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All Down Darkness Wide: A Memoir By Seán Hewitt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593300084
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Penguin Press - July 12th, 2022

The first memoir from poet Sean Hewitt is a story of first love and finding yourself. It is also about mental illness, travel, poetry and loss. Told with elegant prose with help from a 19th century poet, this book has haunted me in the best possible way.


Review by Trevor

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You Were Never Really Here (Movie Tie-In) By Jonathan Ames Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525562894
Published: Vintage - March 20th, 2018

This novella won't take you long to read, but it will stick with you. It's the kick to jolt you out of a reading slump. Joe extracts kidnaped girls from dangerous situations, but when one job gets messy, the violence of his work threatens to spill into his carefully guarded personal life. The writing is intensely physical, gritty, and concise without being too spare. Nothing is wasted here. 

Review by Kitri