Dispatch From the Buyer

Article by keaton

In May: warrior women usher Japan into the modern era; intimate missives from the radical vanguard of the American family; orphans, acrobats and lunatic asylums on Coney Island; when your body is made of paper, you can become art; yes, that Special Agent Dale Cooper; the comedy of romance amid the gender wars.

Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393077995
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2015

Three young Japanese girls are chosen by their empress to learn the strange ways of a foreign land, only to return after ten years to a home they no longer know—“other to everyone except each other.” Such are the incredible lives of Sutematsu, Shige and Ume, lived on the cusp of modernity, witnessing the collision of East and West, tradition and progress, history and the future.

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The Argonauts Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555977078
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 5th, 2015

There is no separation between the personal and the political. So, how do we live outside the oppressive strictures of heteronormative society, truly honestly openly loving beyond the conventions of gender and cultural conservatism? How do we connect with our deepest selves, when identity itself is an endless process of becoming? The journey of Maggie Nelson’s family—through her troubled pregnancy and her partner’s transexuality—provides the perfect example.

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ISBN: 9780062367556
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ecco - May 5th, 2015

No matter the era, lives lived outside the purview of normal society are always the most interesting. Circus performers exist in a realm of fantasy that can nevertheless come crashing down. Orphans born in tenement squalor may yet fulfill their destiny. Those unfortunate souls deemed insane and locked away, might just be the most rational of us all. Still, the most marvelous things occur when such lives intertwine and become part of something bigger than themselves.

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ISBN: 9781939419224
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Published: Unnamed Press - May 19th, 2015

If our body is a medium, a surface to reflect the world around us, what does that say about who we are? If we let our world dictate the form we take, how will we ever truly know ourselves? To become an object of art, must we sacrifice our humanity? These are heady questions, especially when considered by a boy made of paper.

The Guild of Saint Cooper Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936873616
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Published: Dzanc Books - May 12th, 2015

Twin Peaks’ beloved Special Agent Dale Cooper is undeniably a cult hero. So, is it surprising that an actual cult should form around his name and image? And is it surprising that this cult springs from the ashes of a post-apocalyptic Seattle, determined to rewrite the history of a doomed city in order to save its own primitive future?

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ISBN: 9781558618855
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Published: Feminist Press - May 5th, 2015

Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t. Navigating the terrain of modern romance is never easy. But for a lovelorn, twenty-something “anti-Bridget Jones” type it’s a virtual minefield. Caught between the rom-com illusion, loneliness and militant feminism, is there any way to find that happily ever after we’re all looking for?

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