Literature

NATURE POEM

Written by Pico, Tommy
Nature Poem follows Teebs--a young, queer, American Indian (or NDN) poet--who can't bring himself to write a nature poem. For the reservation-born, urban-dwelling hipster, the exercise feels stereotypical, reductive, and boring. He hates nature. He prefers city lights to the night sky. He'd slap a tree across the face.
May 9, 2017 | Paperback | Tin House Books | 128 Pages |
$14.95

BOOK OF DISQUIET: THE COMPLETE EDITION

Written by Pessoa, Fernando
The Book of Disquiet is the Portuguese modernist master Fernando Pessoa's greatest literary achievement. An "autobiography" or "diary" containing exquisite melancholy observations, aphorisms, and ruminations, this classic work grapples with all the eternal questions.
August 29, 2017 | Hardcover | New Directions Publishing Corporation | 488 Pages |
$24.95

VENGEANCE IS MINE, ALL OTHERS PAY CASH

Written by Kurniawan, Eka
Told in short, cinematic bursts, Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash is gloriously pulpy. Ajo Kawir, a lower-class Javanese teenage boy excited about sex, likes to spy on fellow villagers in flagrante, but one night he ends up witnessing the savage rape of a beautiful crazy woman by two policemen. Deeply traumatized, he becomes impotent.
August 1, 2017 | Paperback | New Directions Publishing Corporation | 216 Pages |
$15.95

DEBTHS

Written by Howe, Susan
A collection in five parts, Susan Howe's electrifying new book opens with a preface by the poet that lays out some of Debths' inspirations: the art of Paul Thek, the Isabella Stewart Gardner collection, and early American writings; and in it she also addresses memory's threads and galaxies, "the rule of remoteness," and "the luminous story surrounding all things noumenal."
June 27, 2017 | Paperback | New Directions Publishing Corporation | 244 Pages |
$15.95

LITTLE BUDDHIST MONK & THE PROOF

Written by Aira, Cesar
The Little Buddhist Monk is a story of Asian invention gone wild, as a diminutive Korean Buddhist monk acts as a tour guide to an increasingly distraught French couple on a working vacation in the Far East.
May 30, 2017 | Paperback | New Directions Publishing Corporation | 224 Pages |
$14.95

HERE COMES THE SUN

Written by Dennis-Benn, Nicole
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award, and Finalist for the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award and the Center for Fiction's First Novel PrizeNamed a Best Book of 2016 by the New York Times, NPR, Buzzfeed, San Francisco Chronicle, The Root, BookRiot, Kirkus, Amazon, WBUR's "On Point," and Barnes & Noble
June 6, 2017 | Paperback | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 352 Pages |
$15.95

REEF

Written by Villoro, Juan
Amidst stagings of guerilla warfare, rumors of killer bees and encroaching cartel activity, recovering ex-rocker, Tony Góngora, attempts to solve the mystery of an American scuba-diver's murder.
May 23, 2017 | Paperback | George Braziller | 240 Pages |
$17.95

NEW ANNOTATED FRANKENSTEIN

Written by Shelley, Mary
"Remarkably, a nineteen-year-old, writing her first novel, penned a tale that combines tragedy, morality, social commentary, and a thoughtful examination of the very nature of knowledge," writes best-selling author Leslie S. Klinger in his foreword to The New Annotated Frankenstein.
August 8, 2017 | Hardcover | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 432 Pages |
$35.00

MISS JANE

Written by Watson, Brad
Since his award-winning debut collection of stories, Last Days of the Dog-Men, Brad Watson has been expanding the literary traditions of the South, in work as melancholy, witty, strange, and lovely as any in America.
July 11, 2017 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 304 Pages |
$15.95

UNSEEN WORLD

Written by Moore, Liz
Ada Sibelius is raised by David, her brilliant, eccentric, socially inept single father, who directs a computer science lab in 1980s-era Boston. Home-schooled, Ada accompanies David to work every day; by twelve, she is a painfully shy prodigy. The lab begins to gain acclaim at the same time that David's mysterious history comes into question.
June 13, 2017 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 464 Pages |
$15.95

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