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Against the Hidden River
Author: Cox, Michael
Pub Date: Sept 2013; 156 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59539-035-6
Price: $14.95

Fiction. The stories in Against the Hidden River, Michael W. Cox's debut short fiction collection, are "populated by the likes of male prostitutes, burnt-out teachers, Indian-American college students and bi-racial male virgins [who] teem with hidden desires, lusts, pains hatreds and defiant resignations."—Kevin C. Stewart

"These are bold stories of a tonic moral clarity, told with a vernacular verve and a confident disregard for passing literary fashions."—Gary Lutz

"These are great stories."—Cathy Day
The Kid that Even the Dogs Didn't Like
Author: Halliday, Ray
Pub Date: Sept 2013; 74 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59539-034-9
Price: $14.95

Fiction. "Quirky and canny, familiar and queer, accessible and resistant, Ray Halliday's short stories evoke a nostalgia bereft of sentimentality, a loneliness without despair, and a good humor that always leaves us more than a little uneasy. Intensely interested in literary minimalism, Halliday calls up shades of Richard Brautigan and Russell Edson, but nevertheless scouts new paths for that venerable tradition." Dave Kress"
Author: Kress, Dave
Pub Date: Sept 2010; 534 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59539-005-9
Price: $19.95

Fiction. Hush is a novel in which Good vs. Evil = Good + Evil. It traces one character's (Reanne's) struggles for personal redemption as well as her effort to overcome both the limits of language—of which all religion is made—to find a space in which the unsayable may, blessedly, remain unsaid.
Mr. Agreeable
Author: Nesset, Kirk
Pub Date: Jul 2009; 108 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59539-021-9
Price: $11.95

Short Stories. "In these stories, we remember our lives are indeed a sequence of moments, with their distinct and defining characteristics: they're like polaroids from a personal apocalypse. There is a navigational alchemy in this work, a mastery of subject and craft."
Kate Braverman

Toothpick Men
Author: Moore, Dinty W.
Pub Date: Jan 2006 Rev. New Ed.; 158 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59539-004-2
Price: $14.95

Fiction. Short Stories. With subjects ranging from gun-wielding therapists to drunk taxidermists, Moore's exploration of human nature in both its humdrum and its hilarity surely reflects his work experience as a documentary filmmaker, professional modern dancer, wire service journalist, and zookeeper. His prose is sharp, his characters endearing, and his wit always on target. Moore's other books included The Emporer's Virtual Clothes and The Accidental Buddhist.

The Hummingbird Corporation: Stories
Author: Heyen, William
Pub Date: 2003, 2005; 224 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9718059-2-7
Price: $14.95

"William Heyen's brief fictions are themselves hummingbirds: they hover, then disappear into Emily Dickinson's 'route of evanescence.' But when we look up from their pages, we still feel their splatter and/or sense their iridescence in our minds." Edwina Seaver
The Meaning of Lunch
Author: Leone, Dan
Pub Date: 2000; 257 pages
ISBN: 0-9666028-7-0
Price: $14.95

Winner of the 1998 Mammoth Books fiction award, The Meaning of Lunch is Dan Leone's second book. His work has appeared in the Paris Review, The Antioch Review, The Quarterly, and New Stories from the South; he writes the Cheap Eats column and short fiction for the San Francisco Bay Guardian. "Dan Leone gives us every wonderful thing that can be said of Charm, Miracle, Tenderness, Passion, Whimsy, Passion, and Fright."
Diane Williams.
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