Unlikely Books

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Unlikely Books is the physical imprint of the electronic magazine "Unlikely Stories Mark V" (formerly "Unlikely Stories: Episode IV," formerly "Unlikely 2.0", formerly "Unlikely Stories"), found at http://www.unlikelystories.org/ . Running on the web since 1998 (and the publishers of 2010's print anthology "Unlikely Stories of the Third Kind"), Unlikely features poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, reviews, interviews, criticism, political analyses, arts & culture analyses, first-hand accounts of political and cultural activism, visual art, movies, and music.

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When You Come Again, You Will Never Go
You set the price! Words: 9,400. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012 by Unlikely Books. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Essay » Political
The winner of the WRITE REAL GOOD Poetry Chapbook Contest (conducted in 2010): Andreas Morgner's manuscript, When You Come Again, You Will Never Go. It's a long manuscript--its twenty-three poems are detailed and complex--and in the process of forming it into a book, we found it appropriate to include a number of journalistic photographs, especially from Ed Kashi.
Dr. Gonzo
Price: Free! Words: 35,190. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012 by Unlikely Books. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Psychology » General
Dr. Gonzo: A series of loosely related essays on equality, visibility, and modern mental health, or, How the Mental Health System Drove Me Crazy, details Dr. Deb Hoag's efforts to provide effective psychotherapy in a nation of apathetic lawmakers and actively hostile insurance companies. Cover art by Gabriel Vrooman.
Guttural Silk Make New Gong
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: American English. Published: July 11, 2012 by Unlikely Books. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
guttural silk make new gong is a new chapbook of poems and photographic "poem-cells" by acclaimed Trans author j/j hastain. It includes seventeen intricate textual poems and four visual pieces on the subject of sex and love, approached transcendentally and transformationally. It includes an Afterword by Jonathan Penton. The e-book is free.
My Hands Were Clean
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,720. Language: American English. Published: July 10, 2012 by Unlikely Books. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious cults
My Hands Were Clean by Tom Bradley tells, in outrageous and hilarious style, Tom Bradley's teenaged story of working as a musician for pseudo-Mormon polygamists who conducted Alister Crowley-style sex magick rituals under their place of business. Cover art by Justin Aerni.
Soy solo palabras but wish to be a city
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: Spanish. Published: June 24, 2012 by Unlikely Books. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery
"Soy solo palabras but wish to be a city" is a graphic longpoem (that is, one book-length narrative poem illustrated in the style of a comic book) written in Spanglish by León De la Rosa and illustrated by Gui.ra.ga7. Set in the crime-wracked border city Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, this poem explores life in the devastated city through the eyes of an academic and a "superhero" vigilante.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: American English. Published: June 11, 2012 by Unlikely Books. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Monolith, with cover art by Cecilia Ferraria, is Anne McMillen's first full-length collection, detailing everyday horrors of life in Cleveland and San Francisco; failed relationships, awkward sexual encounters, and always the specter of abuse.

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