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Red, Yellow, Green

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ISBN: 9781771961417
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Published: Biblioasis - October 24th, 2017

 

Traumatized by crimes he participated in as a soldier in Bolivia, Alfredo hears voices. He tries to write letters. He tries to write his story. He tries to fall in love again. His memories mix with nightmares. Not only is this a striking exploration of what a trauma survivor's thoughts might look like, Sarvaria, uses a shattered narrative style to interrogate the idea of nationality and identity. Red, Yellow, Green is a powerful mess of a novel.

Josh


Men and Apparitions

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ISBN: 9781593766795
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Published: Soft Skull Press - March 13th, 2018

 

Men & Apparitions is about photography, “New Men,” ethnography, family history, interpreting images, growing up, falling apart, and just about everything else in its own wonky way, featuring Clover Adams, a praying mantis named Mr. Petey and a kindly elderly painter in Amsterdam, but ultimately it a brilliant novel about, funny, charming, intelligent, sensitive man trying to understand what it means to be alive. A new classic in the “figuring shit out” genre.

Josh


Houses of Ravicka

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Published: Dorothy a Publishing Project - November 1st, 2017

 

What do you hear when you hear a house settle? Why do you dream when you move to a new apartment? What is your sense of direction? Houses of Ravicka is something like Escher noir written by Charlie Chaplin and edited by Gertrude Stein. Gladman is a genius, one of our greatest contemporary experimental writers & Houses is a breathtaking exploration of what it means to live in and with cities.

Josh


Belladonna

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By Dasa Drndic, Celia Hawkesworth (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780811227216
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - October 31st, 2017

What will books written about this time in history be like? If they are brilliantly erudite about complicity and politics, growing old and mortality, how we remember and forget history, and the quiet moments that stretch into our lives like cracks in glass, they’ll be like Belladonna. Drndic’s novel is thoughtful, funny, and profound. A must-read for fans of translation and anyone looking for a different perspective on our troubling times.

Josh


In the Distance

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ISBN: 9781566894883
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 10th, 2017

Through the story of Hakan, a Swedish immigrant to the United States in the mid 1800s, Diaz meditates on the nature of impersonal landscape, explores a life of isolation, and tours through some of characters that carved the identity of the American West. This is a strange and brilliant version of historical fiction, twisting the genre into something unique. For fans of Cormac McCarthy and  Eleanor Catton's Booker Prize winning novel The Luminaries.

Josh


Translation as Transhumance

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By Mireille Gansel, Ros Schwartz (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781558614444
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Published: Feminist Press - November 14th, 2017

Truly brilliant and beautiful work on the nature of translation and how powerful the ability to reach across languages can be. One of those rare books you wish you’d read years earlier. Highly recommended to writers (it changed how I think about American English), readers of works in translation, and readers in general looking to extend their horizons.

Josh


Letters to Memory

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ISBN: 9781566894876
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 12th, 2017

Through exploring her family's archive of letters and other documents, Yamashita creates a powerful dialog between herself and her past, including her family's experience in the WWII Japanese internment camps, how they reacted, how they coped, and how they moved on when they got home. More than just a memoir, this book teaches by example a new kind of relationship you can have with your familial, national, and cultural story. This is an important book.

Josh


In the Distance

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ISBN: 9781566894883
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 10th, 2017

Through the story of Hakan, a Swedish immigrant to the United States in the mid 1800s, Diaz meditates on the nature of impersonal landscape, explores a life of isolation, and tours through some of characters that carved the identity of the American West. This is a strange and brilliant version of historical fiction, twisting the genre into something unique. For fans of Cormac McCarthy and  Eleanor Catton's Booker Prize winning novel The Luminaries.

Josh


The Art of Death

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ISBN: 9781555977771
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Published: Graywolf Press - July 11th, 2017

Though this is billed as a book about writing, Danticat turns the topic into something so much more. This about how we talk and write about death, but also how we talk and write about life and how we understand what it means to have life and what it means to lose it. Definitely a great book for writers or readers who also want insight into the writing process, but also a powerful book for everyone.

Josh


Kintu

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By Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Aaron Bady (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781945492013
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Published: Transit Books - May 16th, 2017

A multi-generational family saga, an origin story for a nation, an examination of the complexities of personal identity, and a reckoning with the weight of the past; Makumbi’s debut novel (and smash bestseller in Uganda) of a cursed clan is historical fiction at its best.

Josh


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