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An excerpt of the story "Underthings" from the collection Spectacle photo
March 20, 2013 | Excerpt, Fiction

An excerpt of the story "Underthings" from the collection Spectacle

Susan Steinberg

  My boyfriend hit me in the face with a book. It was an... more

XIV photo
November 16, 2012 | Excerpt

XIV

Matthew Vollmer

Matthew Vollmer's newest book, Inscriptions for Headstones, is the kind of book that refreshingly resists categorization. Essays, fiction, poems. The thirty short texts, each a single sentence..

The Man With Two Arms (An Excerpt) photo
April 1, 2010 | BASEBALL, Excerpt

The Man With Two Arms (An Excerpt)

Billy Lombardo

In the summer that followed Danny's sophomore year at U-High, he took Bridget to a White Sox game. He knocked... more

The Great Perhaps (an excerpt) photo
May 1, 2009 | Excerpt

The Great Perhaps (an excerpt)

Joe Meno

Fourteen years old, Thisbe Casper has begun riding her bicycle around Hyde Park looking for God. Before each school day... more

Excerpt from: The Phillie Phanatic photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Excerpt

Excerpt from: The Phillie Phanatic

Andrew Ervin

I have been set on fire and pushed down these steep cinderblock steps. The people here have snapped the bones of... more

Excerpt from: Picnic in Ten Years' Time photo
December 1, 2007 | Excerpt

Excerpt from: Picnic in Ten Years' Time

Jesse Ball

A selection from Picnic in Ten Years' Time an as of yet unpublished manuscript by Jesse... more

Recent Books

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

The original 2012 essay collection, redesigned and with three new essays by the author.

 

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Person/a

Elizabeth Ellen

"Ellen’s gigantic, circular novel leaves everything on the page. It’s one of the most thoughtful and creative books I’ve read in a long time."
—Chicago Review of Books, "The Best Books of 2017 (So Far)"

"PERSON/A is a fresh take on familiar feelings of loss and obsession. The novel feels like half autobiography, half fiction, and both halves will leave readers stunned."
—The Los Angeles Review

"I’m more stunned than able to decide or articulate what I really feel about Person/a, and that’s marvelous."
—The Lit Pub

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WOMEN

Chloe Caldwell

"You want this."
– Ashley Ford, Buzzfeed Books

“I’ll read anything Chloe Caldwell writes...  WOMEN is an urgent reminder that narrative is how we make sense of obsession.”
– Elisa Albert, author of After Birth