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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00
In 1996, Tom Bissell went to Uzbekistan as a na?ve Peace Corps volunteer. Though he lasted only a few months before illness and personal crisis forced him home, Bissell found himself entranced by this remote land. Five years later he returned to explore the shrinking Aral Sea, destroyed by Soviet irrigation policies. Joining up with an exuberant translator... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
Young Americans abroad in Central Asia find themselves pushed to their limits in these acclaimed, prize-winning stories by one of our most exciting and talented new authors. Combining bleak humor, ironic insight, deep compassion, and unflinching moral and ethical inquiry, Tom Bissell gives us a gripping collection that is both timeless and profoundly... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95
The Father of All Things is a riveting, haunting, and often hilarious account of a veteran and his son?s journey through Vietnam. As his father recounts his experiences as a soldier, including a near fatal injury, Tom Bissell weaves a larger history of the war and explores the controversies that still spark furious debate today. Blending history,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95
Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of thirty-four. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles, playing titles such as Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, BioShock, and Oblivion for, literally, days. If you are reading this flap copy, the same... more...
- McSweeney's 2012; US$ 13.99
In Magic Hours , award-winning essayist Tom Bissell explores the highs and lows of the creative process. He takes us from the set of The Big Bang Theory to the first novel of Ernest Hemingway to the final work of David Foster Wallace; from the films of Werner Herzog to the film of Tommy Wiseau to the editorial meeting in which Paula Fox's work... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.95
?Expertly researched and fascinating? Bissell is a wonderfully sure guide to these mysterious men.? This is a serious book about the origins of Christianity that is also very funny. How often can you say that?? ? The Independent A profound and moving journey into the heart of Christianity that explores the mysterious and often paradoxical lives... more...
- Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 15.99
Peter, Matthew, Thomas, John :Who were these men and what was their relationship to Jesus? Tom Bissell gives us rich and deeply informed answers to those ancient questions. Written with warmth, humour, and a rare acumen, Apostle is a brilliant and exhaustive synthesis of travel writing, centuries of biblical history, and a deep lifelong relationship... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 16.00
From the actor who somehow lived through it all, a ?sharply detailed?funny book about a cinematic comedy of errors? ( The New York Times ): the making of the cult film phenomenon The Room. In 2003, an independent film called The Room ?starring and written, produced, and directed by a mysteriously wealthy social misfit named Tommy Wiseau?made its... more...
- Greystone Books 2016; US$ 18.99
Is addiction a disease, a sin, a sign of hypersensitivity, a personal failing, or a unique resource for the creative mind? However it is defined, addiction can have devastating consequences, often shattering lives, sundering families, causing impoverishment, and even triggering suicide. Yet it can also be a source of inspiration. In these frank essays,... more...