Series: Biblioasis International Translation SeriesThe DishwasherPaperbackStéphane Larue9781771962698$22.95FICTION Aug 06, 2019
Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential meets Dostoyevsky The Gambler—with metalhead appeal.It’s winter in Montreal, 2002, when a graphic design student’s gambling addiction starts to drag him under. In debt to the metal band that’s commissioned him to draw their album cover and ensnared in lies to his friends and his cousin, he takes the first job that promises a paycheck: dishwasher at La Trattoria, a high-end restaurant, where he finds himself thrust, on his first night, into roiling world of characters. A magnificent, hyperrealist debut, wi... + Read More
Series: My CaminoPaperbackPatrick Warner9781771962872$21.95FICTION Jun 18, 2019
Three plucky misfits cycle the Camino de Santiago—backwards.Reeling from the Night of Nights, an unexpected blockbuster art show, Floss, a transgender New York gallery owner, invites subversive installation artist Budsy and their best friend the Apostle John to cycle the Camino de Santiago. When Floss tells her friends about her shocking experience at the hands of the King of the New York art scene, the journey becomes an anti-pilgrimage—from spiritual discovery to revenge fantasy. Moving from New York to Spain to Dublin, My Camino is a book a... + Read More
A vivid, assured collection rooted in psychological realism. In the dark and eerie style of Joy Williams or Karen Russell, this character-driven collection from Elise Levine is tough and tender, filled with complicated people longing for independence from the scripts of the past. From a sniping road-tripping couple in the desert to a cantankerous divinity-school candidate on the prairies to a frustrated cop in a cave in the south of France, This Wicked Tongue showcases the gritty and the sublime.
Series: Nosy White WomanPaperbackMartha Wilson9781771962896$19.95FICTION Aug 20, 2019
This powerful debut collection chronicles the intersections of politics and daily lives. A woman tries to explain to her mother why calling the police isn't always a good idea. A caretaking group of sisters must rely on each other, but one has a fierce drinking problem. A mother confronts the frightening environmental damage of the world in which her child must grow old. In these sixteen stories, Martha Wilson provides a powerful look at the intersection of politics and daily life in our contemporary world, showing us the banal and gritty ... + Read More
Series: Biblioasis International Translation SeriesMostarghiaPaperbackMaya Ombasic9781771962834$21.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Aug 06, 2019
A moving account of the experience of exile and a daughter's complex relationship with her larger-than-life father.In the south of Bosnia and Herzegovina lies Mostar, a medieval town on the banks of the emerald Neretva, which flows from the “valley of sugared trees” through sunny hills to reach the Adriatic Sea. This idyllic locale is where Maya Ombasic’s life begins, but when civil war breaks out in Yugoslavia and the bombs begin to fall. Her family is exiled to Switzerland, and after a failed attempt to return, they leave again for Canada. Wh... + Read More
Series: The Erotics of RestraintEssays on Literary FormPaperbackDouglas Glover9781771962919$21.95LITERARY CRITICISM Jul 16, 2019
A practical and illuminating guide to reading and writing fiction by the writer Wall Street Journal calls "A master of narrative structure."In his fourth book on writing, Glover draws on his long career as a fiction writer, essayist, and mentor to consider literary form from three angles: the techniques writers use to compose fiction, a craft-based approach to reading, and the analysis of texts by masters ranging from Jane Austen to Albert Camus to the great Polish experimentalist Witold Gombrowicz. Equal parts writing instruction and literary ... + Read More
Series: New BrunswickPaperbackShane Neilson9781771963053$19.95POETRY May 21, 2019
Neilson balances the weight of political and personal history in this book-length exploration of his home province.In his latest collection, Shane Neilson surveys his homeland, mapping the many contours of history—political, social, personal, and spiritual—and considering the ways we shape and are shaped by the land. Formally inventive and linguistically rich, New Brunswick grapples with the weight of legacies both political and familial, charting both the province and the heart.
A vulnerable teenager's relationship with an older woman precipitates a devastating series of events.Natalie Baron, a neglected teenager, is drawn into the life of Barbara, an older woman who invites her along on her family’s religious retreat. She soon discovers that their curious habits and beliefs result from their membership in a Protestant sect: Finnish Envallism. Though some members of the community reject Natalie as an outsider, the mutually fulfilling relationship between the two women leads Barbara to reveal a dangerous secret that set... + Read More
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