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  1.   I-5: A Novel of Crime, Transport, and Sex (Switchblade)
Brenner, Summer PM Press 1604860197 / 9781604860191 PAPERBACK New 
1604860197 A novel of crime, transport, and sex, I-5 tells the bleak and brutal story of Anya and her journey north from Los Angeles to Oakland on the interstate that bisects the Central Valley of California. Anya is the victim of a deep deception. Someone has lied to her; and because of this lie, she is kept under lock and key, used by her employer to service men, and indebted for the privilege. In exchange, she lives in the United States and fantasizes on a future American freedom. Or as she remarks to a friend, "Would she rather be fucking a dog...or living like a dog?" In Anya?s world, it?s a reasonable question. Much of I-5 transpires on the eponymous interstate. Anya travels with her ?manager? and driver from Los Angeles to Oakland. It?s a macabre journey: a drop at Denny?s, a bad patch of fog, a visit to a ?correctional facility,? a rendezvous with an organ grinder, and a dramatic entry across Oakland?s city limits. 
Price: 16.00 USD

 
 5.  Ivy, Homeless in San Francisco
Brenner, Summer PM Press 160486317X / 9781604863178 PAPERBACK New 
160486317X In this empathetic tale of hope, understanding, and the importance of family, children face the difficult issue of poverty and the many hardships of being homeless through an inspiring young heroine named Ivy. Ivy is a young girl who finds herself homeless on the streets of San Francisco when she and her father, Poppy, are evicted from his artist loft. Struggling to survive day to day, Ivy and Poppy befriend a dog who takes them to the ramshackle home of quirky siblings Eugenia and Oscar, making the start of some amazing adventures. The story relates a hopeful but realistic representation of homelessness that will appeal to young readers and give adults material to discuss with children. 
Price: 15.00 USD

 
 
  2.   I-5: A Novel of Crime, Transport, and Sex (Switchblade)
Brenner, Summer PM Press 1604860197 / 9781604860191 PAPERBACK New 
1604860197 New. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Flat-signed by Brenner on 1/2 title page Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 186 p. Contains: Illustrations. Switchblade. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 20.00 USD

 
 6.  Nearly Nowhere (Switchblade)
Brenner, Summer PM Press 1604863064 / 9781604863062 PAPERBACK New 
1604863064 With her teen daughter Ruby, Kate Ryan moved to the secluded village of Zamora to have a quiet life off the grid beside her poor neighbors, the Spanish farmers of northern New Mexico. When Kate invites the wrong drifter home, the delicate peace of her domain shatters. Troy is the bad smell that refuses to go away. Finally, Kate bribes him into leaving with a few hundred dollars and a ride to Santa Fe. In town, Troy hustles his way into another woman's life and returns to Zamora to prove he's not the man Kate thinks he is. No? He's way worse. After Troy is shot and Ruby disappears, the village erupts with fear and confusion. Like a Greek chorus, the Spanish farmers camp outside the Ryan house and offer their comments, both quixotic and profound, on mayhem, murder, invasion, conquest, and drought. Meanwhile, coming and going are the sheriff, the local doctor, Ruby's friend, his mother, and the clinic's nurse, each with a different theory on Troy's assailant, Ruby's kidnapping, and the discovery of an unidentified corpse. Steadfast throughout is Kate's love for her daughter and her willingness to risk everything to find her. Brenner writes in prose as stark and beautiful as New Mexico's landscape where violence bursts in starts and fits like the summer monsoons. All the more terrifying for its understated brutality, Nearly Nowhere is filled with ominous surprises as it travels the back roads from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to Idaho?s Bitterroot Wilderness. 
Price: 16.00 USD

 
 
  3.   I-5: A Novel of Crime, Transport, and Sex (Switchblade)
Brenner, Summer PM Press 1604860197 / 9781604860191 PAPERBACK New 
1604860197 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 186 p. Contains: Illustrations. Switchblade. Audience: General/trade. A novel of crime, transport, and sex, I-5 tells the bleak and brutal story of Anya and her journey north from Los Angeles to Oakland on the interstate that bisects the Central Valley of California. Anya is the victim of a deep deception. Someone has lied to her; and because of this lie, she is kept under lock and key, used by her employer to service men, and indebted for the privilege. In exchange, she lives in the United States and fantasizes on a future American freedom. Or as she remarks to a friend, "Would she rather be fucking a dog..or living like a dog? " In Anya s world, it s a reasonable question. Much of I-5 transpires on the eponymous interstate. Anya travels with her manager and driver from Los Angeles to Oakland. It s a macabre journey: a drop at Denny s, a bad patch of fog, a visit to a correctional facility, a rendezvous with an organ grinder, and a dramatic entry across Oakland s city limits. 
Price: 16.00 USD

 
 7.  Nearly Nowhere (Switchblade)
Brenner, Summer PM Press 1604863064 / 9781604863062 PAPERBACK New 
1604863064 ~NEW. No DJ, as issued. Trade Paperback. Brand new; satisfaction guaranteed. ?You should be reading Summer Brenner.? ? More Intelligent Life, The Economist. Originally published by Gallimard?s la Serie noire as Presque nulle part. Overview: Fifteen years ago, Kate Ryan and her daughter Ruby moved to the secluded village of Zamora in northern New Mexico to find a quiet life off the grid. But when Kate invites the wrong drifter home for the night, the delicate peace of their domain is shattered. Troy Mason manages to hang onto Kate for a few weeks, though his charm increasingly fails to offset his lies and delusions of grandeur. It is only a matter of time before the lies turn abusive, igniting a chain reaction of violence and murder. Not even a bullet in the leg will keep Troy from seeking revenge as he chases the missing Ruby over back roads through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, down the River of No Return, and to a white supremacy enclave in Idaho?s Bitterroot Wilderness. Nearly Nowhere explores the darkest places of the American West, emerging with only a fragile hope of redemption in the maternal ties that bind. 
Price: 16.00 USD

 
 
  4.   Ivy, Homeless in San Francisco
Brenner, Summer PM Press 160486317X / 9781604863178 PAPERBACK New 
160486317X In this empathetic tale of hope, understanding, and the importance of family, children face the difficult issue of poverty and the many hardships of being homeless through an inspiring young heroine named Ivy. Ivy is the story of a young girl who finds herself homeless on the streets of San Francisco when she and her father, Poppy, are evicted from his artist loft. Struggling to survive day to day, Ivy and Poppy befriend a dog who takes them to the ramshackle home of quirky siblings Eugenia and Oscar, making the start of some amazing adventures. Blending a spoonful of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist with a dash of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City and a few pinches of the Adventures of Lassie, Ivy's tale will appeal to young readers as well as give adults material to discuss with children. 
Price: 15.00 USD

     
 

 


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