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Written by GENGOROH TAGAME
Translator ANNE ISHII

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 05/02/2017

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-87151-5

Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo; formerly married to Natsuki, father to their young daughter, Kana. Their lives suddenly change with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who declares himself the widower of Yaichi’s estranged gay twin, Ryoji. Mike is on a quest to explore Ryoji’s past, and the family reluctantly but dutifully takes him in. What follows is an unprecedented and heartbreaking look at the state of a largely...

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Written by ADAM SILVERA

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Soho Teen

On Sale: 04/26/2016

Price: $10.99

ISBN: 978-1-616-95677-6

In his twisty, gritty, profoundly moving New York Times bestselling-debut—also called “mandatory reading” and selected as an Editors' Choice by the New York Times—Adam Silvera brings to life a charged, dangerous near-future summer in the Bronx.

In the months after his father's suicide, it's been tough for 16-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again--but he's still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he's slowly remembering what that might...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 06/03/2014

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-17039-0

On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of the town, the event was deeply personal. In the aftermath, Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with its citizens. From the transcripts, the...

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Written by QIU MIAOJIN
Translator ARI LARISSA HEINRICH

Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 06/03/2014

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17725-9

When the pioneering Taiwanese novelist Qiu Miaojin committed suicide in 1995 at age twenty-six, she left behind her unpublished masterpiece, Last Words from Montmartre. Unfolding through a series of letters written by an unnamed narrator, Last Words tells the story of a passionate relationship between two young women—their sexual awakening, their gradual breakup, and the devastating aftermath of their broken love. In a style that veers between extremes, from self-deprecation to pathos,...

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Written by JAMES BALDWIN
Introduction by NIKKY FINNEY

Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 04/01/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-08486-1

During his lifetime, James Baldwin authored seven novels, as well as several plays and essay collections, many of which were published to widespread praise. Baldwin’s novels and essays brought him respect as a public intellectual and admiration as a writer.  However, Baldwin’s earliest writing was in poetic form, and some argue that even Baldwin considered himself a poet first and foremost. One can see this inclination in the poetic rhythms of his prose.  Nonetheless, his single book of...

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THE PILLOW BOOK OF FRANCIS REEVES
Written by BARRY GIFFORD

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 10/01/2013

Price: $13.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80499-2

Landscape with Traveler: The Pillow Book of Francis Reeves is Barry Gifford’s first full-length novel. In print for the first time in fifteen years, Landscape with Traveler is written as the protagonist’s diary–inspired by the first century Japanese writer Sei Shônagon’s pillow book–and structured as three acclaimed short novels bound into one volume. The book recounts the deep friendship between a middle-aged gay man and a young straight man through vignette-like entries, all the while...

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A NOVELLA
Written by JAMES LECESNE

Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages

Publisher: Triangle Square

On Sale: 08/06/2013

Price: $9.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80487-9

Trevor is an exuberant, sociable, and witty thirteen year old. So how come, when he takes that nerve-wracking turn toward his locker at school, he feels scared and alone? Shunned by his friends, misunderstood by his parents, and harassed at school for being different, Trevor goes from wondering what color glitter to choose for his Lady Gaga costume at Halloween, to wondering why some feelings "are so intense it makes you just want to lay down and die rather than go on feeling it," and making...

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THE TRUE STORY OF A NICE JEWISH BOY WHO JOINS THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY, AND LEAVES TWELVE YEARS LATER TO BECOME THE LOVELY LADY SHE IS TODAY
Written by KATE BORNSTEIN

Format: Trade Paperback, pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 05/07/2013

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-00183-7

“I was born male and now I’ve got medical and government documents that say I’m female—but I don’t call myself a woman, and I know I’m not a man. . . .”

Scientologist, husband and father, tranny, sailor, slave, playwright, dyke, gender outlaw—these are just a few words which have defined Kate Bornstein during her extraordinary life. For the first time, it all comes together in A Queer and Pleasant Danger, Kate Bornstein’s stunningly original memoir that’s set to change lives and enrapture...

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Written by CHAVISA WOODS

Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 03/19/2013

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80476-3

Emerging author Chavisa Woods has been noted for capturing a “strange, troubling vision of domestic life in the rural U.S.” (Go Magazine). Here she presents a technicolored vision of rural adolescence, the story of a girl with an unpronounceable name–a fiery, unhinged, growling, big-hearted country girl in a dirty black tutu and combat boots who travels along all the bizarre yet familiar byways of human desire from the cornfields of Louisiana and the big brass sound of Mardi Gras to the...

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A NOVELLA
Written by JAMES LECESNE

Format: Hardcover, 112 pages

Publisher: Triangle Square

On Sale: 09/25/2012

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80420-6

Trevor is an exuberant, sociable, and witty thirteen year-old. So how come, when he takes that nerve-wrecking turn toward his locker at school, does he feel scared and alone? Shunned by his friends, misunderstood by his parents, and harassed at school for being different, Trevor goes from wondering what color glitter to choose for his Lady Gaga costume at Halloween, to wondering why some feelings “are so intense it makes you just want to lay down and die rather than go on feeling it,” and...

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THE TRUE STORY OF A NICE JEWISH BOY WHO JOINS THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY, AND LEAVES TWELVE YEARS LATER TO BECOME THE LOVELY LADY SHE IS TODAY
Written by KATE BORNSTEIN

Format: Hardcover, 280 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 05/01/2012

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-00165-3

“I was born male and now I’ve got medical and government documents that say I’m female—but I don’t call myself a woman, and I know I’m not a man. . . .”

Scientologist, husband and father, tranny, sailor, slave, playwright, dyke, gender outlaw—these are just a few words which have defined Kate Bornstein during her extraordinary life. For the first time, it all comes together in A Queer and Pleasant Danger, Kate Bornstein’s stunningly original memoir that’s set to change lives and enrapture...

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A LOVE STORY
Written by GLENWAY WESCOTT
Introduction by MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM

Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 08/16/2011

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 978-1-590-17457-9

This powerful short novel describes the events of a single afternoon. Alwyn Towers, an American expatriate and sometime novelist, is staying with a friend outside of Paris, when a well-heeled, itinerant Irish couple drops in–with Lucy, their trained hawk, a restless, sullen, disturbingly totemic presence. Lunch is prepared, drink flows. A masquerade, at once harrowing and farcical, begins. A work of classical elegance and concision, The Pilgrim Hawk stands with Faulkner’s The Bear as one of...

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