The magnificent second novel from the legendary author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Following the astonishing success of his first novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey wrote what Charles Bowden calls "one of the few essential books written by an American in the last half century." This wild-spirited tale tells of a bitter strike that rages through a small lumber town along the Oregon coast. Bucking that strike out of sheer cussedness are the Stampers. Out of the Stamper family's rivalries and betrayals Ken Kesey has crafted a novel with the mythic impact of Greek tragedy.
The Main is Montreal’s teeming underworld, where the dark streets echo with cries in a dozen languages, with the quick footsteps of thieves and the whispers of prostitutes. It is a world where violence and brutality are a way of life. To the people of the Main, police lieutenant Claude LaPointe is judge and jury, father confessor and avenging angel. Montreal’s police force has changed over time, but LaPointe has not. His commitment to justice is total, as is his devotion to the Main and its underworld community. But when a cold-blooded murderer invades LaPointe’s territory, he is forced to examine his long-held beliefs and secrets and to confront his own loneliness and mortality. With a cast of unforgettable supporting characters and an unusual and remarkable hero, The Main is another gripping tale of death and danger, of action and mystery, by the incomparable Trevanian. Look for these other Trevanian classics from Three Rivers Press: The Eiger Sanction, The Loo Sanction, Shibumi, and The Summer of Katya. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Charting Killoffer's violent odyssey through a world overflowing with his many selves, 676 Apparitions is a spectacularly ambitious attempt to roll back the constraints of autobiography and graphic narrative.
Author: Hendrik Dorgathen
Publisher: Gingko PressInc
"Spacedog is the tale of a red nameless dog who starts his life like many farm dogs -- in a cushy barn with a litter of brothers and sisters. One day he wanders off the farm and jumps a train to the big city and before he knows it, he's no longer a farm dog. After a series of adventures, he is hand-picked by NASA to be the first dog in space and that's where the story really takes off. Join Spacedog and the friends he makes (canine, human and alien) in this beautifully-illustrated and wordless graphic novel penned by Hendrik Dorgathen."--Cover flap.
Author: Paul Pope
Publisher: First Second
The adventure begins in the new graphic novel by comics legend Paul Pope. Monsters roam through Arcopolis, swallowing children into the horrors of their shadowy underworld. Only one man is a match for them - the genius vigilante Haggard West. Unfortunately, Haggard West is dead. Arcopolis is desperate, but when its salvation comes in the form of a twelve-year-old demigod, nobody is more surprised than Battling Boy himself. IT'S TIME TO MEET AN ELECTRIFYING NEW HERO. An NPR Best Book of 2013
Universal War One
Author: Denis Bajram
Publisher: Titan Comics
2058. Humanity has colonized our entire solar system. In the middle of a civil war between the core planets and distant outlying planetary settlements, an immense black wall appears, cutting our solar system in two. The black wall absorbs all light and matter, and it's up to a band of disgraced soldiers to investigate the phenomenon.
Author: Ivan Brunetti
Publisher: Yale University Press
Presents a collection of the author's works, including concept art and finished products.
Author: Antony Huchette
Publisher: Conundrum International Imprint
Brooklyn Quesadillas follows a new father having a mid-life crisis as he navigates the surreal streetscapes of Brooklyn, trying to produce a tv show hosted by a coffeepot, while tracking down forgotten sitcom stars from the eighties who live on a “fantasy” island. The second book in the Conundrum International Imprint.
The Fantastic Four hold the distinction of having one of the most diabolical and dangerous villains on the planet for a nemesis: Dr. Doom! Since their first encounter, Doom has used dark magic and mad science in his quest to destroy Reed Richards and his family. Now, taking to the timestream, Doom may have just what he needs to defeat his sworn enemy forever. To prevail, the Fantastic Four will need the help of one of their oldest allies: the Amazing Spider-Man! Never a team player, Spider-Man must learn to work well with others - or it just might mean the end of them all. Plus: a classic two-part team-up featuring the FF and the web-slinger! Collecting SPIDER-MAN/FANTASTIC FOUR (2010) #1-4; PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) * and FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #218.
The Guinea Pigs
Author: Ludvík Vaculík
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
The Guinea Pigs is a chilling fable about dehumanization and alienation representing Vaculik's vision of the menace of Soviet domination in the wake of the 1969 invasion. Written in 1970, it is a sweeping condemnation of totalitarianism, embedded in a rich, imaginative, highly experimental narrative. In the words of the New York Review of Books it is "one of the major works of literature produced in postwar Europe."
Author: Brecht Evens
Publisher: Random House
Wanton youth seen through lush, dreamy, and sweeping watercolors. Rendered in vividwatercolorwhere parquet floors and patterned dresses morph together, "The Wrong Place "revolves around the often absent Robbie, a charismatic lothario of mysterious celebrity who has the run of a city that is as chaotic as it is resplendent. Robbie's sexual energy captivates the attention of men and women alike; his literal and figurative brightness is a startling foil to the dreariness of his childhood friend, Francis. With a hand as sensitive as it is exuberant, Brecht Evens's first graphic novel in English captures the strange chemistry of social interaction as easily as he portrays the fragmented nature of identity. "The Wrong Place "contrasts life as it is, angst-ridden and awkward, with life as it can be: spontaneous, uninhibited, and free.
Author: Thomas Ott
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
A full-length graphic tale in pictures follows the experiences of a lonely prison guard who discovers a series of numbers on a piece of paper in a recently executed prisoner's cell, a finding that changes his luck in radical ways when he pursues opportunities with possible links to the numbers.
The myth of the American frontier will never be the same when an eager-to-please stranger, carrying a homemade shotgun and a secret, and a madman escaped from prison, release a reign of terror on the citizens of Twenty-Mile. Reprint.
The Third Testament
Author: Xavier Dorison, Alex Alice
Publisher: Titan Comics
Conrad of Marburg and his companion Elisabeth continue on their quest for the Third Testament. But dark forces are gathering - forces who will do anything to stop them from revealing the secrets of the Testament...