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    Life of a Bishop’s Assistant
    ( paperback )

    $16.00 $12.80

    Life of a Bishop’s Assistant is a “rewritten” biography of the eighteenth-century historical figure Gavriil Dobrinin. The son of a priest, he became a bishop’s assistant before being fortunate enough to rise all the way to the position of gubernia procurator. Shklovsky illuminates Dobrinin’s obscure story, narrating it with an innovative ingenuity that takes centre stage.

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    An Egyptian Novel
    ( paperback )

    $15.00 $12.00

    The protagonist has Egyptian roots going back many generations: on her father’s side, to the expulsion of the Jews of Spain in 1492, when seven brothers of the Kastil family (from Castilla) landed on the Gaza coast after many trials and tribulations. Her mother’s side goes back even further, to the only family that Jewish history has ignored: the ones who said “No” to Moses and stayed in Egypt.

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    King Goshawk and the Birds
    ( paperback )

    $18.00 $14.40

    Set in a future world devastated by the development of capitalism, King Goshawk, the first book in O’Duffy’s Cuanduine trilogy, concerns the eponymous tyrant’s attempt to buy all of the wildflowers and songbirds in Ireland, and the attempt by a Dublin philosopher as well as a number of mythical heroes of Irish tradition to stop him.

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    Selected Stories
    ( Paperback )

    $17.00 $13.60

    New short stories from one of Ireland’s leading writers whose stories are widely acclaimed for their acute perception of Irish women’s lives…

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    A Perfect Disharmony
    ( Paperback )

    $14.00 $11.20

    In the fourteen stories that make up A Perfect Disharmony, Sébastien Brebel explores the experiences of isolated women and sexually obsessed men while weaving together digression, daydreams…

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    Confessions of a Madman
    ( Paperback )

    $14.00 $11.25

    Confessions of a Madman personalizes the struggle of a civil war by following the fragmentation and irreversible separation of a single family. Written in alternating flashbacks and descriptions of a man’s present, Sebbar delivers a modern fable for adults: a tale of familial disorientation, identity, violence, and morality. A young man observes his mother losing her mind while waiting for her murdered husband to return home. Despite his estrangement from his father, the son vows to avenge his father’s death by murdering his father’s killers. In delving into his father’s past, he discovers his role in an unsuccessful revolt and soon finds himself following in his father’s footsteps. This book addresses the meaningfulness of cultural traditions, their origins, and their potential contemporary repercussions when juxtaposed with a modern context of events.

  • Sale! Man + Table

    Man + Table
    ( Paperback )

    $16.00 $13.00

    Following his anthologies Man + Dog (2009) and Man + Doctor (2012), Nick Wadley has, with our encouragement, compiled this collection of drawings around the theme of Man + Table. Tracing origins in the childhood world of “under the table,” he enjoys an habitual freedom to follow his nose, exploring predictable and unpredictable aspects of the subject, from the commonplace to the surreal and absurd.

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    John Barth: A Body of Words
    ( Paperback )

    $40.00 $32.00

    John Barth: A Body of Words is a bit of a chimera: a tripartite hybrid of tributes and reminiscences from friends, colleagues, fellow writers, and former students; a sheaf of cutting-edge scholarly essays; and a triadic conclu- sion comprising a description of the Sheridan Libraries Barth Collection, a rare recording of a 1966 public reading by Barth, and a two-part radio interview with him. At once a Festschrift, an assemblage of academic essays written to honor a colleague, and a liber amico- rum, this volume provides Barth’s critics, students, and fans with an essential vade mecum to his life and works.

  • Sale! The Lost Voyage of Someboday the Sailor

    The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor
    ( Paperback )

    $21.00 $17.00

    A National Book Award winner offers his most inventive novel to date. Journalist Simon Behler finds himself in the house of Sinbad the Sailor after being washed ashore during a seagoing adventure. Over the course of six evenings, the two take turns recounting their voyages in a brilliantly entertaining weave of stories within stories.

  • Sale! The Tidewater Tales

    The Tidewater Tales
    ( Paperback )

    $21.00 $17.00

    Tell me a story! Katherine Shorter Sherritt Sagamore orders her husband Peter Sagamore—and so lets loose a flood of tales that floats them both past encounteres with their own lives and loves, entanglements with the CIA and toxic waste, and fantastically inventive brushes with some of the greatest characters of all time, including updated versions of Don Quixote, Odysseus, and Scheherazade.