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Alex Lemon - FEVERLAND

Brain surgery. Assault weapons in the bed of a pickup truck. Sophia Loren at the Oscars. Rilke, Rodin, and the craters of the moon. Recovery and disintegration. Monkeys stealing an egg outside a temple in Kathmandu. Brushing teeth bloody on long car rides under blue skies. Pain, ours and what we bring to others. Wildfires in southern California. Rats in Texas. Childhood abuse. Dreams of tigers and blackout nights. The sweetness of mangoes. A son born into a shadowy hospital room. Love. Joy.

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ISBN: 9781571313362
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 5th, 2017

Yuri Herrera - KINGDOM CONS

"Herrera is Mexico's greatest novelist."--Francisco Goldman

"Herrera's novels are like little lights in a vast darkness. I want to see whatever he shows me."--Stephen Sparks, Green Apple Books

"The Transmigration of Bodies goes straight for the soul."--John Powers, NPR Fresh Air

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By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
ISBN: 9781908276926
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Published: And Other Stories - June 13th, 2017


A powerful thriller about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice from a writer and producer of the Emmy winning Fox TV show Empire.

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ISBN: 9780316363297
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Published: Mulholland Books - September 12th, 2017


Alex McElroy is a Fiction Editor for Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and the Arts.


The best-selling author of Girl Waits with Gun and Lady Cop Makes Trouble continues her extraordinary journey into the real lives of the forgotten but fabulous Kopp sisters.

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ISBN: 9780544409996
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 5th, 2017

Sergio Pitol’s Trilogy of Memory: A Love Letter to Literature

We welcome to the store translator George Henson.

George Henson is a translator of contemporary Latin American literature. In addition to Pitol’s Trilogy of Memory, his translated books include Elena Poniatowska’s The Heart of the Artichoke and Luis Jorge Boone’s The Cannibal Night. He has also translated texts by Alberto Chimal, Juan Villoro, Andrés Neuman, Leonardo Padura, and Yoss. He holds a Ph.D. in literary and translation studies from the University of Texas at Dallas and is currently a lecturer of Spanish at the University of Oklahoma. 

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton - A KIND OF FREEDOM

..". T]his emotionally wrenching, character-rich debut spans three generations in a city deeply impacted by segregation, economic inequality, and racial tensions... Sexton's narrative navigates complex topics with an adroit sensitivity that lends sympathy to each character's realistic, if occasionally self-destructive, motivations. Being able to capture 70 years of New Orleans history and the emotional changes in one family in such a short book is a testament to Sexton's powers of descriptive restraint.

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ISBN: 9781619029224
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Published: Counterpoint Press - August 15th, 2017

Brian Allen Carr - SIP

A lyrical, apocalyptic debut novel about addiction, friendship, and the struggle for survival.

It started with a single child and quickly spread: you could get high by drinking your own shadow. At night, artificial lights were destroyed so that addicts could sip shadow in the pure glow of the moon.

Gangs of shadow addicts chased down children on playgrounds, rounded up old ladies from retirement homes. Cities were destroyed and governments fell. And if your shadow was sipped entirely, you became one of them, had to drink the shadows of others or go mad.

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ISBN: 9781616958275
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Published: Soho Press - August 29th, 2017

Tomás Morín - PATIENT ZERO

Presented in partnership with Gulf Coast

"I will call the voice of this poet a 'common' voice... a voice a poet could take into an entire lifetime of memorable writing." --Philip Levine, Ploughshares

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ISBN: 9781556594939
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 4th, 2017

Cristina Rivera Garza - THE ILIAC CREST

Atmospheric and unsettling, Cristina Rivera Garza's novel THE ILIAC CREST builds on the betrayals and unspoken violence that lie entrenched in notions of gendered personhood. On a dark and stormy night, two mysterious women invade an unnamed narrator’s house, where they proceed to ruthlessly question their host’s identity. While the two women are strangely intimate, even inventing a secret language, they harass the narrator by repeatedly claiming to know his greatest secret: that he is, in fact, a woman.

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By Cristina Rivera Garza, Sarah Booker (Translator), Elena Poniatowska (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781558614352
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Published: Feminist Press - October 10th, 2017