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Gaudy Bauble

Author: Isabel Waidner

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546386216

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Page: 108

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"I'm besotted with this beguiling, hilarious, rollocking, language-metamorphosing novel. The future of the queer avant-garde is safe with Isabel Waidner." Olivia Laing Gaudy Bauble stages a glittering world populated by GoldSeXUal StatuEttes, anti-drag kings, Gilbert-&-George-like lesbians, maverick detectives, a transgender army equipped with question-mark-shaped helmets, and birds who have dyke written all over them. Everyone interferes with the plot. No one is in control of the plot. Surprises happen as a matter of course: A faux research process produces actual results. Hundreds of lipstick marks reanimate a dying body. And the Deadwood-to-Dynamo Audience Prize goes to whoever turns deadestwood into dynamost. Gaudy Bauble stages what happens when the disenfranchised are calling the shots. Riff-raff are running the show and they are making a difference.

Girl at End

Author: Richard Brammer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542306690

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Page: 164

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"Bringing together Northern Soul and laboratory Cytology for the first time, Richard Brammer'sGirl at End is UK literary subculture at its best." Isabel Waidner, author of Gaudy Bauble Equal parts autobiography and soap-opera, Girl at End is a work of hypervigilant minor literature featuring only hypomanic minor characters. Girl at End is quality TV, gynaecological cytolology and Northern Soul at 45rpm, at 78rpm, at 7200rpm. It's a dentist's drill and a leaf found pressed inside a book about Javascript. It's drum machine presets and pressure of speech, forgotten current affairs, nitrile times and above all no mouth pipetting!

Midland

Author: Honor Gavin

Publisher: Penned in the Margins

ISBN: 1908058560

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2015 An industrial accident in a wire factory and the chance discovery of a birth certificate. Church services held in a ruined swimming pool. An unidentified elephant skull. Midland tells the stories of three young women as they fight to find their feet amidst the accumulated rubble of the twentieth century. From the bombsites of the 1940s to the construction sites of the 1960s and the school halls and decaying tower blocks of the 1980s, Honor Gavin has created an ingenious narrative of one Midlands family that is also a startling, anarchic history of a city. Composed in electric prose that soars and dives, blending keenly observed dialect with urban theory, cinema, farcical digressions and surrealist timekeeping, Midland is a novel out of time but in the middle of everything.

Burning Bright

Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007324324

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Flames and funerals, circus feats and seduction, neighbours and nakedness: a sparkling historical drama from the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring.

The Herd Book of Hereford Cattle

Author: Hereford Herd Book Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cattle

Page: N.A

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A Hypocritical Reader

Author: Rosie Snajdr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781999924515

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Page: 114

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"Splicing the Choose Your Own Adventure format, sci-fi, metafiction, absurdism and social critique, Rosie Snajdr A Hypocritical Reader is experimental fiction at its most animated and innovative. This is the future literature we need but haven't seen. You read it here first." - Isabel Waidner "A warping, wending, distending, distressing, flaming lightening strike of a book--Snajdr summons forces to be reckoned with." -Eley Williams A Hypocritical Reader is your emancipation, reader. Want to lose yourself in your favourite genre? This book is for you. Want to question the influence of modernist experimentalism on the short story form? This book is also for you. Want to explore that unspeakable Barthesian dictum? Okay? You want to psychoanalyse the (female) writer? Hmmm. Follow the book's emotional arc, or pick your own path by choosing which pages to turn to. Hell, you can even clip out the individual words and collage your way into exciting new worlds. Just don't tell the author. This book is Calvino, with an attitude.

Darker with the Lights on

Author: David Hayden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945492112

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Wry, intimate, and startlingly imaginative, the stories in this debut bring a sharpness, and a strangeness, to the everyday.

An Essay Upon Projects

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economics

Page: 192

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Travels with Lizbeth

Three Years on the Road and on the Streets

Author: Lars Eighner

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 146683644X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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"Lars Eighner is the Thoreau of the Dumpsters. Comparisons to Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Hamsun's Hunger leap to mind. A classic of down-and-out literature." —Phillip Lopate When Travels with Lizbeth was first published in 1993, it was proclaimed an instant classic. Lars Eighner's account of his descent into homelessness and his adventures on the streets has moved, charmed, and amused generations of readers. As Lars wrote, "When I began writing this account I was living under a shower curtain in a stand of bamboo in a public park. I did not undertake to write about homelessness, but wrote what I knew, as an artist paints a still life, not because he is especially fond of fruit, but because the subject is readily at hand." Containing the widely anthologized essay "On Dumpster Diving," Travels with Lizbeth is a beautifully written account of one man's experience of homelessness, a story of physical survival, and the triumph of the artistic spirit in the face of enormous adversity. In his unique voice—dry, disciplined, poignant, comic—Eighner celebrates the companionship of his dog, Lizbeth, and recounts their ongoing struggle to survive on the streets of Austin, Texas, and hitchhiking along the highways to Southern California and back.

Dark Hour

Author: Nadia de Vries

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781985202672

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Page: 58

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Nadia de Vries' debut collection opens with the standard disclaimers: These poems are a work of fiction.The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author's imagination.Yet what arises from the author's imagination is a world of reclaimed fairy tales, a "technological sublime," the fine arts rendered into the dark arts, and girlhood engineered as a contagion, insinuating itself into the sickly heart of the patriarchy to launch its fatal attack. Dark Hour is a countdown in verse, to that moment when the author's imagination reveals itself as our new reality, and during which we learn to fine-cut poetry into pocketknives and poison. May your fears become abundant like girls. - Mia You, author of I, Too, Dislike It (1913 Press, 2016)

In the Absence of Absalon

Author: Simon Okotie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781784631024

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Page: N.A

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In the Absence of Absalon revolves around an unnamed investigator, a set of keys and a townhouse. He is investigating a series of disappearances: of his colleague, Marguerite; of Harold Absalon, the Mayor's transport advisor, whose disappearance Marguerite had been investigating prior to his own disappearance; of Richard Knox, the owner of the townhouse, who had fallen out with Absalon before disappearing; and of Absalon's wife Isobel, who is glimpsed, partially undressed, in an upper storey bedroom as the investigator approaches.Pursued from all sides and seemingly losing his mind, what the investigator discovers, as he enters the house, is both familiar and utterly devastating.

The King is Always Above the People

Stories

Author: Daniel Alarcón

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1594631727

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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LONGLISTED for the 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION An urgent, essential collection of stories about immigration, broken dreams, Los Angeles gang members, Latin American families, and other tales of high stakes journeys, from the award-winning author of War by Candlelight and At Night We Walk in Circles. Migration. Betrayal. Family secrets. Doomed love. Uncertain futures. In Daniel Alarcón's hands, these are transformed into deeply human stories with high stakes. In "The Thousands," people are on the move and forging new paths; hope and heartbreak abound. A man deals with the fallout of his blind relatives' mysterious deaths and his father's mental breakdown and incarceration in "The Bridge." A gang member discovers a way to forgiveness and redemption through the haze of violence and trauma in "The Ballad of Rocky Rontal." And in the tour de force novella, "The Auroras", a man severs himself from his old life and seeks to make a new one in a new city, only to find himself seduced and controlled by a powerful woman. Richly drawn, full of unforgettable characters, The King is Always Above the People reveals experiences both unsettling and unknown, and yet eerily familiar in this new world.

Metrophage

A Novel

Author: Richard Kadrey

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062334476

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey’s first novel—the cult classic dystopian cyberpunk tale—now back in print after twenty years in a special signed, collectible edition. Welcome to the near future: Los Angeles in the late 21st century—a segregated city of haves and have nots, where morality is dead and technology rules. Here, a small group of wealthy seclude themselves in gilded cages. Beyond their high security compounds, far from their pretty comforts, lies a lawless wasteland where the angry masses battle hunger, rampant disease, and their own despair to survive. Jonny was born into this Hobbesian paradise. A street-wise hustler who deals drugs on the black market—narcotics that heal the body and cool the mind—he looks out for nobody but himself. Until a terrifying plague sweeps through L.A., wreaking death and panic. And no one, not even a clever operator like Jonny, is safe. His own life hanging in the balance, Jonny must risk everything to find the cure—if there is one. The book will include a Q & A with Cory Doctorow.

Attrib. and Other Stories

Author: Eley Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910312162

Category: Short stories, English

Page: 176

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This debut collection from Eley Williams centres upon the difficulties of communication and the way one's thoughts may never be fully communicable and yet can overwhelm you. Attrib. celebrates the tricksiness of language just as it confronts its limits. Correspondingly, the stories are littered with the physical ephemera of language: dictionaries, dog-eared pages, bookmarks and old coffee stains on older books. This is writing that centres on the weird, tender intricacies of the everyday. A bold new collection from one of Britain's most original new writers.

Mdma and Menthol Cigarettes

Author: Richard Brammer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781511529723

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Page: 94

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Old school rave, obsolete cold war spies and the early days of drum and bass. This is what 1994 was all about. Plus William Burroughs signing a copy of The Naked Lunch at The Hacienda as The Smiths played their first Manchester gig around the corner at The Ritz. 'MDMA and Menthol Cigarettes' is Richard Brammer's first book. Originally published in a short run on East German Sunshine, a second edition is now published by Dostoyevsky Wannabe.

Exploring the World: Adventures of a Global Traveler

Author: Howard J. Wiarda

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475996993

Category: Travel

Page: 250

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Professor Howard J. Wiarda, a leading academic expert on foreign policy, comparative politics, and international affairs, is the author of more than eighty books. Wiarda has traveled to many of the world's most troubled and exciting places. Now, in the more personal accounts of his global travels, he recalls his foreign research adventures, the countries visited, and the people he met and interviewed along the way. Wiarda's new four-volume set, "Exploring the World: Adventures of a Global Traveler," details his travels and foreign adventures since 2006. In these travel books, he tells the stories that lie behind the research, offers his impressions of the countries and regions he has explored, and considers how and why some have been successful and others not. Volume I in this new series tells the story of Wiarda's 2010 circumnavigation of the globe. Volume II focuses on Europe and the continued importance of European regionalism-despite the bumper stickers advertising "Europe Whole and Free." Volume III deals with Latin America and questions whether the region is really as democratic as we would like it to be. Volume IV provides Wiarda's analysis of Asia's economic miracles while also recounting his recent visits to the Persian Gulf and his assessment of modernization and development in the Islamic world. Insightful and entertaining, Wiarda's travel narratives offer commentary on important and interesting sites all over the world.

Blue Self-Portrait

Author: Noemi Lefebvre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945492105

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 791

During a 90-minute flight, a woman looks back on an affair with a composer in a cerebral, feminist, Bernhardian debut.

The Accidental Diplomat

Author: Paul Knott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992991760

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Page: 256

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