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Kaya/Muae

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Catalog: SPRING 1999

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Roughhouse

By Thaddeus Rutkowski.

Roughhouse gives a harrowingly deadpan account of the tedium, casual violence and deviant sex that connect a surreal, semi-rural childhood with adult urban neurosis. Terse flashes of narrative, told from the point of view of a troubled youth, provide a stark sketch of an American family on the brink: a gun-toting father prone to inexplicable rages; a mother who speaks in ineffectual, half-remembered Chinese homilies; siblings rendered almost mute from excessive bleakness. And there’s the narrator himself, who responds to the torment of home and neighborhood bullies with increasingly aberrant behavior, including sexual bondage and a form of pyromania that requires placing a paper bag over one’s head and igniting it. In spare, unrelenting prose that has been honed to a point, Rutkowski ferrets out the hard bone of absurdity at the center of emotional displacement.

Thaddeus Rutkowski grew up in central Pennsylvania and now lives in New York. His work has been published in numerous publications, including Fiction magazine and The New York Times. He is a winner of the Nuyorican Poets Café’s Poetry Slam.

“[Rutkowski’s] sulfuric tale of family breakdown and fetishism chronicles the confusion and opacity of traumatic childhood even as it criticizes the American society that tolerates such inhumanity.”— Publishers Weekly

“Rutkowski gives us a novel in bites and slices: sharp, shocking, and certainly not for the faint-hearted. Here is gall with gusto, a voice of reckoning, and writing to be reckoned with.” — Molly Peacock
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FROM THE BOOK
"I lit a candle and let it burn until wax pooled below the flame.
Then I poured the liquid onto my skin. The drops stuck and hardened.
When I peeled off the disk-shaped flakes, I saw pink blisters.
I gathered the used wax and pressed it around a string. I lit
the string, expecting it to work like a wick, but the flame went
out as soon as it reached the wax.
There was a trick to burning myself, I realized, that someday
I would have to learn."

Excerpt is from Roughhouse by Thaddeus Rutkowski.

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The Black Flame of Paradise (A Novel)

THE BLACK FLAME OF PARADISE (A NOVEL)

By Zachary Cahill. Preface by Catherine Malabou.

MOUSSE PUBLISHING

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Room 225-6: A Novel

ROOM 225-6: A NOVEL

By Karsten Schubert.

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Brief Lives of Idiots

BRIEF LIVES OF IDIOTS

By Ermanno Cavazzoni. Introduction and translation by Jamie Richards.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663535
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ANTILOGY

By Alex Hamburger. Foreword by Ricardo Basbaum.

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Intimate Negrociations

INTIMATE NEGROCIATIONS

By Bode Owa.

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The Emperor of China’s Ice

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By Jun Yang. Illustrations by Yuuki Nishimura.

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Waystations of the Deep Night

WAYSTATIONS OF THE DEEP NIGHT

By Marcel Brion. Introduction by George MacLennan. Translation by George MacLennan, Edward Gauvin.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663504
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By Jean Ray. Introduction and translation by Scott Nicolay.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

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ROGOMELEC

By Leonor Fini. Introduction by Jonathan P. Eburne. Translation by Serena Shanken Skwersky, William T. Kulik.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

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Word Book

WORD BOOK

By Ludwig Wittgenstein. Introduction by Désirée Weber. Translated by Bettina Funcke. Art & cover design by Paul Chan.

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Cruise of Shadows

CRUISE OF SHADOWS

By Jean Ray. Introduction and translation by Scott Nicolay.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663443
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Pub Date: 12/23/2019
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Tom McCarthy: Empty House of the Stare

TOM MCCARTHY: EMPTY HOUSE OF THE STARE

Text by Tom McCarthy.

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