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Livid

FRANCESCO VERSO

Lowden Books

Set in a future where consumerism has made much of Earth into a junk heap, Peter Payne is a trashformer, a scavenger, a kid under the thumb of a world too brutal to stay human. When his one chance for love and to change his fate is violently torn away from him, he embarks on a quest to rebuild the object of his obsession. Filled with themes of cybernetics, prosthetics, consumerism, over-consumerism, robotics and transcendence, Livid expands on classic tropes to build a world as deep and compelling as the main character.


Bartleby, the Scrivener

HERMAN MELVILLE

Karta Edizioni

A lawyer hires a clerk who, after a while, refuses to perform any task required of him, with the words “I would prefer not to”.
Bartleby’s character remains elusive even as the story ends. Therefore, this story and its motto can be read in a variety of ways, one of them being passive resistance to work and capitalism.
Various philosophical influences can be found in “Bartleby the Scrivener”. 


Conquest

DIANE CHANDLER

Theoria Publishing

1066, Senlac Ridge, England: William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy, defeats Harold Godwinson, King Harold II of England, in what will become known as the Battle of Hastings. The battle is hard fought and bloody, the lives of thousands have been spent, including that of King Harold. But England will not be conquered easily; the Anglo-Saxons will not submit meekly to Norman rule. Although his heroic deeds will nearly be lost to legend, one man unites the resistance. His name is Hereward of Bourne, the champion of the English. His honor, bravery, and skill at arms will change the future of England. His is the legacy of the noble outlaw. This is his story.


Birds without wings

JOSE JAVIER ABASOLO

Celebes Ediciones

Mikel Goikoetxea, best known as Goiko, some time ago one of the best murder investigators of the Basque country, survives working as a detective since he had to ask the leave in the Ertzaintza, the Autonomous Basque Police, when his life, his reputation and his marriage collapsed due to a false accusation of belonging to a pederast net. Turned into a social leper, only a few ex-partners helped him by sending some clients, like, for example, a renowned notary of Bilbao who one day went to Goiko’s office to ask him to investigate the death of his wife, because he suspects that she has been murdered. He finds out indeed that behind the tragic death of the woman there is a serious matter which will come to surface throughout the intriguing pages of the novel.  


Living With: Yuko Shimizu

YUKO SHIMIZU

Glamorama

Yuko Shimizu is a Japanese illustrator based in New York, where she teaches at the School of Visual Arts. Her rich sensual work has been seen on Gap t-shirts, Pepsi cans, VISA billboards, Microsoft and Target ads, as well as on the book covers for DC Comics, and on the pages of the New York Times, Time, Rolling Stone and The New Yorker. Visually engaging, imaginative and provocative, Shimizu creates a unique and alluring universe through her illustration, which is inhabited by tangled limbs, tangled hair and stripy-socked girls. Living with: Yuko Shimizu is an affordable, interactive way of enjoying these imaginative works.This book, with a subtle perforation along the spine, presents 32 of her most stunning artworks, each one removable for framing or gifting.