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  • David Gordon

    Thirteen hilarious, moving, and beautifully brutal stories by David Gordon, the award-winning author of Mystery Girl and The Serialist.In these funny, surprising, and touching stories, Gordon gets at the big stuff—art and religion, literature and madness, the supernatural, and the dark fringes of sexuality—in his own unique style, described by novelist Rivka Galchen as 'Dashiell Hammett divided by Don DeLillo, to the power of Dostoyevsky—yet still pure David Gordon.'Gordon's creations include ex-gangsters and terrifying writing coaches, Internet girlfriends and bogus memoirists, Chinatown ghosts, and vampires of Queens. 'The Amateur' features a cafe encounter with a...read more

  • David Gordon

    A young man fleeing heartbreak back home meets a mysterious expat at a café in Paris. What begins as a friendly conversation between two outsiders soon transforms into a heart-pounding confession that threatens to shake both men to their cores. In this darkly funny, Sopranos-meets-Sebald page-turner by acclaimed mystery writer David Gordon, people aren’t always what they seem, and digging for the truth could have fatal...read more

  • David Gordon

    When Sam Kornberg’s wife, Lala, walks out on him, he’s an unemployed used-book store clerk and failed experimental novelist with a broken heart. Desperate to win her back, he takes a job as assistant detective to the enigmatic Solar Lonsky, a private eye who might be an eccentric and morbid genius or just a morbidly obese madman. It’s a simple tail job, following a beautiful and mysterious lady around L.A., but Sam soon finds himself helplessly falling for his quarry and hopelessly entangled in a murder case involving Satanists, succubi, underground filmmakers, Hollywood bigshots, Mexican shootouts, video-store geekery, and sexy doppelgangers from beyond the grave. A case...read more

  • David Gordon

    In this riotous caper from Edgar Award finalist David Gordon, the CIA, FBI, and nearly every level of organized crime collide with a singularly evil domestic terrorist and a reluctant bandit known by all as 'Joe the Bouncer'. In David Gordon's diabolically imaginative new thriller, The Bouncer, nothing and no one is as expected-from a vial of yellow fragrance to a gangster who moonlights in women's clothes. Joe Brody is just your average Dostoevsky-reading, Harvard-expelled strip club bouncer who has a highly classified military history and whose best friend from Catholic school happens to be head mafioso Gio Caprisi. FBI agent Donna Zamora, the best shot in her class at Quantico, is a...read more

  • David Gordon

    Joe Brody is just your average Dostoevsky-reading, Harvard-expelled strip club bouncer who has a highly classified military history and a best friend from Catholic school who happens to be head mafioso Gio Caprisi. FBI agent Donna Zamora, the best shot in her class at Quantico, is a single mother stuck at a desk manning the hotline. Their storylines intersect over a tip from a cokehead that leads to a crackdown on Gio's strip joint in Queens and Joe's arrest. Outside the jailhouse, the Fed and the bouncer lock eyes, as Gordon launches them both headlong into a non-stop plot that goes from back-road gun running to high-stakes perfume heist, and manages to touch everyone from the CIA to the...read more

  • David Gordon

    In this stylish, darkly funny psychological thriller, a struggling writer finds his life suddenly resembling one of his own pulp novels when a convicted serial killer hires him to write his memoir. All Harry Bloch knows about catching a serial killer is what he has learned from his own books. But Harry’s life takes a sudden dramatic turn when the Photo Killer, a high-profile murderer who claims to be innocent, asks Harry to write his memoir. No sooner has Harry begun his research than several women are murdered in the Photo Killer’s signature style, just hours after Harry interviewed them. Now Harry is a prime suspect—or is he the killer’s next target? Forced to...read more

  • David Gordon

    Ex-black-ops-specialist-turned-strip-club-bouncer Joe Brody has a new qualifica-tion to add to his resume: an alliance of New York City's mob bosses has deemed him its 'sheriff.' In the straight world, when you 'see something' you 'say something' to the law. In the bent world, they call...read more

  • David Gordon

    Ex-black-ops-specialist-turned-strip-club-bouncer Joe Brody has a new qualification to add to his resume: an alliance of New York City's mob bosses has deemed him its 'sheriff.' In the straight world, when you 'see something' you 'say something' to the law. In the bent world, they call Joe. Still reeling from a particularly difficult operation, and having plummeted back into the drug and alcohol addiction that got him kicked out of the military as a result, Joe has just managed to detox at the clinic of a Chinese herbalist when the mob bosses phone: they need Joe to help them swindle a group of opioid dealers (of all things). But these are no typical drug-ferrying gangsters. Little Maria,...read more

  • David Gordon

    Ein Bandenkrieg in der Unterwelt. Ein Raubüberfall mit schweren Folgen. Und nur ein Türsteher kann New York noch retten. Der rasante Thriller für Fans von Lee Child. Joe Brody ist nur ein ganz normaler hochgebildeter Ex-Militär und jetzt Türsteher in einem New Yorker Striptease-Club, der von seinem besten Freund und Mafiaboss Gio Caprisi geleitet wird. Alles läuft super für Joe - bis er im Zuge einer Drogen-Razzia im Stripclub verhaftet wird. Nach seiner Freilassung überschlagen sich die Ereignisse, denn in der Unterwelt gab es einen folgenschweren Raub, für den sich nicht nur die CIA interessiert, sondern der auch zu einem Plan gehört, der ganz New York ins Chaos stürzen könnte...read more

  • Wendy McElroy

    This presentation examines two eloquent arguments for human liberty: John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty and Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. In On Liberty, the great philosopher John Stuart Mill rigorously defends individual liberty based on the concept of utilitarianism, or “the greatest happiness for the greatest number.” Though his theoretical foundation rejects natural rights, he reaches a similar conclusion—that diversity in individual thought and action ultimately benefits society. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is a classic, pioneering work in woman’s rights which has influenced feminists for over two centuries. It is...read more

  • Cambria Gordon

    Laurie David-producer of the HBO special Too Hot Not to Handle and Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth-educates young listeners about the ecological crisis called Global Warming.The dangers posed are very real, and the planet may undergo drastic changes within this century. People do, however, have the power to fight back and save the earth, and they can start by listening to this...read more