Since the global turn to neoliberalism in the 1970s, movements in literary studies have been diagnostic rather than interventionist: scholars have developed techniques for analyzing culture but have retreated from attempts to transform it. For Joseph North, a genuinely interventionist criticism is a central task facing scholars on the Left today.
A man who escaped the devastating famine in North Korea, despite being abandoned as a boy, tells the story of his survival inside the oppressive country, his escape and subsequent rescue by activists and Christian missionaries and his success in the United States thanks to a newfound faith and courage. 50,000 first printing.
A humorous account of a year in the life of Joseph North, the proud possessor of a doctorate in philosophy - and nothing to do with it. Joseph writes about his fellow lodgers in a shabby boarding house, his family, friends and lovers, his triumphs and humiliations.
Weaving multiple storylines with vivid description of characters ape, Haske’s debut novel brings new life and a unique voice to the fiction of rural America. North Dixie Highway is a story of family bonds, devolution, and elusive revenge. When Buck Metzger’s childhood is interrupted by the disappearance of his grandfather, several family members and close friends plot revenge on the suspected killer. From remote towns in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, to the Texas/Mexico border, to war-torn Bosnia, Metzger struggles for self-identity and resolution in a world of blue-collar ethics and liquor-fueled violence.
Heading North is the story of a young man who changed courses and left a comfortable life behind for one of constant change. In calling the forests of Northern Minnesota home, Cole lives every day according to his interests and pleasures. Whether paddling through rough water, hiking "just one more mile," or simply gazing up at the sky, Cole is answering the questions he could only guess the answers to throughout his life until he followed through on his dreams.
In this riveting psychological thriller, a high-school vice principal and a Middle Eastern–born transfer student engage in a politically and emotionally charged game of cat and mouse, with dangerous consequences.