Popular American Fiction
Ask The Dust
Paperback ISBN: 0060822554
A struggling writer lodging in a seedy LA hotel, Arturo Bandini falls in love with Camilla Lopez, a elusive, unstable Mexican waitress, and they embark on a strange and strained love-hate relationship that inexorably descends into madness. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Paperback ISBN: 1401308589
Killed in a tragic accident at a seaside amusement park while trying to save a little girl, Eddie, an elderly man who believes that he had lived an uninspired life, awakens in the afterlife, where he discovers that heaven consists of having five people, acquaintances and strangers, explain the meaning of one's life. Reprint. 500,000 first printing.
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Paperback ISBN: 0061537969
On the eve of a faithful canine's death, Enzo takes stock of his life while recalling the sacrifices, unexpected losses, and person struggles of his would-be race-car driver human, Denny, in the latter's efforts to retain custody of his daughter. 300,000 first printing. Reprint.
Number 9 Dream
Paperback ISBN: 0812966929
In the wake of his sister's death and his mother's breakdown, Eiji Miyake, a young dreamer from remote rural Japan, journeys to Tokyo to find his long-lost father and comes face to face with the dark underworld of the great city and the enigmatic landscapes of his dreams. By the author of Ghostwritten. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 0062120255
Mob-connected loan shark Chili Palmer is sick of the Miami grindplus his friends have a bad habit of dying there. So when he chases a deadbeat client out to Hollywood, Chili figures he might like to stay. This town, with its dream-makers, glitter, hucksters, and liarsplus gorgeous, partially clad would-be starlets everywhere you lookseems ideal for an enterprising criminal with a taste for the cinematic. Besides, Chilis got an idea for a killer movie, though it could very possibly kill him to get it made.
Paperback ISBN: 1571310479
A white boy transplanted from Chicago to the Arctic tundra of Alaska finds himself struggling to adapt to his new home, where he must learn to hunt, fish, and live off the land, separated from the constant call of consumer culture. Reprint.
Look at Me
Paperback ISBN: 0385721358
Stripped of her image and identity after a devastating car accident and the resulting massive reconstructive surgery, Charlotte Swenson, a jaded model, is faced with a difficult struggle to rebuild her life in a culture obsessed with surface appearance. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 1590173635
Harriet has left her boyfriend Claude, “the French rat.” At least that is how she prefers to frame the matter. In fact, after yet one more argument, Claude has just instructed Harriet to move out of his Greenwich Village apartment—not that she has any intention of doing so. To the contrary, she will stay and exact her vengeance—or such is her intention until Claude has her unceremoniously evicted. Still, though moved out, Harriet is not about to move on. Not in any way. Girlfriends circle around to give advice, but Harriet only takes offense, and you can understand why. Because mad and maddening as she may be, Harriet sees past the polite platitudes that everyone else is content to spout and live by. She is an unblinkered, unbuttoned, unrelenting, and above all bitingly funny prophetess of all that is wrong with women’s lives and hearts—until, in a surprise twist, she finds a savior in a dark room at the Chelsea Hotel.
A Lady's Guide to Selling Out
Hardcover ISBN: 0399592032
An ambitious young woman navigates the slippery world of advertising and the just-as-perilous question of who she wants to be in the face of a hard-to-please boss, a top-secret marketing campaign, and the real characters of her literary idols.