Exemplary Departures - Gabrielle Wittkop

For those times when you want to read on your most majestic fainting couch, popping grapes into your mouth while a loyal friend fans you with ostrich feathers, let me present Gabrielle Wittkop. Late heir to the great French decadents—not to mention Edgar Allen Poe, the central figure in one of these five novellas—Wittkop finds incomparable beauty in a series of mysterious deaths that take their victims into almost superhuman depths. I've read her work more greedily than anything else in the past year, anxiously awaiting the next juicy passage.

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By Gabrielle Wittkop, Annette David (Translator)
ISBN: 9781939663139
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Published: Wakefield Press - November 24th, 2015

Sudden Death - Alvaro Enrigue

Umberto Eco’s fans can rest assured knowing that the void his death leaves will never be too large when there are writers mixing history and metafiction as wittily as Alvaro Enrigue does here, in his first novel in English translation. How to convey the wealth of pleasure, information, and frenzied speculation he tosses into a centuries-spanning survey of art, religion, and colonialism that links Hernan Cortes to Thomas More to Caravaggio and on and on and on, all filtered through the game of tennis? I’m not quite sure, but I do know that few books peel away the endless cultural layers built into any and every human encounter quite like this one.

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By Álvaro Enrigue, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780735213449
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 7th, 2017

Puke Force - Brian Chippendale

Staff Pick

Does Brian Chippendale hate negative space, or does he just love each of his comics’ panels so much that he wants every inch to have its own energy? Absorbing his artwork and the world he creates—Grave City: a place whose every warehouse-turned-squat, donut shop, and music venue seems patched up with shredded duct tape, no space wholly separate from another—is addictive, hilarious, and poignant. From the wholly unique “snake-reading” format to the simultaneously rushing and luxuriant storylines, every strip in this series sucks you further into a wonderful community of characters struggling with humor against complacency and hypocrisy.

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ISBN: 9781770462199
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - February 16th, 2016