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Why The Long Face

O Amazonas Escuro

A novel by Eugene Garber

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“In this extraordinary book Gene Garber juxtaposes a parody-version of an Indiana Jones-type ethnographic adventure among traditional Amazon Indians with a profound reflection on several of the great themes in Western philosophy, theology, literary theory, linguistics, and social thought.”
Gary Gossen

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Why The Long Face

Stories by Ron MacLean

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“You’ve never seen stories quite like Ron MacLean’s, yet they enter your mind with an eerie familiarity, like thoughts or dreams you now realize you’ve been having for some time. His work is smart and elegant and spooky, and it pushes the boundaries of what a short story can be.”
Ralph Lombreglia

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by Todd Craig

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Emil (eM), a stick-up kid turned musician; Damon, an incarcerated felon turned Muslim as Abdullah Zahir;
and Christian, the one brother who has made it out of
the street-life via education, navigate urban America in
this debut novel with original soundtrack CD.

“This book should be required reading…”
Geoffrey Canada, President/CEO, Harlem Children’s Zone

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Spinning Will

by P.M. Woods

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Spinning Will is the story of a woman’s journey to aware-ness as she comes to understand her long-term—and mostly long-distance—affair with a married man.

“A wonderfully seductive book… whose hypnotic language migrates between the sorrow and exuberance of leaving one life for another. Joyce Hinnefeld

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Temporary Bunk

by Lori Anderson Moseman

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“Temporary Bunk has the kind of spirit you want in a volume of poetry - wide and surprising. You want a book that can take you places and this one will - from the dry mountain expanses of the West to the flooded East, from art to heart.”
Victoria Boynton

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Blue Winnetka Skies

by Ron MacLean

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Go west with this cowboy movie novel mixing cyber espion-age, marital failure, teen anarchy, and film violence to create a page-turning mystery, a postmodern homage
to screen classics.

“Blue Winnetka Skies rolls west across America with the anguish of urban peril and ridiculous good spirit, with cowboy songs for background and the tatters of cowboy myth for hope.” Frederick G. Dillen

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Chocolate City Latina

by Esperanza Malavé Cintrón

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Ride the rhythms of doo-wop salsa through decades of celebration and confrontation in this poetic portrait
of Midwest mestizos.

"An insightful chronicle of… the triumphant survival ethos of a Latina growing up in urban America… A must read."
Jorge L. Chinea

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by Lori Anderson Moseman

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Anderson Moseman charts a landscape of identity for
the 21st century, bending language and literary practice through cultural and historical prisms in this clairvoyant collection of poems.

“Fierce with wit, drunk with language, alive with passion and intellect.” Judith Johnson