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    Title: Agitprop for Bedtime
    Sub-title: Polemic, Story Problems, Kulturporn and Humdingers
    By (author): Charles Holdefer
    ISBN10-13: 1944697993 : 9781944697990
    A portable collection of polemical bedtime stories for adults, addressing such timely topics as: erectile dysfunction during the national anthem, what happens when Nancy Pelosi comes calling, and what Model A Fords say under certain conditions.
    About The Author:
    Charles Holdefer, author of four novels, including The Contractor and Back In The Game, grew up in Iowa and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Sorbonne. He currently teaches at the University of Poitiers, France. His short fiction has appeared in many magazines, including the New England Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, North American Review, Los Angeles Review, Slice and Yellow Silk. His story The Raptor won a Pushcart Prize. He also writes essays and reviews which have appeared in The Antioch Review, World Literature Today, New England Review, The Dactyl Review, The Collagist, l'Oeil du Spectateur, New York Journal of Books, Journal of the Short Story in English and elsewhere. MAGIC EVEN YOU CAN DO: BY BLAST is his latest book (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2019).
    Pages: 94 
    PublishedSagging Meniscus Press - June   2020
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Humour
    List Price: 16.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 1 of: 54
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    Title: All the Useless Things are Mine
    Sub-title: A Book of Seventeens
    By (author): Thomas Walton Illustrated by: Douglas Miller
    ISBN10-13: 1944697918 : 9781944697914
    This is a book of seventeen-word sentences, of aphorisms and otherisms. The aphorisms are in the tradition of Porchia, Blake, The Tao Te Ching, and Wittgenstein. The otherisms find their ancestors in Gertrude Stein, cabaret, Hejinian, haiku, and noir pulp fiction. Arranged thematically to respond to various themes—politics, love and sex, parenthood, the afterlife, etc.—both what's lofty and lowly are represented in these wildly imaginative and strangely intimate "seventeens." At times pithy, poetic, surreal or profane, each line is a concise world of wonder. Here is a collection of seventeen-word landscapes, snapshots and found bits of lint, learning and linden leaves that can be nibbled on, a few at a time, or binged in quick succession. ALL THE USELESS THINGS ARE MINE is illustrated with seventeen etchings and drawings by Douglas Miller and includes an afterword by Elizabeth Cooperman.
    About The Author:
    Thomas Walton is author of the anti-lyric-essay lyric essay The World Is All That Does Befall Us (Ravenna Press, 2018), the micro-chapbook A Name Is Just A Mane (Rinky Dink, 2016), and, with Elizabeth Cooperman, the tesselated essay/poem THE LAST MOSAIC (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2018). His work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Delmar, Timberline Review, Rivet, The Chaos Journal, Queen Mob's Teahouse, Bombay Gin, Pontoon, and other magazines. Some of his poems were anthologized in Make It True; Poetry from Cascadia (Leaf Press, 2015). He lives in Seattle, where he edits PageBoy Magazine
    Pages: 138 
    PublishedSagging Meniscus Press - July   2020
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Poetry by individual poets : Literary studies: general
    List Price: 17.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 2 of: 54
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    Title: All the World's a Simulation
    By (author): Stephen Moles
    ISBN10-13: 1944697608 : 9781944697600
    Stephen Moles (author of The Most Wretched Thing Imaginable) returns with his most complex and rewarding novel yet. All the World’s a Simulation is a metafictional tour de force featuring Shakespeare, Snow White and an infinite number of evil Stephen Hawkings. While its main characters attempt to escape from it, the book constantly rewrites itself before the reader’s gaze to reveal a profound secret about the power behind this and all other literary works. Thoroughly playful yet deeply serious, this extraordinary novel offers a personality-altering reading experience and an initiation into the realm of dark meaning. This edition includes as an appendix two related works, the novellas Fossil People and Life.exe.
    About The Author:
    Stephen Moles lives in London, UK, and is the author of seven books, including 'The Most Wretched This Imaginable: or Beneath the Burnt Umbrella' (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2016), 'Paul is Dead' (CCLAP, 2015), and 'The More You reject Me, The Bigger I Get' (Beard of Bees, 2015), as well as many other shorter pieces. He regularly carries out undercover literary assignments aimed at both fighting the centralisation of meaning and bringing about the linguistic singularity for the benefit of society. Stephen is also the founder of the Dark Meaning Research Institute, a group of parasemantic investigators and quantum linguistics pioneers who are currently working on a way to blast him off the page and turn him into the world's first zero-person author.
    Pages: 356 
    PublishedSagging Meniscus Press - May   2018
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    List Price: 24.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 3 of: 54
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    Title: An Occasional History
    By (author): Laura Davenport Ph.D.
    ISBN10-13: 1944697381 : 9781944697389
    Laura Davenport's poetic and harrowing "An Occasional History" investigates how language and a person's place within it come to be defined in the context of an abusive relationship -- one whose terrible violence is ever so gradually revealed, as layers of language and forgetting are progressively peeled away. Through five sections of differing form, in which romance novels, the OED, and etymological histories play prominent roles, we approach the core of knowledge step-by-step, and come to experience not merely abuse and its ramifications, but the central role in it of how language is shaped by power relations, and vice versa. Formally unique, acutely painful yet uplifting, and exquisitely written in every detail, this collection sustains an almost magical double perspective: a deeply knowing aesthetic distance and hard-won wisdom, and an intimate, willing identification with the immediate, almost to the point of being lost within it. As in all great writing, language and soul interrogate themselves through the power of poetry.
    About The Author:
    Laura Davenport holds a PhD in Literature and Writing from The University of Denver. She lives, writes and teaches in San Antonio, Texas.
    Pages: 120  Size: 150x115mm 
    PublishedSagging Meniscus Press - July   2017
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Poetry by individual poets
    List Price: 11.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 4 of: 54
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    Title: Back to the Wine Jug
    Sub-title: A Comic Novel in Verse
    By (author): Joe Taylor
    ISBN10-13: 1944697977 : 9781944697976
    In BACK TO THE WINE JUG, Joe Taylor, author of the comic verse novel PINEAPPLE, returns to the form with a tour de force of wit, erudition, and earthy imagination. Dateline: Hades, the Underworld, where things go bad. But things are going even worse up top with red/blue states, Brexit, the Middle East, Hong Kong, and college football. Diogenes, still toting his lantern in search of one honest (wo)man, is appointed by Lord Hades himself to teleport up to lovely Birmingham, Alabama, and mollify mundial matters, accompanied by his Doberman Pluto and Victoria Woodhull, the suffragette and 1872 presidential candidate. The trio is on the case to right the world's confusion. But, Lord H. being a consomméed plot-thickener, they find themselves followed in the transporter by commie-hating troublemaker J. Edgar Hoover....
    About The Author:
    Joe Taylor is the author of the novels BACK TO THE WINE JUG: A COMIC NOVEL IN VERSE, PINEAPPLE, Oldcat & Ms. Puss: A Book of Days for You and Me and LET THERE BE LITE, OR, HOW I CAME TO KNOW AND LOVE GÖDEL'S INCOMPLETENESS PROOF, as well as a book of stories, GHOSTLY DEMARCATIONS: STORIES. He is the director of Livingston Press at the University of West Alabama.
    Pages: 162 
    PublishedSagging Meniscus Press - June   2020
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) : Myth & legend told as fiction
    List Price: 19.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 5 of: 54
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    Title: Breath Like the Wind at Dawn
    By (author): Devin Jacobsen
    ISBN10-13: 1944697934 : 9781944697938
    Spanning two decades, BREATH LIKE THE WIND AT DAWN tells the epic story of the Tamplin family of outlaw-twins Quinn and Irving; their brother Edward, who is on the run from a dark past; and their mother Annora, who has been left to defend their haunted Minnesota homestead. Yet at the center of the novel is Les, patriarch of the Tamplins, Civil War veteran, and sheriff of Utica, who is possessed by an indelible lust to strangle his victims. Only when the brothers set about to rob Utica's bank will the family at last converge in an unforgettable finale when blood will be met with blood. Combining the multi-perspective family drama of As I Lay Dying with the violent lyricism of Blood Meridian, BREATH LIKE THE WIND AT DAWN brings a brave new voice to American fiction.
    About The Author:
    Devin Jacobsen was born and grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His debut novel is BREATH LIKE THE WIND AT DAWN (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2020).
    Pages: 208 
    PublishedSagging Meniscus Press - June   2020
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    List Price: 20.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 6 of: 54
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    Title: Bring Me the Head of Mr. Boots
    By (author): Charles Holdefer
    ISBN10-13: 1944697799 : 9781944697792
    Who's the real Mr Boots? Erich Ambrose fools people for a living. It's a family tradition. But when a party stunt goes disastrously wrong, he finds himself in deep trouble, on the run through Chicago streets and northern woods, matching wits with the FBI and national security agents and money launderers, all while trying to please a violent homecoming queen and a badass rabbit. Humorous and probing, this is a story of how our past haunts the present, and how the cruellest tricks are the ones we play on ourselves.
    About The Author:
    Charles Holdefer, author of four novels, including The Contractor and Back In The Game, grew up in Iowa and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Sorbonne. He currently teaches at the University of Poitiers, France. His short fiction has appeared in many magazines, including the New England Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, North American Review, Los Angeles Review, Slice and Yellow Silk. His story The Raptor won a Pushcart Prize. He also writes essays and reviews which have appeared in The Antioch Review, World Literature Today, New England Review, The Dactyl Review, The Collagist, l'Oeil du Spectateur, New York Journal of Books, Journal of the Short Story in English and elsewhere. MAGIC EVEN YOU CAN DO: BY BLAST is his latest book (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2019).
    Pages: 156  Size: 210x150mm 
    PublishedSagging Meniscus Press - November   2019
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    List Price: 20.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 7 of: 54
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    Title: Button Thief of East 14th Street
    Sub-title: Scenes from a Life on the Lower East Side 1927-1957
    By (author): Fay Webern
    ISBN10-13: 194469711X : 9781944697112
    This is Fay Webern's masterful chronicle of a youth spent in one of New York City's most vibrant immigrant communities during the harsh years of the Great Depression and The Second World War. Its forty-two beautifully sculpted episodes not only conjure into vivid existence a complete world, but reveal something of the bedrock of the author's inner being, in which the irreducible hardness, the 'is'-ness, of reality may be felt: the burden of survival; the 'stone in the heart'; the daily concerns, serious or frivolous, erected on it; and at the same time, always, flying above, indomitable, the muse of poetic imagination and the 'spirit of defiance. This is a joyous, magnificent achievement -- an extraordinarily truthful and moving work of art, both radically personal and universal, utterly transcending the category of memoir.
    About The Author:
    "Fay Webern was born on the Lower East Side in 1927 to Russian-Jewish immigrant parents and grew up living at the Lavanburg Homes, an experimental utopian housing community for low-income families. A talented child dancer, she studied from the age of seven with a member of Hanya Holm's dance company, but her professional ambitions were dashed by an accident she suffered at the age of fifteen. She later had a long career in publishing, rising to copy chief at Scientific American and then senior editor at Encyclopedia Britannica, Harper and Row, and Random House. Upon retiring in the late 1990s, she studied non-fiction writing at the Gotham Writers Workshop with essayist Tyler C.~Gore. With his encouragement, she soon became a regular reader at NYC venues such as The Knitting Factory and Arlene's Grocery until she moved to Vermont in 2002, where she still resides."
    Pages: 330  Size: 230x155mm  Illustrations: 10 b/w photos 
    PublishedSagging Meniscus Press - December   2016
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Biography: general
    List Price: 16.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 8 of: 54
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    Title: Dick Cheney in Shorts
    By (author): Charles Holdefer
    ISBN10-13: 1944697217 : 9781944697211
    This darkly humorous collection of short fiction by Charles Holdefer, author of The Contractor and Back in the Game, revolves gracefully around an esoteric and, it goes without saying, entirely fictional account of the imaginary formative years of someone who at times resembles America's most notorious -- so far! -- Vice President. This centre provides a jumping -- off point for free-wheeling, fanciful explorations, both poetic and satirical, into the archaeology of the banality of evil, that reveal, with a light touch and forgiving good humor, the soul-distorting burdens of duty, repression and narcissism in our daily life.
    About The Author:
    Charles Holdefer, author of four novels, including The Contractor and Back In The Game, grew up in Iowa and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Sorbonne. He currently teaches at the University of Poitiers, France. His short fiction has appeared in many magazines, including the New England Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, North American Review, Los Angeles Review, Slice and Yellow Silk. His story The Raptor won a Pushcart Prize. He also writes essays and reviews which have appeared in The Antioch Review, World Literature Today, New England Review, The Dactyl Review, The Collagist, l'Oeil du Spectateur, New York Journal of Books, Journal of the Short Story in English and elsewhere. MAGIC EVEN YOU CAN DO: BY BLAST is his latest book (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2019).
    Pages: 148  Size: 150x115mm 
    PublishedSagging Meniscus Press - July   2017
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    List Price: 11.99 Pounds Sterling
    Availability: In Stock   Qty Available: 2
    Title: 9 of: 54
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    Title: Errata
    By (author): Jacob Smullyan
    ISBN10-13: 1944697179 : 9781944697174
    Jacob Smullyan's Errata, a series of thirty tiny, enigmatic stories and essays by the author of Dribble is a text, or so it itself claims in its opening lines, that consists solely of errors. Towards its end, after we have experienced the existential agonies, both climactic and quotidian, of several apparently overlapping characters ("S", "Z", "Sanders", "Zander"), and drunk innumerable cups (or are they cupolas?) of coffee, it comes to assert that error may be a mode either of revelation or delusion. Which process is at play here? Can we decide? And if, as the text elsewhere states, we can neither seek truth nor illusion, can we seek anything at all -- even to exit this maze? Or can we, like another character, only patiently mediate their interminable dispute as a form of prayer, with no purpose, perhaps, other than obedience to fate, or a certain subterranean satisfaction in behaving according to a deep intuition, an inner voice, "the only peace we have" -- or is that another of the book's deliberate errors? Tantalizing, allusive, and harrowing, Errata is a meditation on the psychology of scepticism and on the role of art in addressing the essential paradox of suffering and joy.
    About The Author:
    "Jacob Smullyan (born 1964) is a pianist and the founding editor of Sagging Meniscus Press. His poem cycle about surging muck, DRIBBLE, was written in 1983 and published in 2015; his collection of stories and essays, ERRATA, was published in 2017; his forthcoming novel, The Sultan of Brisbane, is concerned with annoying persons. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and children."
    Pages: 72  Size: 155x115mm 
    PublishedSagging Meniscus Press - March   2017
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    List Price: 11.99 Pounds Sterling
    Availability: In Stock   Qty Available: 6
    Title: 10 of: 54

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