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Special Topics in Calamity Physics

Do you remember when you thought the secrets of life were contained in each and every book you pulled off the library shelf? Continue reading

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The Enthusiast

The Enthusiast is a fun read in a Tom Robbins-y style — youthful, but updated in a blog-topical way for the Internet era of micro-interests and short attention spans. Our man Henry Bay journeys through life and these United States … Continue reading

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The Fig Eater

Shield’s hypnotic first novel follows the criminal investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death of Dora, the subject of Freud’s famous treatise on repression and female sexual hysteria… Continue reading

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Are You Somebody?

‘Drinking means bad breath and crusted shirt-fronts and bottles of milk wolfed down as a meal and waking in the morning on a pile of coats with noclean knickers and being thin, being cold, being sick’ Continue reading

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The Question of Bruno

Aleksandar Hemon moved to the U.S. from Bosnia in the early 1990s, prior to the siege of Sarajevo. He swiftly learned English and began writing, in his adopted language, stories about the traumas of immigrant experience and the pain of … Continue reading

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The Three-Arched Bridge

It’s the fourteenth century Balkans, and water transportation has recently been monopolized by a shady outfit called “Boats and Rafts” that imposes standard tolls for water crossings. Our fictitious monk-narrator acts as interpreter when two strangers appear in the realm … Continue reading

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Ali and Nino

Ali and Nino by Kurban Said Ali and Nino, first published in Vienna in 1937, is one of the enduring romantic novels of the century. An involving tale of love challenged by war, often compared to Romeo and Juliet and … Continue reading

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Geeks

Geeks tells the story of how these young men are using technology to change their lives, to construct new futures and find a new community where they can belong. Continue reading

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