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JENNIFER GOVERNMENT, Barry, Max
161 Barry, Max JENNIFER GOVERNMENT
Vintage 2004 1400030927 / 9781400030927 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A wickedly satirical and outrageous thriller about globalization and market ing hype, Jennifer Government is the best novel in the world ever. "Funny and clever.... A kind of ad-world version of Dr. Strangelove.... [Ba rry] unleashes enough wit and surprise to make his story a total blast." -- The New York Times Book Review "Wicked and wonderful.... [It] does just about everything right.... Fast-mo ving, funny, involving." --The Washington Post Book World Taxation has been abolished, the government has been privatized, and employees take the surname of the company they work for. It's a brave new corporate world, but you don't want to be caught without a platinum credit card--as lowly Merchandising Officer Hack Nike is about to find out. Trapped into building street cred for a new line of $2500 sneakers by shooting customers, Hack attracts the barcode-tattooed eye of the legendary Jennifer Government. A stressed-out single mom, corporate watchdog, and government agent who has to rustle up funding before she's allowed to fight crime, Jennifer Government is holding a closing down sale--and everything must go. 
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162 Barry, Max JENNIFER GOVERNMENT
Abacus 2004 0349117624 / 9780349117621 Paperback Good 
In Max Barry's twisted, hilarious and terrifying vision of the near future, the world is run by giant corporations and employees take the last names o f the companies they work for. It's a globalised, ultra-capitalist free mar ket paradise! Hack Nike is a lowly merchandising officer who's not very goo d at negotiating his salary. So when John Nike and John Nike, executives fr om the promised land of Marketing, offer him a contract, he signs without r eading it. Unfortunately, Hack's new contract involves shooting teenagers t o build up street cred for Nike's new line of $2,500 trainers. Hack goes to the police - but they assume that he's asking for a subcontracting deal an d lease the assassination to the more experienced NRA. Enter Jennifer Gover nment, a tough-talking agent with a barcode tattoo under her eye and a pers onal problem with John Nike (the boss of the other John Nike). And a gun. H ack is about to find out what it really means to mess with market forces. 
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THE SECRET SCRIPTURE, Barry, Sebastian
163 Barry, Sebastian THE SECRET SCRIPTURE
Penguin Books 2009 0571215297 / 9780571215294 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout. 
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THE TEMPORARY GENTLEMAN, Barry, Sebastian
164 Barry, Sebastian THE TEMPORARY GENTLEMAN
Faber & Faber Fiction 2014 0571276962 / 9780571276967 Paperback Very Good 
A stunning new novel from the Man Booker shortlisted author of The Secret S cripture Award-winning author Sebastian Barry's The Temporary Gentleman is the sixth book in his cycle of separate yet interconnected novels that brilliantly reimagine characters from Barry's own family. In this highly anticipated new novel, Irishman Jack McNulty is a ''temporary gentleman'' - an Irishman whose commission in the British army in WWII was never permanent. Sitting in his lodgings in Accra, Ghana, in 1957, he's writing the story of his life with desperate urgency. He cannot take one step further without examining all of the extraordinary events that he has seen. A lifetime of war and world travel - as a soldier in WWII, an engineer, a UN observer - has brought him to this point. But the memory that weighs heaviest on his heart is that of the beautiful Mai Kirwan and their tempestuous, heartbreaking marriage. Mai was once the great beauty of Sligo, a magnetic yet unstable woman who, after sharing a life with Jack, gradually slipped from his grasp. 
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CHAPTER AND VERSE, Bateman
165 Bateman CHAPTER AND VERSE
Headline Book Publishing 2008 0755343638 / 9780755343638 Paperback Very Good 
Writer Ivan Connor is desperate. His publisher has turned down his new nove l, his agent is out of ideas, and the only person to turn up at his latest reading is his mum. He's deeply jealous of Francesca Brady, a hugely successful author of fat romantic books for fat romantic people, whose expansive hair and bright red lipstick mock him from posters everywhere he goes. He's also living at home since his marriage broke up, and he's just collected the wrong child from school. But one night Connor stumbles on a route back to the top, via a beautiful model, two deranged psychopaths, a multi-million pound publishing fraud, true love and utter heartbreak... 
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166 Bateman MYSTERY MAN
Headline Book Publishing 2009 0755346750 / 9780755346752 Paperback Very Good 
Murder, mayhem and damn sexy trousers. He's the man with no name and the ow ner of No Alibis, a mystery bookshop in Belfast. But when a detective agenc y next door goes bust, the agency's clients start calling into his shop ask ing him to solve their cases. Suddenly he is catapulted along a murder trai l which leads from modern dance to Nazi secrets and serial killers... 
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ORPHEUS RISING, Bateman
167 Bateman ORPHEUS RISING
Headline 2008 0755334779 / 9780755334773 Paperback Very Good 

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CYCLE OF VIOLENCE, Bateman, Colin
168 Bateman, Colin CYCLE OF VIOLENCE
HarperCollins 1995 0006479359 / 9780006479352 Paperback Very Good 
A sequel to "Divorcing Jack", set in a mythical Northern Ireland town. Drun ken journalist Miller is sent as a punishment from his Belfast newspaper to small-town Crossmaheart as a replacement for someone who has disappeared. Once there, he falls is love with the missing man's girlfriend. 
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MURPHY'S REVENGE, Bateman, Colin
169 Bateman, Colin MURPHY'S REVENGE
Headline Book Publishing Ltd 2005 0755309243 / 9780755309245 Paperback Very Good+ 
Someone has started killing killers and Detective Martin Murphy has gone un dercover in ‘Confront’, a support group for relatives of murder victims. He suspects them of carrying out revenge killings but it seems that they have been doing their own detective work and before Murphy realises, the group is forcing him to face the harrowing events of his own past. Now Murphy mus t come to terms with the past whilst also bringing the killers’ killer to j ustice. The only problem is he’s starting to think that whoever’s doing the killing may have a point. After all, revenge is sweet… isn’t it? 
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NINE INCHES, Bateman, Colin
170 Bateman, Colin NINE INCHES
Headline 2012 0755378652 / 9780755378654 Paperback Very Good 
Dan Starkey, the ducking and diving hapless investigator, takes centre stag e again in this brilliant new novel by the master of comic crime. Radio sho ck-jock and self-styled people's champion Jack Caramac is used to courting controversy - but when his four-year-old son is kidnapped for just one hour , and then sent back with a warning note, he knows he may have finally gone too far. Jack has no choice but to turn to Dan Starkey for help. Recently chucked by his long-suffering wife Patricia, Dan has finally given up on jo urnalism and is now providing a boutique, bespoke service for important peo ple with difficult problems. Dan resolves to catch whoever kidnapped Jack's son - and very soon finds himself in the middle of a violent feud between rival drug gangs, pursued by jealous husbands, unscrupulous property develo pers and vicious killers as the case spirals ever more out of his control.. . 
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ALL ABOUT LAURA, Bates, Susannah
171 Bates, Susannah ALL ABOUT LAURA
Random House of Canada 2002 0099415054 / 9780099415053 Paperback Near Fine 
The irresistible new novel by the highly acclaimed author of Charmed Lives. Everyone has a passion. David's is called Laura Mel Aston hardworking and reliable is tired of her image and is thinking ab out making a few changes to her life. David a talented artist, likes Mel the way she is. With Mel, he is finally growing up and he's even growing out of his obsession for women called Laur a a secret fixation inspired by one particular life model he could never q uite forget. But Mel is changing. And when wealthy Joss Savil commissions a portrait of his new wife, David's relationship with Mel is thrown into crisis. For Joss's wife is the original Laura. 
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PLENTY OF HARM IN GOD, Bath, Dana
172 Bath, Dana PLENTY OF HARM IN GOD
DC Books 2001 0919688780 / 9780919688780 Paperback Near Fine 
- Atlantic Books Today, Winter 2001, "Slightly off mainstream, something of a surprise, an undeniably clear voic e that exposes a new look at the [Newfoundland] landscape." - Montreal Review of Books, Fall & Winter 2001-02, p. 10 "Bath's writing is confident, plain, and breezy, with just enough forays into poetry to feel Irish." 
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A HOLE IN THE EARTH, Bausch, Robert
173 Bausch, Robert A HOLE IN THE EARTH
Mariner Books 2001 0156011840 / 9780156011846 Paperback Very Good+ 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: If one of the purposes of literature is to illuminate human inconsistencies and frailties, failed attempts to communicate, and redemptive possibilities, this richly rewarding new novel by the author of Almighty Me wins stars in each category. On the verge of turning 40, narrator Henry Porter endures a summer in purgatory. The black sheep of his respected family, he is a grade school history teacher who augments his income by frequenting the race track, an obsession that exasperated his wife, who left him years ago, taking their young daughter, Nicole. Now 18, Nicole turns up on his doorstep in Washington, D.C., throwing Henry into a paroxysm of nervous guilt. Trying to reconcile his feelings of parental failure with his compulsion to bet on the horses, he can barely greet Nicole before he rushes off to make a daily double wager. Then, when his patient and understanding lover, fellow teacher Elizabeth Simmons, tells him she's pregnant, Henry can't cope. He is, indeed, emotionally stunted, trapped in an adolescent limbo caused, he believes, by the abiding disapproval of his father, a well-known judge. Afraid to make a decision, preferring to gamble and let fate decide rather than act decisively, Henry is blind to the implications of his behavior. He resists any suggestion that his gambling addiction might be pernicious. In a plot that develops its rising tension with seamless ease, Henry's lies and evasions catch up with him in a wrenching series of disasters, a nightmare than keeps unrolling until he reaches the nadir of his existence. With a delicacy and subtlety that indica 
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174 Baxter, Philip CRITICAL MASS
HarperCollins 1993 0061005177 / 9780061005176 Paperback Very Good 

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MR. TIMOTHY: A NOVEL (P.S.), Bayard, Louis
175 Bayard, Louis MR. TIMOTHY: A NOVEL (P.S.)
Harper Perennial 2004 0060534222 / 9780060534226 Paperback Fine 
Tiny Tim is back! No, not the squeaky-voiced troubadour who tip-toed throug h tulips in the 1960s, but the original--Timothy Cratchit, the crutch-wield ing tyke from Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. Only now he's a "mostly able-bodied" 23 years old, resides in a London whorehouse in exchange for t utoring the madam, struggles to wean himself from financial dependence on h is ancient "Uncle" Ebenezer Scrooge, and, as we learn in Louis Bayard's dar kly enchanting historical thriller, Mr. Timothy, is haunted by the spirit o f his late father--a man whose optimism and strength the son feels himself incapable of imitating. When we first encounter Timothy, during the Christmas season of 1860, he's vexed by the discovery of two dead 10-year-old girls, each branded with the letter "G"--one found in an alley, the other fished from the Thames River by Cratchit and a voluble old salt who makes his money by finding (and then robbing, of course) errant corpses. Timothy's concern leads him to protect a third possessively marked waif, the frightened and suspicious Philomela--who, he soon realizes, is being sought by a knife-loving former Scotland Yard inspector and a moneyed, malevolent voluptuary. When, despite precautions, Philomela is kidnapped by her pursuers, Cratchit--assisted by a shrewd warbling urchin known as Colin the Melodious--resolves to fulfill his "great calling" in life by mounting a rescue. However, this mission will force the habitually uncourageous Timothy to not only defend himself against sexual molestation charges, storm a well-guarded mansion, and solve the puzzle of a coffin-filled basement, but also engage in a n 
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SCHOOL OF NIGHT, Bayard, Louis
176 Bayard, Louis SCHOOL OF NIGHT
John Murray Publishers 2011 1848542194 / 9781848542198 Paperback As New 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: 
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BEAT THE REAPER, Bazell, Josh
177 Bazell, Josh BEAT THE REAPER
Back Bay Books 2010 0316073768 / 9780316073769 Paperback Very Good 
He's a doctor with a past...He's a hit man with a conscience...And he's got 24 hours to beat the reaper. Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan hospital intern with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by the steamy elevator encounter with a young female pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient - and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder. Because that patient knows Peter from his other life, when he had a different name and a very different job. The only reason he's a doctor now is thanks to the Witness Protection Program - and even that can't protect him from the long reach of the New Jersey Mob. Now he's got to buy some time to do whatever it takes to keep his patient - and himself - alive. 
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178 Bean, Frederic BORDER JUSTICE
Zebra Books 1994 0821746944 / 9780821746943 Paperback Near Fine 

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REBECCA'S TALE, Beauman, Sally
179 Beauman, Sally REBECCA'S TALE
HarperTorch 2002 0061032042 / 9780061032042 Paperback Very Good+ 
Published more than 60 years ago, Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca still captiva tes, at least partly because of its insistent ambiguity: we never learn def initively whether Maxim de Winter murdered his stunning first wife, Rebecca , or why Maxim so hastily remarried a mousy younger woman, famously unnamed . Selected by the du Maurier estate, Beauman (Destiny) has written a "compa nion" to Rebecca that preserves, and even deepens, the earlier novel's craf ty evasions. Set in 1951, two decades after Rebecca's death was ruled a sui cide, Beauman's story opens with the same (now famous) sentence as the earl ier book: "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." Elderly, ailing Colonel Arthur Julyan was magistrate in the district when the legendary de Winter mansion mysteriously burned to the ground. Julyan's last days are di sturbed by the intrusive visits of Terence Gray, a Scottish academic who cl aims to be writing a book about Rebecca's death. Then both Julyan's sharp d aughter Ellie and Gray, who has secrets of his own, become rattled when Reb ecca's personal effects begin arriving at the Julyan home. One of the anony mously sent packages contains Rebecca's journal, written just before her de ath a possible Rosetta stone. Beauman expertly tells Rebecca's tale from fo ur different perspectives Julyan's, Gray's, Ellie's and, most vividly, Rebe cca's without settling which version is nearest the truth. Though a composi te Rebecca emerges depressive, possibly schizophrenic, promiscuous, fearles s and almost certainly "dangerous" Beauman merely hints at a biological cau se, raising titillating, though fully plausible, possibilities. This lushly 
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REBECCA'S TALE, Beauman, Sally
180 Beauman, Sally REBECCA'S TALE
Little Brown Paperbacks 2002 0751532282 / 9780751532289 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Published more than 60 years ago, Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca still captivates, at least partly because of its insistent ambiguity: we never learn definitively whether Maxim de Winter murdered his stunning first wife, Rebecca, or why Maxim so hastily remarried a mousy younger woman, famously unnamed. Selected by the du Maurier estate, Beauman (Destiny) has written a "companion" to Rebecca that preserves, and even deepens, the earlier novel's crafty evasions. Set in 1951, two decades after Rebecca's death was ruled a suicide, Beauman's story opens with the same (now famous) sentence as the earlier book: "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." Elderly, ailing Colonel Arthur Julyan was magistrate in the district when the legendary de Winter mansion mysteriously burned to the ground. Julyan's last days are disturbed by the intrusive visits of Terence Gray, a Scottish academic who claims to be writing a book about Rebecca's death. Then both Julyan's sharp daughter Ellie and Gray, who has secrets of his own, become rattled when Rebecca's personal effects begin arriving at the Julyan home. One of the anonymously sent packages contains Rebecca's journal, written just before her death a possible Rosetta stone. Beauman expertly tells Rebecca's tale from four different perspectives Julyan's, Gray's, Ellie's and, most vividly, Rebecca's without settling which version is nearest the truth. Though a composite Rebecca emerges depressive, possibly schizophrenic, promiscuous, fearless and almost certainly "dangerous" Beauman merely hints at a biological cause, raising titillating, t 
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