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Bluebirds Used To Croon In The Choir

Author : Joe Meno
ISBN : 9780810124240
Genre : Fiction
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Novelist, music journalist, and playwright Meno writes squarely in the American tradition of wringing large effects from small change, revealing the subtlety in the broad stroke and conveying complexity with seeming simplicity.
Category: Fiction

Demons In The Spring

Author : Joe Meno
ISBN : 9781936070091
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of 20 short stories, with illustrations by 20 artists from the fine art, graphic art and comic book worlds - including Charles Burns, Paul Hornschemeier and Caroline Hwang. The hardback edition was a finalist in the Granta's 2009 Story Prize, alongside the works of Jumpa Lahiri and Tobias Wolff. In these stories, oddly modern moments occur in the most familiar of public places.
Category: Fiction

The Enchanters Vs Sprawlburg Springs

Author : Brian Costello
ISBN : 9780977199204
Genre : Fiction
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The Enchanters vs. Sprawlburg Springs is a satirical, riotous story of a band trapped in suburbia and bent on changing the world. A frenzied "scene" whips up around them as they gain popularity, and the band members begin thinking big. It's a hilarious, crazy send-up of self-destructive musicians.
Category: Fiction

The Late American Novel

Author : Jeff Martin
ISBN : 9781593763992
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The way we absorb information has changed dramatically. Edison’s phonograph has been reincarnated as the iPod. Celluloid went digital. But books, for the most part, have remained the same—until now. And while music and movies have undergone an almost Darwinian evolution, the literary world now faces a revolution, a sudden seismic change in the way we buy, produce, and, yes, read books. Scholars, journalists, and publishers have turned their brains inside out in the effort to predict what lies ahead, but who better to comment on the future of the book than those who are driven to write them? In The Late American Novel, Jeff Martin and C. Max Magee gather some of today’s finest writers to consider the sea change that is upon them. Lauren Groff imagines an array of fantastical futures for writers, from poets with groupies to novelists as vending machines. Rivka Galchen writes about the figurative and literal death of paper. Joe Meno expounds upon the idea of a book as a place set permanently aside for the imagination, regardless of format. These and other original essays by Reif Larsen, Benjamin Kunkel, Victoria Patterson, and many more provide a timely and much-needed commentary on this compelling cultural crossroad.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Boy Detective Fails

Author : Joe Meno
ISBN : 9781936070497
Genre : Fiction
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In this “charming” and melancholic novel, a former child sleuth “investigates the hard-to-crack case of Lost Innocence” (Entertainment Weekly). A Chicago Tribune, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist Book of the Year In the twilight of a mysterious childhood full of wonder, Billy Argo, boy detective, is brokenhearted to find that his younger sister and crime-solving partner, Caroline, has committed suicide. Ten years later, Billy, age thirty, returns from an extended stay at St. Vitus’ Hospital for the Mentally Ill to discover the world full of unimaginable strangeness: office buildings vanish without reason, small animals turn up without their heads, and cruel villains ride city buses to complete their evil schemes. Lost within this unwelcoming place, Billy befriends two lonely, extraordinary children—one a science fair genius, the other a charming, silent bully. With a nearly forgotten bravery, he experiences the unendurable boredom of a telemarketing job; encounters a beautiful, desperate pickpocket; and confronts the nearly impossible solution to his sister’s case. Along a path laden with hidden clues and codes, the boy detective may learn the greatest secret of all: the necessity of the unknown. “Haunted by the mystery of his sister’s death and feeling that a lapse in his sleuthing may be to blame, Billy is determined to find out the reason for her suicide and to punish those responsible . . . The story of Billy’s search for truth, love and redemption is surprising and absorbing. Swaddled in melancholy and gentle humor, it builds in power as the clues pile up.” —Publishers Weekly “The author gives Billy a gallery of rogues to combat and even sends him to investigate the Convocation of Evil at a local hotel (‘Featured Panel: To Wear a Mask?’). Meno sets himself a complicated task, marooning his straight-arrow, pulp-fiction protagonist in a world uglier than the Bobbsey Twins ever faced but refusing to go for satire. Instead, the author takes his compulsive investigator at face value.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Comedic, imaginative, empathic . . . investigates the precincts of grief [and] our longing to combat chaos with reason.” —Booklist
Category: Fiction

Los Peinados De Los Malditos

Author : Joe Meno
ISBN : 9786078338863
Genre : Fiction
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Los peinados de los malditos es la historia de Brian, un inadaptado estudiante de escuela católica, y Gretchen, una dura chica punk aficionada tanto a las peleas como a grabar casets para su amigo, a quien considera un tonto. Los sucesos ocurren a principios de los años noventa, cuando el movimiento punk creció en el sur de Chicago. La narración de Brian también es el relato de una amistad y el descubrimiento de su sexualidad, frente a una sociedad hostil, clasista y una familia rota, pero sobre todo es la búsqueda de un joven que persigue resueltamente el significado de ser uno mismo.
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Library Journal

Author : Melvil Dewey
ISBN : UOM:39015063398203
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

Tri Quarterly

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ISBN : UCSC:32106019138335
Genre : College prose
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Category: College prose


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ISBN : UOM:39015078319434
Genre : American literature
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Presents nationally known writers, as well as new talent, and highlights the role of the modern writer as witness.
Category: American literature