Aqueous Books

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Aqueous Books is a publisher of literary fiction, with imprints encompassing magical realism and dystopic works; horror, dark psychology, and paranormal; philosophical and serio-comic philosophy; and works of literary theory.

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From Here
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 53,230. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Aqueous Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The twelve stories in From Here explore the dislocations and intersections of people searching, running away, staying put. Their physical and emotional landscapes run the gamut, but in the end, they’re all searching for a place to call home.
Sibs
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,760. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Aqueous Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The thematically intertwined stories in Nathan Leslie’s Sibs, the author’s seventh collection, center around brothers and sisters. Often gritty and vivid, we see siblings bond, scrap, and everything in between. Many of these intense stories revolve around childhood and the stresses that siblings must overcome; others are concerned with brothers and sisters doing their best to make do.
Blackbird
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 28,000. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Aqueous Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Blackbird follows the fractured, but resilient mind of prized student Gwyneth Avery. Briefly homeless upon a return to her hometown of Salem, Massachusetts, she finds herself placed within a local asylum known as Abbot House. Gwyneth seeks a balance between her surrounding world and the bizarre, often nightmarish delirium through which she views it.
A Child Is Being Killed
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 18,610. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Aqueous Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A teenage girl named Shrap is sold into sex slavery by her father in exchange for a business. What follows is a story that is determined to tell itself, and a girl whose body and mind are struggling to become real through this broken telling. At once dissociated and lucid, Shrap's story stubbornly creates an existence out of Shrap, drawing a complicated portrait of her mind and body.
This Time, While We're Awake
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,660. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Aqueous Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fowler's new collection, This Time, While We're Awake, welcomes you to the worlds of egregious dystopias—environments where tornadoes come one after another as neighbors spar, drugged breeders make babies in the near-future for the sterile rich, humans are sacrificed by contract to aliens who protect them.
The Sense of Touch
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 44,260. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Aqueous Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Sprung from the variously lush, rugged, and frozen emotional landscapes of the north country, this luminous collection of stories captures the progress of a diverse ensemble of souls as they struggle to uncover themselves and negotiate a meaningful communion, of any kind, with the world around them.
Kabuki Boy
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,940. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Aqueous Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Perle Besserman’s Kabuki Boy is a novel of Japan set in and around the capital city of Edo during the waning decades of the Tokugawa Era (1600-1868). Besserman’s vivid narrative conveys that tumultuous period through the eyes of its peasants, priests, politicians, revolutionaries, mountebanks, geisha, and actors using the Kabuki theatre as a backdrop.
The Quantum Manual of Style
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 25,870. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Aqueous Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Tragedy strikes and Tara sets out on her own. She finds the expanding universe cold and hulking and lawless. But she discovers that instead of moving out always away from her, it is moving in, contracting, reducing itself to one infinitely compact singularity. Quantum Style gives us the rules and the examples by which we can reason the unreasonable.
Dysfunction
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 33,550. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Aqueous Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dramatically different in style and form, these tales range from the wicked to heart-wrenchingly commonplace and emotionally barren. At times funny, but always incisive, this collection of stories examines the survival of those whose only certainty is dysfunction.
Glowing in the Dark
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 27,760. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Aqueous Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
In the distance, a darkness, and within, a glowing―just out of reach. A pulsing mass of bone and tissue is discovered beneath a sofa; gigantic mosquitoes haunt feverish dreamscapes; a man lives inside the body of a giant, buried in the blood-soaked ground. In these worlds atoms are unstable, new dimensions uncurl beneath teeth, and violence is a brother. Comprised of stories ranging a wide variet
The Purple Runner
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 82,210. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Aqueous Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
The Purple Runner concentrates upon two stories evolving in London, one about a New Zealand marathoner looking to break her cycle of mediocre clockings in marathon running, and the other surrounding a mysterious world-class runner with a disfigured face. His return to competition finally occurs in spectacular fashion when both runners compete in the London Marathon.
HiStory of Santa Monica
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,340. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2011 by Aqueous Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A seemingly peaceful seaside city, Santa Monica is also a purgatory where the characters must face failure and loss—as well as their demons and ghosts. Family and ritual are consistent motifs throughout the collection, as are the themes of escape, addiction, redemption, reparation, religion, and death.


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