Luis Correa

Luis is Avid's operations manager and started bookselling on a fateful day in June 2018. He enjoys literary fiction, poetry, and has dabbled in historical nonfiction, memoir, essay, science fiction, fantasy, and graphic novels. Needless to say, he loves a good genre-bender! In his free time he also draws and plays video games, usually while covered in cats.

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Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780375701290
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Published: Vintage - July 27th, 1999

A tiny monster of a book that blends porse and poetry with classical studies to tell a story of unrequited desire and the struggle toward self-acceptance. For those who have ever felt out of place or ugly. (You're not!) Also, make sure to check out Carson's Red Doc>, the chimeric sequel to this modern classic


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How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781328764522
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Published: Mariner Books - April 17th, 2018

In these essays Chee explores what it means to be a queer, half-Korean writer in America--what it means to be an individual. Reading this collection reminded me to not lose sight of the things that make me unique in the face of fortune and sorrow.


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The House on Mango Street (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780679734772
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 1991

The House on Mango Street is not the saccharine juvenilia you might assume it is, in fact it's a precise distillation of a certain time and certain place, one that captures the rhythms of Spanish, the vibrant energy of youth, and an emotional depth that will resonate with anyone. After looking into each of the windows on Mango Street, what I left with was a sense of belonging, a greater understanding of my place in the world.  


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The Great Believers Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735223523
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Published: Viking - June 19th, 2018

A novel of inevitability and convergences and how our kindness, joy, and tenacity reverberates throughout time and across the globe--even as history has seemingly made its best attempt to leave these forgotten voices behind. Makkai has done a great service in her extensive research and in the care and tenderness with which she portrays her characters.


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Lost Children Archive: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525520610
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Published: Knopf - February 12th, 2019

A mesmerizing, symphonic masterwork of literature, music, history, the American roadside, the news, David Bowie, and our fragile yet unassailable humanity. Luiselli's sharp wit and architectural writing puts together a sheathing criticism of America and a portrait of a family facing the borders between them. I loved this book and its unexpectedly funny and tender moments! Highly recommended for Anne Carson fans.


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The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

An epic of convergences, rifts, and revolution. I am obsessed with these books and how intricately they capture the lasting effects of systematic oppression while also telling a gripping story of survival and love. Utterly fantastic!


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Signs Preceding the End of the World Cover Image
By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781908276421
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Published: And Other Stories - March 3rd, 2015

Hop into the sink hole and cross through the mirror with this dizzying journey across the border. Haunting and captivating. Herrera's writing is striking as it shifts from alien and detached, to visceral and intimate all while packing a dizzying wallop!


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Cleanness Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374124588
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 14th, 2020

The finely crafted sentences in these stories elegantly implements living, breathing syntax to weave pleasure and politic, ecstasy and rumination. Sensual scenes that made me need to occasionally take a pause to fan myself, to take a moment, as if I had been caught unawares. It's fucking beautiful.