JULY 2020
Stacks
A Virtual Browsing
Magazine
FICTION EDITION

Dear Friends,


Welcome to Stacks, our very own Virtual Browsing Magazine. We're going to make pretty regular use of this to app to showcase some of the books we're especially excited about. We hope you like it and that it's helpful to you. 


It emerges from our frustration at all the great stuff we're stacking on our tables and facing out in our sections that, circumstances being what they are, aren't being seen like they used to be. I told you we were going to keep tinkering with ways for you to engage our space and our inventory, and this is one facet. 


Enjoy! 


Brad






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NEW FICTION
Antkind (Random House)
By Charlie Kaufman
When B. Rosenberger Rosenberg, neurotic and underappreciated film
critic, stumbles upon a hitherto unseen film made by an enigmatic
outsider, he knows that it is his mission to show it to the rest of
humanity. The only problem: the film is destroyed, leaving him the sole
witness to its inadvertently ephemeral genius.
All that’s left of this work of art is a single frame from which B. must
somehow attempt to recall the film that just might be the last great
hope of civilization. Thus begins a mind-boggling journey through the
hilarious nightmarescape of a psyche as lushly Kafkaesque as it is
atrophied by the relentless spew of Twitter.
Breasts and Eggs (Europa Editions)
By Mieko Kawakami
Breasts and Eggs paints a portrait of contemporary womanhood in
Japan and recounts the intimate journeys of three women as they
confront oppressive mores and their own uncertainties on the road to
finding peace and futures they can truly call their own.
Kawakami's first novella My Ego, My Teeth, and the World, published
in Japan in 2007, was awarded the Tsubouchi Shoyo Prize for Young
Emerging Writers. The following year, she published Breasts and
Eggs as a short novella, and won praise from Yoko Ogawa and Haruki
Murakami. This newly expanded edition, already hailed as a "feminist
masterwork" (Entertainment Weekly), is her first novel to be
published in English.
A Burning and Eggs (Knopf)
By Megha Majumdar
For readers of Tommy Orange, Yaa Gyasi, and Jhumpa Lahiri, an
electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who
seek to rise--to the middle class, to political power, to fame in the
movies--and find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in
contemporary India.
Taut, symphonic, propulsive, and riveting from its opening lines, A
Burning has the force of an epic while being so masterfully
compressed it can be read in a single sitting. Majumdar writes with
dazzling assurance at a breakneck pace on complex themes that read
here as the components of a thriller: class, fate, corruption, justice,
and what it feels like to face profound obstacles and yet nurture big
dreams in a country spinning toward extremism. An extraordinary
debut.
Death In Her Hands (Penguin Press)
By Ottessa Moshfegh
From one of our most ceaselessly provocative literary talents, a novel of
haunting metaphysical suspense about an elderly widow whose life is
upturned when she finds an ominous note on a walk in the woods.
A triumphant blend of horror, suspense, and pitch-black comedy, Death
in Her Hands asks us to consider how the stories we tell ourselves both
reflect the truth and keep us blind to it. Once again, we are in the hands
of a narrator whose unreliability is well earned, and the stakes have
never been higher.

(Knopf)

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The Fallen (Graywolf Press)
By Carlos Manuel Álvarez
A powerful, unsettling portrait of family life in Cuba, Carlos Manuel
Álvarez’s first novel is a masterful portrayal of a society in free fall.
In meticulously charting the disintegration of a single family, The
Fallen offers a poignant reflection on contemporary Cuba and the clash
of the ardent idealism of the old guard with the jaded pragmatism of
the young. This is a startling and incisive debut by a new voice in Latin
American literature.
Fractures (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
By Andrés Neuman
Critically acclaimed, prize-winning author Andrés Neumans Fracture
is an ambitious literary novel set against Japan’s 2011 nuclear
accident in a cross-cultural story about how every society remembers
and forgets its catastrophes.
With unwavering empathy and bittersweet humor. and facing some of
the most urgent environmental concerns of our time, Andrés
Neuman’s Fracture is a powerful novel about the resilience of
humankind, and the beauty that can emerge from broken things.
If I Had Your Face (Ballantine Books)
By Frances Cha
A riveting debut novel set in contemporary Seoul, Korea, about four
young women making their way in a world defined by impossible
standards of beauty, after-hours room salons catering to wealthy
men, ruthless social hierarchies, and K-pop mania.
If I Had Your Face tell a gripping tale at once unfamiliar and
unmistakably universal, in which their tentative friendships may turn
out to be the thing that ultimately saves them.
Luminous Republic (Mariner Books)
By Andrés Barba
A new novel from a Spanish literary star about the arrival of feral
children to a tropical city in Argentina, and the quest to stop them
from pulling the place into chaos.
Narrated by the social worker who led the hunt, A Luminous Republic
is a suspenseful, anguished fable that “could be read as Lord of the
Flies seen from the other side, but that would rob Barba of the
profound originality of his world” (Juan Gabriel Vásquez).
Natural History (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
By Carlos Fonseca
A dazzling, kaleidoscopic epic of art, politics, and hidden realities.
Natural History is the portrait of a world trapped between faith and
irony, between tragedy and farce. A defiantly contemporary and
impressively ambitious novel in the tradition of Italo Calvino and
Ricardo Piglia, it confirms Carlos Fonseca as one of the most daring
writers of his generation.
The Mountains Sing (Algonquin Books)
By Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko or Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing
and the lyrical beauty of Vaddey Ratners In the Shadow of the Banyan,
The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the
Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War
The Mountains Sing is celebrated Vietnamese poet Nguyễn Phan Quế
Mai’s first novel in English.
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The Color of Air (HarperVia)
By Gail Tsukiyama
From the New York Times bestselling author of Women of the Silk and
The Samurai's Garden comes a gorgeous and evocative historical novel
about a Japanese-American family set against the backdrop of Hawai’i's
sugar plantations.
Gail Tsukiyama was born in San Francisco, California, to a Chinese
mother from Hong Kong and a Japanese father from Hawaii. She
attended San Francisco State University where she earned her Bachelor
of Arts Degree and a Master of Arts Degree in English.
Heaven and Earth (Pamela Dorman Books)
By Paolo Giordano
A powerful, epic novel of four friends as they grapple with desire,
youth, death, and faith in a sweeping story by the international
bestselling author of The Solitude of Prime Numbers.
Heaven and Earth is Paolo Giordano at his best: an author capable of
unveiling the depths of the human soul, who has now given us the
old-fashioned pleasure of a big, sprawling novel in which to lose
ourselves.
That We May Live (Two Lines Press)
By C.J. Evans & Sarah Coolidge (Editors)
In this first book in the brand-new Calico Series, our friends at Two
Lines Press bring you work by some of today's most exciting writers
from China and Hong Kong, including Dorothy Tse (tr. Natascha
Bruce), Zhu Hui (tr. Michael Day), and Enoch Tam (tr. Jeremy Tiang).
Lightly touching on issues of urbanization, sexuality, and propaganda,
the collection builds a world both utterly disorienting and disturbing
familiar, prompting the question: Where does reality end and
absurdity begin in a world pushed to its very limits?
The Only Good Indians (Gallery / Saga Press)
By Stephen Graham Jones
A tale of revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of breaking from
tradition in this latest novel from the Jordan Peele of horror literature.
Seamlessly blending classic horror and a dramatic narrative with
sharp social commentary, The Only Good Indians follows four
American Indian men after a disturbing event from their youth puts
them in a desperate struggle for their lives. Tracked by an entity bent
on revenge, these childhood friends are helpless as the culture and
traditions they left behind catch up to them in a violent, vengeful way.
Pew (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
By Catherine Lacey
Pew is a foreboding, provocative, and amorphous fable about the
world today: its contradictions, its flimsy morality, and the limits of
judging others based on their appearance. With precision and
restraint, one of our most beloved and boundary-pushing writers
holds up a mirror to her characters’ true selves, revealing something
about forgiveness, perception, and the faulty tools society uses to
categorize human complexity.
Mexican Gothic (Del Rey)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia
An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave
socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . .
From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes “a terrifying twist
on classic gothic horror” (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s
Mexico—“fans of classic novels like Jane Eyre and Rebecca are in for a
suspenseful treat(PopSugar).
Gothic horror has a a new hero …. and a new classic
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Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas (Liveright)
By Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Machado de Assis’s classic novel, the precursor of Latin American
fiction, is finally rendered as a stunningly relevant work for twenty-first-
century readers.
At once a work of uproarious mockery and great sympathy, this is
Machado de Assis at his most pathbreaking: an incisive observer of the
human condition, and a founding father of modernist fiction.
True Love (Harper)
By Sarah Gerard
One of todays most provocative literary writers—the author of the
critically-acclaimed Sunshine State and the Los Angeles Times First
Fiction Award finalist Binary Starcaptures the confused state of
modern romance and the egos that inflate it in a dark comedy about a
woman's search for acceptance, identity, and financial security in the
rise of Trump
The Wondrous and Tragic Life of Ivan and Ivana
(World Editions)
By Maryse Condé
In The Wondrous and Tragic Life of Ivan and Ivana, Maryse Condé,
winner of the 2018 Alternative Nobel prize in literature, touches upon
major contemporary issues such as racism, terrorism, political
corruption, economic inequality, globalization, and migration. With
her most modern novel to date, this master storyteller offers an
impressive picture of a colorful yet turbulent 21st century.
Cockfight (Feminist Press )
By María Fernanda Ampuero
In lucid and compelling prose, Mar a Fernanda Ampuero sheds light
on the hidden aspects of home: the grotesque realities of family,
coming of age, religion, and class struggle. A family's maids witness a
horrible cycle of abuse, a girl is auctioned off by a gang of criminals,
and two sisters find themselves at the mercy of their spiteful brother.
With violence masquerading as love, characters spend their lives
trapped reenacting their past traumas.
Heralding a brutal and singular new voice, Cockfight explores the
power of the home to both create and destroy those within it.
Hurricane Season (New Directions)
By Fernanda Melchor
The English-language debut of one of the most thrilling and
accomplished young Mexican writers
The Witch is dead. And the discovery of her corpseby a group of
children playing near the irrigation canalspropels the whole village
into an investigation of how and why this murder occurred. Rumors
and suspicions spread. As the novel unfolds in a dazzling linguistic
torrent, with each unreliable narrator lingering on new details, new
acts of depravity or brutality, Melchor extracts some tiny shred of
humanity from these characters that most would write off as utterly
irredeemable, forming a lasting portrait of a damned Mexican village.
Grove (Transit Books)
By Esther Kinsky
An unnamed narrator, recently bereaved, travels to a small village
southeast of Rome. It is winter, and from her temporary residence on a
hill between village and cemetery, she embarks on walks and outings,
exploring the banal and the sublime with equal dedication and
intensity. Seeing, describing, naming the world around her is her way of
redefining her place within it.
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Real Life (Riverhead)
By Brandon Taylor
A novel of startling intimacy, violence, and mercy among friends in a
Midwestern university town, from an electric new voice.
Real Life is a novel of profound and lacerating power, a story that asks if
its ever really possible to overcome our private wounds, and at what
cost.
Impostures (New York University Press)
By Al-arīrī
Impostures follows the roguish Abū Zayd al-Sarūjī in his adventures
around the medieval Middle East--we encounter him impersonating a
preacher, pretending to be blind, and lying to a judge. In every
escapade he shows himself to be a brilliant and persuasive
wordsmith, composing poetry, palindromes, and riddles on the spot.
Award-winning translator Michael Cooperson transforms Arabic
wordplay into English wordplay of his own, using fifty different
registers of English, from the distinctive literary styles of authors such
as Geoffrey Chaucer, Mark Twain, and Virginia Woolf, to global
varieties of English including Cockney rhyming slang, Nigerian English,
and Singaporean English.
The Vanishing Half (Riverhead)
By Brit Bennett
From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a
stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who
ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and
one white.
Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family,
from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit
Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family
story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing.
Strange Hotel (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux)
By Eimar McBride
A nameless woman enters a hotel room. She’s been here once before.
In the years since, the room hasn’t changed, but she has. Forever
caught between check-in and check-out, she will go on to occupy
other hotel rooms. From Avignon to Oslo, Auckland to Austin, each is
as anonymous as the last but bound by rules of her choosing. There,
amid the detritus of her travels, the matchbooks, cigarettes, keys and
room-service wine, she negotiates with her memories, with the men
she sometimes meets, with the clichés invented to aggravate middle-
aged women, with those she has lost or left behind--and with what it
might mean to return home.
Drifts (Riverhead)
By Kate Zambreno
Haunting and compulsively readable, Drifts is an intimate portrait of
reading, writing, and creative obsession. At work on a novel that is
overdue, spending long days walking neighborhood streets with her
restless terrier, corresponding ardently with fellow writers, the
narrator grows obsessed with the challenge of writing the present
tense, of capturing time itself.
Little Eyes (Riverhead)
By Samanta Schweblin
The characters in Samanta Schweblin's new novel, Little Eyes, reveal the
beauty of connection between far-flung souls--but yet they also expose
the ugly side of our increasingly linked world. Trusting strangers can
lead to unexpected love, playful encounters, and marvelous adventure,
but what happens when it can also pave the way for unimaginable
terror? This is a story that is already happening; it's familiar and
unsettling because it's our present and we're living it, we just don't
know it yet. In this prophecy of a story, Schweblin creates a dark and
complex world that's somehow so sensible, so recognizable, that once
it's entered, no one can ever leave.
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Four By Four (Open Letter)
By Sara Mesa
Set entirely at Wybrany College--a school where the wealthy keep their
kids safe from the chaos erupting in the cities--Four by Four is a novel of
insinuation and gossip, in which the truth about Wybrany's "program" is
always palpable, but never explicit. The mysteries populating the novel
open with the disappearance of one of the "special," scholarship
students. As the first part unfolds, it becomes clear that all is not well in
Wybrany, and that something more sordid lurks beneath the surface.
The Bitch (World Editions)
By Pilar Quintana
Colombia's Pacific coast, where everyday life entails warding off the
brutal forces of nature. In this constant struggle, nothing is taken for
granted. Damaris lives with her fisherman husband in a shack on a
bluff overlooking the sea. Childless and at that age "when women dry
up," as her uncle puts it, she is eager to adopt an orphaned puppy.
But this act may bring more than just affection into her home. The
Bitch is written in a prose as terse as the villagers, with storms―both
meteorological and emotional―lurking around each corner. Beauty
and dread live side by side in this poignant exploration of the many
meanings of motherhood and love.
Cars On Fire (Open Letter)
By Mónica Ramón Ríos
With incredible formal range, from the linear to the more free-
wheeling, the real to the fantastical to the dystopic, Rios offers
striking, jarring glimpses into life as a woman and an immigrant. Set in
New York City, New Jersey, and Chile's La Zona Central, the stories in
Cars on Fire offer powerful remembrances to those lost to violence,
and ultimately make the case for the power of art, love, and feminine
desire to subvert the oppressive forces--xenophobia, neoliberalism,
social hierarchies within the academic world--that shape life in Chile
and the United States.
The City We Became (Orbit)
By N. K. Jemisin
Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling
author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a story of
culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City.
Adelaide says: “Jemisin is arguably the greatest living fantasy author
and everything she writes is as deep as the ocean. This book is
fantastic.
Art Young’s Inferno (Fantagraphics)
By Art Young
The preeminent American political cartoonist's classic
reinterpretation of Dante's Inferno as a satirical indictment of
capitalism as it has never been seen before.
Capitalist oligarchs and their minions have been condemned to Hell,
but they lead a hostile takeover, throw out Satan, and privatize the
Inferno. Operated by a corporate monopoly who maximizes profits
and misery, Hell has become the perfect capitalist paradise.
Grabeland (Nightboat Books)
By Eteam
Grabeland takes place in a country that no longer exists, in a culture
rooted in soil and projections. Like a travelogue, the story tours the
inner exiles of its characters as they test the limitations of their actual
existence.
Brad says: “This novel has no business being as readable, funny, and
interesting as it is. It defies you to fully understand whats happening,
but also to put down.
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NEW IN PAPERBACK
Women Talking (Bloomsbury)
By Miriam Toews
One evening, eight Mennonite women climb into a hay loft to conduct a
secret meeting. For the past two years, each of these women, and more
than a hundred other girls in their colony, has been repeatedly violated
in the night by demons coming to punish them for their sins. Now that
the women have learned they were in fact drugged and attacked by a
group of men from their own community, they are determined to
protect themselves and their daughters from future harm.
All Fires the Fire (New Directions)
By Julio Cortázar
A traffic jam outside Paris lasts for weeks. Che Guevara and Fidel
Castro meet on a mountaintop during the Cuban Revolution. A flight
attendant becomes obsessed with a small Greek island, resulting in a
surreal encounter with death. In All Fires the Fire, Julio Cortázar
(author of Hopscotch and the short story “Blow-Up” ) creates his own
mindscapes beyond space and time, where lives intersect for brief
moments and situations break and refract. All Fires the Fire contains
some of Julio Cortázars most beloved stories
The Nickel Boys (Anchor Books)
By Colson Whitehead
In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize and National Book
Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground
Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of
American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish
reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
Based on the real story of a reform school that operated for 111 years
and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a
devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American
novelist writing at the height of his powers.
Exhalation (Vintage Books)
By Ted Chiang
Nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories. Two being
published for the very first time. All from the mind of the incomparable
Ted Chiang.
Tackling some of humanitys oldest questions along with new
quandaries only he could imagine, these stories will change the way you
think, feel, and see the world. They are Ted Chiang at his best:
profound, sympatheticrevelatory.
Of Cats and Elfins (Handheld Classics)
By Sylvia Townsend Warner
The twenty-three stories in Of Cats and Elfins encompass scholarship
(Warners ground-breaking 1927 essay ‘The Kingdoms of Elfin’, on
modern Elfinology), black humor, the Gothic, and the bizarrely
anthropomorphic cats of The Cats Cradle Book, which reflect Warners
preoccupation with the dark forces at large in Europe in the 1940s.
Night Boat To Tangier (Anchor Books)
By Kevin Barry
Rendered with the dark humor and the hardboiled Hibernian lyricism
that have made Kevin Barry one of the most striking and admired
fiction writers at work today, Night Boat to Tangier is a superbly
melancholic melody of a novel, full of beautiful phrases and terrible
men.
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FUTURE RELEASES
(PREORDER TODAY!)
The Lying Life of Adults (Europa Editions)
By Elena Ferrante (Sept. 1)
Named one of 2016's most influential people by Time and frequently
touted as a future Nobel Prize-winner, Elena Ferrante has become one
of the world's most read and beloved writers. With this new novel
about the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood,
Ferrante proves once again that she deserves her many accolades. In
The Lying Life of Adults, readers will discover another gripping, highly
addictive, and totally unforgettable Neapolitan story.
Brad says: “Less epic in its scope than her masterpiece, but laser-
focused in its intensity. I couldn’t stop reading it.
The Death of Vivek Oji (Riverhead Books)
By Alwaele Emezi (Aug. 4)
One afternoon, in a town in southeastern Nigeria, a mother opens her
front door to discover her son’s body, wrapped in colorful fabric, at
her feet. What follows is the tumultuous, heart-wrenching story of
one familys struggle to understand a child whose spirit is both gentle
and mysterious.
One of the most anticipated novels of the year by one of Nigeria's
brightest literary stars. A wrought, beautiful story of a family coming
to terms with a child they neither really know nor understand.
Inventory of Losses (New Directions)
By Judith Schalansky (Aug. 25)
Each disparate object described in this booka Caspar David
Friedrich painting, a species of tiger, a villa in Rome, a Greek love
poem, an island in the Pacificshares a common fate: it no longer
exists, except as the dead end of a paper trail. Recalling the works of
W. G. Sebald, Bruce Chatwin, or Rebecca Solnit, An Inventory of Losses
is a beautiful evocation of twelve specific treasures that have been
lost to the world forever, and, taken as a whole, opens mesmerizing
new vistas of how we can think about extinction and loss.
Brad says: “This book scratches nearly every itch I have as a reader.
One of my favorites of the year.
Luster (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
By Raven Leilani (Aug. 4)
Irresistibly unruly and strikingly beautiful, razor-sharp and slyly comic,
sexually charged and utterly absorbing, Raven Leilani’s Luster is a
portrait of a young woman trying to make sense of her lifeher hunger,
her angerin a tumultuous era. It is also a haunting, aching description
of how hard it is to believe in your own talent, and the unexpected
influences that bring us into ourselves along the way.
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A Girl Is a Body of Water (Tin House)
By Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (Sept. 1)
International-award-winning author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbis
novel is a sweeping and powerful portrait of a young girl and her family:
who they are, what history has taken from them, andmost
importantlyhow they find their way back to each other.
Makumbi’s unforgettable novel is a sweeping testament to the true and
lasting connections between history, tradition, family, friends, and the
promise of a different future.
Exposition (Dorothy Project)
By Nathalie Léger (Sept. 15)
Exposition is the first in a triptych of books by the award-winning
writer and archivist Nathalie Léger that includes Suite for Barbara
Loden and The White Dress. In each, Léger sets the story of a female
artist against the background of her own life and research--an
archivist's journey into the self, into the lives that history hides from
us. Here, her subject is the Countess of Castiglione (1837-1899), who
at the dawn of photography dedicated herself to becoming the most
photographed woman in the world, modeling for hundreds of photos,
including "Scherzo di Follia," among the most famous in history. Set
long before our own "selfie" age,
The White Dress (Dorothy Project)
By Nathalie Léger (Sept. 15)
In the third part of her triptych Léger grapples with the tragic 2008
death of Italian performance artist Pippa Bacca, who was raped and
murdered while hiking from Italy to the Middle East in a wedding
dress to promote world peace. A harrowing meditation on the risks
women encounter in life and in art, The White Dress also brings to a
haunting conclusion her personal interrogation--sustained across all
three books--of her relationship with her mother and the desire for
justice in our lives.,
Moss (Bellevue Literary Press)
By Klaus Modick (Aug. 25)
An aging botanist withdraws to the seclusion of his family's vacation
home in the German countryside. In his final days, he realizes that his
life's work of scientific classification has led him astray from the
hidden secrets of the natural world. As his body slows and his mind
expands, he recalls his family's escape from budding fascism in
Germany, his father's need to prune and control, and his tender
moments with first loves. But as his disintegration into moss begins,
his fascination with botany culminates in a profound understanding of
life's meaning and his own mortality.
The Lost Writings (New Directions)
By Franz Kafka (Oct. 6)
A windfall for every reader: a trove of marvelous impossible-to-find
Kafka stories in a masterful new translation by Michael Hofmann
Selected by the preeminent Kafka biographer and scholar Reiner
Stach and newly translated by the peerless Michael Hofmann, the
seventy-four pieces gathered here have been lost to sight for decades
and two of them have never been translated into English before.
Some stories are several pages long; some run about a page; a
handful are only a few lines long: all are marvels. Even the most
fragmentary texts are revelations.
Transcendent Kingdom (Knopf)
By Yaa Gyasi (Sept. 1)
Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller
Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a
Ghanaian family in Alabama.
Transcendent Kingdom is a deeply moving portrait of a family of
Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief--a
novel about faith, science, religion, love. Exquisitely written,
emotionally searing, this is an exceptionally powerful follow-up to
Gyasi's phenomenal debut.