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Homesick for Another World: Stories By Ottessa Moshfegh Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399562907
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Published: Penguin Books - December 5th, 2017

Between her two latest books — this story collection and her similarly excellent 2015 novel Eileen —Ottessa Moshfegh has become one of my favorite fiction writers working today. The stories in Homesick for Another World are dark and unredemptive; they find humor in misery and relish abjection. They are peopled with characters riddled with shame and self-loathing, leading to bizarre and sometimes cruel behavior. They are, in short, probably not for everyone. But readers with a taste for the bitter stuff will find Moshfegh’s writing delightfully distasteful and full of surprising moments and incisive commentary.


Review by Theo

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Worlds from the Word's End By Joanna Walsh Cover Image
$13.95
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ISBN: 9781911508106
Published: And Other Stories - September 12th, 2017

Take a disorienting dive into language, meaning and identity with this new collection of experimental narratives by the author of the fantastic Vertigo.


Review by Stephen

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The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories: 75th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Angela Carter, Kelly Link (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Angela Carter, Kelly Link (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143107613
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 26th, 2015

With bold vision and glittering prose Carter brings us her own reteling of classic fables such as Bluebeard and Little Red Ridinghood. Simply captivating! With roaring sensuality we are carted straight to the dark mythic heart of these tales, made all the more beautiful by Carter's care and craft. It's not wonder she has gone on to inspire such authors as Emma Donaghue and Sarah Waters (go check them out as well!). Put on your warmest cloak, find a quiet wood, and enjoy.



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Vertigo By Joanna Walsh Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780989760751
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Published: Dorothy, a publishing project - October 1st, 2015

This debut collection of short fictions and narratives is so witty, raw and insightful that you'll read it again and again!


Review by Stephen

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