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Subject: Women’s Studies

Abortion & Life

Abortion & Life

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Baumgardner’s groundbreaking new book includes abortion testimonials by Ani DiFranco, Barbara Ehrenreich, Gloria Steinem, and others.

The Age of Dreaming

The Age of Dreaming

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The Age of Dreaming explores the history of Los Angeles, the heady beginnings of the movie industry, and the interplay of race and celebrity.

Alice Fantastic

Alice Fantastic

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Estep’s best novel to date explores with deep wit and insight how a shocking family secret impacts the lives of an eccentric mother and her two daughters.

Blood Sugar

Blood Sugar

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Blood Sugar is a disturbing and evocative collection of new work and selected poems previously featured in Blackman’s enormously popular chapbooks.

Boundaries

Boundaries

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A powerful immigrant story of family, love, assimilation, and a provocative look inside the contemporary book business.

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Conduit

Conduit

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Chris Abani’s acclaimed Black Goat series presents the debut collection from one of America’s most promising young poets.

Drifting_current

Drifting

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This mesmerizing, lyrical debut explores the lives of Haitian families aspiring to escape hardship and an earthquake’s devastation.

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Glorious

Glorious

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Award-winning novelist Bernice L. McFadden’s highly anticipated new historical novel set amidst the Harlem Renaissance.

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Haiti Noir

Haiti Noir

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Akashic recruits Danticat, one of the truly great contemporary writers, to edit this timely volume featuring stories set both before and after the devastating 2010 earthquake.

Havana Noir

Havana Noir (Cuba)

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In the stories of Havana Noir current and former residents of the city uncover crimes of violence and loveless sex, of mental cruelty and greed, of self-preservation and collective hysteria.

Hell's Kitchen

Hell’s Kitchen

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Armstead Maupin meets Carl Hiaasen in a brilliant black comedy that traces the paths of disparate characters floating through New York, about to collide in a treacherous story that will make you think twice about ever answering a classified ad.

Kamikaze Lust

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Kamikaze Lust takes the reader on an electrifying ride through the spectacle of life and death in millennial America.

Lessons in Taxidermy

Lessons in Taxidermy

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A riveting tale of sickness and survival from the first female author on the Punk Planet Books imprint that brought you the indie hit Hairstyles of the Damned.

Like Son

Like Son

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A post-punk story of outsiders, family, inherited drama, and love set in downtown New York, Los Angeles, and Mexico City.

The Mercury Fountain

The Mercury Fountain

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An enchanting first novel exploring a fractured utopian community on the Texas/Mexico border at the turn of the twentieth century.

The Roving Tree

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A powerful debut novel illuminating how adoptees struggle to recapture their personal histories and cultural legacy, part of Akashic’s Open Lens imprint.

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Ruins

Ruins

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A true believer is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Cuban Revolution.

Since You Ask

Since You Ask

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Since You Ask is about the origins of sexual compulsion, and one young woman’s attempts to be free.

Southland

Southland

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Nina Revoyr brings us a compelling story of race, love, murder, and history against the backdrop of Los Angeles.

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Synthetic Bi Products

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Sparrow L. Patterson’s debut novel follows a nineteen-year-old bisexual girl on her whirlwind journey of sexual escapades, drug-induced hallucinations, shoplifting sprees, and other criminal behavior.

The Warmest December

The Warmest December

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The long-awaited reissue of McFadden’s best-selling second novel praised by Toni Morrison, USA Today, Washington Post, and others—published simultaneously with McFadden’s new novel Gathering of Waters.

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Wide Eyed

Wide Eyed

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Part of Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery series, this collection of stories is told by a woman compelled to divulge her secrets, fantasies, and obsessions.

Wingshooters

Wingshooters

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Revoyr’s novel examines the effects of change on a small, isolated town, the strengths and limits of community, and the sometimes conflicting loyalties of family and justice.

You Must Be This Happy to Enter

You Must Be This Happy to Enter

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Denial, God, dystopia, academic, and reality TV collide in acclaimed author Crane’s third story collection from Punk Planet Books, the imprint that launched indie smash hit Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno.

Forthcoming Titles

LovingDonovan

Loving Donovan

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Forthcoming: 2/3/15

A long-awaited reissue of this deeply thoughtful novel about hope, forgiveness, and the cost of loving Donovan, a complex man with a shattered history.

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