''Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl is quite simply one of the most exciting - and one of the most fun - novels of the decade.'' Garth Greenwell It''s 1993 and Paul Polydoris tends bar at the only gay club in a university town thrumming with politics and partying. He studies queer theory, has a lesbian best friend, makes zines, and is a flaneur with a rich dating life. But Paul''s also got a secret: he''s a shapeshifter. Oscillating wildly from Riot Grrrl to leather cub, Women''s Studies major to trade, Paul transforms his body at will in a series of adventures that take him from Iowa City to Boystown to Provincetown and finally to San Francisco - a journey through the deep queer archives of struggle and pleasure. Andrea Lawlor''s debut novel offers a speculative history of early 90s identity politics during the heyday of ACT UP and Queer Nation. Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl is a riotous, razor-sharp bildungsroman whose hero/ine wends his way through a world gutted by loss, pulsing with music, and opening into an array of intimacy and connections. ''Playful, sexy, smart, and like nothing else I -or you - have ever read before.'' Carmen Maria Machado
The Book of Tea describes all aspects of the Japanese tea ceremony and explains how its rituals blend seamlessly with traditional Japanese life.Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition has an afterword by Anna Sherman and delightful illustrations by Sayuri Romei.This short book, written in English by a Japanese scholar and artist, was first published in 1906 at a time when Japan was opening up to Western culture. In response to that, Okakura Kakuzo set out to explain the beauty and simplicity of Japanese daily life which was greatly inspired by teaism. He describes in detail the different aspects of the tea ceremony, how it was founded, the role of the tea masters, the architecture of the tea-room and the stages of making and serving the tea. He then goes on to explain the connection between Taoism and Zennism with tea and he also writes chapters on art appreciation and the art of flower arranging.
B>The crucial sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Secret History of Twin Peaks, this novel bridges the twenty-five year gap, and takes you deeper into the mysteries raised by the new series./b>The return of Twin Peaks is one of the most anticipated events in the history of television. The subject of endless speculation, shrouded in mystery, fans will come flocking to see Mark Frost and David Lynch's inimitable vision once again grace the screen. Featuring all the characters we know and love from the first series, as well as a list of high-powered actors in new roles, the show will be endlessly debated, discussed, and dissected.While The Secret History of Twin Peaks served to expand the mysteries of the town and place the unexplained phenomena that unfolded there into a vastly layered, wide-ranging history, Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier tells us what happened to key characters in the twenty-five years in between the events of the second series and the third, offering details and insights fans will be clamoring for. The novel also adds context and commentary to the strange and cosmic happenings of the new series. For fans around the world begging for more, Mark Frost's final take laid out in this novel will be required reading.
There have of course been a number of books about Audrey Hepburn, it is a tribute to her fame and stature that each one has been successful. This is Sean Hepburn Ferrer's enduring tribute to his mother.
Jennifer Aniston's story has touched the hearts of men and women around the world. At the height of her TV fame Jennifer fell in love with Brad Pitt. They married in 2000 becoming Hollywood's golden couple. After four years, however, her life became a nightmare when she and Pitt split. This book examines how she is fighting back.
Ronnie Wood is one of rock's true originals. This title presents his story, in his own words, about his life, loves, family, friends, music, art and survival against the odds.
Diana Ross was raised in the Detroit projects and, through hard work and determination, scaled the heights of superstardom. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, this work paints a picture of Diana as a Civil Rights trailblazer, a temperamental celebrity, a consummate entertainer, and a loving mother.