Staff Pick

Finally, someone has combined all my interests in one book: queer longing, death, kinky art, and taxidermy. Mix in grief and big questions about how one loves and fits in with their family, and you have Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett. This is a visceral (often with actual viscera) and physical book, filled with bodies and intimacy. And yet this physicality only serves to show that achieving emotional intimacy and openness is often much more difficult than creating a perfect peacock mount.

 

 

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781947793309
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tin House Books - June 4th, 2019

Staff Pick

This was my perfect queer book, part memoir, part essay about the art of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, part queer theory, plus thoughts on ice and how it shatters. It is a wandering book, often tender and funny, a book you will love if you list Maggie Nelson as one of your favorite authors. It is powerful and beautiful and deserves a careful read. 

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895477
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Published: Coffee House Press - June 4th, 2019

Staff Pick

Rabbits for Food is a master class in how to write a novel about depression that is incredibly true to life yet funny without making fun of suffering. What the novel does mock is how we treat people with mental health issues, and institutions that seem not very far removed from the very beginnings of psychiatry. This is a novel of unraveling, of going deep into someone's mind and perhaps finding yourself in it, or realizing that you too could break and find yourself on the outside looking in. Rabbits for Food is acerbic, sharp, and absolutely brilliant.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781641290531
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Soho Press - May 7th, 2019

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