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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99
"You know, Yossi, we couldnt dress like this in the Philippines... wear earrings, dye our hair, put on make up, lipstick. Its forbidden." In Tel Aviv, Israel, a group of Filipino immigrants work as live-in carers for elderly Orthodox Jewish men. Six days a week they provide dedicated support to their employers. But on the seventh... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 19.95
Growing up, what Sanford Tweedie knew about East Germany was basically . . . nothing. West Germans were our friends; East Germans, the enemy. In 2000, somewhat better informed, Tweedie took advantage of a Fulbright Scholarship to move his family to the eastern German town of Erfurt for the academic year. Far from home and the familiar, with temporary... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2013; US$ 15.95
If Tripping with Allah is a road book, it?s a road book in the tradition of 2001: A Space Odyssey , rather than On the Road . Amazonian shamanism meets Christianity meets West African religion meets Islam in this work of reflection and inward adventure. Knight, the ?Hunter S. Thompson of Islamic literature? seeks reconciliation between his Muslim... more...
- UNP - Bison Original 2013; US$ 16.95
?Doing things by the book? acquires a whole new meaning in Brandon R. Schrand?s memoir of coming of age in spite of himself. The ?works cited? are those books that serve as Schrand?s signposts as he goes from life as a hormone-crazed, heavy-metal wannabe in the remotest parts of working-class Idaho to a reasonable facsimile of manhood (with a stop... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 17.95
This book presents the unique, moving perspective of a gravedigger?s daughter and her lifelong relationship with death. It is also a masterful meditation on the living elements of our cemeteries: our neighbors, friends, and families and how these things come together in the eyes of a young girl whose childhood is suffused with death and the wonder... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
Women are at the center of American theatre and have the potential to shape the cultural imagination of theatre-goers as a complex new era unfolds. Sarah Ruhl, one of the twenty-first century's most honored playwrights, is read in concert with her contemporaries whose writing also wrestles with the vexing issues facing Americans in the new century.... more...
- Tin House Books 2013; US$ 14.00
The poems in Portuguese began while Brandon rode city buses around Seattle, and were inspired by his fellow passengers?their voices and their minds, their faces and their bodies, their exuberances and infirmities, and the ways in which they enlivened and darkened the days at once. It was with and within these people that poetry seemed most alive.... more...
- Hawthorne Books 2013; US$ 16.95
Beginning in the summer of 2004, Scott Nadelson?s life fell apart. His fiancée left him a month before their planned wedding for another woman who made her living performing as a drag king. He moved into a drafty attic. His car?s brakes went out. He learned that his cat was dying. Over the next two years, he?d struggle, with equivocal and sometimes... more...