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Tatiana "Pluta" Spektor was a mostly happy, if awkward, young girl—until her sociologist father was disappeared during Argentina’s Dirty War. Sent a world away by her grieving mother to attend boarding school outside New York City, Pluta wrestles alone with the unresolved tragedy and at last runs away: to the streets of Brooklyn in 1980, where she figuratively—and literally—spreads her wings. Told with haunting fabulist imagery by debut novelist Anca L. Szilágyi, this searing tale of love, loss, estrangement, and coming of age is an unflinching exploration of the personal devastation wrought by political repression.
SALAMANDERS is a wild and surreal novel based on the ancient legend of Prester John. Snippets of Prester's past are interwoven with scenes from the present, in which he, his wife, and their sacred house salamanders vacation together on a lonely Florida island. He's down on his luck -- and looking for a way out of his endless existence.
Shadowing an elderly librarian on his first day at the great Central Library, Máximo is thrilled to get a peek at the exclusive Encyclopedia of Medicine. It’s a dizzying collection of maladies: an amnesia that causes everyone you’ve ever met to forget you exist, while you remain perfectly, painfully aware of your history. A wound that grows with each dark thought or evil deed you commit but shrinks with every act of kindness. A disease that causes your body to imitate death, stopping your heart, cooling your blood. Will the fit pass before they bury you—or after?
As Máximo soon discovers, medicine at the Central Library may be more than he bargained for.
The Afflictions is a magical compendium of pseudo-diseases, an encyclopedia of archaic medicine written by a contemporary physician and scientist. Little by little, these bizarre and mystical afflictions frame an eternal struggle: between human desire and the limits of bodily existence.
MISSION CONTROL JULY JULY [UPLINK]: Ranger Zero-Darling, come in. What do you see?
RANGER ZERO-DARLING [DOWNLINK]: It... [STATIC]... It's beautiful.
JULY JULY: Ranger, please repeat. What is beautiful?
From artist Saul Rosenbaum comes an intergalactic voyage powered by your creativity. Strap in for a space odyssey the likes of which you have never seen.
Explore a sliver of the galaxy as yet untouched by light and color. With intrepid imagination and a steady hand, assist Space Ranger Zero-Darling on a mission to illuminate the uncharted depths of space.
Pack your space pants and your colored pencils and hop aboard the Ovo-1 Stargazer Quaintrelle. We're on our way to other worlds!
"London has become a singularly uninteresting city since the death of the late lamented Professor Moriarty."
So grumbles Mr. Sherlock Holmes at the beginning of "The Adventure of the Norwood Builder." Yet soon enough he finds some singularly interesting adventures to occupy his time! Follow Holmes as he catches murderers, gets engaged to a blackmailer's housemaid, tracks down a missing rugby star, solves a kidnapping, and even dabbles in international espionage.
This collection features eleven of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tales, edited with a new foreword, and 25 original pen & ink illustrations.
Dimensions: 8 x 5.25 x .7 inches
May 29, 2014