In this bookclub we aim to read and discuss notable yet often overlooked works of literature, with a focus on independently published works. Books in translation, essay collections — you can't pigeonhole taste.

eric-obenauf-unicorn-book-club-two-dollar-radio.jpgHosted by Eric Obenauf: Eric is a voracious bibliophile and cinephile and the publisher of the indie press Two Dollar Radio, which he founded in 2005 at the age of 23. His writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, The Millions, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, Columbus Alive, The Billfold and others, and he is the writer and director of the Two Dollar Radio film I'm Not Patrick. In 2017 he cofounded the indie bookstore/bar/cafe Two Dollar Radio Headquarters, where he is the chief book buyer and head chef.

 


May 21, 2019, 7pm: This month's pick is
Negrophobia: An Urban Parable

“I opened James’s book only to topple into hell. In fact, Negrophobia is the black version of American Psycho.”
—Dany Laferrière,
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June 18, 2019, 7pm: This month's pick is
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

“Casting a truly literary spell, Vuong's tale of language and origin, beauty and the power of story, is an enrapturing first novel.” — Booklist (starred review) 
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PAST PICKS:

April 2019: Collected Schizophrenias: Essays by Esmé Weijun Wang.
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March 2019: The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink.
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
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February 2019: Solar Bones by Mike McCormack.
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January 2019: Samuel Johnson's Eternal Return by Martin Riker.
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December 2018: Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter.
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November 2018: Destroy All Monsters: The Last Rock Novel by Jeff Jackson.
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October 2018: You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life [You Are Raoul Moat] by Andrew Hankinson.
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September 2018Comemadre by Roque Larraquy, translated by Heather Cleary, published by Coffee House Press in 2018.
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
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August 2018The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic by Jessica Hopper, published by Featherproof Books in 2015.
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
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July 2018: A Loving, Faithful Animal by Josephine Rowe, published by Catapult in September 2017.
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June 2018: Her Mother’s Mother’s Mother and Her Daughters by Maria José Silveira, published by Open Letter Books in December 2017, and translated from the Portuguese by Eric M. B. Becker.
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
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May 2018: Street of Thieves by Mathias Énard, published by Open Letter in November 2014, and translated from the French by Charlotte Mandell.
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April 2018: Farewell, Damascus by Ghada Samman, published by Darf Publishers in October 2017, and translated from the Arabic by Nancy Roberts.
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March 2018: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, translated from the French by Alison Anderson, published by Europa Editions in 2008.
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
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February 2018: Distant Star by Roberto Bolaño, translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews, published by New Directions in 2004.
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