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    • The Boys in the Band

    • Flashpoints of Cinema, History, and Queer Politics (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series)
    • By: Matt Bell, David A. Gerstner, Amy Villarejo, and others
    • Narrated by: Paul R. Tafoya
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Boys in the Band's debut was revolutionary for its fictional but frank presentation of a male homosexual subculture in Manhattan. Based on Mart Crowley's hit Off-Broadway play from 1968, the film's two-hour running time approximates real time, unfolding at a birthday party attended by nine men whose language, clothing, and behavior evoke a range of urban gay "types." Although various popular critics, historians, and film scholars over the years have offered cursory acknowledgment of the film's importance, more substantive research and analysis have been woefully lacking. The film's neglect among academics belies a rich and rewarding object of study. The Boys in the Band merits not only the close reading that should accompany such a well-made text but also recognition as a landmark almost ideally situated to orient us amid the highly complex, shifting cultural terrain it occupied upon its release-and has occupied since.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Scrapper

    • A Novel
    • By: Matt Bell
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the wake of tragedy, ex-boxer Kelly returns to Detroit after years in the South. Unable to find work, he scavenges for scrap metal in the hundred thousand abandoned buildings at the heart of the city, an area he calls "the zone", where one day he finds something far more valuable than the copper he's come to steal: a kidnapped boy handcuffed to a bed, crying out for rescue. After being celebrated as a hero, Kelly secretly decides to avenge the boy's unsolved kidnapping, a task that will take him deeper into the zone.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A Tree or a Person or a Wall

    • Stories
    • By: Matt Bell
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton, Andrea Gallo, Andrew Garman, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Tree or a Person or a Wall gives us Matt Bell at his most inventive and uncanny: parents and children, murderers and monsters, wild renditions of the past, and acute takes on the present, all of which build to a virtuoso reimagining of our world. A Tree or a Person or a Wall brings together Bell's previously published shorter fiction - the story collection How They Were Found and the acclaimed novella Cataclysm Baby - along with seven dark and disturbing new stories, to create a collection of singular power.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • In the House upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods

    • By: Matt Bell
    • Narrated by: Charlie Thurston
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this epic, mythical debut novel, a newly-wed couple escapes the busy confusion of their homeland for a distant and almost-uninhabited lakeshore. They plan to live there simply, to fish the lake, to trap the nearby woods, and build a house upon the dirt between where they can raise a family. But as their every pregnancy fails, the child-obsessed husband begins to rage at this new world: the song-spun objects somehow created by his wife’s beautiful singing voice, the giant and sentient bear that rules the beasts of the woods, the second moon weighing down the fabric of their starless sky, and the labyrinth of memory dug into the earth beneath their house.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • No "And Then"!

    • By Nate on 09-03-15

    Regular price: $20.97