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Outsider: Always Almost, Never Quite

Outsider is the life of a child, boy, adolescent, student and young man in London between the Great Depression of ...

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Dirt

The year is 1985 and twenty-two-year-old Galen lives with his emotionally dependent mother in a secluded old house with a ...

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Jack Holmes and His Friend

Many straight men and gay men are best friends, but if the phenomenon is an urban commonplace it has never ...

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Telegraph Avenue

One street in Oakland, California. As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are ...

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Scenes from Early Life

One family’s life, and a nation – Bangladesh – are uniquely created through conversation, sacrifice, songs, bonds, blood, bravery and ...

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Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

In this funny and frank memoir, Alexandra Fuller describes her unusual childhood in Rhodesia… Her parents were a glamorous and ...

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