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Freeman's: Power
Edited by: John Freeman
9780802128201 Paperback, Trade English LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays Oct 26, 2018
$23.95 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.82 in 320 pages Grove/Atlantic Grove Press
From the voices of protestors to the encroachment of a new fascism, everywhere we look power is revealed. Spouse to spouse, soldier to citizen, looker to gazed upon, power is never static: it is either demonstrated or deployed. Its hoarding is itself a demonstration. This thought-provoking issue of the acclaimed literary annualFreeman’s explores who gets to say what matters in a time of social upheaval.

Many of the writers are women. Margaret Atwood posits it is time to update the gender of werewolf narratives. Aminatta Forna shatters the silences which supposedly ensured her safety as a woman of color walking in public space. Power must often be seized. The narrator of Lan Samantha Chang’s short story finally wrenches control of the family’s finances from her husband only to make a fatal mistake. Meanwhile the hero of Tahmima Anam’s story achieves freedom by selling bull semen. Australian novelist Josephine Rowe recalls a gallery attendee trying to take what was not offered when she worked as a life-drawing model. Violence often results from power imbalances—Booker Prize winner Ben Okri watches power stripped from the residents of Grenfell Tower by ferocious neglect. But not all power must wreak damage. Barry Lopez remembers fourteen glimpses of power, from the moment he hitched a ride on a cargo plan in Korea to the glare he received from a bear traveling with her cubsin the woods, asking—do you plan me harm?

Featuring work from brand new writers Nicole Im, Jaime Cortez, and Nimmi Gowrinathan, as well as from some of the world’s best storytellers, including US poet laureate Tracy K. Smith, Franco-Moroccan writer Leïla Slimani, and Turkish novelist Elif Shafak,Freeman’s: Power escapes from the headlines of today and burrows into the heart of the issue.

John Freeman was the editor ofGranta until 2013. His books includeHow to Read a Novelist,Tales of Two Cities,Tales of Two Americas, andMaps, his debut collection of poems. He is executive editor at theLiterary Hub and teaches at the New School and New York University. His work has appeared in theNew Yorker and theParis Review and has been translated into twenty languages.

Praise forFreeman's: Power:

"From the abstract to the literal, there is no shortage of provocative, thoughtful pieces here."—Publishers Weekly

Praise forFreeman's:

“There’s an illustrious new literary journal in town . . . [with] fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by new voices and literary heavyweights . . . alike.”—Vogue.com

“A terrific anthology . . . Sure to become a classic in years to come.”San Francisco Chronicle

“Ambitious.”O Magazine

“Freeman draws from a global cache of talent . . . An expansive reading experience.”Kirkus Reviews

“Looking at what John [Freeman] has put together in this first edition, I’m struck by how many names I don’t know and how diverse and global it is. My only disappointment is that it’s going to be twice a year—I think we need it 4 times a year.”—James Wood,Radio Boston

“Illuminating . . . Perfect reading for our ever-accelerating times.”—NPR’s Book Concierge

“Freeman’s is fresh, provocative, engrossing.”—BBC.com

“A first-rate anthology of bold, searching and personal writing by emerging and established writers.”Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“Freeman's sets a new standard for literary journals . . . It’s refreshing and full of nuanced stories that will linger with you long after you finish them.”Chicago Literati

“[An] infinitely relatable and beautifully crafted prose and poetry anthology . . . Freeman has assembled a thoughtful and profoundly accessible collection of work that connects our vulnerabilities, our expectations and our hopes.”Newcity Lit

“[A] thrillingly unique collection of voices.”Toronto Star

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