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OPEN CITY (P)

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$15.00
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A New York Times Notable Book - One of the ten top novels of the year --Time and NPR

NAMED A BEST BOOK ON MORE THAN TWENTY END-OF-THE-YEAR LISTS, INCLUDING The New Yorker - The Atlantic - The Economist - Newsweek/The Daily Beast - The New Republic - New York Daily News - Los Angeles Times - The Boston Globe - The Seattle Times - Minneapolis Star Tribune - GQ - Salon - Slate - New York magazine - The Week - The Kansas City Star - Kirkus Reviews

A haunting novel about identity, dislocation, and history, Teju Cole's Open City is a profound work by an important new author who has much to say about our country and our world.

Along the streets of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor named Julius wanders, reflecting on his relationships, his recent breakup with his girlfriend, his present, his past. He encounters people from different cultures and classes who will provide insight on his journey--which takes him to Brussels, to the Nigeria of his youth, and into the most unrecognizable facets of his own soul.

"[A] prismatic debut . . . beautiful, subtle, [and] original."--The New Yorker

"A psychological hand grenade."--The Atlantic

"Magnificent . . . a remarkably resonant feat of prose."--The Seattle Times

"A precise and poetic meditation on love, race, identity, friendship, memory, [and] dislocation."--The Economist

ISBN/SKU: 
9780812980097
Publication Date: 
2012-01-17
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TALES OF TERROR & DETECTION (P)

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) holds a unique place in American literature. Famous as a poet, he also penned short stories that are masterpieces of terror and suspense, infused with the horror and dread he knew from his feverish dreams and persistent fears of death. Fortunately for lovers of mystery, Poe was attracted by logic and analysis as well as fantasy. Fascinated by the narrative possibilities of tracking the perpetrator of a crime, he invented the modern detective story.
This superb collection of five stories reveals Poe's virtuoso gifts for both crime fiction and the macabre. Two of his most famous tales, "The Mystery of Marie Roget" and "The Purloined Letter," recount the exploits of C. Auguste Dupin, the first important fictional detective. "William Wilson" is a chilling tale of crime and evil. The two remaining stories, "MS. Found in a Bottle" and "The Oblong Box," subtly but relentlessly convey a sense of unease, then dread, then outright terror.

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9780486287447
Publication Date: 
1995-10-04
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