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Wrong Way

Joanne McNeil, 2023
“ A Ballardian tale of pristine corporate campuses and aspirational product marketing, Wrong Way reveals to us the very human cost of the AI future we’ve already been sold and makes us question how many lies and absurdities we’re willing to accept in order to try to...”

—Tim Maughan, author of Infinite Detail

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The Insatiable Volt Sisters

Rachel Eve Moulton, 2023

"Weird and exhilarating and funny and sad and disturbing and scary and poignant and righteous."

Paul Tremblay, author of The Pallbearers Club

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Island City

Laura Adamczyk, 2023
"Adamczyk knows how to destabilize the reader while holding their attention and intrigue, which makes for a devastating first novel that you won’t soon forget."
Michael Welch, Chicago Review of Books“Utterly immersive, Island City is like an intimate conversation with a stranger at 1 am. It’s laced with stinging humor, clarifying wisdom, and the grainy detail of lived experience. This is a novel that seeps into your bones.”
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Edited by Brian Merchant and Claire L. Evans, 2022

“It will radicalize you.”

―Cory Doctorow, from the introduction

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Everything I Need I Get from You

Kaitlyn Tiffany, 2022

"Everything I Need I Get from You will fascinate aficionados, but even for someone who’s never so much as logged on, it makes a rich and heartfelt explainer on the feelings and phenomena that thrive on the internet." 

Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing

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Imogen Binnie; With a new afterword by the author, 2022
"Nevada is a book that changed my life: it shaped both my worldview and personhood, making me the writer I am. And it did so by the oldest of methods, by telling a wise, hilarious, and gripping story."
Torrey Peters, author of Detransition, Baby
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Fernando A. Flores, 2022

"These are marvelously unpredictable stories, anchored by Fernando A. Flores’s deadpan prose and his surefooted navigation of those overlapping territories, the real and the fantastic, where so much of the best contemporary fiction now lives." 

Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble

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The Doloriad

Missouri Williams, 2022
"Unlike anything I've ever read. The Doloriad is—somehow—Old Testament origin story, Shakespearean family feud, Greek epic, philosophical parable, and absurdist sitcom, all in one. Horrible and riveting, I could not look away."

Jac Jemc, author of The Grip of It and False Bingo


String Follow

, 2022

"A work of evil genius that put me in a literal trance and didn't relinquish me until the final page. I loved every insidious second.”

—Mona Awad, author of Bunny

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The Uninnocent

Katharine Blake, 2021

"The Uninnocent is so elegantly crafted that the pleasure of reading it nearly overrides its devastating subject matter. Blake is an investigator of heartbreak, turning a critical eye on the ways our systems have failed us, and how we fail each other. Through that...”

Stephanie Danler, author of Stray 

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This Thing Between Us

Gus Moreno, 2021

“As original as it is affecting. It is a meditation on grief and on what it means to belong, and there were scenes that left me genuinely creeped out, unsettled, and shaken. An existentially frightening book.”

—Paul Tremblay, author of Survivor Song

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How to Wrestle a Girl

Venita Blackburn, 2021

"How to Wrestle a Girl is a work of stunning grace and rhythm. In these stories Venita Blackburn reminds us she is a writer unlike any other, her stories propelled by voice and wit and harsh beauty."

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, author of Friday Black

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I Live a Life Like Yours

Jan Grue; Translated from the Norwegian by B. L. Crook, 2021

"A tart and spare palate cleanser tucked into the feast of summer beach reads."

--Molly Young, Vulture

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The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic

Jessica Hopper; Foreword by Samantha Irby, 2021

[The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic] is by turns loose and warm and finicky and outraged, and its best pieces are more observant than 94 percent of the first novels that have come my way this year. 

Dwight Garner, The New York Times

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Field Study

Chet'la Sebree, 2021

"Layered, complex, and infinitely compelling, Chet’la Sebree’s Field Study is a daring exploration of the self and our interactions with others—a mediation on desire, race, loss and survival."

Natasha Trethewey, author of Memorial Drive

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King Kong Theory

Virginie Despentes; Translated from the French by Frank Wynne, 2021
"I can think of almost no book I’ve enjoyed in recent years as much as King Kong Theory – in part for its content, in part for the ferocity of its style. In a world that continues to have difficulty contending with sex work, porn, class, and sexual violence without...”
Elizabeth Day, Observer
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Vernon Subutex 3

Virginie Despentes; Translated from the French by Frank Wynne, 2021
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The Rain Heron

Robbie Arnott, 2021

“Astonishing...With the intensity of a perfect balance between the mythic and the real, The Rain Heron keeps turning and twisting, taking you to unexpected places."

Jeff VanderMeer, author of Borne

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100 Boyfriends

Brontez Purnell, 2021

Brontez Purnell’s 100 Boyfriends is a symphony of sex, trouble and wisdom—as if the composer had sex with each member of the orchestra by way of getting it right. An electric prismatic genre-defying punk literary flight, Purnell is twirling here— I loved every page....”

Alexander Chee, author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

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Prefecture D

Hideo Yokoyama; Translated from the Japanese by Jonathan Lloyd-Davies, 2020
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Blockchain Chicken Farm

Xiaowei Wang, 2020
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Voices from the Valley

Edited by Ben Tarnoff and Moira Weigel, 2020
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Subprime Attention Crisis

Tim Hwang, 2020
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What Tech Calls Thinking

Adrian Daub, 2020
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The Seventh Mansion

Maryse Meijer, 2020

"Reading The Seventh Mansion feels like receiving a divine transmission from a burning bush--I was beguiled by Maryse Meijer's brave and darting sentences and challenged by the questions raised."

Catherine Lacey, author of Pew

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Maria Dahvana Headley, 2020

"Of the four translations I’ve read, Headley’s is the most readable and engaging. She combines a modern poetry style with some of the hallmarks of Old English poetry, and the words practically sing off the page . . . Headley’s translation shows why it’s vital to...”

 —Margaret Kingsbury, Buzzfeed

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The Unreality of Memory

Elisa Gabbert, 2020
"The Unreality of Memory fearlessly entertains taboo thoughts, but with the unaffected honesty of intimacy rather than the attention-seeking of a gadfly. Gabbert has the magical ability to make an essay feel like a best-ever conversation with a best friend, the kind...”
Sandra Newman, author of The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done
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Talking Animals

Joni Murphy, 2020
"The long effort to raise human life above all else comes to a merciful end in Joni Murphy’s Talking Animals. Grief, inequality, the possibility of liberation: Murphy sings a song 'not kind, just true.' This is a rare novel, one with the humane gift of humor—and...”
Andrew Durbin, author of MacArthur Park
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Vernon Subutex 2

Virginie Despentes; Translated from the French by Frank Wynne, 2020
"Virginie Despentes is a true original, a punk rock George Eliot with a keen taste for the pitiable innards of her characters: no one else has her slyly penetrating eye, her spiky sense of humor, her razor wit that cuts like wire through the accumulated crud of our...”
Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine
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Diary of a Drag Queen

Crystal Rasmussen with Tom Rasmussen, 2020
“The book on everyone's desk at Glamour HQ right now . . . Hilarious.”
Glamour UK
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The Dominant Animal

Kathryn Scanlan, 2020
"[The stories] are short, but their mood and imagery are lasting, and reflective of brutal truths of the commerce of human civilization . . . chilling, finely tuned pieces on power and survival." 

Jessica Ferri, Los Angeles Times

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Roya Marsh, 2020

dayliGht has a singular, potent, and persistent swagger—like if KRS-One had written Stone Butch Blues. In this tear-jerkingly matter-of-fact collection, Roya Marsh doesn’t propose an escape of past traumas but rather, sits in the cut, ponders, and comes back with...”

BRONTEZ PURNELL, author of 100 Boyfriends

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You Will Never Be Forgotten

Mary South, 2020
"One of the strangest and most exciting collections I've read in recent times. This is what I hope for from speculative fiction: an unease that pulls you through the story with urgency, but also delivers new formations of haunting questions that linger long after...”
Jac Jemc, author of The Grip of It
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The Boatman's Daughter

Andy Davidson, 2020
“What if I told you there was a gorgeously written novel that mixed Southern Gothic à la Flannery O’Connor, backwoods noir, and the mythic imagination of Clive Barker? Go read Andy Davidson’s lush nightmare, The Boatman’s Daughter. It put an arrow through my head...”
Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts
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Wake, Siren

Nina MacLaughlin, 2019

“Old myths translated into bright and glorious colors. I loved this.”

―Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble

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Dictionary of the Undoing

John Freeman; Afterword by Valeria Luiselli, 2019
“All [of John Freeman’s] projects feel like an invitation to enter into a polyphonic, multi-voiced conversation with other minds. Dictionary of the Undoing is no different. It is a book that makes you think, then rethink. It invites you to engage with it, to refute...”
Valeria Luiselli
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Vernon Subutex 1

Virginie Despentes; Translated from the French by Frank Wynne, 2019
"Virginie Despentes is a true original, a punk-rock George Eliot with a keen taste for the pitiable innards of her characters: no one else has her slyly penetrating eye, her spiky sense of humor, her razor wit that cuts like wire through the accumulated crud of our...”
Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine
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False Bingo

Jac Jemc, 2019

"[A] wide-ranging, zany collection that somehow combines the otherworldliness of Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation, the menacing irony of Shirley Jackson and the cold feminist fury of Margaret Atwood. Love the book or not, there’s no denying that Jemc has a gift for...”

Siobhan Jones, The New York Times Book Review

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Tinfoil Butterfly

Rachel Eve Moulton, 2019
“Reading Tinfoil Butterfly is like watching a slick, modern horror movie, in which you start to realize the real terror comes from being a woman in this world and all the negotiations that involves. Clever, timely, disturbing, and thought-provoking.”
Araminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty
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Tears of the Trufflepig

Fernando A. Flores, 2019
Tears of the Trufflepig is the most engagingly original novel I’ve read in ages. So phantasmagoric, fearlessly out there, and yet it feels like a revelation, piercingly true to gritty human experience and wild as anything you might sense lurking in the Borderland...”
Francisco Goldman, author of The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle
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Infinite Detail

Tim Maughan, 2019
"Infinite Detail is the new required reading for the future's next fifteen minutes. A sobering, often frightening look at the implications of the networked world. Riveting, sinister and deeply human."
Warren Ellis, author of Normal
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Maryse Meijer, 2019
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In Our Mad and Furious City

Guy Gunaratne, 2018
"This is cracking. Original, honest voices and a vivid portrayal of a London rarely seen in literature."
Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train
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Hardly Children

Laura Adamczyk, 2018
“These sharp stories are portals to a strange world adjacent to ours, one where the rules of men, women, and children are prismatically warped and distorted. Through prose precise as a scalpel, and sentences that ring like shattered glass, Laura Adamczyk spins the...”
Sarah Rose Etter, author of Tongue Party
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Destroy All Monsters

Jeff Jackson, 2018
"[Jeff] Jackson builds an anxious, deeply felt narrative probing a nationwide epidemic of murders of musicians . . . Infected with this eerie conceit, and expressed through gritty, sharp prose, [Destroy All Monsters] provides both deep character exploration and a...”
Publishers Weekly
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Impossible Owls

Brian Phillips, 2018

"There is a section in Impossible Owls where Brian Phillips writes about tigers, and he notes that what's most astonishing about the animal is not its size or power or beauty, but its capacity to disappear. This is an excellent description of a tiger, but also an...”

Chuck Klosterman, author of But What if We’re Wrong? and Eating the Dinosaur

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The Bus on Thursday

Shirley Barrett, 2018
“Shirley Barrett has crafted a quirky, one-of-a-kind, wild ride of a novel with demons, kangaroos, a missing schoolteacher, a remote town where things are strangely off-kilter, and a wonderfully bizarre cast of characters. The Bus on Thursday is a darkly funny and...”
Jennifer McMahon, author of The Winter People
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Nothing Good Can Come from This

Kristi Coulter, 2018

“Perfectly observant down to the smallest details, this account of drinking, sobriety, and starting (and then restarting) a manageable life is one of those books that is deeply serious, witty, and wonderfully compelling. Nothing Good Can Come from This seems to...”

Charles Baxter, author of The Feast of Love

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So Lucky

Nicola Griffith, 2018

"Nicola Griffith is a brilliant creator of fierce female protagonists. With So Lucky, she fires a gritty, scary, wrathful, sometimes blisteringly funny broadside at the monsters of ableist culture."

Maria Dahvana Headley, author of The Mere Wife

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Acid West

Joshua Wheeler, 2018

"It’s been a long wait for Joshua Wheeler’s first book, but it would have been worth the wait even if we’d had to wait twice as long. Full of fine lines mined by a still-young writer, Acid West is worth its weight in gold."

Geoff Dyer

Things That Helped

Jessica Friedmann, 2018
"[Friedmann] writes with brutal originality."
Terri Apter, The Times Literary Supplement
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Camp Austen

Ted Scheinman, 2018
"Sly, witty, and often humorous . . . A pleasing divertissement for Austen fans everywhere."
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The Strange Bird

Jeff VanderMeer, 2018

“VanderMeer’s apocalyptic vision, with its mix of absurdity, horror, and grace, can’t be mistaken for that of anyone else."

Michael Berry, San Francisco Chronicle

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Jeff VanderMeer, 2018
“It's been a long time since a book filled me with this kind of palpable, wondrous disquiet, a feeling that started on the first page and that I'm not sure I've yet shaken.”

Matt Bell, author of A Tree Or a Person Or a Wall

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The Savage

Frank Bill, 2017
"The nasty, violent world of Donnybrook returns with a vengeance . . . The pages are filled with dark energy and Technicolor gore . . . No lack of excitement in this well-told tale."
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Liska Jacobs, 2017
“The narrative tone of Jacobs' debut echoes the numbed nihilism of Bret Easton Ellis' early work, and her protagonist is just as lovely a person as his infamous characters. For those who appreciate the joys of a vicarious bender and the satisfaction of watching...”
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Kung Fu High School

Ryan Gattis, 2017
“[An] ultraviolent, dystopian debut novel from Ryan Gattis, the spawn of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Cormier.”
Publishers Weekly
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The Grip of It

Jac Jemc, 2017
"A page-turning psychological thriller . . . [The Grip of It] is the clever work of a writer who has patiently carved out her own home in contemporary fiction . . . as chilling as it is evocative."
Laura Pearson, Chicago Tribune
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The Dark Dark

Samantha Hunt, 2017
The Dark Dark . . . wields such a subtle and alien power that I couldn’t read more than a couple of pieces in a sitting without feeling like some witchy substance was working its way through my blood . . . Wonderfully spooky.”

Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker

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Dear Cyborgs

Eugene Lim, 2017
"Two radically different story lines—one involving a short-lived friendship between two Asian-American boys in the Midwest, the other an ongoing philosophical debate amongst a team of superheroes—are cleverly tied together in this short, sly, unorthodox novel . . ....”
Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Mary Mann, 2017
"I am now compelled to specify the two commodities that I most cherish in nonfiction: 1) lots and lots of authorial voice and, 2) a modicum of surprise . . . Ms. Mann has both these qualities in spades. By trade a researcher (“like being a private detective, without...”
Hebry Alford, New York Times
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Organ Grinder

Alan Fishbone, 2017
"Fishbone’s mental mazes, irrepressibly personal, sexed-up, funny, philosophical, and unconventionally spiritual, make for thought-provoking, entertaining reading."
Annie Bostrom, Booklist
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Too Much and Not the Mood

Durga Chew-Bose, 2017
"[Chew-Bose] traverses the mazes of [mental] pathways like a brain archeologist, returning with shining fragments of memory . . . which she places next to, on top of, and inside of critical observations and feelings. In Too Much and Not the Mood, she is also a...”
Vrinda Jagota, LitHub
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Romanian Notebook

Cyrus Console, 2017

"Cyrus Console's Romanian Notebook is among the strangest, most compelling representations of human thought in contemporary literature . . . The thoughts Console records during his voyage are like highly formal buildings with reinforced structures that resist the...”

Michael W. Clune, Los Angeles Review of Books

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Warren Ellis, 2016
“Fantastic . . . A crackling, funny, and frightening horror story from a unique voice in genre lit.”
Kirkus Reviews
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The Tengu's Game of Go

Lian Hearn, 2016
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Cannibals in Love

Mike Roberts, 2016
“A funny, minutely observed look at the way we live now.”
Men’s Fitness
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The Selfishness of Others

Kristin Dombek, 2016
“I read this book in a day—spellbound, blinded even to my own reflection in the darkened subway windows—and I was grateful it was so compelling, because I was already impatient for everyone else I knew to read it, too. Kristin Dombek’s soul-stethoscope is wholly her...”

Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams

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Jace Clayton, 2016
"[Clayton's] frank curiosity and broad musical tastes form the basis for this terrific book about the globalization of ideas in our age of 'digital superabundance' . . . Humor and humility infuse descriptions of a street dance party in Kingston, Jamaica; traffic in...”
Daphne Kalotay, New York Times Book Review
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Lord of the Darkwood

Lian Hearn, 2016
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Maryse Meijer, 2016
“The thirteen stories in Maryse Meijer’s Heartbreaker are defiant to their type and bold within their bounds. They thrust themselves onto your lap and stay on your mind for days . . . Meijer writes with the controlled restraint of an explosives expert wiring a...”
Amelia Grey, Electric Literature
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You Are Having a Good Time

Amie Barrodale, 2016
"Stark and cutting . . . The book's power comes from Barrodale's ability to distort and project the familiar into something new, like a visual artist playing with shadows cast on a gallery wall."
Nicholas Mancusi, The New York Times Book Review
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Will & I

Clay Byars, 2016
"A visceral, electric memoir."
Dannye Romine Powell, The Charlotte Observer
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The Hatred of Poetry

Ben Lerner, 2016
“Loathing rains down on poetry, from people who have never read a page of it as well as from people who have devoted their lives to reading and writing it . . . Mr. Lerner skates across this frozen lake of pique with delicate skill . . . The book achieves its goal...”
Jeff Gordinier, New York Times
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Autumn Princess, Dragon Child

Lian Hearn, 2016
“In Autumn Princess, Dragon Child, Lian Hearn's mythic Japan fully unfurls, expansive and engrossing, rendered in crystal-clear prose that reads like the translation of a book from outside of time. This kind of story, written with this kind of craft, has become...”
Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
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The New World

Chris Adrian and Eli Horowitz, 2016
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Emperor of the Eight Islands

Lian Hearn, 2016
“Hearn begins her new series, The Tale of Shikanoko, by introducing the primary characters while setting up conflicts and relationships that will evolve in the three volumes to follow, all to be published this year. . . . The fluid prose and morally ambiguous...”
Kirkus Reviews
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A Burglar's Guide to the City

Geoff Manaugh, 2016
“This is a marvelous wonder-room of a thing, an intricate, deeply researched, and brilliantly written mad scientist’s tour of crime and how it’s bound to the world we’ve built. Revealing, spectacular, and riveting.”
Warren Ellis, author of Gun Machine and The Planetary Omnibus
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Hurt People

Cote Smith, 2016
"[A] very special first novel . . . Writing with extraordinary grace and tenderness, Smith injects unnerving tension into a delicate coming-of-age story set squarely in the path of a tornado."
Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
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Find Me

Laura van den Berg, 2016

"Radiant prose...From this memorable novel's eerie first paragraph to its enigmatic ending, Laura van den Berg has invented something beautiful indeed."

Elizabeth Hand, Los Angeles Times 

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Iterating Grace

Koons Crooks; Introductory Essay by Anonymous, 2015
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Ugly Girls

Lindsay Hunter, 2015

"The best book I read in 2014 . . . Gorgeous and necessary."

Roxane Gay, Salon

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The Pickle Index

Eli Horowitz, 2015
The Pickle Index is full of life and everything else-it's rowdy and sweaty and heartbreaking, and by heartbreaking I mean funny, and by funny I mean laugh-until-you're-exhausted-and-leaking-and-hungry.”
Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man
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Terra Firma Triptych

J. M. Ledgard, 2015
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Amelia Gray, 2015
“Reading Gutshot is a little like being blindfolded and pelted from all sides with fire, Jell-O and the occasional live animal. You'll be messy at the end and slightly beaten up, but surprised and certainly entertained . . . She pushes against the outer limits of...”
Ramona Ausubel, The New York Times Book Review
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My Prisoner

Essay by Aleksandar Hemon; Art by Velibor Bozovic, 2015
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Spare Parts

Joshua Davis, 2014
“Perhaps the most gripping popular-science book I have read.”
Noel Sharkey, Nature
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Area X

Jeff VanderMeer, 2014
“I'm loving The Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. Creepy and fascinating.”
Stephen King
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New York 1, Tel Aviv 0

Shelly Oria, 2014
“These are dazzling and daring stories from the extraordinary Shelly Oria, a writer I was thrilled to discover. Oria captures her characters at their most vulnerable, exposing their true natures in flashbulb bursts of surprising, exhilarating action. She's got style...”
Karen Russell, author of Vampires in the Lemon Grove and Swamplandia!
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Jeff VanderMeer, 2014
“A satisfying conclusion to this captivating trilogy”
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Nobody Is Ever Missing

Catherine Lacey, 2014
“Ms. Lacey has written a serious, frequently brilliant novel with a sustained intensity that is rare in fiction. It's the most promising first novel that I've encountered this year.”
Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal
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The Silent History

Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby, Kevin Moffett, 2014
The Wall Street Journal
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The Matters of Life, Death, and More

Aleksandar Hemon, 2014
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Jeff VanderMeer, 2014
Authority isn't a book that just picks up where the last one left off. Instead, it's packed full of new pleasures, not only new characters and settings but whole new kinds of writing. If Annihilation is an expedition novel painted with a thick coat of weird, then ...”
Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Birth

Elissa Schappell, 2014
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Juan Pablo Villalobos; Translated from the Spanish by Rosalind Harvey; Introduction by Neel Mukherjee, 2014
“Villalobos is one tablespoon Eugene Ionesco, desperately but hopefully advocating nihilism; a dash of Harold Pinter, catapulting his characters into oblivion; and a pinch of Suzan Lori-Parks, igniting political allegory with sibling rivalry . . . Pure fantastical...”
Julie Morse, The Rumpus
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The Isle of Youth

Laura van den Berg, 2013
“Wonder and mystery are recurring motifs. The women here are one step ahead of disaster or one step behind it, and either way they are eager to discover what's next . . . Van den Berg, in this wonderful collection, never lets us turn away.”
Natalie Serber, The New York Times Book Review
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How to Read a Novelist

John Freeman, 2013

"If you're an avid follower of contemporary fiction . . . then John Freeman’s How To Read A Novelist is the perfect, and perfectly modest, book . . . A terrific compendium of insights into what contemporary writers are thinking and how they present themselves."

Los Angeles Review of Books

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My 1980s and Other Essays

Wayne Koestenbaum, 2013

"Koestenbaum's essays showcase a stunning display of carefully crafted sentences in an almost dizzying variety of arrangements. The result is a collection that is by turns funny, moving and insightful."

SF Gate
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Dead Pig Collector

Warren Ellis, 2013

"[Dead Pig Collector] emerges fully-formed from the delightfully demented mind of Warren effing Ellis...Dead Pig Collector is brief but oh so bold, and predictably brilliant, right through to its abrupt ending."
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Don't Kiss Me

Lindsay Hunter, 2013
“Mesmerizing . . . visceral . . . exquisite. Hunter's portraits are heartbreaking. She cares about characters we don't want to think about, issues we would rather not face. These are not lovable characters; they make you sad and sometimes sick. But Hunter wants to...”
Hope Reese, Chicago Tribune
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A Long Day at the End of the World

Brent Hendricks, 2013
“When Brent Hendricks' book came across my desk, I was attracted to the elegiac cover design. When I discovered it was about the Tri-State Crematory scandal, my interest grew. But when I read Hendricks' gorgeous prose, I was floored.”
Suzanne Van Atten, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Frank Bill, 2013

"Yes, the mayhem quotient is off the charts in Bill’s debut novel, but there is much more to Donnybrook than characters maimed and murdered in nightmarish ways. The cast is memorable, the dialogue crackles, the tension is unrelenting and it all happens for a reason....”

The Washington Post

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This Is Running for Your Life

Michelle Orange, 2013

"Smart, sophisticated, and quirky, these essays showcase an original voice that uncannily captures the broodings and shadings of a generation." 

Philip Lopate
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Fellow Mortals

Dennis Mahoney, 2013
“Mahoney weaves together the patterns of a community (‘You're not alone, even when you are') and depicts the aftermath of a catastrophe with an unwavering eye. A strong debut reminiscent of the novels of Stewart O'Nan.”
Publishers Weekly
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Down the Rabbit Hole

Juan Pablo Villalobos; Translated from the Spanish by Rosalind Harvey, 2012
“Perfectly formed . . . Although easily devoured in one sitting, this clever little book is to be contemplated at length afterwards.”
The Guardian
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The Last Bohemia

Robert Anasi, 2012

"With a fine ear for dialogue and a nonjudgmental eye, Anasi conjures the pre-9/11 atmosphere of the place, in which the beer flowed like water and there was always a place to crash after a night of pub crawling. An impressive bit of literary journalism and a...”

Kirkus Reviews

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American Gypsy

Oksana Marafioti, 2012
“Engaging . . . Marafioti describes with humor and introspection how the self-described ‘Split Nationality Disorder' she experienced growing up only magnified upon her family's emigration from the former Soviet Union to Los Angeles when she was 15 . . . Marafioti's...”
Kirkus Reviews
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People Who Eat Darkness

Richard Lloyd Parry, 2012
“Richard Lloyd Parry's remarkable examination of [this] crime, what it revealed about Japanese society and how it unsettled conventional notions of bereavement, elevates his book above the genre. People Who Eat Darkness is a searing exploration of evil and trauma,...”
Susan Chira, The New York Times Book Review
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Suddenly, a Knock on the Door

Etgar Keret; Translated from the Hebrew by Miriam Shlesinger, Sondra Silverston, and Nathan Englander, 2012
“Keret's greatest book yet--the most funny, dark, and poignant. It's tempting to say these stories are his most Kafkaesque, but in fact they are his most Keretesque.”
Jonathan Safran Foer
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Hemlock Grove

Brian McGreevy, 2012
“It takes a rare stroke of genius to reconfigure the gothic novel within the postindustrial barrens of steel country, and another entirely to upstage this conceit with a mythic and ambitious story of adolescence and alienation. Like a collaboration between Edgar...”
Philipp Meyer, author of American Rust
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Amelia Gray, 2012
“Amelia Gray is a sharpshooter, precise and deadly. THREATS lures the reader with its poetic sensibilities and then subverts every expectation. Before long, there will be statues of Gray in various corners of the literary world.”
Emma Straub, author of Other People We Married
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Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman

Friedrich Christian Delius; Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch, 2012
“[A] distinct and lovely novella.”
Cameron Martin, The New York Times Book Review
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John Jeremiah Sullivan, 2011
“Sullivan seems able to do almost anything, to work in any register, and not just within a single piece but often in the span of a single paragraph…Pulphead is the best, and most important, collection of magazine writing since Wallace's A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll...”
New York Times Book Review
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High Line

Joshua David and Robert Hammond, 2011
“This lushly illustrated volume showcases the range of imaginative designs [Joshua David and Robert Hammond] explored and, in some cases, rejected. In recounting their decade-long experiment, they provide an inspiring primer for grass-roots urban planning.”
Sam Roberts, The New York Times
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Crimes in Southern Indiana

Frank Bill, 2011
“Bill's ever violent and never dull stories [are] a blend of Midwest Gothic and country pulp . . . [They're] over the top, but in a good way, in the way that Quentin Tarantino's first film, Reservoir Dogs, was over the top. Bill never cheats on the smells and sounds...”
The Seattle Times