Category: Fiction

Sort

Showing 1-20 of 5860

Image for Why Are We in Vietnam?

Why Are We in Vietnam?

By: Mailer, Norman

Price: $4.00

Publisher: PICADOR:

Seller ID: 9780312265069

ISBN: 0312265069

Condition: USED


When "Why Are We in Vietnam"? was published in 1967, almost twenty years after "The Naked and the Dead," the critical response was ecstatic. The novel fully confirmed Mailer's stature as one of the most important figures in contemporary American literature. Now, a new edition of this exceptional work serves as further affirmation of its timeless quality. Narrated by Ranald ("D.J.") Jethroe, Texas's most precocious teenager, on the eve of his departure to fight in Vietnam, this story of a hunting trip in Alaska is both brilliantly entertaining and profoundly thoughtful. View more info

Image for Serpents of Paradise

Serpents of Paradise

By: Abbey, Edward

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HENRY HOLT & CO: 10/23/2013

Seller ID: 9780805031331

ISBN: 0805031332

Condition: USED


This book is different from any other Edward Abbey book. It includes essays, travel pieces and fictions to reveal Ed's life directly, in his own words. The selections gathered here are arranged chronologically by incident, not by date of publication, to offer Edward Abbey's life from the time he was the boy called Ned in Home, Pennsylvania, until his death in Tucson at age 62. A short note introduces each of the four parts of the book and attempts to identify what's happening in the author's life at the time. When relevant, some details of publishing history are provided. View more info

Image for Monkey Wrench Gang

Monkey Wrench Gang

By: Abbey, Edward

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 4/1/2014

Seller ID: 9780060956448

ISBN: 0060956445

Condition: USED


Edward Abbey called The Monkey Wrench Gang a "comic extravaganza," which it is, although one with a clear, serious message: to protect the American wilderness from the forces of commercial enterprise. The story centers on George Hayduke, an ex-Green Beret and Vietnam vet, who returns to the Southwestern desert after the war to find his beloved canyons and rivers threatened by industrial development. On a whitewater rafting trip down the Colorado River, Hayduke joins forces with three others who share his indignation and want to do something about it: feminist saboteur and Bronx exile Bonnie Ab... View more info

Image for Monkey Wrench Gang

Monkey Wrench Gang

By: Abbey, Edward

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PERENNIAL: 6/22/2011

Seller ID: 9780061129766

ISBN: 0061129763

Condition: USED


Ex-Green Beret George Hayduke has returned from war to find his beloved southwestern desert threatened by industrial development. Joining with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D., Hayduke is ready to fight the power--taking on the strip miners, clear-cutters, and the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are threatening the natural habitat. The Monkey Wrench Gang is on the move--and peaceful coexistence be damned View more info

Image for Upright Piano Player

Upright Piano Player

By: Abbott, David

Price: $5.50

Publisher: ANCHOR: 1/14/2015

Seller ID: 9780307743329

ISBN: 0307743322

Condition: USED


Henry Cage seems to have it all: a successful career, money, a beautiful home, and a reputation for being a just and principled man. But public virtues can conceal private failings, and as Henry faces retirement, his well-ordered life begins to unravel. His ex-wife is ill, his relationship with his son is strained to the point of estrangement, and on the eve of the new millennium he is the victim of a random violent act which soon escalates into a prolonged and mysterious harassment. Who is doing this? And why? Full of exceptional grace and emotional power, "The Upright Piano Player" is... View more info

face of another, the

By: Abe, Kobo

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 0399504842

ISBN: 0399504842

Condition: USED


View more info

Image for Box Man

Box Man

By: Abe, Kobo

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780865474611

ISBN: 0865474613

Condition: USED


View more info

Image for Fobbit

Fobbit

By: Abrams, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: GROVE/ATLANTIC INC:

Seller ID: 9780802120328

ISBN: 0802120326

Condition: USED


View more info

Image for S./Ship of Theseus

S./Ship of Theseus

By: Abrams, J.J./Dorst, Doug

Price: $12.00

Publisher: MULHOLLAND:

Seller ID: 9780316201643

ISBN: 0316201642

Condition: USED


One book. Two readers. A world of mystery, menace, and desire. A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown. The book: "Ship of Theseus," the final novel by a prolific but enigmatic writer named V.M. Straka, in which a man with no past is shanghaied onto a strange ship with a monstrous crew and launched onto a disorientin... View more info

Image for Unsaid

Unsaid

By: Abramson, Neil

Price: $6.00

Publisher: CTR STREET: 5/30/2013

Seller ID: 9781599954097

ISBN: 1599954095

Condition: USED


In this explosive debut novel, Neil Abramson explores the beauty and redemptive power of human-animal relationships and the true meaning of communication in all of its diverse forms.As a veterinarian, Helena was required to choose when to end the lives of the terminally ill animals in her care. Now that she has died, she is afraid to face them and finally admit to herself that her thirty-seven years of life were meaningless, error-ridden, and forgettable. So Helena lingers, a silent observer haunted by the life she left behind-her shattered attorney husband, David; her houseful of damaged ... View more info

Image for Just Life

Just Life

By: Abramson, Neil

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9781455591060

ISBN: 1455591068

Condition: USED


View more info

Image for Crescent

Crescent

By: Abu-Jaber, Crescent

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 2/18/2012

Seller ID: 9780393325546

ISBN: 0393325547

Condition: USED


Thirty-nine-year-old Sirine, never married, lives with a devoted Iraqi-immigrant uncle and an adoring dog named King Babar. She works as a chef in a Lebanese restaurant, her passions aroused only by the preparation of food until an unbearably handsome Arabic literature professor starts dropping by for a little home cooking. Falling in love brings Sirene's whole heart to a boil stirring up memories of her parents and questions about her identity as an Arab American. Praised by critics from "The New Yorker" to "USA Today" for her first novel, "Arabian Jazz" ("an oracular tale that unfurls like g... View more info

Image for Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

By: Abu-Jaber, Diana

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 12/16/2011

Seller ID: 9780393064612

ISBN: 0393064611

Condition: USED


In the tropical paradise that is Miami, Avis and Brian Muir are still haunted by the disappearance of their ineffably beautiful daughter, Felice, who ran away when she was thirteen. Now, after five years of modeling tattoos, skateboarding, clubbing, and sleeping in a squat house or on the beach, Felice is about to turn eighteen. Her family Avis, an exquisitely talented pastry chef; Brian, a corporate real estate attorney; and her brother, Stanley, the proprietor of Freshly Grown, a trendy food market will each be forced to confront their anguish, loss, and sense of betrayal. Meanwhile, Felice ... View more info

Image for Wonder Garden

Wonder Garden

By: Acampora, Lauren

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780802124814

ISBN: 080212481X

Condition: USED


View more info

Image for Man of the People, A

Man of the People, A

By: Achebe, Chinua

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 10/5/2012

Seller ID: 0385086164

ISBN: 0385086164

Condition: USED


View more info

Image for Anthills of the Savannah

Anthills of the Savannah

By: Achebe, Chinua

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 1/30/2015

Seller ID: 9780385260459

ISBN: 0385260458

Condition: USED


In the fictional West African nation Kangan, newly independent of British rule, the hopes and dreams of democracy have been quashed by a fierce military dictatorship. Chris Oriko is a member of the cabinet of the president for life, one of his oldest friends. When the president is charged with censoring the oppositionist editor of the state-run newspaper--another childhood friend--Chris's loyalty and ideology are put to the test. The fate of Kangan hangs in the balance as tensions rise and a devious plot is set in motion to silence the firebrand critic. View more info

Image for Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

By: Achebe, Chinua

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 8/17/2016

Seller ID: 9780385474542

ISBN: 0385474547

Condition: USED


"Things Fall Apart" tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a "strong man" of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo's fall from grace with the tribal world. The second, as modern as the first is ancient, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's world with the arrival of aggressive European missionaries. These perfectly harmonized twin dramas are informed by an awareness capable of encompassing at once the life of nature, human history, and the mysterious comp... View more info

Image for No Longer at Ease

No Longer at Ease

By: Achebe, Chinua

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 8/22/2011

Seller ID: 9780385474559

ISBN: 0385474555

Condition: USED


View more info

Girls at War & Other Stories

By: Achebe, Chinua

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 0449300463

ISBN: 0449300463

Condition: USED


View more info

Image for Arrow of God

Arrow of God

By: Achebe, Chinua

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 8/6/2011

Seller ID: 9780385014809

ISBN: 0385014805

Condition: USED


View more info