Popular American Fiction
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.
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.
Mostly Dead Things
Hardcover ISBN: 1947793306
Taking over her family's failing taxidermy shop in the wake of her father's suicide, a grief-stricken woman pursues less-than-legal ways of generating income while struggling to figure out her place among her eccentric loved ones.
Paperback ISBN: 0679735771
In a black satire of the eighties, a decade of naked greed and unparalleled callousness, a successful Wall Street yuppie cannot get enough of anything--including murder. Reprint. (A Lion's Gate Films production, releasing Spring 2000, directed by Mary Harron, starring Christian Bale, Chloe Sevigny, Jared Leto, & Reese Witherspoon) (General Fiction)
Paperback ISBN: 0060838728
Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening -- until a band of gun-wielding terrorists breaks in through the air-conditioning vents and takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different countries and continents become compatriots.Friendship, compassion, and the chance for great love lead the characters to forget the real danger that has been set inmotion and cannot be stopped.