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Estuary: Out from London to the Sea takes the reader on a journey through a space that can be lethal – or beautifully free.
Megan Bradbury's novel of derelict New York of the 1970s was generative even as it was falling apart, inspiring artists of all stripes.
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From Fiji to San Francisco, William Finnegan evokes the magic and terror of chasing waves in rapturous prose.
Preperation for the Next Life is remarkably well-researched, but doesn't forget the profound intimacy of life on the margins.
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