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City of Night

John Rechy

The taboo-busting 1960s classic that gave voice to a hidden subculture

Man Enough to Be a Woman

Jayne County

The true story of trans punk performance art sensation Jayne County's wild and daring life


Knut Hamsun

Serpent's Tail Classics edition of a wild masterpiece by a Nobel prize winner championed by influential writers such as Karl Ove Knausgaard and D…

Selected Poems

Langston Hughes

Classics edition with new introduction by Kayo Chingonyi of the essential poems of 'the poet laureate of black America' New Yorker.

Eat My Heart Out

Zoe Pilger

Zoe Pilger's wildly funny debut novel, reissued as a Serpent's Tail Classic

Jakob von Gunten

Robert Walser

Robert Walser's great masterpiece, reissued with a foreword by J. M. Coetzee

The Warriors

Sol Yurick

The extraordinary novel that became the legendary cult movie

Address Unknown

Kathrine Kressmann Taylor

The enduring classic of a friendship torn apart by Nazism

Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen

Alix Kates Shulman

The cult classic that defined a generation – over a million copies sold

Ocean of Sound

David Toop

The classic account of ambient music, with a new foreword by Michel Faber

As Serious As Your Life

Val Wilmer

An essential masterpiece of jazz history by renowned photographer and music historian, with a new foreword by Richard Williams

African Psycho

Alain Mabanckou

Alain Mabanckou's uproarious, fleet-footed English-language debut, reissued as a Serpent's Tail Classic to coincide with the publication of…

Devil in a Blue Dress

Walter Mosley

The bestselling, award-winning first novel by the internationally acclaimed crime writer Walter Mosley introduces his most famous character – Easy Raw…


Mary Gaitskill

Beloved cult novel repackaged to join the Serpent's Tail Classics series

Chelsea Girls

Eileen Myles

A groundbreaking and candid novel-in-real-time, considered a cult classic, from the 'rock star of modern poetry'

The Passport

Herta Muller

A beautiful, haunting novel by the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature


David Gates

Jernigan is the great lost American masterpiece of suburban despair, a modern Revolutionary Road or Stoner

A Lesson Before Dying

Ernest J. Gaines

Award-winning classic novel of prejudice, community and what it means to be a man in the American South. New edition with an introduction by Attica Lo…


Jean-Patrick Manchette

Small-town politics can be vicious

The Seven Madmen

Roberto Arlt

An extraordinary portrait of 1920s Buenos Aires, with the existential angst of Sartre's Nausea, the spiritual drama of Dostoyevsky's The Bro…

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