Literature

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MY BABY FIRST BIRTHDAY

Written by Zhang, Jenny
My Baby First Birthday is about existence and non-existence. It's about being born--without consent. Jenny Zhang writes about accepting pain, about the way we fetishize womanhood and motherhood, and reduce women to their violations, traumas, and body parts. She questions the way we feminize and racialize nurturing, and live in service of other people's dreams.
May 12, 2020 | Paperback | Tin House Books |
$15.95
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MOSTLY DEAD THINGS

Written by Arnett, Kristen
What does it take to come back to life? For Jessa-Lynn Morton, the question is not an abstract one. In the wake of her father's suicide, Jessa has stepped up to manage his failing taxidermy business while the rest of the Morton family crumbles. Her mother starts sneaking into the taxidermy shop to make provocative animal art, while her brother, Milo, withdraws.
April 21, 2020 | Paperback | Tin House Books | 354 Pages |
$15.95
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WORLD DOESN'T REQUIRE YOU: STORIES

Written by Scott, Rion Amilcar
As seen in the Summer Reading Previews of Esquire - NYLON - BuzzFeed - BookRiot - Southern LivingThe World Doesn't Require You announces the arrival of a generational talent, as Rion Amilcar Scott shatters rigid genre lines to explore larger themes of religion, violence, and love--all told with sly humor and a dash of magical realism.
August 25, 2020 | Paperback | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 384 Pages |
$16.95
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CAPITAL

Written by Menasse, Robert
Recalling the Balzacian conceit of assembling a vast parade of characters whose lives conspire to form a driving central plot, Menasse adapts this technique with modern sensibility to reveal the hastily assembled capital in all of its eccentricities. We meet, among others, Fenia Xenopoulou, a Greek Cypriot recently "promoted" to the Directorate-General for Culture.
April 7, 2020 | Paperback | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 432 Pages |
$18.95
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PATSY

Written by Dennis-Benn, Nicole
Beating with the pulse of a long-witheld confession, Patsy gives voice to a woman who looks to America for the opportunity to choose herself first--not to give a better life to her family back home. Patsy leaves Tru behind in a defiant act of self-preservation, hoping for a new start where she can be, and love, whomever she wants.
May 26, 2020 | Paperback | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 448 Pages |
$16.95
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POSTHUMOUS MEMOIRS OF BR?S CUBAS

Written by De Assis, Joaquim Maria Machado
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June 16, 2020 | Hardcover | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 272 Pages |
$27.95
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TROJAN WAR MUSEUM: AND OTHER STORIES

Written by Bucak, Ayse Papatya
In Ayse Papatya Bucak's dreamlike narratives, dead girls recount the effects of an earthquake and a chess-playing automaton falls in love. A student stops eating and no one knows whether her act is personal or political. A Turkish wrestler, a hero in the East, is seen as a brute in the West. The anguish of an Armenian refugee is "performed" at an American fund-raiser.
August 25, 2020 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 192 Pages |
$15.95
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QUARTET

Written by Rhys, Jean
In Jean Rhys's stunning debut novel, a young woman finds herself alone and penniless in Paris when her husband is arrested. She is taken in by a kind English couple--and finds herself drawn inexorably into a world both fascinating and strange. Love and obsession intertwine in this captivating and sinister tale.
August 11, 2020 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 208 Pages |
$15.95
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VOYAGE IN THE DARK

Written by Rhys, Jean
Often considered Jean Rhys's most autobiographical novel, this masterful and moving work follows a chorus girl, Anna, who struggles to adjust to cold and inhospitable England after a childhood in the West Indies. When an affair that at first feels like salvation comes to a disastrous end, Anna begins to unravel.
August 11, 2020 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 208 Pages |
$15.95
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WHEN THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD WAS SUBDUED, OUR SONGS CAME THROUGH: A NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF NATIVE NATIONS POETRY

United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo gathers the work of more than 160 poets, representing nearly 100 indigenous nations, into one momentous volume. This landmark anthology celebrates the indigenous peoples of North America, the first poets of this country, whose literary traditions stretch back centuries.
August 25, 2020 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 352 Pages |
$19.95

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