeted character she’s made her career on—refereed with icy detachment by Winner’s narrator—Tyler’s Last is a literary thriller that hits on both counts..." - Kurt Baumeister at The Nervous Breakdown on Tyler's Last by David Winner


“Micah Perks’ wonderful and surprising new novel proves that the life of a small-town schoolteacher can be by turns comic, dramatic, joyful, and violent. For one thing, its wise and observant narrators are unborn twins. . .” - Alison Lurie on What Becomes Us by Micah Perks



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For the first twelve years of my life they called me Larry.

And then, one day, they started calling me Dogsucker.

<Read an excerpt from The Well-Stocked and Gilded Cage by Lawrence Lenhart


Even after watching Vertigo fifty-plus times, I have no mental picture of him.

Why is Stewart chasing this man? We will never know.

Read an excerpt from Madeleine E. by Gabriel Blackwell


There is no great sense of loss for those with limited expectations.

Inspired by the lives and careers Cardinal Francis Spellman and Cardinal Richard Cushing.

Read an excerpt from Patrick Fitzmike and Mike Fitzpatrick by Larry Smith


Bradley dresses like a child, and appears a child, against that sea of shirtsleeves and ties.

But like anything on a sea, he floats, he is above.

Read an excerpt from Adherence: A Romance by Ben Nickol


These people who think they are something, they are really not.

They come and go wrapped like gypsies at a carnival, sounding like artists, smelling of mildew. I can’t take them anymore.

Read an excerpt from Welcome to Christiania by Fred Leebron


I wake up to check my computer to see if I have posted anything I am now embarrassed by so I can delete it.

I get distracted by other things.

Read an excerpt from IRL by Timmy Reed



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