"The first time I had sex with a man for money, it was September —still like summer, but the heat in the motel room was on and it seemed to coat my throat with dust. The man was dull, small-eyed, no taller than myself, but he seemed afraid. He wouldn't look at me. When I asked him what he wanted me to do, he said, 'That's your job.'" So begins the poet Laura Kasischke's mesmerizing and unforgettable first novel. Leila Murray is the novel's narrator - young, married, living in a small town, and working in a motel as a receptionist, then as a prostitute. Leila slowly discloses the details of her childhood, her mother's murder, and the numb promiscuity of her adolescence, while contemporary events unfold and lead her to the dark turn her life will take one October weekend when she meets a man named Gary Jensen.
Dreams Of My Russian Summers
A boy growing up in the Soviet Union of the 1960s and 1970s visits his French grandmother each summer, accumulating new tales of a Russia he never knew
Quirky, poignant, astute, funny this beautiful book presents a colourful collection of observations on visual culture and design, written and illuminated by world-renowned typographic illustrator Marian Bantjes. Whether intricately hand-drawn or using precise computer illustration software, her highly ornamental, craftsman-like word-pictures have earned her professional acclaim and a cult following around the world.
Alejandro Jodorowsky and Milo Manara's four-part sweeping saga of sex, blood, and religion is collected in a single edition for the first time ever! When Pope Innocent VIII dies, the corrupt, licentious Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia schemes, murders, and seduces his way into becoming the new Pope, immediately securing positions for his family and thereby ensuring a Borgia dynasty. With breathtakingly beautiful painted artwork by Manara, this account of Italy's first Mafia family is among comics'-and history's-sexiest, most violent, and most engaging epics! Series Overview: Alejandro Jodorowsky and Milo Manara's four-part sweeping saga of sex, blood, and religion is collected in a single edition for the first time ever, a perfect companion volume to Dark Horse's award-winning Manara Library series!