This debut novel--told in interviews--spans 20 years in the rise and fall of the charismatic leader of a seductive self-help movement.
In The Deaths of Henry King, the hapless Henry King, as advertised, dies. Not just once or even twice, but seven dozen times, each death making way for a new demise, moving from the comic to the grim to the absurd to the transcendent and back again.
From the author of the award-winning novel Buffalo Lockjaw comes a powerful collection of darkly humorous short stories. A young girl uses a burnt log for her ventriloquist act; Franz Kafka and an unnamed narrator cruise a dive bar for women; a grieving couple stage and execute their own funeral; a son brings hot chowder to his caged parents.
A quixotic and funny tale about first love - from the Akutagawa Prize-winning author.A boy is obsessed with a woman who sells sandwiches. He goes to the supermarket almost every day, just so he can look at her face. She is beautiful to him, and he calls her "Ms Ice Sandwich," and endlessly draws her portrait.
The volunteer would complain, of course. I suppose he couldn't help it. He felt angry or self-righteous or betrayed. He said this was not what he'd signed up for, this was breaking a promise, breaking the rules, this was not the way the good guys conducted themselves. He might say this was a violation of his human rights, a war crime, a crime anyway.
Bella Winter has hit a low. Homeless and jobless, she is the mother of a toddler by a man whose name she didn't quite catch, and her once pretty face is disfigured by the scar she acquired in a car accident. Friendless and without family, she's recently disentangled herself from a selfish and indifferent boyfriend and a cruel and indifferent mother.
WINNER OF THE 2017 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE
A (Serge A.) Storm is brewing for a cabal of bad guys gaming the Florida state lottery in this insanely funny novel from the maestro of mayhem, Tim Dorsey.
If you're loud and proud Floridian Serge A. Storms, how do you follow up your very own remake of Easy Rider? You shoot your own "episodes" of your favorite classic television show, Route 66
Nominated for 2017 Shamus Award, Best First Private Eye Novel
A beautifully jacketed hardcover selection of 53 darkly witty, whimsical, and macabre short stories by an acknowledged master of the form.
"Light and tight, On Turpentine Lane is constructed with an almost scary mastery."--New York Times Book Review
"A diverting delight."--People
" Lipman] has a way of crafting books so utterly charming that you want to set up residence inside them...On Turpentine Lane quickly becomes a friend."--Seattle Times
A hilarious and emotionally charged novel about a couple who embark on an open marriage-what could possibly go wrong?