Europa editions
March-August 2020
Europa
editions
Distributed by PGW
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A new series from Europa Editions and Iperborea coming in May 2020,
The Passenger collects the best new writing, photography, art, and
reportage from around the world.
Featuring long-form essays, investigative journalism, literary, and visual
narratives by innovative thinkers, The Passenger is an eclectic anthology
for readers who want to understand the contemporary realities of a given
country. Going beyond familiar stereotypes, fake news, and superficial
mass information, each volume portrays a different country’s shifting
culture, identity, and sensibilities, while also examining its burning issues,
conflicts, and open wounds.
In The Passenger, original pieces and essential previously published
essays are combined with inventive infographics, illustrations, book
and film recommendations, a section of “false myths debunked,”
a country-specific Spotify playlist, and, thanks to a collaboration
with Prospekt, original photo essays by internationally renowned
photographers.
Printed on optimum quality paper and beautifully designed,
The Passenger is a pleasure to hold and to read, and is suited for display
in quality bookstores, high-end retailers, design stores, museum
and upmarket airport bookstores.
Target Readership
· Nonfiction/Essays/Literary Travel
· High-end art, contemporary culture, foreign and world affairs magazines
· High-end travel-themed magazines
· Literature and narrative nonfiction in translation
· Sophisticated, curious, informed, and worldly readers
Future Issues
·
Brazil and Turkey: Fall 2020
·
Norway and India: Spring 2021
· Berlin and China: Fall 2021
INTRODUCING THE PASSENGER
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Japan
“Some Japanese stories end violently. Others
never end at all, but only cut away, at the moment
of extreme crisis, to a butterfly, or the wind,
or the moon.”
—from “Sea of Changes” by Brian Phillips
Visitors from the West look with amazement, and sometimes concern,
at Japan’s social structures and unique, complex culture industry; the gigantic
scale of its tech corporations and the resilience of its traditions; the
extraordinary diversity of the subcultures that flourish in its “post-human”
megacities. The country is an intricate and complicated jigsaw puzzle,
an inexhaustible source of inspiration for stories, reflections, and reportage.
The subjects in this volume range from the Japanese veneration of the dead
to the Tokyo music scene, from urban alienation to cinema, from sumo
to toxic masculinity. Caught between an ageing population and extreme
post-modernity, Japan is an ideal observation point from which to understand
our age and the one to come.
On-sale: May 12 • Non-fiction • Paperback • 9781787702196
6.3 × 9.4 • 192 pages • US $22.00/CAN $30.00 • Sales: W
Greece
“On the Greek island of Ikaria, life is sweet…
and very, very long. What is the locals’ secret?”
—from “The Island of Long Life” by Andrew
Anthony
Few countries have received more media attention
in recent years and even fewer have been represented
in such vastly divergent ways. There’s a downside to all this attention:
everyone seems to have something final to say about Greece. News headlines
replace individual stories, impressions are substituted for facts, characters take
the place of people. In this volume of The Passenger, we chose to set
preconceived notions aside in order to give the stories, facts, and people of
Greece the dignity and centrality they deserve.
On-sale: May 12 • Non-fiction • Paperback • 9781787702189
6.3 ×9.4 • 192 pages • US $22.00/CAN $30.00 • Sales: W
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INTRODUCING THE PASSENGER
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Reading, like life, is a journey.
This is your Compass.
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EUROPA COMPASS NON-FICTION
FROM THE FOUR CORNERS
OF THE WORLD, TIMELY
NON-FICTION OF ENDURING
INTEREST
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NEW TITLES FROM EUROPA COMPASS
Travels with Marx:
Destinations, Reflections and Encounters
Marcello Musto
Translated from the Italian by Patrick Camiller
A portrait of the modern world’s most influential
political philosopher that is very different from the
granitic, sphinxlike image memorialized in public
squares during the 20
th
century. After spending
several desperately poor years in Britain, in the
mid-1870s Marx started traveling again. Travels with Marx tells the stories
of those travels, peregrinations, encounters, conversations, and reflections,
bringing readers closer to the man who was Karl Marx and inviting them
to revisit his philosophical ideas.
“Musto showcases Marx’s revolutionary ‘political talent’ and activity
in a refreshing and enjoyable way.”—P
AUL ELIAS, marxandphilosophy.org
Marcello Musto is associate Professor of Political Theory at York University
in Toronto. His books, translated into over twenty languages, seek to highlight
the contemporary relevance of the Marxist theoretical tradition for pressing
current issues.
On-sale: Fall 2020 • Non-fiction • Paperback • 9781609456016
411/16 × 71/16 • 144 pages • US $16.00/CAN $22.00Sales: US, CAN • ebook isbn: 9781609456023
Garlic, Mint, & Sweet Basil
Jean-Claude Izzo
Translated from the French by Howard Curtis
“What makes Izzo’s work haunting is his
extraordinary ability to convey the tastes
and smells of Marseilles.”—The New Yorker
One of the most atmospheric, heartbreaking, and
heartfelt books ever written about the Mediterranean.
A short sublime book exploring the themes closest to Jean-Claude Izzo’s
heart: his native Marseilles, the sea in all its splendor, and Mediterranean
noir—the literary genre his books helped to establish. This collection of
writings shows Izzo at his most contemplative and insightful as he reflects
on his native city, its food, its flavors, its passionate inhabitants, and its long
history of commerce and conviviality.
Jean-Claude Izzo was born in Marseilles, France, in 1945. Best known for the
Marseilles trilogy (Total Chaos, Chourmo, Solea), Izzo is widely credited with
being the founder of the modern Mediterranean noir novel. He died in 2000
at the age of fifty-five.
On-sale: July 14 • Non-fiction • Paperback Reissue • 9781609456030
411/16 ×71/16 • 128 pages • US $14.00/CAN $19.00 • Sales: US, CAN • ebook isbn: 9781609451752
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Elena Ferrante
THE LYING LIFE
OF ADULTS
COMING IN JUNE 2020
Ferrante’s first new work of fiction in five years
“Two years before leaving home my father said to my mother that I was
very ugly. The sentence was uttered under his breath, in the apartment
that my parents, newly married, had bought in Rione Alto, at the top of
Via San Giacomo dei Capri. Everything—the spaces of Naples, the blue
light of a very cold February, those words—remained fixed. But I slipped
away, and am still slipping away, within these lines that are intended to
give me a story, while in fact I am nothing, nothing of my own, nothing
that has really begun or really been brought to completion: only a tangled
knot, and nobody, not even the one who at this moment is writing, knows
if it contains the right thread for a story or is merely a snarled confusion
of suffering, without redemption.”
Translated by Ann Goldstein
ELENA FERRANTE – THE NEW NOVEL T
On-sale: June 9 • Fiction • Hardcover • 9781609455810
9.1 × 6.6 • 352 pages • US $26.00/CAN $34.00 • Sales: US, CAN • ebook isbn: 9781609455927
Cover to be
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THE NEAPOLITAN QUARTET
“One of modern fiction’s richest portraits
of a friendship.”
—J
OHN POWERS, NPR’s Fresh Air
Available now • Fiction • Paperback • 9781609450786
• ebook: 9781609458638
HBO tie-in edition isbn: 9781609455064 • US $17.00
“The Neapolitan novels tell a single story
with the possessive force of an origin myth.”
—M
EGAN O’GRADY, Vogue
Available now • Fiction • Paperback • 9781609451349
• ebook: 9781609451479
“Elena Ferrante is one of the great novelists of our
time . . . This is a new version of the way we live
now—one we need, one told brilliantly, by a woman.”
—R
OXANA ROBINSON, The New York Times Book Review
Available now • Fiction • Paperback • 9781609452339
• ebook: 9781609452230
“Nothing quite like it has ever been published . . .
Brilliant novels, exquisitely translated.”
—MEGHAN O’ROURKE, The Guardian
“The first work worthy of the Nobel prize to have
come out of Italy for many decades.”
The Guardian
Available now • Fiction • Paperback • 9781609452865
• ebook: 9781609452964
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“Your next YA obsession.”—Entertainment Weekly
Now Available in Paperback
Books 1 and 2 of the Mirror Visitor Quartet
Christelle Dabos
Translated from the French by Hildegarde Serle
“Readers will be dazzled.”—Publishers Weekly
Book 1: A Winter’s Promise
On-sale: May 12 • Fiction/Fantasy/YA • Paperback • 9781609456078
51/8 × 73/4 • 492 pages • US $11.95/CAN $15.95 • Sales: NA • ebook isbn: 9781609455880
Book 2: The Missing of Clairdelune
On-sale: August 20 • Fiction/Fantasy/YA • Paperback • 9781609456085
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1/8 × 73/4 • 516 pages • US $11.95/CAN $15.95 • Sales: NA • ebook isbn: 9781609455880
“An exhilarating journey into an unknown world of magic and lies.”
Foreword Reviews
“An irresistible mix of character development,
imaginative world-building, and tightly-wound suspense.”
—Entertainment Weekly
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“Pulse-pounding suspense.”—e Buffalo News
“Ophelia is . . . the tiny-voiced powerhouse
you can’t take your eyes off.”—The New York Times
“A glittering, steampunk world.”
The Wall Street Journal
BOOK 3
in the
MIRROR VISITOR
QUARTET
COMING FALL 2020
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Breasts and Eggs
Mieko Kawakami
Translated from the Japanese
by Sam Bett and David Boyd
“One of Japan’s brightest stars is
set to explode across the global
skies of literature.”—Japan Times
Kawakami, who arrived on the
cultural scene first as a musician,
and then as a poet and popular
blogger, is now one of Japan’s most
important and best-selling literary
voices. Challenging every
preconception about storytelling
and prose style, she has become
a widely read and critically
acclaimed author and has been
heralded by Haruki Murakami
as his favorite new writer.
Breasts and Eggs tells the story of three women: the thirty-year-old narrator,
her older sister, and her sister’s daughter. In the book’s first part, the narrator’s
sister has traveled to Tokyo in search of an affordable breast enhancement
procedure. Her twelve-year-old daughter Midoriko is paralyzed by her fear
of puberty and finds herself unable to voice the vague, yet overwhelming
pressures associated with growing up.
On another hot summer’s day ten years later, Natsu, the narrator, struggles
with her own indeterminable identity and is beset by increasing anxiety about
growing old alone and childless. In episodes that are as wryly humorous as they
are emotionally riveting and revealing, this remarkable novel explores, among
other things, issues around reproductive rights, friendship, class, and the
female body.
Destined to find fans among readers not only of Yoko Ogawa and Y¯uko
Tsushima but also of Jessica Valenti, Jia Tolentino, and Lucia Berlin, Breasts
and Eggs delves into the ongoing repression of women in Japan and the
possibility of liberation. Mixing comedy and realism, it is a life-affirming saga
about finding inner strength and peace of mind.
#BEST-SELLING FICTION
Marketing & Publicity
Lead Title
Galleys and e-galleys (Edelweiss, Netgalley) widely available
High-profile national and regional Media
Winter Institute & Regional Fall show promotion
Author tour, east-coast/west-coast, May 2020
Indie Next List Campaign
Library Promotion – ALA/PLA and Library Reads
On-sale: April 7 • Fiction • Hardcover • 9781609455873
9.1 × 6.6 • 448 pages • US $27.00/CAN $36.00 • Sales: US, CAN
ebook isbn: 9781609455880
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BEST-SELLING FICTION
“I’m sure that in the pages of this novel, readers will find something
that echoes in their own life— the randomness, suddenness, and strangeness—
and at the same time something fundamental to the human experience.”
—M
IEKO KAWAKAMI
Breasts and Eggs is so amazing it took my breath away . . . Ms. Kawakami
is ceaselessly growing and evolving.”
—H
ARUKI MURAKAMI
“Mieko Kawakami is Japan’s brightest new literary star.”
The Economist
Kawakami is the winner of the Akutagawa Prize (2008), the Murasaki
Shikibu Literary Prize (2010) and the Tanizaki Prize (2013) among
many other prestigious awards.
Haruki Murakami’s article on Mieko Kawakami available on
LitHub.com
First of a three-book deal with Heaven (Europa, 2020) and The Night
Belongs to Lovers (Europa, 2021)
Born in the Osaka prefecture in 1976, Mieko Kawakami
began her career as a singer and songwriter before making
her literary debut in 2006. Her first novella My Ego,
My Teeth, and the World, published in 2007, was nominated
for the Akutagawa Prize and awarded the Tsubouchi
Shoyo Prize for Young Emerging Writers. The following
year, Kawakami published Breasts and Eggs as a short
novella. It won the Akutagawa Prize, Japan’s most
prestigious literary honor, and earned praise from the acclaimed writer Yoko
Ogawa. Kawakami is also the author of the novels Heaven, The Night Belongs
to Lovers, and the newly expanded Breasts and Eggs, her first novel to be
published in English. She lives in Japan.
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Shadowplay
Joseph O’Connor
“There are few living writers who can
take us back in time so assuredly, with
such sensual density, through such
gorgeous sentences. Joseph O’Connor
is a wonder, and Shadowplay is a
triumph.”—P
ETER CAREY
From Joseph O’Connor, author of the
New York Times best-selling novel The
Star of the Sea, comes an unforgettable
and atmospheric story of love, theater,
art, and ambition.
Set in the world of late-Victorian
London theater, Shadowplay tells the story of the first superstar thespian,
the era’s greatest Shakespearian actor, and a young man who would go on
to write the most iconic and best-selling horror novel of all time.
Theater impresario Henry Irving is the world’s first superstar actor,
a showman extraordinaire and a mesmerizing actor whose impact on
popular entertainment invites comparisons to PT Barnum. When Irving
decides to open his own London theater with the goal of making it the
greatest playhouse on earth, he hires a young Dublin clerk by the name
of Abraham Stoker as his assistant. Irving and Stoker both fall under
the spell of the dazzlingly talented Ellen Terry, a proto-feminist and
the greatest Shakespearian actress of her day.
Stoker’s extraordinary experiences at the Lyceum, his tempestuous
relationship with Irving himself, and the bittersweet friendship he finds
with Ellen Terry, inspire him to write a novel that will become, after his
death, the most famous and widely read supernatural tale ever published.
Marketing & Publicity
• National and regional Media
• Winter Institute Promotion // Regional Fall show promotion
• Indie Next List campaign
• Theater media outreach
• Early bookseller galleys/endorsements
Shadowplay “goodie bag” to media and key accounts with galleys, custom merch, etc.
• ALA/PLA and Library Reads
• Galleys and e-galleys (Edelweiss, Netgalley) widely available
On-sale: May 5 • Fiction • Hardcover • 9781609455934
9.1 × 6.6 • 400 pages • US $26.00 • Sales: US • ebook isbn: 9781609455941
Ph
Shadowplay
is wonderful. The writing is beautiful.”—Derek Jacobi
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Shadowplay
Joseph O’Connor
“There are few living writers who can
take us back in time so assuredly, with
such sensual density, through such
gorgeous sentences. Joseph O’Connor
is a wonder, and Shadowplay is a
triumph.”—P
ETER CAREY
From Joseph O’Connor, author of the
New York Times best-selling novel The
Star of the Sea, comes an unforgettable
and atmospheric story of love, theater,
art, and ambition.
Set in the world of late-Victorian
London theater, Shadowplay tells the story of the first superstar thespian,
the era’s greatest Shakespearian actor, and a young man who would go on
to write the most iconic and best-selling horror novel of all time.
Theater impresario Henry Irving is the world’s first superstar actor,
a showman extraordinaire and a mesmerizing actor whose impact on
popular entertainment invites comparisons to PT Barnum. When Irving
decides to open his own London theater with the goal of making it the
greatest playhouse on earth, he hires a young Dublin clerk by the name
of Abraham Stoker as his assistant. Irving and Stoker both fall under
the spell of the dazzlingly talented Ellen Terry, a proto-feminist and
the greatest Shakespearian actress of her day.
Stoker’s extraordinary experiences at the Lyceum, his tempestuous
relationship with Irving himself, and the bittersweet friendship he finds
with Ellen Terry, inspire him to write a novel that will become, after his
death, the most famous and widely read supernatural tale ever published.
“A virtuoso act of literary ventriloquism. Shadowplay is funny, smart, tender,
wise and written with inch-perfect precision.”—C
OLUM MCCANN
“O’Connor is a masterful storyteller.”—NEEL MUKHERJEE, The Times
“A sparkling historical novel . . . of love and loyalty, rich in wit
and imagination.”—The Daily Mail
“A great writer performing Olympian literary storytelling.”—B
OB GELDOF
“O’Connor is one of the best writers working today.”—ALICE WALKER,
The New Yorker
“A hugely entertaining and atmospheric novel, one can almost smell
the greasepaint.”— D
EBORAH MOGGACH, author of The Best Exotic Marigold
Hotel and Something to Hide
“Intensely atmospheric. . . As a romp through Ripper-ravaged London,
Shadowplay is mightily entertaining. But as a meditation on hidden sexuality,
it is powerful and poignant.”—The Literary Review
The cult of celebrity meets literary ambition in the London theater
Shadowplay recently optioned for film adaptation by major US
producer. TV rights for series based on O’Connor’s Star of the Sea
and Redemption Falls were recently sold.
New York Times and international best-selling author
For fans of The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee; Little by
Edward Carey; The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry; The Luminaries
by Eleanor Catton; The Historian Elizabeth Kostova; Arthur and
George by Julian Barnes; Dracula and other tales of the supernatural
Joseph O’Connor is the author of nine novels, two
collections of short stories, and a number of best-selling
works of non-fiction. His novel Star of the Sea was
an international hit, selling more than a million copies
and being published in thirty-eight languages. It won
France’s Prix Millepages, Italy’s Premio Acerbi, the Irish
Post Award for Fiction, the Nielsen Bookscan Golden
Book Award, an American Library Association Award,
the Hennessy/Sunday Tribune Hall of Fame Award,
and the Prix Litteraire Zepter for European Novel of the Year. He lives
in Ireland and is the Inaugural Frank McCourt Professor of Creative Writing
at the University of Limerick.
Marketing & Publicity
• National and regional Media
• Winter Institute Promotion // Regional Fall show promotion
• Indie Next List campaign
• Theater media outreach
• Early bookseller galleys/endorsements
Shadowplay “goodie bag” to media and key accounts with galleys, custom merch, etc.
• ALA/PLA and Library Reads
• Galleys and e-galleys (Edelweiss, Netgalley) widely available
On-sale: May 5 • Fiction • Hardcover • 9781609455934
9.1 × 6.6 • 400 pages • US $26.00 • Sales: US • ebook isbn: 9781609455941
Photo © Urszula Soltys
Shadowplay
is wonderful. The writing is beautiful.”—Derek Jacobi
“A layered, intricately told historical drama.”—e Herald
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Reproduction
Ian Williams
Reproduction is an energetically told,
funny, and moving novel about—as the
author himself has said—“how strangers
become family.”
Set over three decades, from the early
1980s through the 2000s, mainly in the
socioeconomically mixed and culturally
diverse Toronto neighborhood of
Brampton, Reproduction tells the story
of Felicia, a nineteen-year-old student
from a West Indian family, and Edgar,
the lazy-minded and impetuous heir
of a wealthy German family. The two
meet by chance when their dying mothers
are assigned the same hospital room. After the death of Felicia’s mother
and the recovery of Edgar’s, Felicia drops out of high school, takes a job
as caregiver to Edgar’s mother, and eventually becomes Edgar’s lover.
Their unusual affair is ripe with miscommunications, misunderstandings,
and reprisals for perceived and real offenses.
More than a decade later, Felicia’s son is a teenager fixated on a variety
of get-rich-quick schemes that are as comic as they are indicative of the
immigrant’s fear of falling through the cracks. Army and Felicia rent a home
in a duplex from Olivier, a divorcee with two kids around Army’s age,
and the book’s second happenstance “family” takes center stage. Edgar
reenters their lives at an inopportune moment and provides the catalyst
for the book’s conclusion.
A rich and generous-hearted novel set in a vibrant, populous community,
Reproduction is a book about race, class, family, illness, immigration, love
and storytelling, told with warmth and humor.
“Reminiscent of Miriam Toews’s novel All My Puny Sorrows in its balance
between grief and humour.”
Quill & Quire
“A gritty, witty, wholly unsentimental exploration of the collision of human
hearts and the messy aftermath.”
—E
DEN ROBINSON, author of Monkey Beach and Son of a Trickster
“Both funny and poignant, powerful and playful.”
The Calgary Herald
“An inventive and tender portrait of family life in all its forms.”
Rabble
“Witty, playful, and disarmingly offbeat.”
The Toronto Star
“The startling brilliance of Ian Williams stems from his restlessness with form.
His ceaseless creativity . . . in service of vividly illuminating the intermingled
comedy and trauma of family.”
—D
AVID CHARIANDY, author of Brother
“A hilarious novel about grief and relationships.”
—D
ANNY CAINE, owner Raven Book Store, Lawrence, KS
Poet, short story writer, and novelist Ian Williams was
named one of “ten Canadian writers to watch out for”
by the CBC in 2018. His poetry has been shortlisted for
the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Robert Kroetsch Poetry
Book Award. He won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award
for his short stories. Williams holds a Ph.D. in English
from the University of Toronto and is currently an
Assistant Professor of Poetry in the Creative Writing
program at the University of British Columbia in
Vancouver. Reproduction, his debut novel, was a finalist for the Amazon First
Novel Prize, was a CBC Spring & Black History Month pick, and dubbed one
of the “Buzziest Books of 2019” by Chatelaine Magazine.
PRIZE-WINNING DEBUT FICTION
Marketing & Publicity
• Winter Institute Promotion /Author Reception / Bookseller Dinner
• Regional Fall show promotion /Author Receptions /Bookseller Dinners
• National and Regional Media
• Galleys and e-galleys (Edelweiss, Netgalley) widely available
• Indie Next List campaign / Bookseller endorsements (Indie Next, Edelweiss, galleys)
• B&N Discover submission
• Promotional merchandise: bookmarks, cover blowups
• @ianwillwrite / http://www.ianwilliams.ca/
• Book Trailer Available
• ALA/PLA and library promotion /Library Reads
• Author Interviews available
On-sale: April 21 • Fiction • Paperback • 9781609455750
5¼ × 8¼ • 464 pages • US $18.00 • Sales: US only • ebook isbn: 9781609455767
Photo © Luke Khomeriki
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Reproduction
Ian Williams
Reproduction is an energetically told,
funny, and moving novel about—as the
author himself has said—“how strangers
become family.”
Set over three decades, from the early
1980s through the 2000s, mainly in the
socioeconomically mixed and culturally
diverse Toronto neighborhood of
Brampton, Reproduction tells the story
of Felicia, a nineteen-year-old student
from a West Indian family, and Edgar,
the lazy-minded and impetuous heir
of a wealthy German family. The two
meet by chance when their dying mothers
are assigned the same hospital room. After the death of Felicia’s mother
and the recovery of Edgar’s, Felicia drops out of high school, takes a job
as caregiver to Edgar’s mother, and eventually becomes Edgar’s lover.
Their unusual affair is ripe with miscommunications, misunderstandings,
and reprisals for perceived and real offenses.
More than a decade later, Felicia’s son is a teenager fixated on a variety
of get-rich-quick schemes that are as comic as they are indicative of the
immigrant’s fear of falling through the cracks. Army and Felicia rent a home
in a duplex from Olivier, a divorcee with two kids around Army’s age,
and the book’s second happenstance “family” takes center stage. Edgar
reenters their lives at an inopportune moment and provides the catalyst
for the book’s conclusion.
A rich and generous-hearted novel set in a vibrant, populous community,
Reproduction is a book about race, class, family, illness, immigration, love
and storytelling, told with warmth and humor.
“Reminiscent of Miriam Toews’s novel All My Puny Sorrows in its balance
between grief and humour.”
Quill & Quire
“A gritty, witty, wholly unsentimental exploration of the collision of human
hearts and the messy aftermath.”
—E
DEN ROBINSON, author of Monkey Beach and Son of a Trickster
“Both funny and poignant, powerful and playful.”
The Calgary Herald
“An inventive and tender portrait of family life in all its forms.”
Rabble
“Witty, playful, and disarmingly offbeat.”
The Toronto Star
“The startling brilliance of Ian Williams stems from his restlessness with form.
His ceaseless creativity . . . in service of vividly illuminating the intermingled
comedy and trauma of family.”
—D
AVID CHARIANDY, author of Brother
“A hilarious novel about grief and relationships.”
—D
ANNY CAINE, owner Raven Book Store, Lawrence, KS
Poet, short story writer, and novelist Ian Williams was
named one of “ten Canadian writers to watch out for”
by the CBC in 2018. His poetry has been shortlisted for
the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Robert Kroetsch Poetry
Book Award. He won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award
for his short stories. Williams holds a Ph.D. in English
from the University of Toronto and is currently an
Assistant Professor of Poetry in the Creative Writing
program at the University of British Columbia in
Vancouver. Reproduction, his debut novel, was a finalist for the Amazon First
Novel Prize, was a CBC Spring & Black History Month pick, and dubbed one
of the “Buzziest Books of 2019” by Chatelaine Magazine.
PRIZE-WINNING DEBUT FICTION
Marketing & Publicity
• Winter Institute Promotion /Author Reception / Bookseller Dinner
• Regional Fall show promotion /Author Receptions /Bookseller Dinners
• National and Regional Media
• Galleys and e-galleys (Edelweiss, Netgalley) widely available
• Indie Next List campaign / Bookseller endorsements (Indie Next, Edelweiss, galleys)
• B&N Discover submission
• Promotional merchandise: bookmarks, cover blowups
• @ianwillwrite / http://www.ianwilliams.ca/
• Book Trailer Available
• ALA/PLA and library promotion /Library Reads
• Author Interviews available
On-sale: April 21 • Fiction • Paperback • 9781609455750
5¼ × 8¼ • 464 pages • US $18.00 • Sales: US only • ebook isbn: 9781609455767
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 GILLER PRIZE
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FRANCE’S # 1 BEST-SELLING NOVEL OF THE YEAR
Fresh Water
for Flowers
Valérie Perrin
Translated from the French
by Hildegarde Serle
A runaway bestseller full of
French charm, memorable
moments, and unforgettable
characters.
Violette Toussaint is the caretaker
at a cemetery in a small town
in Bourgogne. Random visitors,
regulars, and colleagues—
gravediggers, groundskeepers,
and a priest—visit her as often
as possible to warm up
in her lodge, where laughter,
companionship, and occasional
tears mix with the coffee she
offers them. Her daily life is lived
to the rhythms of their hilarious and touching confidences.
Violette’s routine is disrupted one day by the arrival of Julien Sole—local
police chief—who insists on scattering the ashes of his recently deceased
mother on the gravesite of a complete stranger. It soon becomes clear that the
grave Julien is looking for belongs to his mother’s one-time lover, and that his
mother’s story of clandestine love is intertwined with Violette’s own secret past.
With Fresh Water for Flowers, Valérie Perrin has given readers a funny,
moving, and intimately told story of a woman who believes obstinately in
happiness. A #1 bestseller in France, Fresh Water for Flowers is a delightfully,
atmospheric, and absorbing fairy tale full of poetry, tenderness, and warmth.
Marketing & Publicity
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FRANCE’S # 1 BEST-SELLING NOVEL OF THE YEAR
“Breathtaking.”
Unidivers
“Thundering applause. And, believe us, the word ‘thunder’ is not too strong.”
La Marseillaise
“The balance between laughter and tears is spot on.”
Lire
“A bad, bad, bad case of love at first read. This is a splendid, moving book,
my favorite of 2018.”
C’est au programme
“Readers will be transported by the poetic gentleness of the narration, by the
generous gaze that the two protagonists cast over human affairs, by the desire
for peace that Julien and Violette share, and by the welcome dose of humor. . .
Readers will not be disappointed.”
La Croix
#1 Bestseller in France
For fans of A Man Called Ove, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine,
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Humor, hope, human contact
Valérie Perrin is a photographer and screenwriter who
works with Claude Lelouch. Her first novel, Les Oubliés
du Dimanche, has won numerous prizes, including the
2016 Lire Élire and Poulet-Malassis prizes.
Fresh Water
for Flowers
Valérie Perrin
Translated from the French
by Hildegarde Serle
A runaway bestseller full of
French charm, memorable
moments, and unforgettable
characters.
Violette Toussaint is the caretaker
at a cemetery in a small town
in Bourgogne. Random visitors,
regulars, and colleagues—
gravediggers, groundskeepers,
and a priest—visit her as often
as possible to warm up
in her lodge, where laughter,
companionship, and occasional
tears mix with the coffee she
offers them. Her daily life is lived
to the rhythms of their hilarious and touching confidences.
Violette’s routine is disrupted one day by the arrival of Julien Sole—local
police chief—who insists on scattering the ashes of his recently deceased
mother on the gravesite of a complete stranger. It soon becomes clear that the
grave Julien is looking for belongs to his mother’s one-time lover, and that his
mother’s story of clandestine love is intertwined with Violette’s own secret past.
With Fresh Water for Flowers, Valérie Perrin has given readers a funny,
moving, and intimately told story of a woman who believes obstinately in
happiness. A #1 bestseller in France, Fresh Water for Flowers is a delightfully,
atmospheric, and absorbing fairy tale full of poetry, tenderness, and warmth.
Marketing & Publicity
Winter Institute Galley Room
Early bookseller galleys/endorsements
Vine / Amazon editorial
ALA/PLA and other library promotion
Library Reads
National and regional Media
Galleys and e-galleys (Edelweiss, Netgalley) widely available
On-sale: June 2 • Fiction • Hardcover • 9781609455958
9.1 × 6.6 • 400 pages • US $26.00/CAN $34.00 • Sales: US, CAN • ebook isbn: 9781609455965
Photo © Valentin Lauvergne
FICTION FROM FRANCE
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NEW FICTION SET IN MEXICO
Beautiful
Massimo Cuomo
Translated from the Italian
by Will Schutt
A magical tale of love and rivalry
between two brothers set in Mexico.
Miguel is beautiful. His beauty is so rare
and miraculous that it has made him the
object of cult-like devotion in the city.
Santiago, his older brother, observes the
charmed life of Miguel with a mix of
admiration and disquiet. He loves his
little brother but lives in his shadow.
With Miguel constantly in the spotlight,
Santiago is left to inhabit darker, hidden
places, where he will finally learn that
life is not easy for anyone, even his prodigiously handsome brother.
Two brothers, their family, the women they love, and the people they
encounter—all forever marked, in their own way, by their extraordinary
encounter with beauty.
“Intense, engaging, psychologically deep. Beautiful lives up to its title.”
Ex Libris
“Massimo Cuomo’s writing, not the protagonist’s beauty, is what’s truly
wonderful about this book.”
Cooperazione
Massimo Cuomo was born in Venice in 1974 and lives
in the countryside near Portogruaro. He is the author
of three novels. Beautiful is his first book to appear
in English.
On-sale: March 3 • Fiction • Paperback • 9781609455811
5¼ × 8¼ • 272 pages • US $17.00/CAN $23.00 • Sales: US, CAN
ebook isbn: 9781609455828
When I Hit You:
Or, A Portrait of the
Writer as a Young Wife
Meena Kandasamy
A finalist for the Women’s Prize for
Fiction and the Jhalak Prize, a Guardian,
Daily Telegraph, Observer, and Financial
Times Best Book of the Year, When I Hit
You is smart, fierce, and courageous novel
set in modern India.
The unnamed narrator of this story falls
in love with a university professor and
agrees to be his wife. But very soon, the
newlywed experiences extreme violence
at her husband’s hands and finds herself socially isolated. Writing becomes
her salvation, a supreme act of defiance, and the novel becomes a story about
the act of writing itself and how fiction and stories can help you escape.
“Meena Kandasamy’s vivid, sharp and precise writing makes a triumph
of When I Hit You.”—The Guardian
“Urgent.”—Financial Times
“Courageous and brave and disturbing and will stay with you for
a long time.”—Stylist
“Fierce and unforgettable.”—Culturefly
“Brilliant. . . Astonishing. . . By far the best read of the year.”
Women Writers
Meena Kandasamy is a poet, fiction writer, translator,
and activist who lives in Chennai and London.
She has published two collections of poetry, Touch
and Ms. Militancy, and the critically acclaimed novel,
The Gypsy Goddess. This is her second novel.
Photo @ Teri Pengilley
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ESSENTIAL FICTION FROM INDIANEW FICTION SET IN MEXICO
Beautiful
Massimo Cuomo
Translated from the Italian
by Will Schutt
A magical tale of love and rivalry
between two brothers set in Mexico.
Miguel is beautiful. His beauty is so rare
and miraculous that it has made him the
object of cult-like devotion in the city.
Santiago, his older brother, observes the
charmed life of Miguel with a mix of
admiration and disquiet. He loves his
little brother but lives in his shadow.
With Miguel constantly in the spotlight,
Santiago is left to inhabit darker, hidden
places, where he will finally learn that
life is not easy for anyone, even his prodigiously handsome brother.
Two brothers, their family, the women they love, and the people they
encounter—all forever marked, in their own way, by their extraordinary
encounter with beauty.
“Intense, engaging, psychologically deep. Beautiful lives up to its title.”
Ex Libris
“Massimo Cuomo’s writing, not the protagonist’s beauty, is what’s truly
wonderful about this book.”
Cooperazione
Massimo Cuomo was born in Venice in 1974 and lives
in the countryside near Portogruaro. He is the author
of three novels. Beautiful is his first book to appear
in English.
On-sale: March 17 • Fiction • Paperback • 9781609455996
5¼ × 8¼ • 224 pages • US $17.00 • Sales: US only • ebook isbn: 9781609456009
When I Hit You:
Or, A Portrait of the
Writer as a Young Wife
Meena Kandasamy
A finalist for the Women’s Prize for
Fiction and the Jhalak Prize, a Guardian,
Daily Telegraph, Observer, and Financial
Times Best Book of the Year, When I Hit
You is smart, fierce, and courageous novel
set in modern India.
The unnamed narrator of this story falls
in love with a university professor and
agrees to be his wife. But very soon, the
newlywed experiences extreme violence
at her husband’s hands and finds herself socially isolated. Writing becomes
her salvation, a supreme act of defiance, and the novel becomes a story about
the act of writing itself and how fiction and stories can help you escape.
“Meena Kandasamy’s vivid, sharp and precise writing makes a triumph
of When I Hit You.”—The Guardian
“Urgent.”—Financial Times
“Courageous and brave and disturbing and will stay with you for
a long time.”—Stylist
“Fierce and unforgettable.”—Culturefly
“Brilliant. . . Astonishing. . . By far the best read of the year.”
Women Writers
Meena Kandasamy is a poet, fiction writer, translator,
and activist who lives in Chennai and London.
She has published two collections of poetry, Touch
and Ms. Militancy, and the critically acclaimed novel,
The Gypsy Goddess. This is her second novel.
Photo @ Teri Pengilley
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FROM THE BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG
A Strange Country
Muriel Barbery
Translated from the French by Alison
Anderson
Alejandro de Yepes and Jesús Rocamora,
young officers in the Spanish army, are
stationed alone at the Castillo. Out of
nowhere, Petrus, a friendly redhead,
appears to them. Alejandro and Jesús are
bewitched, and they abandon their post
to follow him across a bridge that only
he can see.
The mysterious and magnetic Petrus
leads them to a world of lingering fog,
supernatural beings, poetry, music,
natural wonders, harmony and extraordinary beauty. This is where the fate
of our world and all its living creatures is decided. Yet this world too is under
threat. A long battle against the forces of disenchantment is drawing to
a climactic close. Will poetry and beauty prevail over darkness and death?
And what role will Alejandro and Jesús play? Muriel Barbery’s new richly
imagined novel will transport readers
to a lost world exposed to the constant churn of civilizations and remind
them of the power of poetry and imagination.
A Strange Country is a remarkable adventure and a philosophical novel . . .
It’s Tolkien in Giono’s country.”—F
RANÇOIS BUSNEL, La Grande Librairie
A Strange Country is a marvelous mix of wonderful storytelling, poetry,
and adventure . . . It encourages readers to rediscover enthusiasm for this
world.”—M
OHAMMED AISSAOUI, Le Figaro Littéraire
“Muriel Barbery allows us to reconnect with our share of dreams, of poetry.
To enter her world is to experience true enchantment.”
—I
SABELLE POTEL, Madame Figaro
Muriel Barbery is the author of the New York Times
bestseller, The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Europa,
2008), Gourmet Rhapsody (Europa, 2009), and
The Life of Elves (Europa, 2016). She has lived
in Kyoto, Amsterdam, and Paris, and now lives
in the French countryside.
On-sale: April 14 • Fiction • Paperback • 9781609455859
5¼ × 8¼ • 336 pages • US $18.00/CAN $24.00 • Sales: US, CAN • ebook isbn: 9781609455866
All rights reserved
Shooting Down Heaven
Jorge Franco
Translated from the Spanish
by Andrea Rosenberg
Shooting Down Heaven follows the
children raised by Colombia’s most
dangerous drug cartels and the
consequences that shape their
adulthood.
After twelve years away, Larry comes
home to his native Colombia after his
father, a former associate of Pablo Escobar,
is murdered. Larry returns to collect
his remains from a mass grave and give
him a proper burial, but not before
a reunion with his childhood friend, Pedro.
Larry’s long-awaited homecoming quickly becomes a rude awakening.
The years of luxury living in bodyguard-surrounded mansions are now firmly
in the past, as Larry watches his family—including his ex-beauty queen
mother and troubled brother—fall deeper into depression, drug addiction,
and the traps of the family business.
Larry is forced to confront his family’s turbulent history and reclaim his
future from the dark remnants of a city still trying to rediscover itself.
Unflinching and remarkably controlled, Shooting Down Heaven is a stunning
portrait of a generation wounded by their parents’ mistakes.
“Franco is one of the Colombian authors I would like to pass the torch to.”
—G
ABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ
“Mr. Franco’s darkly foreboding novels capture the gritty, often violent
reality of Colombia’s urban underworld.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Franco’s typical harsh realism is balanced by humor and a sharp but
sensitive eye for the constantly shifting panorama of life in the U.S.
and in Colombia.”—Words Without Borders
Jorge Franco was born in Medellín, Colombia. He
studied filmmaking and directing at the London Film
School in the UK and Literature at the Pontificia
Universidad Javeriana. His first short story collection
Maldito Amor and first novel Mala Noche received
prestigious national awards.
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NEW LITERARY FICTION FROM LATIN AMERICA
FROM THE BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG
A Strange Country
Muriel Barbery
Translated from the French by Alison
Anderson
Alejandro de Yepes and Jesús Rocamora,
young officers in the Spanish army, are
stationed alone at the Castillo. Out of
nowhere, Petrus, a friendly redhead,
appears to them. Alejandro and Jesús are
bewitched, and they abandon their post
to follow him across a bridge that only
he can see.
The mysterious and magnetic Petrus
leads them to a world of lingering fog,
supernatural beings, poetry, music,
natural wonders, harmony and extraordinary beauty. This is where the fate
of our world and all its living creatures is decided. Yet this world too is under
threat. A long battle against the forces of disenchantment is drawing to
a climactic close. Will poetry and beauty prevail over darkness and death?
And what role will Alejandro and Jesús play? Muriel Barbery’s new richly
imagined novel will transport readers
to a lost world exposed to the constant churn of civilizations and remind
them of the power of poetry and imagination.
A Strange Country is a remarkable adventure and a philosophical novel . . .
It’s Tolkien in Giono’s country.”—F
RANÇOIS BUSNEL, La Grande Librairie
A Strange Country is a marvelous mix of wonderful storytelling, poetry,
and adventure . . . It encourages readers to rediscover enthusiasm for this
world.”—M
OHAMMED AISSAOUI, Le Figaro Littéraire
“Muriel Barbery allows us to reconnect with our share of dreams, of poetry.
To enter her world is to experience true enchantment.”
—I
SABELLE POTEL, Madame Figaro
Muriel Barbery is the author of the New York Times
bestseller, The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Europa,
2008), Gourmet Rhapsody (Europa, 2009), and
The Life of Elves (Europa, 2016). She has lived
in Kyoto, Amsterdam, and Paris, and now lives
in the French countryside.
On-sale: April 28 • Fiction • Paperback • 9781609455897
5¼ × 8¼ • 352 pages • US $18.00 • Sales: US only • ebook isbn: 9781609455903
Shooting Down Heaven
Jorge Franco
Translated from the Spanish
by Andrea Rosenberg
Shooting Down Heaven follows the
children raised by Colombia’s most
dangerous drug cartels and the
consequences that shape their
adulthood.
After twelve years away, Larry comes
home to his native Colombia after his
father, a former associate of Pablo Escobar,
is murdered. Larry returns to collect
his remains from a mass grave and give
him a proper burial, but not before
a reunion with his childhood friend, Pedro.
Larry’s long-awaited homecoming quickly becomes a rude awakening.
The years of luxury living in bodyguard-surrounded mansions are now firmly
in the past, as Larry watches his family—including his ex-beauty queen
mother and troubled brother—fall deeper into depression, drug addiction,
and the traps of the family business.
Larry is forced to confront his family’s turbulent history and reclaim his
future from the dark remnants of a city still trying to rediscover itself.
Unflinching and remarkably controlled, Shooting Down Heaven is a stunning
portrait of a generation wounded by their parents’ mistakes.
“Franco is one of the Colombian authors I would like to pass the torch to.”
—G
ABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ
“Mr. Franco’s darkly foreboding novels capture the gritty, often violent
reality of Colombia’s urban underworld.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Franco’s typical harsh realism is balanced by humor and a sharp but
sensitive eye for the constantly shifting panorama of life in the U.S.
and in Colombia.”—Words Without Borders
Jorge Franco was born in Medellín, Colombia. He
studied filmmaking and directing at the London Film
School in the UK and Literature at the Pontificia
Universidad Javeriana. His first short story collection
Maldito Amor and first novel Mala Noche received
prestigious national awards.
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The Garden of Monsters
Lorenza Pieri
Translated from the Italian
by Liesl Schillinger
A rural epic about warring families
in modern Italy and an intimate
bildungsroman of the artist’s journey.
Set in the Maremma region of southern
Tuscany, this novel tells the story of two
families against the backdrop of a rapidly
transforming country. The Biagini are local
ranchers, while the wealthy Sanfilippi
belong to Rome’s upper middle-class.
When members of each family become
friends and business partners, their fates
are intertwined. Political allegiances, family
loyalties, moral codes, and sexual identities all begin to shift.
Sauro and Filippo, their wives Miriam and Giulia, and the sons Saverio
and Luca are the prototypes of the new Italy, ostensibly emancipated from
traditional mores, but at the same time, insecure and blinkered. Fifteen-year-
old Annamaria, fragile and anxious, struggles to find her place in the new Italy
and among the nouveau rich. Luckily, a parallel world is taking shape nearby,
the Tarot Garden, the monumental sculpture garden created by the French-
American artist Niki de Saint Phalle. It is in this magical place and through
her conversations with the artist that Annamaria slowly finds a sense
of identity and belonging.
“A perfectly narrated family saga, in which the loves and conflicts of each
individual are composed to form a complex, vivid mosaic of the human heart
and its revolutions.”—Corriere della Sera
“This book confirms Lorenza Pieri as one of the great narrators
of adolescence.”—La Repubblica
“Pieri has a luminous voice, not unlike that of Elsa Morante and Elena
Ferrante.”—Vanity Fair
Lorenza Pieri was born in Romagna but spent her
childhood and teenage years in the small island of Giglio,
off the coast of Tuscany. She studied in Siena and Paris
and worked in publishing for fifteen years. In 2014 she
moved to the United States, where she works as an
author, journalist, and literary translator. Isole minori,
her award-winning debut novel was published in Italy
in 2016 and has been translated in five languages.
This is her first book to appear in English.
DEBUT FICTION FROM ITALY
On-sale: June 9 • Fiction • Paperback • 9781609455972
5¼ × 8¼ • 288 pages • US $17.00/CAN $23.00 • Sales: US, CAN • ebook isbn: 9781609455989
Photo © Marco Giugliarelli
Photo © Yanai Yechiel
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BEST-SELLING LITERARY SUSPENSE FROM ISRAEL
The Garden of Monsters
Lorenza Pieri
Translated from the Italian
by Liesl Schillinger
A rural epic about warring families
in modern Italy and an intimate
bildungsroman of the artist’s journey.
Set in the Maremma region of southern
Tuscany, this novel tells the story of two
families against the backdrop of a rapidly
transforming country. The Biagini are local
ranchers, while the wealthy Sanfilippi
belong to Rome’s upper middle-class.
When members of each family become
friends and business partners, their fates
are intertwined. Political allegiances, family
loyalties, moral codes, and sexual identities all begin to shift.
Sauro and Filippo, their wives Miriam and Giulia, and the sons Saverio
and Luca are the prototypes of the new Italy, ostensibly emancipated from
traditional mores, but at the same time, insecure and blinkered. Fifteen-year-
old Annamaria, fragile and anxious, struggles to find her place in the new Italy
and among the nouveau rich. Luckily, a parallel world is taking shape nearby,
the Tarot Garden, the monumental sculpture garden created by the French-
American artist Niki de Saint Phalle. It is in this magical place and through
her conversations with the artist that Annamaria slowly finds a sense
of identity and belonging.
“A perfectly narrated family saga, in which the loves and conflicts of each
individual are composed to form a complex, vivid mosaic of the human heart
and its revolutions.”—Corriere della Sera
“This book confirms Lorenza Pieri as one of the great narrators
of adolescence.”—La Repubblica
“Pieri has a luminous voice, not unlike that of Elsa Morante and Elena
Ferrante.”—Vanity Fair
Lorenza Pieri was born in Romagna but spent her
childhood and teenage years in the small island of Giglio,
off the coast of Tuscany. She studied in Siena and Paris
and worked in publishing for fifteen years. In 2014 she
moved to the United States, where she works as an
author, journalist, and literary translator. Isole minori,
her award-winning debut novel was published in Italy
in 2016 and has been translated in five languages.
This is her first book to appear in English.
DEBUT FICTION FROM ITALY
On-sale: June 9 • Fiction • Paperback • 9781609455972
5¼ × 8¼ • 288 pages • US $17.00/CAN $23.00 • Sales: US, CAN • ebook isbn: 9781609455989
Three
Dror Mishani
Translated from the Hebrew
by Jessica Cohen
An abandoned woman searching
for love, a deeply religious immigrant
caretaker, a disillusioned researcher
trapped in her marriage. Three women
whose lives seem as far apart as possible,
united by a common secret.
When Orna meets Gil on an online
dating site, their lackluster affair seems
like nothing more than a way to stave off
the pain of her recent divorce. But soon
it becomes clear that Gil may not be
exactly who he claims to be. And Orna’s own lies may be weaving
an unexpected trap for her.
Set against the turbulent backdrop of the gritty Holon neighborhood
in Tel Aviv, this enigmatic and intelligent novel is in fact an intricate puzzle.
Mishani’s first standalone book explores Israel’s forgotten margins, unearthing
complicated layers, conflicts, and prejudices. At turns shocking, deceptive,
and subversive, Three is a slow burning psychological thriller from one
of Israel’s most beloved writers.
“A sophisticated literary ‘apparatus’ […] Three is written like a Shakespearean
play […] It will be remembered as a work that heralded a new-wave
in Israeli fiction just as My Michael by Amos Oz once did.”
Haaretz Book Review
“A subtly narrated, moving novel.”—Sylvia Staude, Frankfurter Rundschau
“The twist around which this book is constructed affects not just the content
of the novel and its plot but disrupts the whole genre.”—Yedioth Ahronoth
Dror A. Mishani is the author of an award-winning
detective series, featuring police inspector Avraham
Avraham. The novels, which have been translated into
more than 15 languages, have won the Martin Beck
Award, the Grand Prix du Meilleur Polar des Lecteurs
des Points, and the Bernstein Award. Three is his first
standalone novel. He lives with his wife and two
children in Tel Aviv and teaches at Tel Aviv University.
On-sale: June 16 • Fiction • Hardcover • 9781609456092
9.1 × 6.6 • 304 pages • US $25.00 • Sales: US only • ebook isbn: 9781609456108
Photo © Yanai Yechiel
Cover to be
revealed
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EUROPA WORLD NOIR – THE BEST IN INTERNATIONAL MYSTERIES FROM EUROPA EDITIONS
On-sale: July 21 • Fiction • Paperback • 9781609456047
5¼ × 8¼ • 304 pages • US $18.00/CAN $23.00 • Sales: US, CAN • ebook isbn: 9781609456054
Puppies
The Bastards of Pizzofalcone Series
Maurizio de Giovanni
Translated from the Italian
by Antony Shugaar
This new installment in Maurizio de
Giovanni’s best-selling “Bastards of
Pizzofalcone” series unfolds during the crisp
beginning of April in contemporary Naples.
A baby is left abandoned beside a dumpster.
A young Ukranian maid finds her trapped
in a vortex of greed and existential discontent.
Small animals are disappearing from the
streets. The city of Naples seems to be
turning against innocence itself.
Understanding what connects these events is left to a team of policemen
in which few believe: the Bastards of Pizzofalcone.
De Giovanni is one of Europe’s most renowned and versatile mystery writers.
His award-winning and best-selling novels, all of which take place in Naples,
engage readers in gripping tales of Europe’s most fabled, atmospheric,
dangerous, and lustful city.
“In de Giovanni’s novels, the detective story is just a pretext for exploring
society’s many facets. He illustrates that Naples is not only made up of camorra
and mandolins, but also of the desire for commitment and redemption,
for hidden beauties, and the capacity for hospitality and dignity.”
—E
LISABETTA BOLONDI, SoloLibri
“De Giovanni’s work still surprises me, and yet I can now say that I know his style.
The way he expresses feelings with a depth and introspection and his ability
to find the perfect words for every situation is worthy of the best novelists.”
—R
OSY VOLTA, Contorni Di Noir
Maurizio de Giovannis Commissario Ricciardi books
are bestsellers across Europe and have sold over 1 million
copies to date. De Giovanni is also the author of the
contemporary Neapolitan thriller, The Crocodile. He lives
in Naples with his family.
• 9781609451196
• $17.00
Commissario Ricciardi series
ALSO AVAILABLE FROM MAURIZIO DE GIOVANNI
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EUROPA WORLD NOIR EUROPA WORLD NOIR – THE BEST IN INTERNATIONAL MYSTERIES FROM EUROPA EDITIONS
On-sale: July 21 • Fiction • Paperback • 9781609456047
5¼ × 8¼ • 304 pages • US $18.00/CAN $23.00 • Sales: US, CAN • ebook isbn: 9781609456054
Puppies
The Bastards of Pizzofalcone Series
Maurizio de Giovanni
Translated from the Italian
by Antony Shugaar
This new installment in Maurizio de
Giovanni’s best-selling “Bastards of
Pizzofalcone” series unfolds during the crisp
beginning of April in contemporary Naples.
A baby is left abandoned beside a dumpster.
A young Ukranian maid finds her trapped
in a vortex of greed and existential discontent.
Small animals are disappearing from the
streets. The city of Naples seems to be
turning against innocence itself.
Understanding what connects these events is left to a team of policemen
in which few believe: the Bastards of Pizzofalcone.
De Giovanni is one of Europe’s most renowned and versatile mystery writers.
His award-winning and best-selling novels, all of which take place in Naples,
engage readers in gripping tales of Europe’s most fabled, atmospheric,
dangerous, and lustful city.
“In de Giovanni’s novels, the detective story is just a pretext for exploring
society’s many facets. He illustrates that Naples is not only made up of camorra
and mandolins, but also of the desire for commitment and redemption,
for hidden beauties, and the capacity for hospitality and dignity.”
—E
LISABETTA BOLONDI, SoloLibri
“De Giovanni’s work still surprises me, and yet I can now say that I know his style.
The way he expresses feelings with a depth and introspection and his ability
to find the perfect words for every situation is worthy of the best novelists.”
—R
OSY VOLTA, Contorni Di Noir
Maurizio de Giovannis Commissario Ricciardi books
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copies to date. De Giovanni is also the author of the
contemporary Neapolitan thriller, The Crocodile. He lives
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