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Shapero, Rich

Summary: "Rin, Tongue, and Dorner takes place in an apocalyptic future, where humanity survives in temperature regulated geodomes. The protagonist, Dorner, has committed himself to his career as a Planner, keeping the temperature of his colony constant through a system of furnaces as well as a strict code of human conduct. Extremes of human activity -- violence, extreme athleticism, and excessive sexual...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: TooFar Media 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHA

Perec, Georges

Summary: "As his country is torn apart by social and political anarchy, A Void's protagonist, Anton Vowl, a chronic insomniac, is unaccountably found missing. Ransacking his Paris flat, a group of his faithful companions trawl through his diary for any indication, for any faint hint, as to his location. All that it brings to light, though, is Vowl's liking (uncannily similar to his author's) for parody,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvill 1994

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PER

Stridsberg, Sara

Summary: "In April 1988, Valerie Solanas--the writer, radical feminist, author of the SCUM Manifesto and would-be assassin of Andy Warhol--was discovered dead at fifty-two in her hotel room, in a grimy corner of San Francisco, alone, penniless, and surrounded by the typed pages of her last writings. In Valerie, a nameless narrator revisits the room where Solanas died, the courtroom where she was tried...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC STR

MTV Networks

Summary: Following the success of the theatrical tour of The Animation Show, animators Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt have brought the stellar collection of shorts to DVD, with extra features that they couldn't fit into the original show.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MTV/Paramount 2007

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV ANI

Coover, Robert.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2002

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Peace, David

Summary: Haunting and evocative, brutal and surreal, these twelve connected tales evoke the life of the Japanese writer Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927), whose short story "In the Grove" served as an inspiration for Akira Kurosawa's famous film Rashōmon, and whose narrative use of multiple perspectives and different versions of a single event influenced generations of storytellers. Writing out of his own...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A Knopf 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PEA

Acker, Kathy

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ACK

Palahniuk, Chuck.

Summary: "Palahniuk's fashion-model protagonist has it all, boyfriend, career, loyal best friend-- until an accident destroys her face, her ability to speak, and her self-esteem. Enter Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme, one operation away from becoming a bona-fide woman. Laced in are new chapters of memoir and further scenes with the book 's characters."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton 2012

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAL

Ryman, Geoff.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 1998

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RYM

Unamuno, Miguel de

Summary: The novel’s central character, Augusto, is a pampered, aimless young man who falls in love with Eugenia, a woman he randomly spots on the street. Augusto’s absurd infatuation offers an irresistible target for the philosophical ruminations of Unamuno’s characters, including Eugenia’s guardian-aunt and “theoretical anarchist” uncle, Augusto’s comical servants, and his best friend, Victor, an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Northwestern University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC UNA

Ellmann, Lucy

3 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Peeling apples for tartes tatin, an Ohio mother wonders how to exist in a world of distraction and fake facts, besieged by a tweet-happy president and trigger-happy neighbors, all of them oblivious to what Dupont has dumped into the rivers and what's happening at the factory farm down the interstate--not to mention what was done to the land's first inhabitants. A torrent of consciousness,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Kidd, Chip.

Summary: 1961 college graduate Happy embarks on his new advertising job with an eccentric team of co-workers, an effort that is marked by their struggles to land promising clients and Happy's participation in a devastating Yale psychology experiment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KID

Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich

Summary: Nabokov's parody, half poem and half commentary on the poem, deals with the escapades of the deposed king of Zemala in a New England college town.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1989

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC NAB

Danielewski, Mark Z.

Summary: A boy who loves flying kites begins to fear flying them after his favorite kite is lost and broken. Only time and courage can help him decide whether to fly again.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 DAN
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Schatz, Kate.

Summary: "Kate Schatz's Rid of Me is at once a wholly original work of fiction and an innovative meditation on one writer's relationship to an album. The album in question is PJ Harvey's 1993 recording Rid of Me, a release noted again and again for its raw sound, dark lyrics, and unabashed presentation of female sexuality, desire, and rage. In her prologue, Schatz states that the book is "not about Rid...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Continuum 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 780.33 SCH

O'Brien, Flann

Summary: A Irish college student avoids studying by writing a novel in which the central character, a writer named Dermot Trellis, is attacked by his own characters--figures, including the Pooka and Finn MacCool, whom he has borrowed from Irish myth and legend.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dalkey Archive Press 1998

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OBR

Pynchon, Thomas.

Summary: Reluctantly investigating a kidnapping threat against his ex-girlfriend's billionaire beau, Doc Sportello tackles a bizarre tangle of nefarious characters before stumbling on a mysterious entity that may actually be a tax shelter for a dental group.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PYN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS PYN

Stein, Garth.

1 hold on 6 copies

Summary: Evaluating his life on the eve of his death, atypical canine Enzo considers the sacrifices his master, Denny Swift, has made in his pursuit of becoming a professional race car driver, and the dog's own efforts to preserve the Swift family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2008

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Ste

Beckerman, Marty.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pocket Books 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BEC

Danielewski, Mark Z.

Summary: Moving back and forth in American history, a kaleidoscopic novel follows Hailey and Sam, two wayward teenagers, as they crash New Orleans parties, barrel up the Mississippi, head through the Badlands, and take on other adventures.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DAN

Summary: With arresting insight, vulnerability, and a delightful sense of humor, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty utilizes a mix of live action and diverse forms of animation, a collage of documentary and fantasy, and interplay of effects, voices, and music to capture the relationship between Terence and a lovely young woman (Namik Minter) as it teeters on the divide between platonic and romantic.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF OVE

Summary: A couple's relationship breaks down along with the images, which in its second half takes a dog's-eye view of the world. It is a meditation on history and illusion, figures merging and weaving across the screen along with the film's ideas about romantic love and being-in-the-world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE GOO

Summary: "The most famous film by Italian provocateur Marco Ferreri, La Grande bouffe was reviled on release for its perversity, decadence and attack on the bourgeoisie, yet won the prestigious FIPRESCI prize after its controversial screening at the Cannes Film Festival. Four friends retreat to a country mansion where they determine to eat themselves to death whilst engaging in group sex with...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Summary: Tokyo teenager Gorgeous is upset with her long-widowed father--he wants to marry his new girlfriend Ryoko. Seriously miffed, Gorgeous hits the road to visit her aunt in the country, bringing along her best girlfriends Sweet, Melody, Fantasy, Prof, Mac, and Kung Fu. The titular house belongs to the wheelchair bound aunt, whose large white cat has been immortalized in artwork throughout. Things...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2010

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