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Andrew Smith's job is to go into the homes of those who have died alone and dig through their belongings in the hopes of finding a next of kin or at least money for the funeral. In his spare time he finds solace in Ella Fitzgerald’s music and an online community of model train aficionados. But then he meets Peggy, and this is just the beginning. Dark and funny, How Not to Die Alone is a story exploring loneliness, the ways we shield ourselves from others and the walls we build. But it’s also a story of love and friendship and finding the strength to break those walls.

 

 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780525539889
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 28th, 2019

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Rabbits for Food is a master class in how to write a novel about depression that is incredibly true to life yet funny without making fun of suffering. What the novel does mock is how we treat people with mental health issues, and institutions that seem not very far removed from the very beginnings of psychiatry. This is a novel of unraveling, of going deep into someone's mind and perhaps finding yourself in it, or realizing that you too could break and find yourself on the outside looking in. Rabbits for Food is acerbic, sharp, and absolutely brilliant.

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ISBN: 9781641290531
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Published: Soho Press - May 7th, 2019

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Frozen cryogenically at the time of Stalin's purges and awakened in 1999 to the ministrations of a German psychiatrist in a Saint Petersburg hospital, Innokenty Platonov soars across the 20th century as something of a Russian "Forrest Gump." Which is to say that The Aviator is a tongue-in-cheek historical romp and sadder than anything, a devastatingly poignant reflection on the individual and his time.  A career medievalist at Petersburg's esteemed Pushkin House, Vodolazkin is also the author of Laurus (winner of the 2013 Russian Big Book Award)another historically complex, transcendentally fine piece of fiction, also brightly translated by Liza Hayden.  

 

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781786074843
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Published: ONEWorld Publications - May 14th, 2019

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