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American Sublime

By: Alexander, Elizabeth

Price: $4.50

Publisher: GRAY WOLF PR: 10/16/2010

Seller ID: 9781555974329

ISBN: 1555974325

Condition: USED


A brilliant new collection by Elizabeth Alexander, whose "poems bristle with the irresistible quality of a world seen fresh" (Rita Dove, "The Washington Post") "Too many people have seen too much""and lived to tell, or not tell, or tell""with their silent, patterned bodies, ""their glass eyes, gone legs, flower-printed flesh . . ."-from "Notes From" In her fourth remarkable collection, Elizabeth Alexander voices the outcries, dreams, and histories of an African American tradition that goes back to the slave rebellion on the Amistad and to the artists' canvases of ninete... View more info

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Song of the Shank: A Novel

By: Allen, Jeffrey Renard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: GRAY WOLF PR:

Seller ID: 9781555976804

ISBN: 1555976808

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Last Brother, The

By: Appanah, Nathacha

Price: $4.50

Publisher: GRAY WOLF PR:

Seller ID: 9781555975753

ISBN: 1555975755

Condition: USED


As 1944 comes to a close, nine-year-old Raj is unaware of the war devastating the rest of the world. He lives in Mauritius, a remote island in the Indian Ocean, where survival is a daily struggle for his family. When a brutal beating lands Raj in the hospital of the prison camp where his father is a guard, he meets a mysterious boy his own age. David is a refugee, one of a group of Jewish exiles whose harrowing journey took them from Nazioccupied Europe to Palestine, where they were refused entry and sent on to indefinite detainment in Mauritius. A massive storm on the island leads to a br... View more info

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Notes from No Man's Land: American Essays

By: Biss, Eula

Price: $6.00

Publisher: GRAY WOLF PR: 9/20/2013

Seller ID: 9781555975180

ISBN: 1555975186

Condition: USED


Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for CriticismWinner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize A frank and fascinating exploration of race and racial identity In a book that begins with a series of lynchings and ends with a series of apologies, Eula Biss explores race in America. Her response to the topic is informed by the experiences chronicled in these essays -- teaching in a Harlem school on the morning of 9/11, reporting for an African American newspaper in San Diego, watching the aftermath of Katrina from a college town in Iowa, and settling in Chicago's most div... View more info

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Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

By: Buzbee, Lewis

Price: $5.50

Publisher: GRAY WOLF PR: 1/19/2010

Seller ID: 9781555975104

ISBN: 1555975100

Condition: USED


In "The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop," a "Book Sense "selection, Lewis Buzbee celebrates the unique experience of the bookstore--the smell and touch of books, the joy of getting lost in the deep canyons of shelves, and the silent community of readers. He shares his passion for books, which began with ordering through the "Weekly Reader "in grade school. Woven throughout is a fascinating historical account of the bookseller trade--from the great Alexandria library to Sylvia Beach's famous Paris bookstore, Shakespeare & Co. Rich with anecdotes, "The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop "is the perfect choice for ... View more info

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Adderall Diaries: A Memoir

By: Elliott, Stephen

Price: $5.00

Publisher: GRAY WOLF PR:

Seller ID: 9781555975708

ISBN: 1555975704

Condition: USED


In this groundbreaking memoir, Stephen Elliott pursues parallel investigations: a gripping account of a notorious San Francisco murder trial, and an electric exploration of the self. Destined to be a classic, "The Adderall Diaries "was described by "The Washington Post "as "a serious literary work designed to make you see the world as you've never quite seen it before." View more info

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Close Sesame: A Novel (Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship)

By: Farah, Nuruddin

Price: $7.00

Publisher: GRAY WOLF PR:

Seller ID: 9781555971625

ISBN: 1555971628

Condition: USED


Farah's landmark"Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship" trilogy is comprised by the novels "Sweet and Sour Milk," "Sardines," and "Close Sesame. " In this volume, the third and final book in the series, the characters are deeply entwined in the waking nightmare of a police state. An old man finds himself poised in mortal combat with an elusive and cunning enemy in an atmosphere where the distinction between public and private justice is always obscured. "Close Sesame" is a novel that offers "an eloquent indictment of the tyrannies committed both under Islamic law and in the na... View more info

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Directing Herbert White: Poems

By: Franco, James

Price: $6.50

Publisher: GRAY WOLF PR:

Seller ID: 9781555976736

ISBN: 1555976735

Condition: USED


The debut poetry collection by the actor, director, and writer James Franco I'm a nocturnal creature, And I'm here to cheat time.You can see time and exhaustionTaking pay from my face-- In fifty yearsMy sleep will be death, I'll go like the rest, But I'll have played All the games and all the roles. --from "Nocturnal" "There's never been a book quite like this. Hollywood--fame, celebrity, the promise of becoming an artist--is the beast at its center. Franco knows it like Melville knows whaling. Hollywood in this book devours its young. Obsessed with myth... View more info

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Turning into Dwelling: Poems (Re/View)

By: Gilbert, Christopher

Price: $5.00

Publisher: GRAY WOLF PR:

Seller ID: 9781555977139

ISBN: 1555977138

Condition: USED


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Tomb Song: A Novel

By: Herbert, Julian

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9781555977993

ISBN: 1555977995

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What Narcissism Means to Me

By: Hoagland, Tony

Price: $5.00

Publisher: GRAY WOLF PR: 6/13/2013

Seller ID: 1555973868

ISBN: 1555973868

Condition: USED


An eagerly awaited new collection of poems by contemporary favorite Tony Hoagland, author of Donkey Gospel "How did I come to believe in a government called Tony Hoagland?""With an economy based on flattery and self-protection?""and a sewage system of selective forgetting?""and an extensive history of broken promises?"""--from "Argentina" In "What Narcissism Means to Me," award-winning poet Tony Hoagland levels his particular brand of acute irony not only on the personal life, but also on some provinces of American culture. In playful narratives, lyrical outbursts, and ... View more info

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Broken River

By: Lennon, J. Robert

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9781555977726

ISBN: 1555977723

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Karate Chop

By: Nors, Dorothe

Price: $6.00

Publisher: GRAY WOLF PR:

Seller ID: 9781555976651

ISBN: 1555976654

Condition: USED


The first book in English by an acclaimed Danish writer: "beautiful, faceted, haunting stories . . . from] a rising star" (Junot Diaz) "Karate Chop," Dorthe Nors's acclaimed story collection, is the debut book in the collaboration between Graywolf Press and "A Public Space." These fifteen compact stories are meticulously observed glimpses of everyday life that expose the ominous lurking under the ordinary. While his wife sleeps, a husband prowls the Internet, obsessed with female serial killers; a bureaucrat tries to reinvent himself, exposing goodness as artifice when he converts to Budd... View more info

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Private I: Privacy in a Public World

By: Peacock, Molly

Price: $4.00

Publisher: GRAY WOLF PR:

Seller ID: 9781555973131

ISBN: 1555973132

Condition: USED


These candid, daring, engaging, and decidedly literate writings address the dual question of how we find privacy in this day and age and how we lose it. Comtemporary writers from a wide array from backgrounds--among them Dorothy Allison, Jonathan Franzen, F. Gonzalez-Crussi, Wayne Koestenbaum, Yusek Komunyakaa, Wendy Lesser, Kathleen Norris, and Robin West--tackle the issue of privacy on many levels, including the global, communal, and very personal. Specific essay topics include the implications of surveillance technology; teen web sites and the lives of the girls who create them; the cul... View more info

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In Caddis Wood

By: Rockcastle, Mary Francois

Price: $5.00

Publisher: GRAY WOLF PR: 1/18/2015

Seller ID: 9781555975920

ISBN: 1555975925

Condition: USED


A tender, nuanced portrait of a timeworn marriage Told from the alternating perspectives of a husband and wife, "In Caddis Wood "explores the competing rhythms of romantic love, family life, and professional ambition, refracted through the changing seasons of a long marriage. Beneath the surface, affecting their collective future, beats the resilient and endangered heart of nature. Hallie's career as a poet has always come second to her family, while Carl's life has been defined by his demanding and internationally acclaimed work as an architect. The onset of a debilitating illness ... View more info

Free and Compulsory for All

By: Romtvedt, David

Price: $3.00

Publisher: 4/18/2014

Seller ID: 0915308517

ISBN: 0915308517

Condition: USED


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Delicacy and Strength of Lace

By: Silko, Leslie Marmon

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780915308743

ISBN: 0915308746

Condition: USED


This moving, eighteen-month exchange of correspondence chronicles the friendship-through-the-mail of two extraordinary writers. Leslie Marmon Silko is a poet and novelist. James Wright won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for his "Collected Poems." They met only twice. First, briefly, in 1975, at a writers conference in Michigan. Their correspondence began three years later, after Wright wrote to Silko praising her book "Ceremony." The letters begin formally, and then each writer gradually opens to the other, venturing to share his or her life, work and struggles. The second meeting between the ... View more info

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Afterland

By: Vang, Mai Der

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9781555977702

ISBN: 1555977707

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One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir

By: Wainaina, BInyavanga

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9781555975913D

ISBN: 9781555975913D

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Gravestone Made of Wheat

By: Weaver, Will

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9781555971250

ISBN: 1555971253

Condition: USED


"A Gravestone Made of Wheat" is a collection of stories set against the beauty of Midwestern farm landscapes and small-town life. In every story Weaver brings sympathy and sensitivity to the rhythm and variety of American life-- illuminating the lives of the down-and-outs and the indomitable among us-- and in the process he solidifies his promise as one of our most gifted new writers. View more info