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Boyz n the Void

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$19.96
ISBN: 9780807059487
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Published: Beacon Press - May 11th, 2021

Written as a mixtape to his younger brother, Asim’s book is a punk rock Between the World & Me. Through the music of bands like Anti-Flag, Bad Religion, and Operation Ivy Asim explores a complicated network of identity in ways that offer insights into broader ideas of culture, music, and race. Thoughtful and provocative, Boyz in the Void is a great exploration of how we become the people we are. 

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Slipping

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By Mohamed Kheir, Robin Moger (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781949641165
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Published: Two Lines Press - June 8th, 2021

Slipping is a novel of the strange spaces in the folds between magic and reality, the in between places in every city, the stories that fog & change as memory erodes. It's also a story of both personal and national tragedy of dreams deferred and the pyrotechnics of regret. Strange, beautiful, challenging, and perfect for fans of Kathryn Davis and Carmen Maria Machado.

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A Ghost in the Throat

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ISBN: 9781771964111
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Published: Biblioasis - June 1st, 2021

A Ghost in the Throat is a seance, summoning a keening woman drinking the blood of her murdered husband in handful gulps, the time both devoured and enriched by daily tasks, the haggard old woman who watches over so many last moments. This is a genealogy, a book-length translator's introduction, a bonfire. Ni Ghroifa's investigation of a famous Irish poem and its neglected author digs into the flesh of motherhood, womanhood, history, language, and poetry.  A truly astonishing achievement.

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The Conjure-man Dies

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By Rudolph Fisher, Stanley Ellin (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780008216474
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Published: Collins Crime Club - January 7th, 2021

 

Both smart and clever, this rich and entertaining mystery is an unjustly overlooked classic. Set in Harlem in the 1920s, and inspired by Golden Age of Mystery authors like Dorothy Sayers & Agatha Christie, The Conjure-Man Dies plays with mistaken identity, the person you least expect, locked rooms, and other tropes of the mystery genre.  A real tragedy we only got one Perry Dart & John Archer novel.

Josh


Hurricane Season

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By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780811230735
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Published: New Directions - October 6th, 2020

This story of crime and witchcraft, of desperation and oppressive social mores, of poverty and hustling for beer money reads like a storm system. Shifting currents, pressures, heats, a sense of violence in the atmosphere, the feeling that everything around is out of your control. Hurricane Season is a powerful story told in dynamic, scintillating prose.

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Two Stories

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ISBN: 9781734976632
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Published: Sublunary Editions - January 12th, 2021

Less “stories” and more “linguistic landscapes” or “ambient textualities” or “en-languaged fogs,” Two Stories is one of those books that questions how books and sentences are supposed to work. Lamborghini is an utterly unique, tantalizingly difficult, and occasionally dirty writer. 

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Mrs Murakami's Garden

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By Mario Bellatin, Heather Cleary (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781646050291
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - December 22nd, 2020

Bellatin has a way of saying the loud part quietly so his stories light a long fuse in your brain that can crackle and spark for months before exploding. One never knows quite where to look or what to pay attention to as this slow story of art, identity, patriarchy, and cultural mores winds through the fall out of a critical essay a young woman writes about an art collector. Baffling, beautiful, & unique.

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A Girl is a Body of Water

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ISBN: 9781951142049
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Published: Tin House Books - September 1st, 2020

Makumbi writes small stories that somehow encompass the entire world, turning the story of one one woman into an x-ray revealing the bones of society. Broken bones. Healed bones. Brittle bones. Strong bones. Powerful and wise, A Girl is a Body of Water is like a long conversation with an elder; the struggle of life is no less difficult at the end, but you feel you understand it more and can struggle better tomorrow.

Josh


At the Lucky Hand

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By Goran Petrovic, Peter Agnone (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781646050147
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - November 10th, 2020

Pushing the idea of a "community of readers" to fantastical and fascinating extremes and bending it around a classic story of separated lovers and hopeless romantics, At the Lucky hand is like Shadow of the Wind told through the lens of playful deconstruction. It is a book lover's book that celebrates what we share in books, while wondering at all the ways we can love through them.

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