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Catalog Tag: 1970s

The Perfume Burned His Eyes

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A teenager develops an unlikely friendship with Lou Reed in 1970s NYC, in a standout debut from TV/film star Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos, etc.).

*While supplies last, books ordered through the website will include a bookplate SIGNED by Michael Imperioli!

Forthcoming Titles

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

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Forthcoming: 1/4/22

In the early 1970s, César Alvarez enlists in the navy to escape a life of crime; while the decision saves him from the streets, it also lands him amid volatile racial tensions at a crucial moment in US history.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before January 4, 2022.