Staff Pick

Reading Claudia Ulloa Donoso’s collection of stories felt like meeting a stranger for coffee and hearing them voice the secret absurd thoughts that had been hiding inside my head. Sometimes funny, sometimes unsettling, and often surreal, Donoso’s words will creep into your mind and make a nest. They will follow you through your day, flying circles around your head at work, pecking the plate next to you at dinner, and perching beside you in bed at night. These witty, weird little stories will stay with you. And after reading them, you won’t want to pick up anything else. Other books just won’t be the same.

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By Claudia Ulloa Donoso, Lily Meyer (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781646050659
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - August 17th, 2021

Staff Pick

Aira’s new novella possesses such exuberant and unpredictable energy that to offer a synopsis would be a disservice to those coming in blind to this tour-de-force of digressive narrative. The book uses the eponymous event not as a subject, but as the jumping-off point for multiple stories involving different characters, settings, events, and coincidences. Translated by the great Chris Andrews, this work supports Aira's place as one of the more unique and dynamic writers of his generation--one surely worthy of comparisons to Borges and Bolaño, but eminently deserving his own singular place in the pantheon of literary greats.

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By César Aira, Chris Andrews (Translated by), Patti Smith (Foreword by)
$11.95
ISBN: 9780811230933
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Published: New Directions - June 1st, 2021

Staff Pick

There is no hand-holding from Peters here as she takes us into the complex web that connects Reese, Ames, and Katrina as they navigate sexuality, gender, their own traumas, and parenthood in the twenty-first century. The plot centers around Ames, a detransitioned transgender woman, who comes to his ex-girlfriend Reese, a trans woman, with a proposal: to be a third parent to the child he and his boss Katrina are bringing into the world. As the story jumps back and forth through time, we are privy to how the characters grapple with their own identities and the complexity of existing as transgender women. Detransition, Baby is a sharp debut novel that is at once thought-provoking and tender, a grounded view of new understandings of family.

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780593133378
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Published: One World - January 12th, 2021

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