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Deflower Power

Joseph Braun is your average red-blooded American man: He craves fame, respect and true love. And he’ll do anything to get them, even if it means creating a false identity and humiliating himself on reality TV. Joe styles himself as Jeb, a brooding but honorable guy, in order to get......
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Soul on Ice

John Haskell performed a stunning feat of emotional ventriloquism a few years ago, slipping inside the raddled dream-lives of the famous and tragic in I Am Not Jackson Pollock. That collection of short stories doubled as film criticism, since many of the tales blurred the boundaries between movie characters and......
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Somewhere Between Here and There

Remnants of the past linger all around if you squint in the right direction. Jonathan Raymond’s ambitious debut novel sees the past imprinted all over present-day Oregon. Old artifacts and clues litter the landscape, even if his modern-day characters can’t exactly decode them. The Half-Life intertwines two very different tales......
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Somewhere Between Here and There

Remnants of the past linger all around if you squint in the right direction. Jonathan Raymond’s ambitious debut novel sees the past imprinted all over present-day Oregon. Old artifacts and clues litter the landscape, even if his modern-day characters can’t exactly decode them. The Half-Life intertwines two very different tales......
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