Fiction

The Best Underground Fiction

Insane in the Quatrain

Location

1301 N Dearborn Parkway Department 1007
60610 Chicago
United States
41° 54' 20.9952" N, 87° 37' 48.9108" W
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Lastname, Bradley
Date: 
2011
Abstract: 
A collection of Dadaist and absurdist poems and very short fiction. Bradley Lastname also includes a number of self-created diagrams and images. It contains poems such as A Sonnet for Dick Cheney, Astronomy for Idiots, Yes You May Borrow My Tongue Chain, and The Dude Who Tapes Everything, among others.
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English
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bailliwik

River Oak Review

Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine

Location

P.O. Box 3897
60174 St. Charles, IL
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Tanzer, Ben
Date: 
2008
Abstract: 
"This is a story about relationships, between father and son, friends, and most importantly between two newly formed couples. Following the lives and thoughts of four people in their mid-twenties, already experienced in dating but starting wonder if that one one person is out there. Taking a look inside the thoughts and conversations on both sides of the fragile world romance and pain, friendship and fear, and life in New York, Most Likely ... is filled with culture, laughter, quasi-advice, and the idea of wanting everything but knowing nothing. As the characters seek advance, theior confusion mounts, emotions break down and get rebuilt, and the reader is left to wonder if men and women will ever really learn how to love."
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English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
9780981748108
Website: 

oapress.blogspot.com

Item Donor: 
Chicago Publisher's Gallery

A Survey of my Failures This Far

Location

United States
41° 55' 19.6212" N, 87° 41' 34.5768" W
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Boyer, Gabriel Chad
Date: 
2008
Abstract: 
*A Survey of My Failures This Far is a mammoth book, but it is really seven distinct books. Each of these is inter-related in odd little ways, such as a character in one is actually the author of another, et cetera, but each is also its own distinct universe." *
Language: 
English
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*taken from the back cover This copy contains post-it notes by the author commenting on his work.
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Garland Court Review

Location

30 E. Lake Street
60601 Chicago, IL
United States
41° 53' 9.0348" N, 87° 37' 36.9336" W
US
Catalog Number: 
Garland Court Review
Date: 
2007
Volume: 
2007
Issue: 
3
Abstract: 
The Garland Review is a collection of creative writing by Harold Washington students, staff and faculty.
Language: 
English
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

Jane's Stories II: An Anthology By Midwestern Women

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Book, Bailey-Mershon, Glenda
Date: 
2000
Volume: 
2
Abstract: 
Poetry and short stories selected to reflect a variety of women's experiences, as well as regional (Midwestern) cultures.
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English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
096398943X
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

How the Hula Girl Sings

Catalog Number: 
Book, Meno, Joe
Date: 
2001
Abstract: 
"A young ex-con in a small Illinois town. A lonely giant with a haunted past. A beautiful girl with a troubled heart. Strange and darkly magical, How the Hula Girl Sings begins exactly where most pulp fiction usually ends, with the vivid episode of the terrible crime itself. Three years later, Luce Lemay, out on parole for the awful tragedy, does his best to find hope: in a new job at the local Gas-N-Go; in his companion and fellow ex-con, the giant Junior Breen, who spells out puzzling messages to the unquiet ghosts of his past; and finally, in the arms of the lovely but reckless Charlene. How the Hula Girl sings is a suspenseful exploration of a country bright with the far-off stars of forgiveness and dark with the still-looming shadow of the death penalty."
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English
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Quoted text in the abstract is from the description on the back of the book.
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ISSN/ISBN: 
1-888451631

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