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End-of-Summer Sale

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Grab these great Dzanc titles at a discount through the end of August.

 

The Suicide of Claire Bishop by Carmiel Banasky: Hardcover $19.95

The Suicide of Claire Bishop by Carmiel Banasky: Hardcover $19.95

Greenwich Village, 1959. Claire Bishop sits for a portrait—a gift from her husband—only to discover that what the artist has actually depicted is Claire’s suicide. The painting haunts both her and a young schizophrenic man named West, who rediscovers the painting in 2004. When the two characters finally meet, lives are forever changed.

Origins of the Universe and What It All Means by Carole Firstman: Hardcover $19.95

Origins of the Universe and What It All Means by Carole Firstman: Hardcover $19.95

In her inventive memoir, Carole Firstman traces her strained relationship with her eccentric and distant father, a gifted biology professor whose research on scorpions may have contributed to the evolutionary theories of Stephen Jay Gould. Part travel narrative, part cultural commentary, this genre-bending memoir contemplates the nature of parent-child relationships, the evolution of life on Earth, and origins both physical and metaphysical.

The Sorrow Proper by Lindsey Drager: Paperback $10.00

The Sorrow Proper by Lindsey Drager: Paperback $10.00

A group of aging librarians must decide whether to fight or flee from the end of print and the rise of electronic publications, while the parents of the young girl who died in front of the library struggle with their role in her loss. Anchored by the transposed stories of a photographer and his deaf mathematician lover each mourning the other's death, Drager's debut novel explores the hypothetical end of the public library system and a young theory in the hard sciences called Many Worlds, a branch of quantum mechanics that strives to prove mathematically that our lives do not follow a singular, linear path.

Triangle Ray by John Holman: Paperback $9.95

Triangle Ray by John Holman: Paperback $9.95

This collection of short stories follows Ray Fielding, introduced first as a young black man coming of age in the 1980s and infatuated with his schoolmate, the brilliant, miraculous Marie. Against the wishes of their families, the two marry just out of high school. Twenty years later, Ray is divorced and still searching for a lasting connection—with his friend Dexter and his wife Olivia, whose name is so beautiful Ray has to ugly it up; with his cousin Barbara, raising her child while chasing an easy way out; and with passionate, mercurial Alma, a woman with whom Ray collides at right angles, a fleeting love affair neither of them can keep alive. 

Heritage of Smoke by Josip Novakovich: Paperback $9.95

Heritage of Smoke by Josip Novakovich: Paperback $9.95

Man Booker International finalist Josip Novakovich's new story collection explores emigration and culture clash, war and exile, and religiosity and existentialism that have defined his fiction and earned him the American Book Award and Whiting Writer’s Award, as well as praise from Kirkus Reviews as “one of the best short-story writers of the decade.” With dry humor and world-weary wisdom, Novakovich explores the sorrows and absurdities of the wars in Bosnia and Croatia, constructing a bravely intelligent mosaic of what it means to be torn from one’s country and one’s self.