The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

Growing up amidst a sea of equal minded education and always saying the right things, 30-ish Brooklyn-ite Nathaniel has arrived on the cusp of his real adult life, in his real adult city, with his real adult career as a writer with something to say. But amidst fighting class privilege with his pen and apologizing for his gender to his many lady friends, the young Mr. P. is about to discover the horrible truth: he knows nothing and women’s rights have nothing to do with him. For anyone amused at dating, status, and how difficult it seems to be genuine with other people, this is a novel of wit and enjoyment.

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ISBN: 9781250050458
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Published: Picador - May 6th, 2014

How to Shake the Other Man - Derek Palacio

Derek Palacio’s small novel wholly encompasses the lives of three men, their losses and their hopes, much in the way the novel’s central location of the boxing ring binds them together. Javier’s journeyman existence leads him skeptically into the arms of the coffee cart entrepreneur Marcel. After Marcel embroils his brother Oscar into teaching Javi the art of boxing, the three of them are forced to play out the tumultuous path of their entangled relationships. There is a great sense of displacement and loss that echoes through every sentence of Palacio’s story. How to Shake the Other Man reminds us that all relationships shadow one another, be it brotherly, romantic, or that of a coach and his protégé, and leave scars far deeper than those left by a pounding to the head.
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ISBN: 9780983658580
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Published: Nouvella - May 14th, 2013

The Fall of Arthur - J.R.R. Tolkien

Focusing on Arthur’s nobility and the battle for Breton’s identity, J.R.R. Tolkien masterfully returns the king of England to his grasses, stones, and ancient roots. Springing back to life in the Saxon alliterative verse form, this long-rumored version of the legend that has enchanted for centuries is perfect for a spot of afternoon dreaming. Christopher Tolkien restores this work with an introduction on Arthur, his father’s love of poetry, and the tantalizing ties between Camelot and Middle Earth. Fans of Tolkien, Arthur, or a fantastic yarn will be swept away in time by this narrative poem.

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ISBN: 9780544227835
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 27th, 2014