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  • Spring Awakeningby Jonathan Franzen; Frank Wedekind

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.99

    First performed in Germany in 1906, Frank Wedekind's controversial play Spring Awakening closed after one night in New York in 1917 amid charges of obscenity and public outrage. For the better part of the twentieth century Wedekind's intense body of work was largely unpublished and rarely performed. Yet the play's subject matter?teenage desire,... more...

  • The Anatomy of Storyby John Truby

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 17.99

    John Truby is one of the most respected and sought-after story consultants in the film industry, and his students have gone on to pen some of Hollywood's most successful films, including Sleepless in Seattle , Scream, and Shrek . The Anatomy of Story is his long-awaited first book, and it shares all of his secrets for writing a compelling script.... more...

  • Nocturneby Adam Rapp

    Faber & Faber 2002; US$ 14.99

    "Fifteen years ago I killed my sister." So begins Adam Rapp's highly acclaimed play Nocturne , in which a 32-year-old former piano prodigy recounts the tragic events that tore his family apart. With a keen eye for human relationships and a deft ear for language, Rapp explores the aftershock of this unimaginable event. The father is so incapable... more...

  • Theatreby David Mamet

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 16.99

    If theatre were a religion, explains David Mamet in his opening chapter, "many of the observations and suggestions in this book might be heretical." As always, Mamet delivers on his promise: in Theatre , the acclaimed author of Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed the Plow calls for nothing less than the death of the director and the end of acting theory.... more...

  • The Death of Bunny Munroby Nick Cave

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 15.99

    Set adrift by his wife's suicide and struggling to keep a grip on reality, Bunny Munro does the only thing he can think of: with his young son in tow, he hits the road. To his son, waiting patiently in the car while his father peddles beauty wares and quickies to lonely housewives in the south of England, Bunny is a hero, larger than life. But Bunny... more...

  • Laurel Canyonby Michael Walker

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 16.99

    In the late sixties and early seventies, an impromptu collection of musicians colonized a eucalyptus-scented canyon deep in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles and melded folk, rock, and savvy American pop into a sound that conquered the world as thoroughly as the songs of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones had before them. Thirty years later, the... more...

  • The Simpsonsby John Ortved

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 23.99

    The Simpsons is one of the most successful shows to ever run on television. From its first moment on air, the series's rich characters, subversive themes, and layered humor resounded deeply with audiences both young and old who wanted more from their entertainment than what was being meted out at the time by the likes of Full House , Growing Pains... more...

  • Bad Scienceby Ben Goldacre

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 15.99

    Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average readers, who aren't medical doctors or Ph.D.s in biochemistry,... more...

  • Hate: A Romanceby Tristan Garcia; Marion Duvert; Lorin Stein

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.99

    In a controversial first novel that took the French literary world by storm and won the Prix de Flore, Tristan Garcia uses sex, friendships, and love affairs to show what happens to people when political ideals?Marxism, gay rights, sexual liberation, nationalism?come to an end. As Elizabeth Levallois, a cultural journalist, looks back on this decade... more...

  • Soul Miningby Daniel Lanois

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 15.99

    Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, U2, Peter Gabriel, and the Neville Brothers all have something in common: some of their best albums were produced by Daniel Lanois. A French-speaking kid from Canada, Lanois was driven by his innate curiosity and intense love of music to transcend his small-town origins and become one of the world's most prolific... more...