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Particulate Matter

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In concise and distilled prose, Lemus presents a collection of still lifes, landscapes, and portraits of a challenging year that threatened all she loved most.

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!

Pittsburgh Noir

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Pittsburgh Noir roars forth, exploring the hidden underworld of what has often been called “the most livable city in America.”

Polar Vortex

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A novel reminiscent of the works of Herman Koch and Rachel Cusk, in which a lesbian couple attempts to escape the secrets of their pasts.

Prayer for the Living

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Topical and timely, Booker Prize–winning author Ben Okri’s new collection of short stories blurs parallel realities and walks the line between darkness and magic.

Primus, Over the Electric Grapevine: Insight Into Primus and the World of Les Claypool (Paperback Edition)

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Forthcoming: 12/6/22

An oral history of the legendary band Primus, with a star-studded cast of interviewees (Tom Waits, Phish front man Trey Anastasio, etc.)

This page is for the December 2022 paperback edition of Primus, Over the Electric Grapevine: Insight Into Primus and the World of Les Claypool, which is now available for preorder. For the September 2014 hardcover edition, click here.

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Providence Noir

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Following the success of Dennis Lehane’s best-selling Boston Noir, the Akashic Noir Series delves deeper into the underbelly of New England.

Providential

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Best-selling writer Colin Channer’s debut poetry collection tackles the unlikely literary figure of the Jamaican policeman.