Dzanc Books

Dzanc books
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Dzanc publishes innovative and award-winning literary fiction, including short story collections and novels by accomplished and award-winning writers.
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    Richard Haddaway's novel is a warm-hearted, realistic, multi-generational story of the Beckwith clan, a Texas oil family dominated by a wealthy patriarch who does his best to hold his children and grandchildren to his narrow views of propriety and restraint. His grandson Stephen watches in grief as his father's life withers under Granddaddy's long shadow. Stephen's own life takes a turn into the same alcoholism and despair that ruined his father. Haddaway's narrative moves through joy and loss, failure and courage. Set near Forth Worth, Texas, the novel takes place from the mid-1950s to the mid-1990s.
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    One of the great basketball novels written. Dark, funny and compassionate that will remind you what it means to be alive.
  • Rob Roberge
    Drive
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    In Lost Tribes and Promised Lands, celebrated historian and cultural critic Ronald Sanders offers a compelling and ideology-shattering history of racial prejudice and myth as shaped by political, religious, and economic forces from the 14th Century to the present day. Written with clear-eyed vigor, Sanders draws on a broad history of art, psychology, politics, and religion to inform his striking and soundly-reasoned assertions.

    The book nimbly zig-zags through space and time, doggedly chipping away at the myopic history of discovery and righeous conquest that has been reiterated for decades by the same ideological forces responsible for centuries of mythological prejudice and racial strife. Placing 14th Century Spanish intolerance (especially anti-Semitism) as the origins of American racism toward African and Native Americans, Sanders elegantly weaves complex threads of colonial economics, religious exceptionalism, and xenophobia into a heady and often-infuriating thesis on the history of racism.
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    Set in New York City and Prague in 1992, Kafka’s Son follows a first-person narrator who is a documentary filmmaker. In a New York synagogue, he meets an elderly Czech Jew named Jiri, once the head of the famous Jewish Museum in Prague, with whom he discovers a shared love of Kafka. Inspired by this friendship, the narrator travels to Prague to make a film about Jewish life in the city and its Kafka connections.In his search for answers, he crosses paths with the beadle of the famous 900-year-old Altneushul synagogue, the rumored home to a legendary golem hidden away in a secret attic—which may or may not exist; a mysterious man who may or may not be Kafka’s son—and who may or may not exist; Mr. Klein, who although several years younger than Jiri may or may not be his father; and an enigmatic young woman in a blue beret—who is almost certainly real.Maybe. As Prague itself becomes as perplexing and unpredictable as its transient inhabitants, Curt Leviant unfolds a labyrinthine tale that is both detective novel and love story, captivating maze and realistic fantasy, and a one hundred percent stunning tribute to Kafka and his city.
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    Kafka's Son
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    Calloustown, the seventh collection from master raconteur George Singleton, who’s been praised by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as the “unchallenged king of the comic Southern short story,” finds the author at the absolute top of his game as he traces the unlikely inhabitants of the titular Calloustown in all their humanity. Whether exploring family, religion, politics or the true meaning of home, these stories range from deeply affecting to wildly absurd and back again, all in the blink of an eye.
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    With fictions from four previous collections, as well as eight new fictions covering the past decade, Olsen has put together a fantastic overview of his lengthy and critically acclaimed history as an author.
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    Set in Williams' fictional city of Leah, New Hampshire, Whipple's Castle is a mansion within the town where the Whipple family resides--husband, wife, three sons and a daughter, each with their own worries and dilemmas. Williams takes a close look at the darker side of small-town life through this family and their lives in this novel set in the 40's.
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    A collection of fictional short stories mainly set in East Texas. Hannah's protagonists tend to be males, lonely due to some form of exile struggling to find some connection to others.
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    These stories, set in both real and unreal locales, arouse more faraway yearnings. All sooner or later come round to the subject of love, but none finds it anywhere we might ordinarily have expected. Bedlam lurks everywhere, from the streets to the afterlife,and every point of view is nagged by glimpses of every other. Thank god for a resilient lyricism, a hint of better music playing not too far off. This electronic edition includes two published pieces that didn't appear in the original edition and a new introduction by the author.
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    “Grim Tales is a mythological catalog of the peculiar, a string of strange, often murderous urban myths. It comes on fast and dirty, micro-moments on micro-moments, each wasting no time in lunging at the throat.” —Blake ButlerPRAISE“This is book as turbulence disrupting the smooth sea, as anti-matter breaking bonds that had never before been broken. Throughout, the book defies the physics and metaphysics of our known world even as it pretends to a reaching backward, to drawing forth these tales from some shared past, dissembling not to deceive but to aggress us anew. See the quotation marks which suggest some unavailable subtext but which quote nothing but Lock’s own imagination, or else that of his arranging characters, his possible narrator, and you see the layers of interpretation he is willing to risk so as to prevent any easy explanation, any trite truth too cleverly left unconcealed. Better always that the work be mysterious, that the mystery be allowed to work upon us.” —Matt Bell“Grim Tales is populated end to end with the magical and the bizarre: shape-shifting, witchery, underwater cities, indoor rain, beds that contain oceans, murderous objects, all manner of disappearance. Men lose their faces to mirrors, women are smothered by their hair, clouds settle over cities and suck them up . . . and in the midst of all this looming, Lock has an incredible ability to render compelling imagery and demeanor in minute, super-compressed bursts. Single lines resound in the mind. In the same way that it’s hard to stop staring at the Internet’s seemingly endless array of weird memes and video databases, Lock’s words are both engrossing and slightly haunted. One could spend forever worming through these magicked words, their worlds.” —Blake Butler
  • Norman Lock
    Grim Tales
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    Join B.J. Hollars as he takes readers on a whirlwind tour of destruction: from Fort Wayne’s almost-obliteration at the hands of Adolf Hitler, to Tuscaloosa’s 2011 tornado, and finally, to a triple lynching that occurred in Duluth in the summer of 1920. Spanning nearly a continent and a century, Hollars re-reports the details of these destructions, uncovering new facts and new perspectives in the swirl of what little remains. Relying on equal parts lyricism, experimental forms, and personal experience, Hollars’ “Greetings From Duluth” explores our complicated relationship with the places we call home.
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    From ghosts to pink dolphins to a fight club of young women who practice beneath Alaska's aurora borealis, By Light We Knew Our Names examines the beauty and heartbreak of the world we live in. Across thirteen stories, this collection explores the thin border between magic and grief.
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    From one of our most daring writers comes this intimate and seductive book: a working journal of pregnancy that was both a Lambda Literary Awards finalist and a Village Voice pick for Best Books of 2000. Maso chronicles with great tenderness and awe the months of her pregnancy, from its charmed conception through the auspicious arrival of Rose.
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    Festival for Three Thousand Maidens is set in the 1960s, the era of war in Vietnam and riots and assassinations in the US; however, neither of these places figure directly in the story, but both reverberate like distant thunder coming ever close to the heartbeat of this story.
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    Neugenboren's fifth book--Sam's Legacy covers both the life of Sam, a down-on-his-luck gambler who is also dealing with the legacy of memories of his Jewish father and grandfather, and the story of Madison Tidewater, the Negro Baseball League's 'Black Babe,' current janitor, and how their paths cross. The differences in how the two men resolve their loss of faith brings the novel together.
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    Shaney Fleet is the owner of a working-class bar, and his problem is garbage. When a private hauler tries to coerce Shaney into purchasing collection services, he resists. Soon no hauler will remove his black-listed trash, and garbage that is not even his own begins to appear at his front door. Ultimately, his apartment is torched, his head bashed in, and his bar closed by the health department. In this well-wrought parable of modern urban life, literal garbage becomes a metaphor for the petty encumbrances, bureaucratic entanglements, and apparently insoluble problems that surround Shaney. As in the works of Kafka and Beckett, the mood is at once ominously threatening and irrepressibly comic.
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    Garbage
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    From Ken Sparling’s intro: “When someone asked me what Dad Says He Saw You at the Mall was about, it felt like I’d seen a beautiful tree and struggled to describe it to someone, only to have that someone say: ‘Yes, but what is the tree about?’ You wouldn’t know how to answer that question. It isn’t the right question. The tree wasn't ever about anything. It was just beautiful.”
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    In Tracy Daugherty's third novel, childhood innocence and political ambition meet just prior to the First World War in the person of Harry Shaughnessy, an Oklahoma farmer' son. Gifted with a booming speaking voice and a charismatic presence, the boy learns the socialist credo from his father, who takes him on the road—from laborers' camps to county fairs to Oklahoma City—to spread the people's gospel to farmers, miners, and oil workers. Along the way young Harry encounters other socialist crusaders—Eugene V. Debs, Oscar Ameringer, and the dynamic red-haired feminist Kate O'Hare.
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    Neugeboren's second novel is the story of Harry Meyers--New York schoolteacher, alienated Jew, aging widower resigned to lonely retirement--and of what happens to him when his uneasy peace is shattered by violence.It is a taut, powerful story, quick with suspense, and original in approach. Neugeboren captures the brutality, the comic madness, the very texture of existence seething with the West Side's rooming-house ghetto.
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    20 well-crafted tales. Highly charged, insistent, often expressing themselves in gritty urban vernacular, his narrators emerge as ironic, sensitive, self-deprecating losers and loners.
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