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Release date: Fall/Winter 2013
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The Persistence of Crows
Grant Maierhofer
173 pages
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Henry Alfi is feeling lost. With relationships imploding and dissatisfaction on the rise, escaping his native Midwest could set everything right in his life.Along with fellow journalists from his college newspaper, Alfi travels to New York City. There he embarks on an emotional odyssey through Manhattan and back home, desperate to alleviate the pervading sense of indifference and misery on the horizon. In his search he meets a girl who is also confused and desperate to find a better life. The two lovebirds thrive off the pulse of the big city and share their troubled pasts.

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Heart of Scorpio
Joseph Avski translated from Spanish by Mark David McGraw
142 pages
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Originally published in Spanish as El corazón del escorpión, this winner of the IX annual National Novel Award from the Medellín Chamber of Commerce raises the bar for boxing literature. In bursts of fiction and nonfiction, Heart of Scorpio tells the tragic story of ex-champion boxer, Antonio Cervantes (“Kid Pambelé”), using four distinct voices that represent the personal, family, social, and public aspects of this athlete’s life.

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Miss Gone-overseas
Mitchell Hagerstrom
136 pages
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In the sparse, lyrical style of a classic pillow book, Miss Gone-overseas chronicles a wartime life that doesn’t focus on guns, bombs or military depredations, but on the pedestrian life of a lower-class Japanese woman as she reflects on the turmoil around her. Set on a lush tropical island during the later part of World War II, the book begins and ends with separations that are also beginnings.

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The Mosquito Song
M. L. Kennedy
111 pages
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Hunted by amateur assassins, confounded by a mysterious notebook, and vexed by modern technology, a derelict vampire travels west to Chicago for answers. And maybe a little blood. The mixture of action, travelogue, and seedy street scenes is handled with dexterity. At only 103 pages it’s a short book that leaves a lasting impression and is never guilty of weighing you down. (Also includes author intro and bonus short story)

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Austin Nights
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168 pages
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Bridget had a fierce desire for survival which made her a fighter. Michael had a hankering after immortality which made him a useless dreamer. And that was the great difference between these two Austin transplants who loved each other so well. Powered by a rich kind of nonlinear anti-narrative, Austin Nights weaves and cajoles us into believing that reality can be fiction and fiction reality, but more importantly, to stop looking for the border that divides the two.

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