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Porter's novella--or, like Lanny, and Grief is the Thing with Feathers, what might better be called a haunting book-length prose poem--enters the mind of its eponymous protagonist during the painter's last days in Madrid. This idiosyncratic writer has created a work of intense imagery and poetic delirium that evokes Bacon's deathbed struggle as he comes to terms with the life and legacy he is about to leave.

 

 

The Death of Francis Bacon: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780771096372
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Published: Strange Light - September 14th, 2021

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Herrera’s trio of novels, collected in a single volume, forms an unofficial trilogy that both reinforces and dismantles the Mexico of popular imagination. Blending new and traditional forms, Herrera perfectly captures the spirit of Mexico in a way unique to him. Each of these novellas is a masterpiece on its own; together, they form a cohesive whole greater than any single story each might tell, one as multifaceted and complex as Mexico--its people and history--itself. 

Three Novels: Kingdom Cons, Signs Preceding the End of the World, the Transmigration of Bodies Cover Image
By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781913505240
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Published: And Other Stories - September 14th, 2021

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After Tin Man--one of my favourite books from the last decade--I eagerly anticipated Winman’s new novel. The advance copy of Still Life came to me during a moment of extreme emotional turmoil, and it did what amazing literature does: it gave me solace, and provided shelter and comfort. Winman's writing is absolutely brilliant; the way she builds her characters makes you feel like you’ve known them for ages, and their dialogue and banter are so inviting you almost feel a part of each discussion. The book opens against  the backdrop of World War II Tuscany. The young British soldier Ulysses meets the sixty-something English spinster Evelyn, and over the course of an evening they form a bond that will last a lifetime. As the narrative goes back and forth between post-war London and Tuscany--spanning decades--we follow the characters' lives and meet an array of others, all with different personalities that mesh perfectly; these are friends that become family. Winman's sensibility absolutely shines through this novel, engaging us with the warmth of the interactions, the what-if elements, the meaning of family, art, passion, broken hearts, friendships, and love, so much love…  

Still Life Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593330753
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - November 2nd, 2021

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