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  • Project Xby Jim Shepard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    n the wilderness of junior high, Edwin Hanratty is at the bottom of the food chain. His teachers find him a nuisance. His fellow students consider him prey. And although his parents are not oblivious to his troubles, they can't quite bring themselves to fathom the ruthless forces that demoralize him daily. Sharing in these schoolyard indignities... more...

  • Love and Hydrogenby Jim Shepard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    I?ve been a problem baby, a lousy son, a distant brother, an off-putting neighbor, a piss-poor student, a worrisome seatmate, an unreliable employee, a bewildering lover, a frustrating confidante and a crappy husband. Among the things I do pretty well at this point I?d have to list darts, re-closing Stay-Fresh boxes, and staying out of the way. ... more...

  • Like You'd Understand, Anywayby Jim Shepard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    Following his widely acclaimed Project X and Love and Hydrogen ??Here is the effect of these two books,? wrote the Chicago Tribune: ?A reader finishes them buzzing with awe??Jim Shepard now gives us his first entirely new collection in more than a decade. Like You?d Understand, Anyway reaches from Chernobyl to Bridgeport, with a host of narrators... more...

  • You Think That's Badby Jim Shepard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Following Like You?d Understand, Anyway ?awarded the Story Prize and a finalist for the National Book Award?Jim Shepard returns with an even more wildly diverse collection of astonishingly observant stories. Like an expert curator, he populates the vastness of human experience?from its bizarre fringes and lonely, breathtaking pinnacles to the hopelessly... more...

  • The Book of Aronby Jim Shepard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 15.95

    The acclaimed National Book Award finalist??one of the United States? finest writers,? according to Joshua Ferris, ?full of wit, humanity, and fearless curiosity??now gives us a novel that will join the short list of classics about children caught up in the Holocaust. Aron, the narrator, is an engaging if peculiar and unhappy young boy whose family... more...

  • The Book of Aronby Jim Shepard

    Quercus 2015; US$ 8.99

    Warsaw, Poland, 1939. My mother and father named me Aron, but my father said they should have named me What Have You Done or What Were You Thinking. Aron is a nine-year-old Polish Jew, and a troublemaker. As the walls go up around the ghetto in Warsaw, as the lice and typhus rage, food is stolen and even Jewish police betray their people,... more...

  • Ajax Is All About Attackby Jim Shepard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 99.00

    A Vintage Shorts ?Short Story Month? Selection Velibor Vasovic is not political. He is a soccer player; has played for Partizan Belgrade and his national team. Scored Partizan?s only goal against Real Madrid in the European Cup. He is the rock supporting any defense. But in 1966, he starts playing for Ajax Amsterdam, firmly in the West. And politics... more...

  • Kiss of the Wolfby Jim Shepard

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    A New York Times Notable Book: A lethal accident turns life into a waking nightmare for a mother and her son in this gripping novel of secrecy and dread Abandoned by her husband, Joanie Mucherino and her eleven-year-old son, Todd, struggle to cope while dealing with their comically tactless and intrusive Italian family. Further complicating things,... more...

  • Lights Out in the Reptile Houseby Jim Shepard

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    A shy and apolitical herpetologist-in-training finds the weight of history bearing down on him as the effects of repression ramp up in his country In an unspecified country that combines elements of Chile under its military regime, South Africa under apartheid, and Italy under fascism, fifteen-year-old Karel Roeder asks only to be left alone to... more...

  • Paper Dollby Jim Shepard

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    During the air war over Germany, the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress tries to achieve some competence as a unit before their most catastrophic mission yet They call their plane ?Paper Doll,? the joke being its suggestion of flimsiness, inconsequence, and perishability, and none of them, from the veterans to the newcomers, feel the bravery they?d... more...