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  • Black Stereotypes in Popular Series Fiction, 1851-1955by Bernard A. Drew

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Even well-meaning fiction writers of the late Jim Crow era (1900-1955) perpetuated racial stereotypes in their depiction of black characters. From 1918 to 1952, Octavus Roy Cohen turned out a remarkable 360 short stories featuring Florian Slappey and the schemers, romancers and ditzes of Birmingham's Darktown for The Saturday Evening Post and other... more...

  • Testamentby G.C. Waldrep

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2015; US$ 9.99

    This long autobiographical poem covers Scottish castles, cymatics, religion, and Dolly the cloned sheep, while investigating gender as lyric form. more...

  • The Bad Wife Handbookby Rachel Zucker

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    A courageous and innovative ode to monogamy and its challenges more...

  • The World Is on Fireby Joni Tevis

    Milkweed Editions 2015; US$ 18.00

    The sermons of Joni Tevis? youth filled her with dread, a sense “that an even worse story—one you hadn?t read yet—could likewise come true.? In this revelatory collection, she reckons with her childhood fears by exploring the uniquely American fascination with apocalypse. From a haunted widow?s wildly expanding mansion, to atomic test sites in the... more...

  • The Organ Brokerby Stu Strumwasser

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    The Organ Broker is the thrilling story of an underground black market organ dealer known as “New York Jack.? For eighteen years Jack has been a “transplant tourism director,? sending wealthy Americans and Europeans in need of kidneys and other organs to third world countries where they would buy them from transplant centers on the take. The death... more...

  • The Thunderbird Poemsby Armand Garnet Ruffo

    Harbour Publishing 2015; US$ 18.95

    Norval Morrisseau?s revered work has been honoured, copied and recognized throughout the art world and beyond. Less widely known but equally captivating is the artist?s personal life story, which poet and biographer Armand Garnet Ruffo related in his powerful narrative biography, Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing into Thunderbird (Douglas & McIntyre,... more...

  • The Pain and the Itch (NHB Modern Plays)by Bruce Norris

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 13.11

    A hilarious social satire about liberal hypocrisy from an American writer whose work has been staged by the world famous Steppenwolf Theatre. A cosy family Thanksgiving dinner for six. But someone - or something - is leaving bite marks in the avocados. Clay and Kelly's daughter Kayla has an itch and Carol can't remember who played Gandhi. The... more...

  • Beyond Gatsbyby Robert McParland

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99

    The 1920s offered a veritable explosion of distinctively American fiction for the first time, from many of the nation?s most widely heralded writers, including Ernest Hemingway, Willa Cather, John Dos Passos, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, and others. Imagining the American Community demonstrates how the presence of the novels by these... more...

  • Incarnate Graceby Moira Linehan

    Southern Illinois University Press 2015; US$ 15.95

    In her collection Incarnate Grace , poet Moira Linehan explores, questions, and ultimately celebrates her attempt to live in the temple of the present. After learning she has breast cancer, the poet struggles to live an examined life. Alienated and estranged from her own body, she turns her cancer into ?these binoculars, / this new way of looking,?... more...

  • Gumby Karen Hartman

    Theatre Communications Group 2015; US$ 13.95

    First publication of an important, young playwright. more...