Author: Vittorino Andreoli
Uno schizofrenico che immagina di uccidere il Diavolo, uno straccione acculturato che trova pornografico il David di Michelangelo, un francese che si sente monaco medievale, gli incontri quotidiani tra un escursionista e un ratto superbo, il funerale di un vivo in una città di morti. Ma anche il ritratto della donna amata, delle famiglie in vacanza, di qualcuno che in Scozia scopre l’importanza simbolica di campanili e campane.I racconti di Andreoli ci presentano un mondo variegato, a metà tra il fantastico e il realistico, in cui pazzi e sani trovano lo stesso spazio.Tutto il “materiale umano” così familiare allo psichiatra, diventa nella narrazione uno straordinario strumento per parlare agli uomini di loro stessi: ogni personaggio e ogni momento di vita è guardato sotto la lente rivelatrice di un particolare comportamento – strano o banale, folle o sano – che ci rende la ricchezza di sfumature del mondo, e la labilità dei confini in cui siamo soliti inquadrarlo.Un incredibile affresco corale al contempo divertente, affascinante e inquietante, che andando oltre la dimensione psicologica si offre come chiave per la comprensione di noi stessi in quanto singoli e membri di una società ormai globale.
Un farista senza nome né memoria, abbarbicato nell'ultimo avamposto situato negli estremi bastioni del modo e circondato da strane presenze, tenta di tenere viva la luce di un'umanità alla deriva nel silenzio di una parola che si fa passo e la cui unica funzione, ormai, sembra quella di volerne semplicemente segnare il cammino. Ma il buio avanza...
Un farista senza nome né memoria abbarbicato nell'ultimo avamposto situato negli estremi bastioni del Mondo e circondato da strane presenze, tenta di tenere viva la luce di un’umanità alla deriva nel silenzio di una parola che si fa passo e la cui unica funzione ormai sembra quella di volerne semplicemente segnare il cammino. Ma il buio avanza...
Cock and Bull
Author: Will Self
Full of surrealism, satire, and sexual ambiguity, this pairing of two novelettes traces the adventures of a woman who grows a penis and a man who ends up with a vagina and other female parts. Reprint.
Odd Girl Out
Author: Ann Bannon
Publisher: She Winked Press
First Digital Edition; Grier Rating: A** Beth was there when Laura arrived. She was the brain, the sparkle, the gay rebel voice of the sorority and, wonder of wonders, she chose Laura as her roommate. That was the way it began… the one up there at the pinnacle and the other, the lonely one, longing always to draw nearer and nearer. Suddenly, the distance between them closed and they were alone on an island of forbidden bliss. Beth was drawn to Laura, who loved her with a passion she had never experienced before. Will their love survive the pressures of secrecy and the fears of societal reprisal? Like the unforgettable SPRING FIRE, here is an urgent young first novel of emotions running wild. Set against the backdrop of college sorority life, we watch as Laura and Beth are drawn to each other and then struggle to keep their love alive. Ann Bannon's courageous breakthrough novel was a hit in its day and still thrills lesbian readers everywhere!
A Christmas Promise
Author: Mary Balogh
A love that cannot be bought or sold proves to be the greatest gift of all, in this heartwarming classic that demonstrates once again why New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh is among the most celebrated authors of historical romance. Weddings are supposed to be joyous occasions—especially when a couple seems as well matched as Randolph Pierce, Earl of Falloden, and his bride-to-be, Eleanor Transome. Ellie brings to the marriage a vast dowry, while Falloden, though distant, is handsome, tremendously desirable, and possessed of a title most young ladies can only dream of sharing. Yet Ellie is not most young ladies. She knows that she must honor her dear father’s dying wish for her to wed the proud earl, but she dreads a lifetime in a union without love—and how can Falloden claim to love her when he married her only for her fortune? As Christmas descends upon the Falloden manor, the warmth of the season may yet melt away the trappings of duty and wealth, leaving behind only a man and a woman destined for each other’s arms. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The Escape.
The Ages of Lulu
Author: Almudena Grandes
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
At just fifteen years old, Lulu, a "round, hungry little girl," finds that her erotic cravings are already powerfully established when she is seduced by a family friend, Pablo, twelve years her senior. This initial encounter incites the violent power play that drives an adult Lulu through a series of increasingly titillating sexual exploits. Always fascinated by the thin line separating decency and morality from perversion, Lulu gains the courage to explore the darker side of her carnal desires—but as her forays become increasingly desperate, the world of illicit and dangerous sex threatens to engulf her completely. A groundbreaking novel of sexual exploration, The Ages of Lulu sparked international controversy and was an overnight sensation when it was first published in Spain fifteen years ago. It won the Sonrisa Vertical Prize for erotic fiction, and was made into a film starring Javier Bardem.
Author: JT LeRoy
National Bestseller A reissue of the national bestselling novel by JT LeRoy/Laura Albert—published to coincide with the new Jeff Feuerzeig documentary: Author: The JT LeRoy Story, which will have a theatrical release in July 2016. “A deft and imaginative…novel.”—New York Times Book Review Sarah never admits that she’s his mother, but the beautiful boy has watched her survive as a “lot lizard”: a prostitute working the West Virginia truck stops. Desperate to win her love, he decides to surpass her as the best and most famous lot lizard ever. With his own leather mini-skirt and a makeup bag that closes with Velcro, the young “Cherry Vanilla” embarks on a journey through the Appalachian wilds, dining on transcendental cuisine, supplicating to the mystical Jackalope, encountering the most terrifying of pimps, walking on water, being venerated as an innocent girl saint—and then being denounced as the devil. By turns exhilarating and shocking, magical and realistic, Sarah brings urgency, wit, and imagination to an unknown and unforgettable world.
The Indian Clerk
Author: David Leavitt
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Based on the remarkable true story of G. H. Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan, and populated with such luminaries such as D. H. Lawrence, Bertrand Russell, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, The Indian Clerk takes this extraordinary slice of history and transforms it into an emotional and spellbinding story about the fragility of human connection and our need to find order in the world. A literary masterpiece, it appeared on four bestseller lists, including the Los Angeles Times, and received dazzling reviews from every major publication in the country.
Author: Patricia Logan
Storm Ellison is the sexiest man on two legs. The gorgeous young star of "Trapped on an Island," the hottest reality show on television, is instantly recognizable the moment he leaves his palatial mansion. Paparazzi follow him everywhere, leaving him no peace or privacy, selling his pictures to the tabloids, and cementing his reputation in the press as a slutty gay playboy. As Storm prepares to sign his first major movie deal, his manager decides he needs protection. What he doesn't expect, is to be attracted to the cold bastard who's now running his life. Balthazar Grant, freelance bodyguard, is a huge, handsome, rough and ready former Marine, trained by the best, and willing to step between Storm and anyone stupid enough to come at him. Always stoic and serious, Taz lends a deadly presence to Storm's entourage whenever he ventures out in public. Storm doesn't want a bodyguard, much less one who won't let him live his fast and loose lifestyle with impunity and he's certainly not one to be dictated to by an overconfident Marine who has opinions about everything including who he should hook-up with. When a deadly threat hits Storm's world, he's suddenly living his own reality show, only this one has an outcome which doesn't involve being voted off an island. Will Storm wake up before it's too late and will Taz be able to fight his attraction to the handsome young superstar while trying to convince him he's in very real danger? The pair will soon learn that reality is stranger than fiction.
Breakfast on Pluto
Author: Patrick McCabe
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
‘Dysfunctional Ireland in all its glories is here, with humour of the blackest hue, madness and violence, hopelessly randy priests, dodgy politicians, a grand gallery of misfits culminating in McCabe’s hero in Breakfast on Pluto, Patrick “Pussy” Braden, the transvestite prostitute from the village of Tyreelin . . . Wild, hilarious, merciless and fiendishly clever’ Ronan Farren, Sunday Independent ‘He is the fortunate possessor of a savage and unfettered imagination; his books . . . dissect life’s miseries with a gleaming comedic scalpel’ Erica Wagner, The Times ‘It finds humour in places that other writers are afraid to look for it’ David Robson, Sunday Telegraph ‘This is a savagely funny and authentically tragic novel of an Ireland in unhappy transition and beneath McCabe’s perfectly delivered black comedy lies an angry heart’ GQ Magazine ‘Without drawing breath, McCabe mixes camp comedy with brutality, making Breakfast on Pluto both funny and deeply shocking’ Maxim ‘Told with irresistible zest, brio and gaiety . . . McCabe’s brilliant, startling talent is to make enchantingly dashing narratives out of the most ghastly states of mind imaginable, and to induce compassion for lives which seem least to invite it . . . He is a dark genius of incongruity and the grotesque’ Hermione Lee, Observer