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Actress in the House
$26.95

A riveting new novel-a story of abuse, shock, and redemption-by the author hailed for his "intellectual reach, his passionately earnest sensibility, and his desire to reformulate American fiction." (Tom LeClair, The New Republic)

When Joseph McElroy's debut novel, A Smuggler's Bible, was first published in 1966, it was hailed in the New York Times as a novel of "daring, range, and brilliant subtlety to ignore it would be as shameful an act of blind self-deprivation as that which so many of us performed when The Recognitions and Under the Volcano were first published." Actress in the House is his first novel in twelve years, a provocative and imaginative work that explores the mysterious interaction of memory, abuse, love, and violence.

Struck in the face, the actress on stage is staggered but doesn't fall. She gazes into the audience, staring with bloody nose at the middle-aged man in the eighth row of this obscure downtown warehouse theater who is drawn in by this violence unmistakably over the line. Daley has never set eyes on this actress before, yet is not entirely unacquainted with her either. Almost against his will, her life will invade his, her efforts to break free of those who have tried to control her, and worse.

As Becca and Daley begin the uncertain process of discovering one another, talking surprisingly, absorbingly, with a humor and uncanny closeness on the night streets of mid-1990s New York, they slowly unearth the buried trauma that has brought them together and may tear them apart.

"McElroy uses writing as a physicist might use an accelerator, to put us in touch with truths that, like atoms, are beyond the scope of everyday perception." –Los Angeles Times

"McElroy's novels combine to be one of the most significant accomplishments in contemporary fiction." –Chicago Tribune

Joseph McElroy was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1930. He is the author of eight novels, including A Smuggler's Bible, Hind's Kidnap, Ancient History, Lookout Cartridge, Plus, Women and Men, and The Letter Left to Me, and a forthcoming volume of essays. He received the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Ingram Merrill Foundations, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has taught at Columbia, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Paris. He lives in New York City.

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Actress in the House (Paperback)
$16.95

A riveting new novel-a story of abuse, shock, and redemption-by the author hailed for his "intellectual reach, his passionately earnest sensibility, and his desire to reformulate American fiction." (Tom LeClair, The New Republic)

When Joseph McElroy's debut novel, A Smuggler's Bible, was first published in 1966, it was hailed in the New York Times as a novel of "daring, range, and brilliant subtlety to ignore it would be as shameful an act of blind self-deprivation as that which so many of us performed when The Recognitions and Under the Volcano were first published." Actress in the House is his first novel in twelve years, a provocative and imaginative work that explores the mysterious interaction of memory, abuse, love, and violence.

Struck in the face, the actress on stage is staggered but doesn't fall. She gazes into the audience, staring with bloody nose at the middle-aged man in the eighth row of this obscure downtown warehouse theater who is drawn in by this violence unmistakably over the line. Daley has never set eyes on this actress before, yet is not entirely unacquainted with her either. Almost against his will, her life will invade his, her efforts to break free of those who have tried to control her, and worse.

As Becca and Daley begin the uncertain process of discovering one another, talking surprisingly, absorbingly, with a humor and uncanny closeness on the night streets of mid-1990s New York, they slowly unearth the buried trauma that has brought them together and may tear them apart.

"McElroy uses writing as a physicist might use an accelerator, to put us in touch with truths that, like atoms, are beyond the scope of everyday perception." – Los Angeles Times

"McElroy's novels combine to be one of the most significant accomplishments in contemporary fiction." –Chicago Tribune

Joseph McElroy was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1930. He is the author of eight novels, including A Smuggler's Bible, Hind's Kidnap, Ancient History, Lookout Cartridge, Plus, Women and Men, and The Letter Left to Me, and a forthcoming volume of essays. He received the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Ingram Merrill Foundations, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has taught at Columbia, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Paris. He lives in New York City.

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AD 381
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A provoking and timely examination of one of the most important times in Church history Learn More

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AD 381 (Paperback)
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A provoking and timely examination of one of the most important times in Church history Learn More

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Adele
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The compelling life story of the Grammy–winning soul singer Learn More

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Adele
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The newly revised, definitive account of the Grammy-winning soul singer’s life story, illustrated with 16 color photos and now fully updated to include the making of her eagerly anticipated new album,25

After years of rumors, Adele’s long-awaited third album 25 was finally announced in late 2015, and with it came claims that she was to single-handedly “save the music industry.” Such is the influence of Adele—a young mother from north London with the most powerful voice in the world. Adele’s breathtaking songs have seen her top the charts in over 30 countries, collect millions of admirers, and win dozens of top awards. But who is she? Her commendable desire to protect her family and friends from the harsh glare of the media’s spotlight has meant that she has become one of the most private superstars on the planet.

Adele: The Biography traces her story from a humble childhood in London through to the phenomenal success of her first two albums, 19 and 21, and the making of her most recent work, 25. Along the way, this unique book uncovers how her troubled private life influenced her heartbreaking tracks and how she overcame a string of obstacles that threatened to derail her career. You will discover the fascinating truth behind all the highs and the lows experienced by this fun, formidable woman, whose songs have become national anthems for the heartbroken. In this fully updated edition of his internationally-bestselling biography, Chas Newkey-Burden reveals the woman behind the music.

Chas Newkey-Burden is a celebrity biographer whose works include Amy Winehouse: The Biography 1983-2011, Justin Bieber: The Unauthorized Biography, Michael Jackson: Legend, Paris Hilton: Life on the Edge, and Stephenie Meyer: Queen of Twilight.
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The Aerialist
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A debut novel that chronicles a young man's retreat into the world of the circus. Learn More

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The African Safari Papers
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Now being adapted as a movie, this novel is the most enjoyable dysfunctional-family drama since The Royal Tenenbaums Learn More

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After
$23.95
Nine months after Before , a bold new collection of fiction about the realities and surrealities of having and raising children in America today. Learn More

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After a Lost Original
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His eighth collection of poetry.
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