Cold Type
Cold Type

by Harvey Araton
Cinco Puntos Press

"Fans of Harvey Araton’s lively, engaging prose will love this vivid and heartfelt exploration of what it means to be a journalist, a son, a father, and a man."
—Pamela Redmond Satran, author of Younger

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The Winter Without Milk
The Winter Without Milk

by Jane Avrich
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

"Exceptional...Full of telling details, wickedly so...lives up to the promise of it's elegantly odd title...Distinctive."
—NPR, Fresh Air

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Flight of Brothers
Flight of Brothers

by Jonathan Baumbach
Dzanc Books

"With prose that is Kafka-esque, side-splitting, and existentially focused, this collection announces Baumbauch as a writer of the bravest, most talented philosophical fiction one can hope to find—and also the most enjoyable. Fans of Joy Williams will swoon over the unstoppable dry-rub of fatally true humor. I couldn't put it down."
—Alissa Nutting

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The Nakeds
The Nakeds

by Lisa Glatt
Regan Arts

“Trust me: The Nakeds is a book you won’t want to put down. With humor, heart, intelligence and compassion, Lisa Glatt has written a powerfully absorbing novel about the most dark and complicated human truths. Her characters are so perceptively drawn I felt as if they were people I knew. Her portrait of southern California in the 1970s is so vivid I could practically feel that particular sun on my face. Her insights into how we love and forgive and deny and accept are so profound I felt changed by the time I read the final sentence. This is an unforgettable and spellbinding book by a writer of rare radiance.” 
—Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

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H20
H20

by Mark Swartz
Soft Skull Press

Told in a brilliantly off-kilter style that reverberates with the sublime and the paradoxical, H2O traces and retraces the overlapping family and corporate intrigues that threaten to turn a life-saving invention into an instrument of disaster.

Tunneling
Tunneling

by Beth Bosworth
Crown

Beth Bosworth juxtaposes vividly imaged fantasy and hyper-reality in this story of a world hovering between destruction and fragile salvation. Rachel Finch, a twelve-year-old booklover, joins forces with superhero S-man to save literary history. In between her travels through time and space, Rachel must cope with growing up in 1960's New Jersey, where her family and "model town" are coming apart at the seams.

 

The Source of Light and Other Stories
The Source of Light and Other Stories

by Beth Bosworth
University of Pittsburgh Press

“A dizzingly beautiful treatise on what it means to love, live, and get lost in time. . . . Bosworth possesses the ability to take the world as we may know it and show it to us through new eyes. . . . [The stories] always have one thing in common: the struggle to understand and connect with each other. This theme is illustrated in lucid and beautiful language across the collection, and by the end one is left with the certain feeling of time well spent in Bosworth’s world.”
—The Hollins Critic

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You or the Invention of Memory
You or the Invention of Memory

by Jonathan Baumbach
Dzanc Books

"No one is smarter or funnier about the absurdities and agonies of modern love. Reading You is an affair to relish and remember."
—Hilda Wolitzer

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The Pavilion of Former Wives
The Pavilion of Former Wives

by Jonathan Baumbach
Dzanc Books

A man and woman carry out an unusual courtship through a series of letters that gradually strip away their facades. A husband and wife argue about an infidelity that may never have happened. A liaison that hinges on a lost car ends before it begins when dreams influence reality. And a man confronts the specters of his failed relationships in the mysterious Pavilion of Former Wives. In 14 thematically linked stories, Jonathan Baumbach explores the sour and bitter sweetness of relationships just beginning and already over, and the frailty that love makes of us.

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Dreams of Molly
Dreams of Molly

by Jonathan Baumbach
Dzanc Books

A love story as only Baumbach can write, Dreams of Molly is filled with the longings and lingerings, the sex and deprivation, the humor and heartache, and the New York nuances that have driven Baumbach's fiction from the start.

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Holy Cow
Holy Cow

by David Duchovny
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

“For one of the most engaging allegorial tales since Animal Farm, look no further than the surprising debut from Hollywood star Duchovny. His tale of Elsie, an American cow who learns the truth about her fate, is filled with humor and relevance.” 
―Time Out, Critics' pick

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Bucky F*cking Dent
Bucky F*cking Dent

by David Duchovny
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

“Duchovny’s hilarious new novel hits a home run . . . As fast as it is entertaining . . . Duchovny has a place in the lineup, kind of like a light-hitting shortstop who shines in key moments.”
―Micah PollackThe Washington Post

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P: A Novel
P: A Novel

by Andrew Lewis Conn
Soft Skull Press

Rambunctious, exhilarating, surreal, funny, and moving. . . Conn has written an urbane adventure story that worldly readers will enjoy.
—The New York Times Sunday Book Review

Make It, Take It
Make It, Take It

by Rus Bradburd
Cinco Puntos Press

"Make It, Take It is blissfully light on the dramatic-finish game details that so often derail sports novels. Set against a backdrop of college basketball, it is a compelling story of people and the ways in which they can rise and sink to various levels." 
— Chicago Tribune

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The Great Kisser
The Great Kisser

David Evanier
Rager

"There is a bloodshot intensity..., a drive to get hold of the world before it all gets lost, the streets, the rooms, the feeling of the times—the 60s and 70s—when personal and public life felt so terribly urgent. Evanier writes a muscular, watchful prose, and again and again he pulls it off, surprising his characters in t heir existential habitat—unsettled, confused, completely caught up in the act of becoming"
—Sven Birkerts

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A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That
A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That

by Lisa Glatt
Simon & Schuster

At the center of A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That, Lisa Glatt's heroic, hauntingly honest debut, is Rachel Sparks, a thirtysomething college professor who moves back home to sit with her mother while the older woman succumbs to terminal cancer. Glatt frames Rachel's story against a backdrop of women who range in age from 16 to 60, all of whom struggle with the conflicting sense of power versus the chilling vulnerability that seems so essential to their roles as women.

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The Apple’s Bruise
The Apple’s Bruise

by Lisa Glatt
Simon & Schuster

"Dazzling, thrilling, and as full of shocking wonder as a snowstorm in the Sahara, Glatt's stories don't just push the literary envelope, they transform it in dangerously inventive ways....It's all here, all hauntingly real, disturbingly funny, and in a word: brilliant."
—Caroline Leavitt, author of Girls in Trouble

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I Smile Back
I Smile Back

by Amy Koppelman
Two Dollar Radio

"Koppelman explores with ruthless honesty a woman come undone."
—Bookslut

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Hesitation Wounds
Hesitation Wounds

by Amy Koppelman
The Overlook Press

“Amy Koppelman has wrangled into the world a marvel of a book in terms of language and character and story. It should find her the audience she’s long deserved.” 
—Mary Karr, the New York Times bestselling author of The Liar's Club 

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The Lincoln Conspiracy
The Lincoln Conspiracy

by Timothy L. O'Brien
Ballantine / Random House

“History as a dangerous, inventive game . . . fascinating.”
—Martin Cruz Smith

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Thinner Than Thou
Thinner Than Thou

by Kit Reed
Tor Books

In the tomorrow of Thinner Than Thou, the cult of the body has become the one true religion. The Dedicated Sisters are a religious order sworn to help anorexic, bulimic, and morbidly obese youth. Throughout the land, houses of worship have been replaced by the health clubs of the Crossed Triceps. And through hypnotically powerful evangelical infomercials, the Reverend Earl preaches the heaven of the Afterfat, where you will look like a Greek god and can eat anything you want. Just sign over your life savings and come to Sylphania where the Reverend himself will personally supervise your attainment of physical perfection.

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Dogs of Truth
Dogs of Truth

by Kit Reed
Tor Books

The Dogs of Truth contains 17 new or previously uncollected short stories. Included are "High Rise High," about a student revolt at the ultimate "secure" high school; "Focus Group," where a star-struck fan dictates the fate of soap opera characters through a biochip implant; "Escape from Shark Island," which looks at an extreme version of today's trendy "family bed;" and "Precautions," where germ-phobia reigns supreme.

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@expectations
@expectations

by Kit Reed
Tor Books

@expectations is a fabulous work of women's fiction by a writer who has made a career of delving deep into women's hearts and finding the truth of their feelings and their lives. Reed's fiction has always examined the female and familial conditions with a sharp eye, a truthful insight, and a unique style that leaves her readers breathless and wanting more.

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You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah!
You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah!

by Fiona Rosenbloom
Hyperion

Stacy Friedman is getting ready for one of the biggest events of her young life--her bat mitzvah! All she wants is the perfect BCBG dress to wear, her friends by her side, and her biggest crush ever, Andy Goldfarb, to dance with her (and maybe give Stacy her first French kiss …). But of course, things never work out quite the way you'd like them to….

 

We Are So Crashing Your Bat Mitzvah!!
We Are So Crashing Your Bat Mitzvah!!

by Fiona Rosenbloom
Hyperion

Stacy Friedman has just had the most awesome summer of her life. At camp, she and her best friend, Lydia, met a girl who trained them in all things cool, like how many black plastic jelly bracelets to wear and which teeth-whitening strips work the best. Equipped with this new knowledge, they’re set to make an unforgettable back-to-school debut.

Secretary
Secretary

by Steven Shainberg and Erin Cressida Wilson
Soft Skull Press

"Shainberg and Wilson have greatly enlarged Gaitskill's story... They know the kinks, the poses and the funny accouterments are finally beside the point. After all, it isn't how you find each other—it's that you do."
—Los Angeles Times

The Long Haul
The Long Haul

by Amanda Stern
Dzanc Press

Reading Stern is like watching polaroids materialize, the horror creeping up on you. Picture perfect writing; a compelling story.... 
—UNCUT Magazine

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The Erotica Project
The Erotica Project

by Erin Cressida Wilson and Lillian Ann Slugocki
Cleis Press

This is hot reading by any standard, a revelation of the unwieldy and unrelenting desires of straight women and an assertion that "it is revolutionary for women to take charge of and own their sexuality." The Erotica Project began as a program for WBAI Radio New York and moved to the stage in 1998, where performances sold out night after night and were critically lauded.

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Missy President
Missy President

by Randi Zuckerberg
Zuckerberg Inc.

From Randi Zuckerberg, the author of Dot, comes a new book about shattering glass ceilings and breaking the Internet. After Missy's 4th grade homework assignment goes viral, she's catapulted to a new level of superstardom and—quite possibly—a new life in politics.

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Coney
Coney

by Amram Ducovny
The Overlook Press

Coney Island, 1939. On the eve of World War II, fifteen-year-old Harry Catzker spends his after-school hours on his bike, picking up betting slips from Coney Island carnival freaks for the local bookie and racing his imaginary sworn enemy, German Captain Ziegenbaum, whose ship menaces the coastline. As the lights of the Cyclone and Luna Park glow in the Coney Island night, Harry finds a surrogate family in the freaks and low-lifes.

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Cold Type
The Winter Without Milk
Flight of Brothers
The Nakeds
H20
Tunneling
The Source of Light and Other Stories
You or the Invention of Memory
The Pavilion of Former Wives
Dreams of Molly
Holy Cow
Bucky F*cking Dent
P: A Novel
Make It, Take It
The Great Kisser
A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That
The Apple’s Bruise
I Smile Back
Hesitation Wounds
The Lincoln Conspiracy
Thinner Than Thou
Dogs of Truth
@expectations
You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah!
We Are So Crashing Your Bat Mitzvah!!
Secretary
The Long Haul
The Erotica Project
Missy President
Coney
Cold Type

by Harvey Araton
Cinco Puntos Press

"Fans of Harvey Araton’s lively, engaging prose will love this vivid and heartfelt exploration of what it means to be a journalist, a son, a father, and a man."
—Pamela Redmond Satran, author of Younger

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The Winter Without Milk

by Jane Avrich
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

"Exceptional...Full of telling details, wickedly so...lives up to the promise of it's elegantly odd title...Distinctive."
—NPR, Fresh Air

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Flight of Brothers

by Jonathan Baumbach
Dzanc Books

"With prose that is Kafka-esque, side-splitting, and existentially focused, this collection announces Baumbauch as a writer of the bravest, most talented philosophical fiction one can hope to find—and also the most enjoyable. Fans of Joy Williams will swoon over the unstoppable dry-rub of fatally true humor. I couldn't put it down."
—Alissa Nutting

BUY THIS BOOK →

The Nakeds

by Lisa Glatt
Regan Arts

“Trust me: The Nakeds is a book you won’t want to put down. With humor, heart, intelligence and compassion, Lisa Glatt has written a powerfully absorbing novel about the most dark and complicated human truths. Her characters are so perceptively drawn I felt as if they were people I knew. Her portrait of southern California in the 1970s is so vivid I could practically feel that particular sun on my face. Her insights into how we love and forgive and deny and accept are so profound I felt changed by the time I read the final sentence. This is an unforgettable and spellbinding book by a writer of rare radiance.” 
—Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

BUY THIS BOOK →

H20

by Mark Swartz
Soft Skull Press

Told in a brilliantly off-kilter style that reverberates with the sublime and the paradoxical, H2O traces and retraces the overlapping family and corporate intrigues that threaten to turn a life-saving invention into an instrument of disaster.

Tunneling

by Beth Bosworth
Crown

Beth Bosworth juxtaposes vividly imaged fantasy and hyper-reality in this story of a world hovering between destruction and fragile salvation. Rachel Finch, a twelve-year-old booklover, joins forces with superhero S-man to save literary history. In between her travels through time and space, Rachel must cope with growing up in 1960's New Jersey, where her family and "model town" are coming apart at the seams.

 

The Source of Light and Other Stories

by Beth Bosworth
University of Pittsburgh Press

“A dizzingly beautiful treatise on what it means to love, live, and get lost in time. . . . Bosworth possesses the ability to take the world as we may know it and show it to us through new eyes. . . . [The stories] always have one thing in common: the struggle to understand and connect with each other. This theme is illustrated in lucid and beautiful language across the collection, and by the end one is left with the certain feeling of time well spent in Bosworth’s world.”
—The Hollins Critic

BUY THIS BOOK →

You or the Invention of Memory

by Jonathan Baumbach
Dzanc Books

"No one is smarter or funnier about the absurdities and agonies of modern love. Reading You is an affair to relish and remember."
—Hilda Wolitzer

BUY THIS BOOK →

 

The Pavilion of Former Wives

by Jonathan Baumbach
Dzanc Books

A man and woman carry out an unusual courtship through a series of letters that gradually strip away their facades. A husband and wife argue about an infidelity that may never have happened. A liaison that hinges on a lost car ends before it begins when dreams influence reality. And a man confronts the specters of his failed relationships in the mysterious Pavilion of Former Wives. In 14 thematically linked stories, Jonathan Baumbach explores the sour and bitter sweetness of relationships just beginning and already over, and the frailty that love makes of us.

BUY THIS BOOK →

Dreams of Molly

by Jonathan Baumbach
Dzanc Books

A love story as only Baumbach can write, Dreams of Molly is filled with the longings and lingerings, the sex and deprivation, the humor and heartache, and the New York nuances that have driven Baumbach's fiction from the start.

BUY THIS BOOK →

Holy Cow

by David Duchovny
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

“For one of the most engaging allegorial tales since Animal Farm, look no further than the surprising debut from Hollywood star Duchovny. His tale of Elsie, an American cow who learns the truth about her fate, is filled with humor and relevance.” 
―Time Out, Critics' pick

BUY THIS BOOK →

Bucky F*cking Dent

by David Duchovny
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

“Duchovny’s hilarious new novel hits a home run . . . As fast as it is entertaining . . . Duchovny has a place in the lineup, kind of like a light-hitting shortstop who shines in key moments.”
―Micah PollackThe Washington Post

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P: A Novel

by Andrew Lewis Conn
Soft Skull Press

Rambunctious, exhilarating, surreal, funny, and moving. . . Conn has written an urbane adventure story that worldly readers will enjoy.
—The New York Times Sunday Book Review

Make It, Take It

by Rus Bradburd
Cinco Puntos Press

"Make It, Take It is blissfully light on the dramatic-finish game details that so often derail sports novels. Set against a backdrop of college basketball, it is a compelling story of people and the ways in which they can rise and sink to various levels." 
— Chicago Tribune

BUY THIS BOOK →

The Great Kisser

David Evanier
Rager

"There is a bloodshot intensity..., a drive to get hold of the world before it all gets lost, the streets, the rooms, the feeling of the times—the 60s and 70s—when personal and public life felt so terribly urgent. Evanier writes a muscular, watchful prose, and again and again he pulls it off, surprising his characters in t heir existential habitat—unsettled, confused, completely caught up in the act of becoming"
—Sven Birkerts

BUY THIS BOOK →


 

A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That

by Lisa Glatt
Simon & Schuster

At the center of A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That, Lisa Glatt's heroic, hauntingly honest debut, is Rachel Sparks, a thirtysomething college professor who moves back home to sit with her mother while the older woman succumbs to terminal cancer. Glatt frames Rachel's story against a backdrop of women who range in age from 16 to 60, all of whom struggle with the conflicting sense of power versus the chilling vulnerability that seems so essential to their roles as women.

BUY THIS BOOK →

The Apple’s Bruise

by Lisa Glatt
Simon & Schuster

"Dazzling, thrilling, and as full of shocking wonder as a snowstorm in the Sahara, Glatt's stories don't just push the literary envelope, they transform it in dangerously inventive ways....It's all here, all hauntingly real, disturbingly funny, and in a word: brilliant."
—Caroline Leavitt, author of Girls in Trouble

BUY THIS BOOK →

I Smile Back

by Amy Koppelman
Two Dollar Radio

"Koppelman explores with ruthless honesty a woman come undone."
—Bookslut

BUY THIS BOOK →

Hesitation Wounds

by Amy Koppelman
The Overlook Press

“Amy Koppelman has wrangled into the world a marvel of a book in terms of language and character and story. It should find her the audience she’s long deserved.” 
—Mary Karr, the New York Times bestselling author of The Liar's Club 

BUY THIS BOOK →

The Lincoln Conspiracy

by Timothy L. O'Brien
Ballantine / Random House

“History as a dangerous, inventive game . . . fascinating.”
—Martin Cruz Smith

BUY THIS BOOK →

Thinner Than Thou

by Kit Reed
Tor Books

In the tomorrow of Thinner Than Thou, the cult of the body has become the one true religion. The Dedicated Sisters are a religious order sworn to help anorexic, bulimic, and morbidly obese youth. Throughout the land, houses of worship have been replaced by the health clubs of the Crossed Triceps. And through hypnotically powerful evangelical infomercials, the Reverend Earl preaches the heaven of the Afterfat, where you will look like a Greek god and can eat anything you want. Just sign over your life savings and come to Sylphania where the Reverend himself will personally supervise your attainment of physical perfection.

BUY THIS BOOK →

 

Dogs of Truth

by Kit Reed
Tor Books

The Dogs of Truth contains 17 new or previously uncollected short stories. Included are "High Rise High," about a student revolt at the ultimate "secure" high school; "Focus Group," where a star-struck fan dictates the fate of soap opera characters through a biochip implant; "Escape from Shark Island," which looks at an extreme version of today's trendy "family bed;" and "Precautions," where germ-phobia reigns supreme.

BUY THIS BOOK →

@expectations

by Kit Reed
Tor Books

@expectations is a fabulous work of women's fiction by a writer who has made a career of delving deep into women's hearts and finding the truth of their feelings and their lives. Reed's fiction has always examined the female and familial conditions with a sharp eye, a truthful insight, and a unique style that leaves her readers breathless and wanting more.

BUY THIS BOOK →

You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah!

by Fiona Rosenbloom
Hyperion

Stacy Friedman is getting ready for one of the biggest events of her young life--her bat mitzvah! All she wants is the perfect BCBG dress to wear, her friends by her side, and her biggest crush ever, Andy Goldfarb, to dance with her (and maybe give Stacy her first French kiss …). But of course, things never work out quite the way you'd like them to….

 

We Are So Crashing Your Bat Mitzvah!!

by Fiona Rosenbloom
Hyperion

Stacy Friedman has just had the most awesome summer of her life. At camp, she and her best friend, Lydia, met a girl who trained them in all things cool, like how many black plastic jelly bracelets to wear and which teeth-whitening strips work the best. Equipped with this new knowledge, they’re set to make an unforgettable back-to-school debut.

Secretary

by Steven Shainberg and Erin Cressida Wilson
Soft Skull Press

"Shainberg and Wilson have greatly enlarged Gaitskill's story... They know the kinks, the poses and the funny accouterments are finally beside the point. After all, it isn't how you find each other—it's that you do."
—Los Angeles Times

The Long Haul

by Amanda Stern
Dzanc Press

Reading Stern is like watching polaroids materialize, the horror creeping up on you. Picture perfect writing; a compelling story.... 
—UNCUT Magazine

BUY THIS BOOK →

The Erotica Project

by Erin Cressida Wilson and Lillian Ann Slugocki
Cleis Press

This is hot reading by any standard, a revelation of the unwieldy and unrelenting desires of straight women and an assertion that "it is revolutionary for women to take charge of and own their sexuality." The Erotica Project began as a program for WBAI Radio New York and moved to the stage in 1998, where performances sold out night after night and were critically lauded.

BUY THIS BOOK →

Missy President

by Randi Zuckerberg
Zuckerberg Inc.

From Randi Zuckerberg, the author of Dot, comes a new book about shattering glass ceilings and breaking the Internet. After Missy's 4th grade homework assignment goes viral, she's catapulted to a new level of superstardom and—quite possibly—a new life in politics.

BUY THIS BOOK →

 

Coney

by Amram Ducovny
The Overlook Press

Coney Island, 1939. On the eve of World War II, fifteen-year-old Harry Catzker spends his after-school hours on his bike, picking up betting slips from Coney Island carnival freaks for the local bookie and racing his imaginary sworn enemy, German Captain Ziegenbaum, whose ship menaces the coastline. As the lights of the Cyclone and Luna Park glow in the Coney Island night, Harry finds a surrogate family in the freaks and low-lifes.

BUY THIS BOOK →
 

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