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1 Als, Hilton WHITE GIRLS
Penguin 2018 0141987294 / 9780141987293 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. 'I defy you to read this book and come away with a mind unchanged' John Jer emiah Sullivan 'Als has a serious claim to be regarded as the next James Baldwin' Observer 'I see how we are all the same, that none of us are white women or black me n; rather, we're a series of mouths, and that every mouth needs filling: wi th something wet or dry, like love, or unfamiliar and savory, like love' White Girls is about, among other things, blackness, queerness, movies, Bro oklyn, love (and the loss of love), AIDS, fashion, Basquiat, Capote, philos ophy, porn, Louise Brooks and Michael Jackson. Freewheeling and dazzling, t ender and true, it is one of the most highly acclaimed essay collections in years. 'A voice that's new, that comes as if from a different room. I defy you to read this book and come away with a mind unchanged' John Jeremiah Sullivan, author of Pulphead 'Effortless, honest and fearless' Rich Benjamin, The New York Times 'Als is one of the most consistently unpredictable and surprising essayists out there, an author who confounds our expectations virtually every time h e writes' David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times 'A comprehensive and utterly lovely collection of one of the best writers around' Eugenia Williamson, Boston Globe. 
Price: 650.00 JPY
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2 Mailer, Norman THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG
Knopf Doubleday Publishing G. 1998 0375700811 / 9780375700811 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. Winner of the 1980 Pulitzer Prize In what is arguably his greatest book, America's most heroically ambitious writer follows the short, blighted career of Gary Gilmore, an intractably violent product of America's prisons who became notorious for two reasons: first, for robbing two men in 1976, then killing them in cold blood; and, second, after being tried and convicted, f or insisting on dying for his crime. To do so, he had to fight a system that seemed paradox ically intent on keeping him alive long after it had sentenced him to death. Norman Mailer tells Gilmore's story-and those of the men and women caught u p in his procession toward the firing squad-with implacable authority, steely compas sion, and a restraint that evokes the parched landscapes and stern theology of Gilmore' s Utah. The Executioner's Song is a trip down the wrong side of the tracks to the deepe st sources of American loneliness and violence. It is a towering achievement-impossible to put down, impossible to forget. 
Price: 850.00 JPY
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3 Thompson, Hunter S. GENERATION OF SWINE: TALES OF SHAME AND DEGRADATION IN THE '80S. GONZO PAPE RS VOL 2
Picador 1988 0330306154 / 9780330306157 Paperback Very Good 
From the bestselling author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the legendar y Hunter S. Thompson's second volume of the "Gonzo Papers" is back. Generat ion of Swine collects hundreds of columns from the infamous journalist's 19 80s tenure at the San Francisco Examiner. Here, against a backdrop of late-night tattoo sessions and soldier-of-fortune trade shows, Dr. Thompson is at his apocalyptic best―covering emblematic events such as the 1987-88 presidential campaign, with Vice President George Bush, Sr., fighting for his life against Republican competitors like Alexander Haig, Pat Buchanan, and Pat Robertson; detailing the GOP's obsession with drugs and drug abuse; while at the same time capturing momentous social phenomena as they occurred, like the rise of cable, satellite TV, and CNN―24 hours of mainline news. Showcasing his inimitable talent for social and political analysis, Generation of Swine is vintage Thompson―eerily prescient, incisive, and enduring. 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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4 Truss, Lynne EATS, SHOOTS & LEAVES: THE ZERO TOLERANCE APPROACH TO PUNCTUATION
Penguin Publishing Group 2006 1592402038 / 9781592402038 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. The spirited and scholarly #1 New York Times bestseller combines boisterous history with grammar how-to's to show how important punctuation is in our world--period. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss, gravely concerned abou t our current grammatical state, boldly defends proper punctuation. She pro claims, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful an d necessary things they are. Using examples from literature, history, neigh borhood signage, and her own imagination, Truss shows how meaning is shaped by commas and apostrophes, and the hilarious consequences of punctuation g one awry. Featuring a foreword by Frank McCourt, and interspersed with a lively history of punctuation from the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, Eats, Shoots & Leaves makes a powerful case for the preservation of proper punctuation. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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