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3dtotal Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
AK Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Akashic Books. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Alice James Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Alternative Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
And Other Stories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Anvil Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Arsenal Pulp Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Behler Publications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Bellevue Literary Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Biblioasis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
BIS Publishers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Biteback Publishing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Bitter Lemon Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
BOA Editions Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Breakaway Books. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Bywater Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Centipede Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Central Recovery Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Chin Music Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Cicada Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Cinco Puntos Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
City Lights Publishers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Coach House Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Coffee House Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Contrasto. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Copper Canyon Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Curbside Splendor Publishing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Deep Vellum Publishing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Enchanted Lion Books. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Engine Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Enigma Books. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Etruscan Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Exterminating Angel Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
The Feminist Press at CUNY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Fence Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Feral House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Frame Publishers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Fulcrum Publishing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Gallic Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
GILES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Gilgamesh Publishing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Global Book Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Haymarket Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
High Conflict Institute Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
*Hispabooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Holy Cow! Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
Icon Books. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239

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Ig Publishing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Kehrer Verlag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Koyama Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Kube Publishing Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Leapfrog Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Manic D Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Monkfish Book Publishing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
New Internationalist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
New Society Publishers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
New Vessel Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Nicholas Brealey Publishing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Nobrow Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Open Letter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Paul Dry Books. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Postcart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Profile Books. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Promopress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Prospect Park Books. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Redleaf Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Saqi Books. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
Sarabande Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
*Secret Acres. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Serpents Tail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Small Beer Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Stone Bridge Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Sweetmeats Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
Talonbooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Text Publishing Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Theatre Communications Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
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Beginners Guide to Sketching
Characters, Creatures & Concepts

Edited by 3dtotal Publishing


Contributions by Rovina Cai, Justin Gerard,
Nick Harris, and Rebeca Puebla
Embark on your sketching journey with 3dtotals inspirational
Beginners Guide to Sketching: Characters, Creatures and Concepts.

The ability to sketch confidently is an integral part to the beginning of any concept artists workflow! The Beginners Guide to Sketching: Characters, Creatures and
Concepts teaches the fundamentals of sketching, showing how important concept sketching is to artists of all levels. Established artists such as Rovina Cai,
Justin Gerard, Nick Harris, and Rebeca Puebla explain how and when to use a
variety of sketching materials, before moving on to warm-up exercises and top
tips. The book also features master projects that show how to progress from early
concepts through poses, designs, and costume elements, to a completed scene.
Rovina Cai is a freelance illustrator from Melbourne, Australia, and has been
featured in publications such as Spectrum Fantastic Art and American Illustration.
Justin Gerard specializes in fine art and illustration and is based in Georgia.
He provides high-quality, original artwork for the publishing, game, and movie
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Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 7
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Now in its seventh year, Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 7 continues the tradition of showcasing the latest digital painting trends and techniques from industry
experts, including Rene Chio and Cris Delara. Chio is a classically trained animator and self-taught illustrator with five years of experience in the animation industry and a massive fanbase. Delara is a pin-up specialist with nearly twenty years of
experience in various artistic industries.
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Anatomy for 3D Artists


The Essential Guide for CG Professionals

Edited by 3dtotal Publishing

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A comprehensive human anatomy


guide for todays 3D artist, offering
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skills in anatomy and proportion.

Anatomy for 3D Artists is an essential teaching guide for sculpting human anatomy. Non-software specific, it is packed with everything todays 3D artist needs
to know to tackle the difficult task of recreating the human form in 3D. Start
ing with 2D references, and moving on to practical and advanced 3D sculpting
including topology and animation preparationevery stage in the creation of
an ideal male and female figure is covered. Featuring established artists such
as Chris Legaspi and Mario Anger, there are also several master projects for an
informative and in-depth overview of the 3D sculpting process, showing how
the ideal human form can be adapted to fit any shape!

3dtotal Publishing
How to Keep a Sketch Journal
A Guide to Observational Drawing and Keeping a Sketchbook

Edited by 3dtotal Publishing


How to Keep a Sketch Journal is the essential travel-sized guide to keeping a visual
diary of your surroundings. Whether youre a habitual sketcher or just starting
out, this book will teach you how to improve your observational sketching, indoors or outdoors, whether youre drawing still lifes, environments, or scenes.
It covers sketching with different media, from a simple pen or pencil to using
watercolors or pastels on the go. The book stands perfectly on its own as a guidebook, or can be used as a complement to 3dtotals Sketch Journal travel portfolio,
fitting neatly alongside your favorite sketching tools.
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Beginners Guide to Comic Art


Edited by 3dtotal Publishing

Your journey into the world of comic art begins here! 3dtotals latest successful Beginners Guide delves into the creative processes behind great comic art,
outlining both the traditional and digital tools of the trade. Learn all about the
comic workflow, from storyboarding to speech balloons, line art, inking, coloring, and background gradients. A comprehensive comic art theory chapter will
help you get to grips with narrative, composition, perspective, depth, light, color,
anatomy, and environments. Learn the tricks of the trade as top artists create
a mini comic book from scratch, describing in detail their working process. A
visual glossary of everything from bounding boxes to poses and expressions, plus
a breakdown gallery, will help you on your way to comic success!

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Sketch Workshop: Creatures
Edited by 3dtotal Publishing

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The Sketch Workshop is 3dtotals answer to the question: Why cant I draw like
that? Designed for beginners and hobbyists, its a fun and innovative way for
people of all ages to find the inspiration to pick up a pencil and draw. Different
from other books in the 3dtotal range, it is 50 percent a workbook in which you
draw and 50 percent a project guide with instructional text and reference images
for drawing creatures.
Sketch Workshop: Creatures is a ready-to-go workbook containing step-by-
step projects by top artists and illustrators, including Abigail Larson, Kurt
Papstein, Mike Corriero, and Jeff Miracola. Inside, youll find pro tips and tricks
for improving your drawing techniques, plus references and templates to help
you hone your craft.

Sketch Workshop: Creatures is a


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and hobbyists learn to draw.

Sketch Workshop: Robots & Spaceships


Edited by 3dtotal Publishing
Sketch Workshop: Robots & Spaceships is a comprehensive workbook containing
step-by-s tep projects by top artists and illustrators, including Fuad Ghaderi,
Darren Bartley, Jeremy Love, and Ken le Bras. Inside, youll find expert tips for
improving your drawing techniques, plus references and templates to help you
hone your craft.
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Sketch Workshop: Cityscapes


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Sketch Workshop: Cityscapes is an expansive workbook containing step-by-step
projects by experienced artists and illustrators, including Dmitry Sorokin,
Wojciech Ostrycharz, and Marisa Lewis. Inside, youll find top tips and tricks
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AK Press
Angels with Dirty Faces
Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption

Walidah Imarisha

The question of what to do with rapists and murderers


stops being rhetorical when they are the people you love.

There was a time I believed prisons existed to rehabilitate people, to make our
communities safer. . . . When I saw for the first time (but not the last) a mother
sobbing and clutching her son when visiting hours were up, only to be physically
pried off and escorted out by guards, I knew nothing about that made me safer.
This is the heart of this countrys prison system. And the prison system has become the heart of America.Walidah Imarisha, f rom the introduction
This is no romanticized tale of crime and punishment. The three lives in this creative nonfiction account are united by the presence of actual harmsometimes
horrific violence. Walidah Imarisha, a sexual assault survivor, brings us behind
prison walls to visit her incarcerated brother Kakamia and his fellow inmate
Jimmy Mac McElroy, a member of the Irish gang the Westies. Together they explore the questions: People can do unimaginable damage to one anotherand
then what? What do we as a society do? What might redemption look like?
Imarisha doesnt flinch as she guides us through the complexities and contradictions of transformative justice, eschewing theory for a much messier reality.
The result is a nuanced and deeply personal analysis that allows readers to connect emotionally with the stories she shares, and the people behind them.
Walidah Imarisha is a writer, organizer, educator, and spoken-word artist.
She is the co-editor of Octavias Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice
Movements and author of the collection of poetry Scars/Stars.

SOCIAL SCIENCE
February
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AK Press
Living Anarchism
Jos Peirats and the Spanish Anarcho-syndicalist Movement

Chris Ealham
Magnificent.Paul Preston, author of The Spanish Holocaust
Brick maker by trade, revolutionary anarchist and historian by default; this is
a study of the life of Jos Peirats (190889) and the labor union that gave him
life, the CNT. It is the biography of an individual but also of a collective agent
the working class Peirats was born intoa nd the affective ties of kinship, friendship, and community that cemented into a movement, the most powerful of its
type in the world.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / HISTORY
November
5 x 8 | 270 pp
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Chris Ealham is the author of Anarchism and the City: Revolution and Counter-
revolution in Barcelona, 18981937.

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The history of a man and his generation,


offering new insights into the
Spanish Revolution.

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Rupturing the Dialectic


The Struggle Against Work

Harry Cleaver
Since Reading Capital Politically was first published in 1978, Harry Cleaver has
been a central figure for anti-authoritarian Marxists and radicals seeking to
understand the working class as an autonomous force, capable of acting independently and not simply reacting to the depredations of capitalism. Rupturing
the Dialectic brings this project up to date, interpreting capitalisms most recent
crises and demonstrating how ordinary men and women can, and do, rupture
the smooth functioning of the system that exploits them.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
October
4 x 6 | 200 pp
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A long-awaited new book from


political theorist Harry Cleaver.

Harry Cleaver retired from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. His
book Reading Capital Politically has been translated into seven languages and
republished in ten countries.

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AK Press
Nonviolence Aint What It Used to Be
Unarmed Insurrection and the Rhetoric of Resistance

Shon Meckfessel

What comes after nonviolence?


A guide to todays forms of political struggle.

Shon Meckfessel . . . brings a fresh perspective to the stubborn debates around


violence and nonviolence and suggests a way to move beyond the lefts tactical
impasse. Nonviolence Aint What It Used to Be wont settle the old argument, but
it may start a new one.K ristian Williams, Our Enemies in Blue: Police and
Power in America
Shon Meckfessel takes an innovative look at challenges faced by twenty-fi rst
century social movements in the United States. One of their most important
stumbling blocks is the question of nonviolence. Civil disobedience, symbolic
protest, and principles of nonviolence have characterized many struggles in the
United States since the Civil Rights era. But as Meckfessel argues, conditions
have changed. Weve seen the consolidation of the media, the militarization of
policing, and the co-optation and institutionalization of dissent, among many
other shifts. The rules have changed, but the rhetoric, logic, and strategic tools
we employ havent necessarily kept pace, and narratives borrowed from movements of the past are falling short.
Nonviolence Aint What It Used to Be maps the emerging, more militant approaches that seem to be developing to fill the gap, from Occupy to Ferguson. It
offers new angles on a seemingly intractable debate, introducing terms and criteria that carve out a larger middle ground between the two camps, in order to
chart a path forward.
Shon Meckfessel is the author of Suffled How It Gush: A North American Anarchist
in the Balkans, as well as numerous essays and articles. He is a member of the
English faculty at Highline College in Seattle, Washington.

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AK Press
Making Sense of Anarchism
Errico Malatestas Experiments with Revolution, 18891900

Davide Turcato
Davide Turcato makes the relevance of history dynamically clear. Making Sense
of Anarchism is simultaneously a critique of how history is typically written and
a demonstration of how to do it right. Using Errico Malatestas revolutionary exploits as a guide, Turcato provides an antidote to studies that equate anarchism
with irrationality. He also produces a gripping survey of debates and political experiments as crucial to the twenty-fi rst century as they were to the nineteenth.

HISTORY / POLITICAL SCIENCE


September
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5 x 8 | 288 pp
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Davide Turcato is the editor of The Method of Freedom: An Errico Malatesta


Reader, and of Malatestas complete works, a ten-volume project being released in
English by AK Press.

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Assessing the history of anarchism.

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Captive Genders
Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex,
Second Edition

Edited by Eric Stanley and Nat Smith


Foreword by CeCe McDonald
A Lambda Literary Award finalist, Captive Genders is a powerful tool against the
prison industrial complex and for queer liberation. This expanded edition contains four new essays, including a foreword by CeCe McDonald and a new essay
by Chelsea Manning.
Eric Stanley is a postdoctoral fellow at UCSD. His writings appear in Social Text,
American Quarterly, and Women and Performance, as well as various collections.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / POLITICAL SCIENCE
October
5 x 8 | 425 pp
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A groundbreaking account of
trans and gender-queer people within
the prison industrial complex,
updated and expanded.

Nat Smith works with Critical Resistance and the Trans/Variant and Intersex
Justice Project.
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AK Press
Drinking with Ghosts
The Aftermath of Apartheids Dirty War

Michael Schmidt

A critical look at what changed in South Africas transformation


from autocracy to democracyand what didnt.

Drinking with Ghosts illuminates both past and present and is an invaluable contribution to understanding what South Africa is today. Written with verve and
passion, its an unputdownable read.Hamilton Wende, author of Only the Dead
Drinking with Ghosts is a fascinating exploration of the dark corners of South
Africas past by a seasoned journalist. Michael Schmidts revelations move from
South Africas nuclear program under apartheid to the problems of todays deeply
unequal society, tracing the threads of secrecy, privilege, racism, and violence that
are needed to maintain it.
The book is also a testament to Schmidts career as an investigative journal
ist: his dedicated and uncompromising quest to uncover the truth shines through
on every page. Schmidts journalism and his activism took him behind the curtain of the transition in South Africa from autocracy to democracy, exploring the
impact of the Cold Wars end on sub-Saharan Africa, including the continents
war-z ones, from Lesotho and Mozambique to the former Zaire and Darfur.
His path led him to challenge the dominant liberal/progressive narrative of a
peaceful transition in the region and to substitute the story of an often-bloody,
hotly contested continuity in which Nelson Mandelas ANC fulfilled the long-
term, strategic, neoliberal objectives of their old apartheid enemies, and in
which democratic South Africa, the worlds most unequal society, plays a sub-
imperialist continental role.
Michael Schmidt founded the Professional Journalists Association of South
Africa in 2010. He is co-author of Black Flame: The Revolutionary Class Politics of
Anarchism and Syndicalism.

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AK Press
The Anarchist Expropriators
Buenaventura Durruti and Argentinas Working-Class Robin Hoods

Osvaldo Bayer
Translated by Paul Sharkey
Osvaldo Bayers study of working-class retribution, set between 1919 and 1936,
chronicles hair-raising robberies, bombings, and tit-for-t at murders conducted
by Argentinas working men. Intense repression of labor organizations, newspapers, and meeting places by authorities set off a wave of illegal acts meant to secure funds and settle scores. Escaping similar repression at home, future Spanish
Civil War hero Buenaventura Durruti joins the cast on a spree of robberies,
ending in a narrow escape back to Europe.
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Osvaldo Bayer is an anarchist pacifist, author, and screenwriter living in Buenos


Aires, Argentina. He is the author of Rebellion in Patagonia (forthcoming from
AK Press).

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When thieves make the laws,


stealing is not a crime.

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Goals and Means


Anarchism, Syndicalism, and Internationalism
in the Origins of the Federacin Anarquista Ibrica

Jason Garner
Essential reading for anyone interested in the wider roots and antecedents of
international syndicalism and anarchism.David Welch, University of Kent
Spanish anarchism did not emerge, fully formed, on the eve of the fascist coup attempt and subsequent civil war. In this detailed history of Spain in the decades
leading up to the cataclysm, Jason Garner investigates what most other books
simply assume: the conflicting forces, goals, and strategies that combined to
create the countrys libertarian movement.
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Jason Garner has taught at the University of Westminster and the University of
Kent. He currently lives and teaches in Patagonia, Argentina.

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A comprehensive study of how it was
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Marvel and a Wonder
Joe Meno
Grandfather and grandson must journey into the underworld of the
American Midwest in search of both courage and redemption.

A beguiling and slyly disquieting storyteller . . . Meno transforms wintery


Chicago into a wondrous crystallization of countless dreams and tragedies,
while telling the stories of two derailed young artists . . . poignant and funny.
K ansas City Star on Office Girl
The wisest, most humane and transcendent novel on the contemporary family
since The Corrections. . . . A marvelous book.Irvine Welsh on The Great Perhaps
Marvel and a Wonder is a darkly mesmerizing epic and literary page-t urner set
at the end of the twentieth century. In summer 1995, Jim Falls, a Korean War
vet, struggles to raise his sixteen-year-old grandson, Quentin, on a farm in
southern Indiana. In July, they receive a mysterious gifta beautiful quarter
horsew hich upends the balance of their difficult lives. The horses appearance catches the attention of a pair of troubled, meth-dealing brothers and,
after a violent altercation, the horse is stolen and sold. Grandfather and grandson must travel the landscape of the bleak heartland to reclaim the animal and
to confront the ruthless party that has taken possession of it. Along the way,
both will be forced to face the misperceptions and tragedies of their past.
Evoking the writing of William Faulkner and Denis Johnson, this brilliant,
deeply moving work explores the harrowing, often beautiful marvels of a nation
challenged by its own beliefs. Ambitious, expansive, and laden with suspense,
Marvel and a Wonder presents an unforgettable pair of protagonists at the beginning of one America and the end of another.
Joe Meno is a fiction writer and playwright who lives in Chicago. He is the winner of the Nelson Algren Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize and the Great Lakes
Book Award, and was a finalist for the Story Prize.

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Akashic Books
Simons Cat Off to the Vet . . .
and Other Cat-astrophes
Simon Tofield
In this brand-new book we see Simons Cat face any felines
most dreaded scenario: heading to the vet.

Cat lovers will adore this and will nod in recognition of real-life cat behavior; cartoon fans will delight in Tofields graceful skill in capturing the slinkiness, stealth, and self-absorption of our feline masters.P ublishers Weekly on
Simons Cat vs. the World
Fans are in for a treat as favorite characters, as well as new faces, run amok in
a world full of surprises.Cat Fancy
What sets Tofields cartoons apart are the truly comic moments of pure cat-
ness: the merciless patting at a half-dead fly, the single-m inded determination,
that weird little dance thing that segues seamlessly into a look of utter boredom.
Irish Times
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / HUMOR
October
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In the last five years, Simons Cat has become a global phenomenon. Star of
thirty-n ine films, which have been watched over 500 million times, and winner of a dozen major industry awards, Simons Cat has captured the hearts of a
worldwide audience. In this brand new book we see Simons Cat face any felines
most dreaded scenariohes off to the vet. And hes not at all happy about it.
Sharing its theme with the first-ever full-color Simons Cat feature animation, funded by a record-breaking Indiegogo campaign and due to be released
alongside the new book, Simons Cat Off to the Vet . . . and Other Cat-astrophes is
packed with over 240 pages of hilarious new gags and adventures featuring our
favorite furry friend and his companionsboth old and new.
Simon Tofield is an award-w inning animator and cartoonist. He has had a lifelong interest in animals, beginning as a child, when his uncle gave him a plastic pond that quickly filled with wildlife. Simon was given his first cat when he
was nine and now has four rescue cats, which are the mischievous inspiration
for his work.

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Sunfail
Steven Savile
A new eco-thriller from international
best-selling novelist Steven Savile.

Savile has a flair for finding beauty in the macabre.The Guardian (UK)
Move over, Dan Brown!Stel Pavlou, best-selling author of Decipher
Dogs howl in the streets, running wild. Birds fall dead from the sky. Even the
sun itself is failing. As darkness descends all hell breaks loose as terrorists strike
hard and fast, taking out the army base at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn.
Jake Quinn, formerly Special Forces, is now an NYC subway electrician who
finds himself dragged into a world of conspiracy and menace by a woman he
hasnt spoken to in over a decade. When Quinn finds two young men spraying
graffiti across the subway station walls, he realizes these marks arent gang tags
or band names, they are a message, a call to arms spelled out in a lost language.
The Hidden are communicating with each other.
Quinn must now answer some impossible questions: How do you fight an
enemy you cannot see? How do you stop some of the richest and most powerful
men in the world when they own the shadows? And most important of all, how
do you stay alive when the world around you is dying?
Steven Savile has written over thirty novels under a variety of names, hitting
the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and winning several prestigious awards including the International Association of Media Tie-I n Writers
Award for Best Young Adult Novel and the Lifeboat to the Stars Award for
Best Science Fiction Novel. Savile has written for various TV shows including
Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Primeval, as well as the best-selling computer game
Battlefield 3. His debut thriller Silver was a runaway hit in the United Kingdom.

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November
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Censorship Now!
Ian F. Svenonius

An uproarious new essay collection from Washington, DCs


infamous cult music hero and satirist.

Svenonius has walked the walk. . . . Even todaya s the frontman of Chain
& the Gang and the host of the online talk show Soft Focushe remains cool,
cryptic, and impeccably dressed, a mod magician with a trick always lurking up
his tailored sleeve.The A.V. Club
Like its author, Supernatural Strategies is part tongue-in-c heek, part deadly
seriousa satire of rocks consumerist origins but also a thoughtful treatise on
what it means to devote yourself to a collective.Pitchfork

HUMOR / LITERARY COLLECTIONS


November
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In this outrageous and hilarious new essay collection, underground music icon
Ian F. Svenonius tackles such diverse subjects as IKEA, Apple, the weather, the
gentrification of punk by indie rock, Marion Barry, the film Heathers, Christian
pornography, vampires, hoarding, the role of sugar in empire-building, how to
properly tip at restaurants, the return of the hat in mens fashion, and other highly
topical matters. No one is left unscathed, and more than a few will be left scratching their heads even as they laugh.
Ian F. Svenonius is the author of the underground bestsellers Supernatural
Strategies for Making a Rock n Roll Group and The Psychic Soviet. He was also the
host of VBS.tvs Soft Focus, a different breed of chat show, where he interviewed
Mark E. Smith, Genesis P. Orridge, Chan Marshall, Ian MacKaye, and others.
As a musician he has created eighteen albums and countless singles in various
rock n roll combos (Chain & the Gang, Weird War, The Make-Up, The Nation of
Ulysses, etc.). He lives in Washington, DC.

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Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock n Roll Group


Ian F. Svenonius
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Akashic Books
And Then I Danced
Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality

Mark Segal

A dramatic and inspirational memoir from one of the worlds top leaders
of the movement for gay and lesbian equality.

Read Mark Segals memoir and youll get the inside story of how and why he interrupted a live broadcast of the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. What
happened afterward will surprise you. Its one of many surprises in this must-
read first-person account of LGBT history as it unfolded after Stonewall. Segal
was a witness to that history, and he made some of it happen, changing our country and our lives for the better.L ouis Wiley Jr., senior editorial consultant,
PBS Frontline
Mark Segals approach to his considerable accomplishments is a classic ex
ample of the best in American boosterism. His optimism, zeal, and perseverance have served our community well.Don Michaels, former publisher of
the Washington Blade
On December 2, 1973, Mark Segal disrupted a live broadcast of the CBS Evening
News when he sat on the desk directly between the camera and news anchor
Walter Cronkite, yelling, Gays protest CBS prejudice! He was wrestled to the
studio floor by the stagehands on live national television, thus ending LGBT
invisibility.
Because of activists like Mark Segal, whose life work is dramatically detailed
in this poignant and important memoir, today there are openly LGBT people
working in the White House and throughout corporate America. An entire community of gay world citizens is now finding the voice that they need to become
visible.
Mark Segal has established a reputation as the dean of American gay journalism over the past five decades. From his key role in organizing the Stonewall
demonstrations in 1969 to founding the Philadelphia Gay News in 1975, along
with his more recent forays into TV and politics, his proven commitment as a
tireless LGBT advocate has made him a force to be reckoned with.

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY


October
OpenLens
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Akashic Books
The Angels Share
Garfield Ellis

A Jamaican father and his adult son travel across the island together
in a picaresque novel that explores family reconciliation.

The Angels Share is Garfield Elliss passport to the center of the literary world.
Ellis is a writer of tremendous talent with that rare quality that can only be called
bigness.Colin Channer, author of The Girl with the Golden Shoes
Ellis inhabits his story of a lost-and-found father and a host of engaging characters and breathtaking incidents with skill, humor, and honesty. A page-t urning
read.Olive Senior, author of Dancing Lessons
Elliss compelling novel joins the literature of the Caribbean to bring an exciting new view of our outer and subterranean landscapes whose ghosts are not victims, and whose survivors join a legacy of heroes.R achel Manley, author of
In My Fathers Shade

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January
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Everton Dorril is a rising star in a Jamaican beverage company when his stepmother calls one morning to tell him his father is missing. Everton immediately
fears the worst in Jamaicas crime-r idden society. An outside child born to his
fathers mistress, Everton deeply resents his father and hates the idea of jeopardizing the most important moment in his career to go find him, but feels he has
no other choice.
Everton soon discovers that his father is off on a quest to track down a woman
he has been in love with for thirty-fi ve years. Each day Everton spends with his
father brings a new adventure, including being chased from a marijuana field by
gunmen. One drunken night Everton finally confronts his father and airs his resentments. He discovers that his father, frightened and unhappy with the failings of his past, is seeking closure and reconciliation.
Garfield Ellis is the author of two story collections, Flaming Hearts and Other
Stories and Wake Rasta and Other Stories, and the novels Such As I Have and For
Nothing at All. He divides his time between Jamaica and Scarborough, Ontario.

Akashic Books
The System of Dantes Hell
Amiri Baraka
Much of the novel is an expression of the intellectual and moral lost motion
of the age . . . the special agony of the American Negro.The New York Times
Book Review
This 1965 novel is structured on the themes of Dantes Inferno: violence, incontinence, fraud, treachery. With a poets skill Amiri Baraka creates the atmosphere
of hell, and with dramatic power he reconstructs the brutality of the black slums of
Newark, a small Southern town, and New York City.
Amiri Baraka (19342014) was the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction,
and nonfiction. He was named Poet Laureate of New Jersey from 2002 to 2004
by the New Jersey Commission on Humanities. His short story collection Tales
of the Out & the Gone (Akashic Books) was a New York Times Editors Choice and
won a 2008 PEN Beyond Margins Award.

FICTION
January
AkashiClassics: Renegade Reprint Series
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A reissue of a 1965 novel, a remarkable


narrative of childhood and youth,
spiraling out of Dantes Inferno.

Tales
Amiri Baraka
Introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Barakas stories evoke a mood of revolutionary disorder, conjuring an alternative universe in which a dangerous African-A merican underground, or a dangerous literary undergroundstill exists. . . . Baraka is at his best as a lyrical prophet
of despair who transfigures his contentious racial and political views into a tran
scendent, outtelligent clarity.The New York Times Book Review, Editors Choice
These artful and nuanced stories fall into two parts: the first nine concern
themselves with the sensibility of a hip, perceptive young black man in white
America. The last seven stories endeavor to place that same man within the context of his awareness of and participation in a rapidly emerging and powerfully
felt Negritude. They deal, it might be said, with the black man in black America.

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January
AkashiClassics: Renegade Reprint Series
5 x 8 | 150 pp
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This reissue of a 1967 story collection


shows a mind in motion and graphs
Amiri Barakas thoughts during
that turbulent period.

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Akashic Books
Providential
Colin Channer
Channer has written a fine set of poems that, like classical myth, start with the
search for the lost father and end with the found son, the poet in the process
replacing the lost father with a found self.R ussell Banks
Channer writes with a moving vulnerability and much lyric grace, revealing
new facets to familiar themeshome, family, history, and the evolving journey
of self. A universal, timeless meditation.C hris Abani
This one is an audacious and brilliant take on noir, written with pitch-perfect
rhythm and a keen eye for supple, limber turns.L orna Goodison

POETRY
September
6 x 9 | 96 pp
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Best-selling writer Colin Channers debut


poetry collection tackles the unlikely
literary figure of the Jamaican policeman.

Colin Channer is a best-selling novelist whose writing has appeared in the New
York Times and Wall Street Journal. He received a 2015 fellowship in poetry from
the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.
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Nine Coins/Nueve monedas


Carlos Pintado
A palimpsest of love, fears, dreams, and the intimate landscapes where the author seeks refuge. The volumes dreamlike geography prompts the reader to revisit the thread, the labyrinth, and the Minotaurs legends. The night streets of
South Beach, Alexandria, and many other cities, lit by the fading torches, seem
to guide us with conversations with characters who are long dead.

POETRY
December
6 x 9 | 88 pp
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Spanish bilingual
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The winner of the Paz Prize for Poetry,


presented by the National Poetry Series;
published in both English and Spanish.

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Carlos Pintado is a Cuban American writer, playwright, and award-w inning poet
who immigrated to the United States in the early 1990s. His book Autorretrato
en azul received the prestigious Sant Jordi International Prize for Poetry, and his
book El azar y los tesoros was a finalist for Spains Adonais Prize in 2008. His work
has been translated into English, Italian, German, French, Turkish, Portuguese,
and Italian.
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Akashic Books
Akashic
Noir Books
Series
Chicago Noir: The Classics
Edited by Joe Meno
Although Los Angeles may be considered the most quintessentially noir
American city, this volume reveals that pound-for-pound, Chicago has historically been able to stand up to any other metropolis in the noir arena.
Classic reprints from: Harry Stephen Keeler, Sherwood Anderson, Max Allan
Collins, Richard Wright, Nelson Algren, Fredric Brown, Patricia Highsmith,
Barry Gifford, Stuart M. Kaminsky, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Sara Paretsky,
Percy Spurlark Parker, Sandra Cisneros, Hugh Holton, and Stuart Dybek.
Joe Meno is the winner of a Nelson Algren Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize,
and a Great Lakes Book Award, and was a finalist for the Story Prize. He is the
author of six novels including the bestsellers Hairstyles of the Damned and The
Boy Detective Fails. He is a professor in the department of creative writing at
Columbia College Chicago.
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September
Akashic Noir
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Includes stories from iconic authors Nelson


Algren, Patricia Highsmith, and many more.

New Orleans Noir: The Classics


Edited by Julie Smith
New Orleans tremendous literary tradition shines bright in this outstanding collection of stories from some of the best writers in American history. Julie Smith
has masterfully curated this volume with stories published as early as 1843 and as
recently as 2012.
Classic reprints from: James Lee Burke, Armand Lanusse, Grace King, Kate
Chopin, O. Henry, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, Shirley Ann Grau, John
William Corrington, Tom Dent, Ellen Gilchrist, Valerie Martin, ONeil De Noux,
John Biguenet, Poppy Z. Brite, Nevada Barr, Ace Atkins, and Maurice Carlos
Ruffin.
Julie Smith is the Edgar Awardw inning author of four mystery series set in
New Orleans and San Francisco. A former journalist, she has worked for newspapers in both of those cities and now lives in New Orleans. She is also editor
of the original best-selling New Orleans Noir.
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FICTION
March
Akashic Noir
5 x 8 | 300 pp
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The sequel to the best-selling


New Orleans Noir, also edited by
Julie Smith, one of the Noir series
top sellers.

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Akashic Books Noir Series


Memphis Noir
Edited by Laureen P. Cantwell and Leonard Gill
Featuring brand-new stories by: Richard J. Alley, David Wesley Williams, Dwight
Fryer, Jamey Hatley, Adam Shaw, Penny Register-Shaw, Kaye George, Arthur
Flowers, Suzanne Berube Rorhus, Ehi Ike, Lee Martin, Stephen Clements, Cary
Holladay, John Bensko, Sheree Rene Thomas, and Troy L. Wiggins.
Laureen P. Cantwell grew up in eastern Long Island and eventually found her
way to Memphisthe rock n roll side of Tennessee. She lived in Midtown
for two years while working as a librarian at the University of Memphis and
grew to love the darkness of the citya nd Elvis.
FICTION
November
Akashic Noir
5 x 8 | 250 pp
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A rich volume of Southern urban noir


exploring sides of Memphis that only the
locals know, but often dont reveal.

Leonard Gill was born and raised in Memphis. He writes a book column and
blog for the Memphis Flyer, the citys alternative newsweekly, and spotlights
local writers for a monthly book feature in Memphis magazine.
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Buffalo Noir
Edited by Ed Park and Brigid Hughes

Featuring brand-new stories by: Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Block, Ed Park,
Gary Earl Ross, Kim Chinquee, Christina Milletti, Tom Fontana, Dimitri
Anastasopoulos, Lissa Marie Redmond, S.J. Rozan, John Wray, Brooke Costello,
and Connie Porter.
Ed Park was born in Buffalo in 1970. He is the author of the novel Personal Days
and has been a newspaper, magazine, and book editor. He lives in New York City,
where he and his sons continue to root for the Sabres and Bills.
FICTION
November
Akashic Noir
5 x 8 | 224 pp
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Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Block,


and others present original stories
from the dark side of New Yorks
second biggest city.

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Brigid Hughes is the founding editor of the literary magazine A Public Space,
and a contributing editor at Graywolf Press. She was born and raised in Buffalo.
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Akashic Books
Akashic
Noir Books
Series
Stockholm Noir
Edited by Nathan Larson and Carl-Michael Edenborg
Featuring brand-new stories, translated from Swedish, by: Unni Drougge, Inger
Edelfeldt, Carl-M ichael Edenborg, ke Edwardsson, Torbjrn Elensky, Inger
Frimansson, Carl Johan de Geer, Martin Holmn, Nathan Larson, Malte Persson,
Anna-K arin Selberg, Johan Theorin, and Lina Wolff.
Nathan Larson is an award-w inning film composer, musician, and the author
of three novels, the latest of which is The Immune System. He has made music
for many films, including Boys Dont Cry, Margin Call, and the Swedish movies
Stockholm Stories and Lilya 4-Ever. He and his wife, singer Nina Persson, divide
their time between New York City and Sweden.
Carl-M ichael Edenborg is a Stockholm-based publisher, writer, and critic. His
independent Vertigo publishing company has brought out many nonconformist
classics, from Marquis de Sade to Samuel Delany. His latest novel, The Alchemists
Daughter, was nominated for the prestigious Swedish August Prize in 2014.
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March
Akashic Noir
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Stockholm Noir joins Copenhagen Noir


and Helsinki Noir in representing the
Akashic Noir series in Scandinavia.

Zagreb Noir
Edited by Ivan Sren
The Akashic Noir series first ventured into Eastern Europe with Moscow Noir,
and now moves one step deeper . . .
Featuring brand-new stories, translated from Croatian, by: Ivan Vidic, Josip
Novakovich, Andrea igic-Dolenec, Robert Periic, Mima Simic, Pero Kavesic,
Nada Gaic, Zoran Pilic, Ruica Gaperov, Darko Miloic, Nora Verde, Ivan
Sren, Neven Uumovic, and Darko Macan.
Ivan Sren is an editor, translator, and writer. In 2007 he started the Zagreb-
based independent publishing company Sandorf, presenting quality nonfiction
in translation and ex-Yugoslavian fiction writers. He is the author of a novel,
Harmattan, and a collection of short stories, Fairy Tales from the Coffee Machine.
He has translated a range of authors from English to Croatian including Frank
Zappa, Henry Rollins, and Robert Graves. He lives in Zagreb, Croatia.
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December
Akashic Noir
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Zagreb Noir follows in the footsteps of


Moscow Noir and St. Petersburg Noir as
the Noir series delves into Eastern Europe.

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Selected Backlist from Akashic Books

You Have to Fucking Eat

Go the Fuck to Sleep

Illustrated by Owen Brozman

Illustrated by Ricardo Corts

HUMOR / FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS


8 x 6 | 32 pp
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HUMOR
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978-1-61775-025-0 W*

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Lost Canyon

The Anger Meridian

The Lost Treasures of R&B

FICTION
5 x 8 | 320 pp
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978-1-61775-354-1 W*

FICTION
5 x 8 | 288 pp
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Adam Mansbach

Nina Revoyr

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Adam Mansbach

Kaylie Jones

The Luminous Heart


of Jonah S.
Gina B. Nahai

FICTION
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Nelson George

Alice James Books


Drought-Adapted Vine
Donald Revell

Mystical poet Donald Revell expertly questions


the interdependence of soul and circumstance,
while finding new ways to define nature as testament.

Donald Revell writes with a drunken equipoise among the weedy flowers and
bees of roadside museums and vacant churches. . . . [Here] are poems that border
the hereafter and revive the childs play of prophecy. What miraculous assistance
they provide!Dean Young
Donald Revell pushes boundaries between words and music, transcending our
current notion of beauty and innocence. Personal memory, the visionary, the
eccentric, and the divine intertwine between networks of stories that connect
past and present through paint strokes, composition, and pastoral lyric. Pure
of heart poems lie down in a vibrant field of paradox, basking gratefully in the sun
of unknowing.
From Beyond Disappointment:
Hence and farewell valediction: lifes journey.
It makes no sense. The children mock us with it.
A typewriter beneath the Christmas tree
Calls to the icecaps. Illustrated monthlies
Burn in the wasps burnt nest. It is
Such perfections make the sun to rise.
Donald Revell has authored eleven collections of poetry, most recently Tantivy
(2012) and The Bitter Withy (2009). Winner of the PEN USA Translation Award
and two-time winner of the PEN USA Award for Poetry, he has also won the
Academy of American Poets Lenore Marshall Prize and is a former Fellow of the
Ingram Merrill and Guggenheim Foundations. Additionally, he has twice been
awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Former editor-
in-chief of Denver Quarterly, he now serves as poetry editor of Colorado Review.
Revell is the director of graduate studies and professor of English at the University
of Nevada, Las Vegas.

POETRY
September
5 x 8 | 100 pp
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978-1-938584-13-8 USC
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Contributor Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

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Alice James Books


Second Empire
Richie Hofmann

Classically influenced, spare, and delicate poems


of high art and homoerotic longing explore the ways
we experience the afterlife of beauty.

The delicate arc of these poems intimatesrather than tellsa love story: celebration, fear of loss, storm, abandonment, an opening forth. Richie Hofmann
disciplines his natural elegance into the sterner recognitions that matter: I am
a little white omnivore, the speaker of Second Empire discovers. Mastering directness and indirection, Hofmanns poems break through their own beauty.
R osanna Warren

POETRY
November
6 x 9 | 100 pp
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978-1-938584-16-9 USC
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This debuts spare, delicate poems explore ways we experience the afterlife of
beauty while ornately examining lust, loss, and identity. Drawing upon traditions of amorous sonnets, these love-elegies desire an artistic and sexual connection to othersother times, other placesi n order to understand aesthetic
pleasures the speaker craves. Distant and formal, the poems feel both ancient
and contemporary.
Antique Book
The sky was crazed with swallows.
We walked in the frozen grass
of your new city, I was gauzed with sleep.
Trees shook down their nests.
The ceramic pots were caparisoned with snow.
I was jealous of the river,
how the light broke it, of the skein
of windows where we saw ourselves.
Where we walked, the ice cracked
like an antique book, opening
and closing. The leaves
beneath it were the marbled pages.
Richie Hofmann is the winner of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry
Foundation, and his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the New Yorker,
Poetry, the Kenyon Review, and Ploughshares. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins
University MFA program, he is currently a Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry at
Emory University.

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Alice James Books


Thief in the Interior
Phillip B. Williams

Inspired by a young mans brutal murder in Brooklyn, these poems


bring forth raw racial dialogue essential to todays culture.

This gorgeous debut is a debut in chronology only. . . . Need is everywhere


in the unforgiving images, in lines so delicate they seem to break apart in the
hands, and in the reader who will enter these poems and never want to leave.
Adrian Matejka
Phillip B. Williams investigates the dangers of desire, balancing narratives of
addiction, murders, and hate crimes with passionate, uncompromising depth.
Formal poems entrenched in urban landscapes crack open dialogues of racism
and homophobia rampant in our culture. Multitudinous voices explore ones
ability to harm and be harmed, which uniquely juxtaposes the capacity to revel
in both experiences.
From: Agenda:
I.
While two women kissed in their house I watched
a jury hide bullets in a Black boys body, all rigor mortis
and bass line. I landed in Chicago, a lead box.
The airport showed CNN and a Black mother
could not be heard over gate changes, bistro jazz.
Subtitles gathered and faded like gossip
while I made my mouth vacant in my hometown.
I carried a fever of insufferable noise that skin,
illuminated by a hoodie, held close, a forced kin.
Phillip B. Williams has authored two chapbooks: Bruised Gospels (Arts in Bloom
Inc.) and Burn (YesYes Books). A Cave Canem graduate, he received scholarships from Bread Loaf Writers Conference and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship. His work
appeared or is forthcoming in Callaloo, Poetry, the Southern Review, West Branch,
and others. Phillip received his MFA in Writing as a Chancellors Graduate Fellow
at the Washington University in St. Louis. He is the poetry editor of Vinyl Poetry.

POETRY
January
6 x 8 | 100 pp
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978-1-938584-17-6 USC
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Selected Backlist from Alice James Books

Refuge/es

Yearling

Cecily Parks

Lo Kwa Mei-en

POETRY
5 x 8 | 100 pp
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POETRY
5 x 8 | 100 pp
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POETRY / FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS


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Sand Opera

Devil, Dear

Philip Metres

Mary Ann McFadden

POETRY
6 x 8 | 100 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-938584-09-1 USC

POETRY
6 x 8 | 100 pp
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978-1-938584-08-4 USC

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ONights

Michael Broek

Eros Is More

Juan Antonio Gonzlez-Iglesias


Translated by Curtis Bauer

POETRY
5 x 8 | 144 pp
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978-1-938584-07-7 USC

Alternative Comics
Schmuck
Seth Kushner
Foreword by Jonathan Ames

A semi-autobiographical graphic novel anthology about


one schmucks quest for love and the meaning of life in New York City.

Schmuck drips with self-loathing, near-sightedness, and sexually frustrated


Ashkenazi goodness. In Schmuck, Kushner tells true stories based on his own
mishaps and mortifying memories, which are energetically illustrated by the
cream of the indie comix crop.Megan Sass, Heeb Magazine
One mans awkward coming-of-age-quest to find love in New York City, illustrated
by twenty-two artists, whose individual short stories together tell a complete
narrative. Artists include Josh Neufeld, Nick Bertozzi, Dean Haspiel, Gregory
Benton, Noah Van Sciver, Stephan Destefano, and Christa Cassano. Cover
art by Joseph Remant. Book design by Eisner Awardwinner Eric Skillman.
Forward by Jonathan Ames.
Seth Kushner lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, where he is partners
in Hang Dai Editions with Dean Haspiel, Josh Neufeld, and Gregory Benton.
Kushner is an environmental portrait photographer whose work has appeared
in the New York Times Magazine, Time, LUomo Vogue, Sports Illustrated, the
New Yorker, and others. Kushners previous books include The Brooklynites
(powerHouse Books, 2007) and Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American
Comics (powerHouse Books, 2012).

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / HUMOR


September
8 x 10 | 176 pp
Color illustrations
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978-1-934460-84-9 W

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Alternative Comics
Beef With Tomato
Dean Haspiel

A native New York bruiser is fed up with life in the dregs of a drug-addled Alphabet
City where his neighbors are shut-ins and his bicycle is always getting stolen.
He escapes from Manhattan to make a fresh start in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn,
only to face a new strain of street logicwhere most everything he encounters
is not as it seems.

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / HUMOR


September
7 x 10 | 96 pp
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A native New Yorker leaves Manhattanfor


a fresh start in Brooklyn, only to face
a new strain of street logic.

An Emmy awardw inning artist on HBOs Bored To Death, Dean Haspiels


comics include The Fox with Mark Waid, The Alcoholic with Jonathan Ames, and
The Quitter with Harvey Pekar.
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Smoke
Gregory Benton

After an accident on an industrial farm unhinges two young brothers from reality, they are guided through a weird and wonderful journey by Xolo, the Aztecs
mythological protector of souls. Follow the brothers through a typical day, from
their arrival at an inductrial tobacco farm, through their grueling chores, and,
ultimately, to the accident that drops them into the realm of the Xolo.

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / ART


September
7 x 7 | 72 pp
Color illustrations
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978-1-934460-79-5 W

After experiencing a horrible tragedy,


two brothers embark on a weird
and wonderful journey guided by
a mythological protector spirit.

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Gregory Benton has been making comics professionally since 1993. Gregory
received the Society of Illustrators inaugural MoCCA Award of Excellence for
his critically acclaimed wordless book B+F.
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Contributor Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Alternative Comics
Imitating Life, Success,
and Other Stories
Karl Stevens and Gustavo Turner
Karl Stevenss fifth book collects two graphic novellas
along with several shorter works, including several
collaborations with author Gustavo Turner.

Karl Stevenss fifth book collects two graphic novellas along with several shorter
works; featuring a suite of collaborations with the cultural critic and author
Gustavo Turner, including the critically acclaimed Succe$$, originally serialized
in the Boston Phoenix.
Imitating Life is the story of a young academic/cartoonist named Veronica
Fleece who lives her life through art, in both her professional and personal lives.
By day she teaches art history (specifically Rembrandt) at NYU and by night
(and at any spare moment) she commits herself to documenting her thoughts
on life and art through comics. Illustrated in a number of mediums (including
oil paint, watercolor, pen and ink, and pencil) to mirror the breadth of ideas and
tones the story deals with.
Succe$$ is a post-9/11 story about a new breed of young capitalists. Theyre
eco-friendly, gadget-obsessed, and they scorn the gaucheness and vanity of the
Gordon Gekko yuppies. Theyre Reagan babies, programmed to Just Say No
and Just Do It at the same time. If you looked at the back seat of their Priuses,
youd find well-t humbed copies of Atlas Shrugged.
Karl Stevens is a graphic novelist and painter. His first book, Guilty, was published in 2004 with a grant from the Xeric Foundation. He is also the author of
Whatever (2008), The Lodger (a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist, 2010),
and Failure (2013).

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / HUMOR


October
8 x 10 | 96 pp
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Karl Stevens
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Whatever
Karl Stevens
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978-1-934460-03-0 W

Contributors Hometowns: Los Angeles, CA /


Boston, MA

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Alternative Comics
Shes Not Into Poetry
Mini-Comics 19911996

Tom Hart
A collection of celebrated mini-comics from the early and mid 90s by Tom Hart,
creator of Hutch Owen and director of the Sequential Artists Workshop. Includes
the classic self-published mini-comics Love Looks Left, The Angry Criminal, Maria,
New Hat, Maana, Heike, and more.

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / HUMOR


October
6 x 9 | 272 pp
B&W illustrations
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978-1-934460-88-7 W

A collection of celebrated
mini-comics by Tom Hart, creator
of Hutch Owen and director of
the Sequential Artists Workshop.

Tom Hart is a cartoonist and the executive director of the Sequential Artists
Workshop, a school and arts organization in Gainesville, Florida. He is the creator
of the Hutch Owen series of graphic novels and books, and has been nominated
for all the major comic book industry awards.
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Incomplete Works
First North American Edition

Dylan Horrocks
Daydreams, fantasy, true love, and procrastination feature strongly in this mar
velous selection of Dylan Horrockss shorter comics. Running from 1986 to
2012, Incomplete Works is both the chronicle of an age and a portrait of one
mans heroic struggle to get some work done. From the creator of Hicksville and
Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen.

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / HUMOR


October
6 x 9 | 192 pp
22 color illustrations, B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $19.99 | CAN $24.99
978-1-934460-54-2 W

Daydreams, fantasy, true love,


and procrastination feature strongly
in this marvelous selection of
Dylan Horrockss shorter comics.

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Alternative Comics
Sky in Stereo
Mardou

Iris, a young woman turning eighteen in early 1990s Manchester, England, is


slowly losing her tenuous grip on a world of burger-fl ipping, drugs, and rock n
roll. After quitting her job at a clothes shop, Iris takes a position at a burger bar
at the train station, where her crush on fellow burger-fl ipper Glen takes her down
a dark path. A Revival House Press production in association with Alternative
Comics.
Mardou is from Manchester, England and now lives in St. Louis, Missouri. She
has been making mini-comics since 2001, and was a founder of the all-girl comic
Whores of Mensa. Mardou contributed art to the 2015 film The Missing Girl.

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


October
6 x 9 | 180 pp
B&W illustrations
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978-1-934460-83-2 W

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Iris is a young woman losing grip


on her world in the early 1990s
Manchester Rock n Roll scene.

Sunbeam on the Astronaut Box Set


Gift Edition

Steven Cerio
A box set of books and disks documenting Steven Cerios work on the book
Sunbeam on the Astronaut and the short film The Magnificent Pigtail Shadow.
Includes the complete book and film as well as a full color reproduction of
sketchbook drawings and studio photographs, and the entire soundtrack to The
Magnificent Pigtail Shadowfeaturing narration by Kristin Hersh.
Steven Cerio is an artist who has spent over two decades relentlessly documenting a universe devoid of death and decay. A prominent rock poster and magazine
illustrator, his work is best known from his ongoing collaboration with the San
Franciscobased group The Residents.
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Seattle, WA Toronto, ON
Contributor Hometown: Syracuse, NY

ART / POETRY
November
9 x 12 | 112 pp
64 color illustrations, 56 B&W illustrations
Boxed Set Trade Cloth US $39.99 | CAN $49.99
978-1-934460-75-7 W
Previous edition ISBN: 978-1-934460-23-8

A box set of books and disks


documenting the artists work on
Sunbeam on the Astronaut and
Magnificent Pigtail Shadow.

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Alternative Comics
Alternative Comics Are Dead
Edited by Erik Aucoin

Your best introduction to the world of indie comics is back


with an all-star lineup of Alternative Comics creators.

Alternative Comicss flagship comics anthology returns. Features new original


comics from a range of young artists: Sophia Foster-Dimino, Sam Alden, Anders
Nilsen, Jess Johnsin, Elaine Will, John Porcellino, Sam Spina, Jeffrey Brown, Pat
Aulisio, Leslie Stein, Patrick Kyle, Noah Van Sciver, Lauren Weinstein, Sean
Ford, Anuj Shrestha, Malachi Ward, Conor Stechschulte, Joseph Remnant,
Charles Forsman, Heidi Myers, Box Brown, Jim Campbell, Mickey Zacchilli,
Jed Collins, Lane Milburn, Marc Bell, Melissa Mendes, Ron Reg Jr., Matthew
Thurber, Matt Seneca, Dan Zettowoch, Anya Davidson, and Simon Hanselmann.
Cover art by Hellen Jo.

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / HUMOR


November
8 x 10 | 192 pp
48 color illustrations, B&W illustrations
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978-1-934460-90-0 W

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Contributor Hometown: San Jose, CA

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Alternative Comics
Ohio Is For Sale
Jon Allen
Three cartoon animals live in a house together in the American Midwest. They
get a job, get sick, and throw a party. Their lives are lit by street lamps and the
flickering TV set. They do incredibly stupid things with hilarious and disastrous results. Its about friendship, booze, and the slow collapse of Western
civilization. And theyre so cute!
Jon Allen studied illustration at Pratt Institute and holds a masters degree in
painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He teaches foundation drawing.
In addition to Ohio Is For Sale, he wrote and illustrated Vacationland, a self-
published graphic novel.
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COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / HUMOR


March
7 x 7 | 272 pp
B&W illustrations
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978-1-934460-82-5 W

Three cartoon animals live together


in the American Midwest. They do
incredibly stupid things with hilarious
and disastrous results.

Compulsive Comics
Eric Haven

Enter the strange and compelling comic book world of Eric Haven, collecting
The Tales To Demolish series and The Aviatrix. Deconstructing the tawdry form
of the traditional comic book, Haven builds layers of dark, dorkish humor to undermine the expectations of certain familiar genres. A series of short comics that
deconstructswhile it celebratesclassic comic book tropes.
Eric Haven is a producer of the popular television show Mythbusters. He has
been producing unusual and fascinating comics for many years.
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / HUMOR
March
7 x 10 | 176 pp
32 color illustrations, B&W illustrations
Paper over Board US $24.99 | CAN $31.50
978-1-934460-58-0 W

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Enter the strange and compelling


comic book world of Eric Haven.
Collecting the Tales To Demolish series
and The Aviatrix.

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Selected Backlist from Alternative Comics

The Big Feminist But

The Big Feminist BUT: Comics


about Women, Men and the IFs,
ANDs & BUTs of Feminism
Second Edition
Edited by Shannon OLeary
and Joan Reilly
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
8 x 10 | 200 pp
B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $20.00 | CAN $21.99
978-0-615-78938-5 W

The Sequential Artists


Workshop Guide to
Creating Professional
Comic Strips
Tom Hart

ART / COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


8 x 11 | 96 pp
Color and B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $12.95 | CAN $15.99
978-1-934460-89-4 W

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Clover Honey
Revised Edition
Rich Tommaso

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


8 x 10 | 136 pp
B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-934460-86-3 W

Peanutbutter & Jeremys


Best Book Ever
James Kochalka

JUVENILE FICTION
6 x 8 | 280 pp
B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.99
978-1-891867-46-0 W
Ages 5 and up

From Now On

Short Comic Tales


of The Fantastic
Malachi Ward
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
8 x 10 | 144 pp
56 color illustrations, 88 B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-934460-91-7 W

Scene But Not Heard


Sam Henderson

JUVENILE FICTION
6 x 9 | 128 pp
Color illustrations
Paper over Board US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-1-934460-92-4 W
Ages 3 and up

And Other Stories


Now and at the Hour of our Death
Susana Moreira Marques
Translated by Julia Sanches

A moving exploration of families facing death,


in the voices of those affected in one rural corner of Portugal.

This book is fearless and luminous and full of grace; it travels to the edge of
death and finds life there. Its attention to the particulars of lovebetween the
ones who will go and the ones they will leaveis something close to sublime.
Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams
A nurse sleeps at the bedside of his dying patients; a wife deceives her husband
by never telling him he has cancer; a bedridden man has to be hidden from his
demented and amorous eighty-year-old wife. In her poignant and genre-busting
debut, Susana Moreira Marques confronts us with our own mortality and inspires
us to think about what is important.
Accompanying a palliative care team, Moreira Marques travels to Trs-os-
Montes, a forgotten corner of northern Portugal, a rural area abandoned by the
young. Crossing great distances where eagles circle over the roads, she visits villages where rural ways of life are disappearing. She listens to families facing death
and gives us their stories in their words as well as through her own meditations.
Brilliantly blending the immediacy of oral history with the sensibility of philo
sophical reportage, Moreira Marquess book speaks about death in a fresh way.
Susana Moreira Marques is a writer and journalist. She was born in Oporto in
1976 and now lives in Lisbon, where she writes for Pblico and Jornal de Negcios.
Between 2005 and 2010 Moreira Marques lived in London, working at the BBC
World Service while also serving as a correspondent for Portuguese newspaper
Pblico. Her journalism has won several prizes, including the Prmio AMI
Jornalismo Contra a Indiferena and the 2012 UNESCO Human Rights and
Integration Journalism Award (Portugal).
Julia Sanchess translations have appeared in Suelta, the Washington Review,
Asymptote, Two Lines, and Revista Machado, amongst others. She currently lives
in New York City.

SOCIAL SCIENCE / DEATH & DYING


October
5 x 7 | 140 pp
Trade Paper US $13.95 | CAN $17.50
978-1-908276-62-9 USC

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And Other Stories


Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs
Lina Wolff
Translated by Frank Perry

An award-winning Barcelona novel with Bolao-esque humor: including


lovers, a Mexican maid, Marilyn (a cat), and Bret Easton Ellis (a dog).

Losing her son in a lorry accident, a woman abandons her lover and her life on
the Mexican border and becomes a domestic servant in Madrid; following an
awkward mnage--trois, a timber agent is blackmailed into introducing his
lovers boyfriend to his best client; a depressed, misfit French teacher rejects
the overtures of students and would-be lovers; all the while sharp-eyed young
Araceli watches over everything from her decrepit apartment.
Nesting stories within stories, setting Bret Easton Ellis among his fellow mutts
and enigmatic, love-hungry, dying Alba Camb among her several lovers, Lina
Wolff can really throw her readers a sucker punch.
Upstairs/downstairs distinctions blur as Wolffs adroit and subtle novel turns
the tables, allowing servants and subordinates to dominate their masters. With a
Bolao-esque humor Wolff asks, what chance does love have in this dog-eat-dog
world?
FICTION
January
5 x 7 | 304 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-908276-64-3 USC

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Lina Wolff is a Swede who has lived and worked in Italy and Spain. During her
years in Valencia and Madrid, she began to write her short story collection Many
People Die Like You. Her novel, Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs, was awarded
the prestigious Vi magazine literature prize, given to writers to watch out for, and
was shortlisted for the 2013 Swedish Radio award for Best Novel of the Year. She
now lives with her family in Sweden.
Frank Perry has translated many of Swedens leading writers, including Stieg
Larsson, Henning Mankell, and Katarina Frostenson. His work has won the
Swedish Academy prize for the introduction of Swedish culture abroad.

Anvil Press
Silent Highway
Anthony Howell

A brilliant celebration of the river Thames role


in the life of London through history to the present.

An eclectic original.Peter Reading in the Times Literary Supplement


For many years, Anthony Howell has been unspooling his mad and lovely poems
in England, yet has somehow managed to be not famous. . . . Meanwhile, welcome
to the wide, wild world of Britains best kept secret.John Ashbery
All the sweat of working be to set things up back home,
But its more than fifty year, and me still on the roam.
Man, its just the women here who make we feel alive:
Had I share of them since the day me arrive.
Aint they lain beside we, the smooth night long?
Sweet Thames, run softly, till me end I song.
The centerpiece of Silent Highway celebrates the role of the river Thames in the
life of London. It is written as a sequence that looks at history and the present:
from Pocahontass voyage to the arrival of the Windrush bringing immigrants
from Jamaica, the mysterious death of Roberto Calvi and the Marchioness disaster,
via the Fire of London and many incidents in which the river has been spectator or participant. Anthony Howells mix of verse styles and skill with cameos
ensures that interest never flags.
In other poems he demonstrates his pleasure in avoiding the predictable and
in writing on a wide variety of subjects. Among the many poems of place, in which
he excels, are some disturbing descriptions of modern Britain; in the final section,
poems inspired by a winter spent in Brazil, he has surprises in store.

POETRY
October
5 x 8 | 96 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-0-85646-452-2 USC

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Dancers in Daylight
Anthony Howell
Trade Paper US $13.95 | CAN $17.00
978-0-85646-364-8 USC

The Ogres Wife


Anthony Howell
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.95
978-0-85646-422-5 USC

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Selected Backlist from Anvil Press

The Complete Verse


Charles Baudelaire

Translated by Francis Scarfe


POETRY
5 x 7 | 400 pp
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978-0-85646-152-1 USC

Charles Baudelaire:
Paris Blues

Poems in Prose (Le Spleen


de Paris: Petits Pomes en prose)
Charles Baudelaire
Translated with an introduction
by Francis Scarfe

The Empty Air

New Poems 20062012


Tony Connor
POETRY
5 x 8 | 128 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $18.50
978-0-85646-453-9 USC

POETRY
5 x 8 | 336 pp
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978-0-85646-429-4 USC

The Ogres Wife


Anthony Howell

POETRY
5 x 8 | 56 pp
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The Autumn-Born
in Autumn

Arthur Rimbaud:
The Poems

Afterword by Dick Davis

Translated with an introduction


by Oliver Bernard

POETRY
6 x 9 | 192 pp
Trade Paper US $18.95 | CAN $20.95
978-0-85646-400-3 USC

POETRY / FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY


5 x 8 | 456 pp
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978-0-85646-440-9 USCLA

Selected Poems
Matthew Mead

Arthur Rimbaud

Arsenal Pulp Press


True to Your Roots
Vegan Recipes to Comfort and Nourish You

Carla Kelly

Delicious meat-free recipes in which


root vegetables take center stage.

Once the lonely, unattractive kin of sexier, more popular produce, root vege
tables (along with tubers and rhizomes) finally get the love and attention they de
serve in this inventive and far-reaching vegan cookbook. Instead of heavy stews
and soupsthe most common uses for root vegetables, in which they play mild-
mannered backup to meat-centric ingredientsauthor Carla Kelly lets roots,
tubers, and rhizomes shine on their own in recipes that include lighter versions of
those traditional stews and soups as well as juices, salads, desserts, and ethnically
inspired entrees such as potato, sauerkraut, and dill pierogies and sweet potato
and pinto bean enchiladas.
The book includes a great collection of raw bites and sides, as well as in
formation on the wide variety of root vegetables available, including what to
do with those mysterious specimens in the market such as kohlrabi, cassava,
celeriac, and Jerusalem artichokes. Theres also imaginative recipes that find
new ways to use the more familiar parsnips, turnips, beets, and potatoes.
Be the cool cook on the block and jump on the root vegetable bandwagon be
fore the rest of the neighborhood does with help from Carlas amazing cookbook.
Full-color throughout.

COOKING
September
8 x 9 | 288 pp
50 color photographs
Trade Paper US $26.95
978-1-55152-588-4 US
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Carla Kelly is a vegan blogger (Year of the Vegan) and home cook. She is the author
of three previous books, the most recent of which was Vegan al Fresco.
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Arsenal Pulp Press


Decolonize Your Diet
Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing

Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel

A return to indigenous Mexican-American cooking based on


the belief that food is both physically and spiritually healing.

COOKING
October
8 x 9 | 256 pp
50 color photographs
Trade Paper US $26.95
978-1-55152-592-1 US
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More than just a cookbook, Decolonize Your Diet redefines what is meant by
traditional Mexican food by reaching back through hundreds of years of his
tory to reclaim heritage crops as a source of protection from modern diseases
of development. Authors Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel are life part
ners;when Luz was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, they both radic ally
changed their diets and began seeking out recipes featuring healthy, vegetar
ian Mexican foods (Luzs cancer is now in remission). They promote a diet that
is rich in plants indigenous to the Americas (corn, beans, squash, greens, herbs,
and seeds), and are passionate about the idea that Latinos in America, spe
cifically Mexicans, need to ditch the fast food and return to their own cultures
food roots for both physical health and spiritual fulfillment.
This vegetarian cookbook features 120 colorful, delicious recipes from the
Mexican American palate and also includes contributions from other Latin
American cultures, such as Guatemalan-Style Pepian Stew, Speckled Bean and
Hominy Stew, Amaranth and Corn Tortillas with Chia Guacamole, and Aguachile
de Quinoa. Steeped in history but very much rooted in the contemporary world,
Decolonize Your Diet will introduce readers to the the comforting, healing proper
ties of a plant-based Mexican American diet.
Full-color throughout.
Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel are professors at California State East
Bay and San Francisco State University, respectively. They grow fruits, vege
tables, and herbs on their small urban farm. This is their first book.

Arsenal Pulp Press


Castro
A Graphic Novel

Reinhard Kleist
On the heels of Americas renewed relations with Cuba,
a vividly depicted graphic novel on the life of Fidel Castro.

As America moves closer to normalizing relations with Cuba, this gripping,


vivid graphic novel reveals the life and times of Fidel Castro, one of the twen
tieth centurys most intriguing, charismatic, and divisive figures. The book is
narrated by a German journalist named Karl Mertens, who is plunged into the
searing heat of pre-revolutionary Cuba in the mid-1950s. He first meets with
Castro while the latter is hiding in the mountains, then follows him through
the dramatic revolution and his ascent to the presidency that, despite the Bay
of Pigs confrontation and years of international trade blockades, lasts for nearly
fifty years. We also witness his involvement in bloody skirmishes, failed mis
sions, and brutal crackdowns, as well as his interactions with and on behalf of
the Cuban people, which reveal as much about his fallible human qualities as
they do his legend.
Castro is the work of acclaimed German graphic novelist Reinhardt Kleist;
it was first published in English by Selfmade Hero for the British market, and is
now being made available in the United States for the first time. Bristling with en
ergy and alive with the spirit of Cuba, Castro has much to offer about the complex
politics of one of the most enduring and controversial figures in modern history.
Reinhardt Kleist is the author of fourteen books, including two others avail
able in English: The Boxer and Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness. His many awards in
clude the BZ Cultural Award for outstanding cultural achievement from the City
of Berlin.

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / HISTORY


September
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Arsenal Pulp Press


Suite Franaise: Storm in June
A Graphic Novel

Emmanuel Moynot

A stirring graphic novel based on the extraordinary bestseller


by the late Irne Nmirovsky.

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


October
7 x 10 | 216 pp
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Suite Franaise, an extraordinary novel about village life in France just as it was
plunged into chaos with the German invasion of 1940, was a publishing sensa
tion ten years ago; Irne Nmirovsky completed the two-volume book, part of a
planned larger series, in the early 1940s before she was arrested in France and
eventually sent to Auschwitz, where she died. The notebook containing the nov
els was preserved by her daughters but not examined until 1998; it was finally
published in France in 2004 and became a huge international bestseller, includ
ing in the United States, where it has sold over one million copies.
This dramatic and stirring graphic novel, translated from the French and
faithful to the spirit of Nmirovskys story, focuses on Book 1, entitled Storm in
June, in which a disparate group of Paris citizens flees the city ahead of the ad
vancing German troops. However, their orderly plans to escape are eclipsed by
the chaos spreading across the country, and their sense of civility and well-being
is replaced by a raw desire to survive.
A film version of Suite Franaise, starring Michelle Williams, Kristen Scott
Thomas, and Margot Robbie, will be released in the United Kingdom this spring
and in the United States this fall.
Emmanuel Moynot is a graphic artist and the author of more than forty graphic
novels published in France.

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Arsenal Pulp Press


Snapshots of a Girl
Beldan Sezen

In this autobiographical graphic novel, Beldan Selzan revisits the various in


stances of her coming of age, and her coming out as lesbian, in both Western and
Islamic cultures (as the daughter of Turkish immigrants in western Europe)to
friends, family, and herself. Through a series of vignettes, she navigates the messy
circumstances of her life, dealing with family issues, bad dates, and sexual poli
tics with the raw honesty of a young woman looking for happiness. Snapshots is an
amusing, thoroughly modern take on dyke life and cultural identity.
Beldan Sezens graphic novels Zakkum and #GeziPark were Lambda Literary
Award finalists.

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


October
7 x 10 | 176 pp
B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $17.95
978-1-55152-598-3 US
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A funny and poignant graphic novel


about a young woman discovering
her sexual identity amidst both
Islamic and Western cultures.

Dirty River
A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha


In 1996, poet Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha ran away from America with
two backpacks and ended up in Canada, where she discovered queer anarcho
punk love and revolution, yet remained haunted by the reasons she left home in
the first place. This passionate and riveting memoir is a mixtape of dreams and
nightmares, of immigration court lineups and queer South Asian dance nights;
it reveals how a disabled queer woman of color and abuse survivor navigates the
dirty river of the past and, as the subtitle suggests, dreams her way home.
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinhas poetry book Love Cake won a Lambda
Literary Award.
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Contributor Hometown: Toronto, ON

SOCIAL SCIENCE
October
6 x 9 | 240 pp
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A transformative memoir
by a queer disabled brown femme
and abuse survivor: an intersectional,
tragicomic story told with wild abandon.

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Arsenal Pulp Press


Foucault Against Himself
Franois Caillat
Foreword by Paul Rabinow
In his private life, as well as in his work and political attitudes, Michel Foucault
often stood in contradiction to himself. In this provocative collection of essays
and interviews, leading contemporary critics and philosophers (including Leo
Bersani, Georges Didi-Huberman, and Arlette Farge) reframe Foucaults legacy in
an effort to build new ways of thinking about his struggle against societys mecha
nisms of domination, demonstrating how conflict within the self lies at the heart
of Foucaults life and work. Includes a foreword by Paul Rabinow.
PHILOSOPHY / BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
October
5 x 8 | 192 pp
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Trade Paper US $17.95
978-1-55152-602-7 US

Franois Caillat is a filmmaker; his documentary Foucault Contre-Mme was


broadcast in France in 2014.

eBook available

Essays on Michel Foucault reframing his


legacy and building new ways of thinking
about the struggle against societys
mechanisms of domination.

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A Superior Man
Paul Yee

In this novel, set in the nineteenth century against the backdrop of Chinese
coolies building a railway in the nascent west, Yang Hok embarks on a treach
erous journey to return his half-C hinese, half-Native son to the boys mother,
who abandoned him. This far-reaching novel crackles with the brutal, visceral
energy of the time; boldly frank and steeped in history, A Superior Man paints
a vivid portrait of the Chinese experience in the Pacific Northwest in the nine
teenth century.
FICTION
November
5 x 8 | 380 pp
Trade Paper US $21.95
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In this novel set in the nineteenth century,


a Chinese coolie attempts to find
the missing mother of his son.

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Paul Yees twenty-seven books for young people include the Governor Generals
Award-winning Ghost Train. This is his first novel for adults.
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Mouthquake
Daniel Allen Cox
Afterword by Sarah Schulman
A dreamlike coming-of-age novel about a boy with a stutter who becomes a
young gay man who uses sound to remember. From subliminal messages in
ABBA records, to a woolly mammoth down the street, to a character named the
Grand Antonio, the suspicious strongman the boy befriends, this is a loudly ex
claimed book of whispers, rumors, and the tangled barbs of repressed memory.
Includes an afterword by Sarah Schulman.
Daniel Allen Cox is the author of Shuck, Krakow Melt (both Lambda Award
finalists), and Basement of Wolves. He also co-w rote Bruce LaBruces film
Gerontophilia, released in the United States in 2015.
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FICTION
September
5 x 8 | 160 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95
978-1-55152-604-1 US
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A novel about a boy with a stutter,


and the suspicion of sexual abuse
and repressed memories.

God in Pink
Hasan Namir

A revelatory novel about being queer and Muslim, set in war-torn Iraq in 2003.
Ramy is a young gay Iraqi struggling to find a balance between his sexuality, reli
gion, and culture. Ammar is a sheikh whose guidance Ramy seeks, and whose tol
erance is tested by his belief in the teachings of the Quran. Full of quiet moments
of beauty and raw depictions of violence, God in Pink poignantly captures the an
guish and the fortitude of Islamic life in Iraq.
Hasan Namir was born in Iraq in 1987. God in Pink is his first novel.

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Contributor Hometown: Vancouver, BC

FICTION
October
5 x 8 | 240 pp
Trade Paper US $17.95
978-1-55152-606-5 US
eBook available

In war-torn Iraq in 2003,


a young gay Muslim struggles
to find a balance between his
sexuality, religion, and culture.

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Arsenal Pulp Press


Forbidden Love: A Queer Film Classic
Jean Bruce and Gerda Cammaer

A Queer Film Classic on the 1992 feature documentary on lesbian experience


from the 1940s to the 1960s as seen through the lens of lesbian pulp fiction. This
award-w inning movie became the most popular ever produced by the National
Film Board of Canada, and became emblematic of the bold new queer cinema of
the early 1990s. In 2014, the NFB re-released the film in a digitally remastered
version.

PERFORMING ARTS / SOCIAL SCIENCE


November
Queer Film Classics
5 x 8 | 160 pp
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Trade Paper US $14.95
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A Queer Film Classic on a groundbreaking


documentary about the life experiences of
lesbians from the 1940s through the 1960s.

Jean Bruce and Gerda Cammaer are both associate professors in the School of
Image Arts at Ryerson University in Toronto.

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C.R.A.Z.Y.: A Queer Film Classic


Robert Schwartzwald

A Queer Film Classic on the 2005 film debut by French Canadian director Jean-
Marc Valle (best known for Dallas Buyers Club and Wild), about a young gay man
who struggles to find his sense of self amidst a crazy family of four brothers and
a homophobic father who seeks to cure him. The film won a best picture Genie
Award (Canadas version of the Oscars) in 2006.
Robert Schwartzwald in a professor at the Universit de Montral.
PERFORMING ARTS
November
Queer Film Classics
5 x 8 | 160 pp
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Trade Paper US $14.95
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A Queer Film Classic on Jean-Marc


Valles 2005 film about the sexual self-
discovery of a young French Canadian man.

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Behler Publications
A Chick in the Cockpit
My Life Up in the Air

Erika Armstrong

Erika Armstrong is the first woman airline captain of a


commercial Boeing 727 to write a book about her experiences.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Were about to enter an
area of known turbulence, so please put on your seatbelts. Its going to be a
bumpy ride.
Erika Armstrong is the first modern woman airline captain of a commercial
Boeing 727 to write a book about her experiences. Women in aviation are sparse,
and Erika quickly learns the humor of being locked in the cockpit with men for
countless hours, and the grace of suffering discrimination from the most unlikely
placesher female boss, the determination to fight for flight time by flying for
the Red Cross and being a twenty-four-hour air ambulance pilot/captain, and the
pain of losing two dear friends when their plane crashes.
Throughout it all, Erikas cherished book club members keep her grounded
while she balances marriage, her daughter, her flight duties, and spousal abuse.
When Erika becomes the victim of a false arrest by her husband, its her book club
friends who continue to support her and secretly come to her rescue in a dramatic
courtroom appearance. Its Erikas cockpit training and years of experience that
give her the strength and determination to fight her way back.
With twenty-five years in the aviation industry, Erika Armstrong has worked
in every aspect of aviation, including an international corporate airline captain.
She is an award-w inning staff writer for Colorado Serenity Magazine and is also a
contributing writer for Mountain Connection and General Aviation magazine, and
is a former editor and writer for Air Line Pilot Association. Erika owns Leading
Edge Aviation Consulting and is currently a flight coordinator for International
Jet Aviation Services.

FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS


November
8 x 11 | 350 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-933016-14-6 USC
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Selected Backlist from Behler Publications

Jans Story

Love Lost to the Long Goodbye


of Alzheimers
Barry Petersen
Foreword by Katie Couric

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY


5 x 8 | 224 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-933016-44-3 USC

Fancy Feet

Voice

Turning My Tragedy Into Hope


Heidi Cave

A Stutterers Odyssey
Scott Damian

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY /


MEDICAL
5 x 8 | 250 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.50
978-1-933016-67-2 USC

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY /


SELF-HELP
5 x 8 | 280 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.50
978-1-933016-84-9 USC

eBook available

eBook available

The Four Gifts

The Next 15 Minutes

eBook available

Throwaway Players

Concussion Crisis From


Pee Wee Football to the NFL
Gay Culverhouse
MEDICAL
5 x 8 | 250 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.50
978-1-933016-70-2 USC
eBook available

How One Priest Received


a Second, Third, and
Fourth Chance at Life
Father Joseph Bradley
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY /
HEALTH & FITNESS
5 x 8 | 235 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-1-933016-75-7 USC
eBook available

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Strength From the


Top of the Mountain
Kim Kircher

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY


5 x 8 | 260 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.50
978-1-933016-11-5 USC
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Bellevue Literary Press


The Measure of Darkness
Liam Durcan

A once-successful architect seeks the truth behind the accident


that left him with a devastating brain injury.

Durcan takes us right into the nub of the neuroscientific conception of the
self.The Globe and Mail
[Durcan] writes with an ease reminiscent of Graham Greene.Library Journal
A riveting blend of science and suspense, perfect for fans of David Baldacci
and John le Carr.Booklist
Martin, an acclaimed architect, emerges from a coma after a roadside accident to
find his world transformed: not only has the commission of a lifetime been taken
from him, but his injury has left him with neglect syndrome, a loss of spatial
awareness that has rendered him unfit to practice and unable to recognize the
extent of his illness. Despite support from his formerly estranged brother and
two grown daughters, his paranoia builds, alienating those closest to him. His
only solace is found in the parallels he draws between himself and gifted Soviet-
era architect Konstantin Melnikov, who survived Stalins disfavor by retreating
into obscurity. As Martin retraces Melnikovs life and his own fateful decisions,
he becomes increasingly unsettled, until the discovery of the harrowing truth
about the night of his accident hurtles him toward a deadly confrontation.
A gripping journey into the depths of a fractured mind, The Measure of Darkness
is ultimately a resonant tale of resilience and healing.
Liam Durcan is the author of Garcas Heart, winner of the Arthur Ellis Best First
Novel Award. He lives in Montreal, Quebec, where he works as a neurologist at
McGill University.

FICTION
March
5 x 8 | 256 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95
978-1-942658-04-7 US
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Bellevue Literary Press


Good People
Robert Lopez

Stories of lives lost and found at the crossroads of the ordinary,


the bizarre, the tragic, and the comic.

[Lopezs fiction] bears genetic traces of Beckett and Stein, but [his] powerful
cadences and bleak, joyful wit are all his own.Sam Lipsyte, author of The Fun
Parts and Home Land
Literary pleasures like [reading Lopez] are all too uncommon.L aird Hunt,
author of Neverhome and Kind One
[Lopezs] work is a delight and a provocation.Blake Butler, author of
300,000,000 and There Is No Year, at Word Riot
Lopez and his writing are original and pure, fearless and hypnotic. He is one
of the brave protagonists of American literature.M ichael Kimball, author of
Big Ray and Us
FICTION / SHORT STORIES
January
5 x 7 | 192 pp
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978-1-942658-02-3 W
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Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, claims Samuel Beckett. To this, we add:


nothing is funnier than unhappiness with a heavy dose of amorality, as we learn
from Robert Lopezs unforgettable Good People. In these storiesd izzying in
their warped logica motley cast of obsessive, self-deluded outsiders narrate
their darker moments, which include kidnapping, voyeurism, and psychic masochism. As their struggles give way to the black humor of lifes unreason, the bleak
merges with the oddly poetic, in a style as lean and resolute as Raymond Carver
or Ernest Hemingway.
Treading the fine line between confession and self-justification, the absurd vio
lence of threatened masculinity, and the perverse joy of neurosis, Lopezs stories
reveal the compulsive suffering at the precarious core of our universal humanity.
Robert Lopez is the author of two novels, Part of the World and Kamby Bolongo
Mean River, and the story collection Asunder. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Bellevue Literary Press


Places of the Heart
The Psychogeography of Everyday Life

Colin Ellard

A neuroscientist illuminates how we make


and are made by the world both real and virtual.

One of the finest science writers Ive ever read.Los Angeles Times
Delightfully lucid. . . . Ellard has a knack for distilling obscure scientific theories
into practical wisdom.The New York Times Book Review
[Ellard makes] even the most mundane entomological experiment or exegesis
of psychological geekspeak feel fresh and fascinating.N PR
As an architect . . . [Ellard] took me on a journey to places Id never even considered before.Sarah Susanka, author of The Not So Big House
Our surroundings can powerfully affect our thoughts, emotions, and physical responses, whether were awed by the Grand Canyon or Hagia Sophia, panicked in a
crowded room, soothed by a walk in the park, or tempted in casinos and shopping
malls. In Places of the Heart, Colin Ellard explores how our homes, workplaces,
cities, and natureplaces we escape to and cant escape fromhave influenced
us throughout history, and how our brains and bodies respond to different types
of real and virtual space. As he describes the insight he and other scientists have
gained from new technologies, he assesses the influence these technologies will
have on our evolving environment and asks what kind of world we are, and should
be, creating.
Colin Ellard is the author of You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the
Moon, but Get Lost in the Mall. A cognitive neuroscientist at the University of
Waterloo and director of its Urban Realities Laboratory, he lives in Kitchener,
Ontario.

PSYCHOLOGY / SOCIAL SCIENCE


September
6 x 9 | 240 pp
Trade Paper US $19.95 | CAN $24.99
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Bellevue Literary Press


A Loaded Gun
Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century

Jerome Charyn

A passionate and deeply researched reassessment of Emily Dickinsons


life and singular legacy in American arts and letters.

Charyn skillfully breathes life into historical icons.The New Yorker


An exuberant chronicler of the mythos of American life.Joyce Carol Oates,
The New York Review of Books
One of the most important writers in American literature.M ichael Chabon
We think we know Emily Dickinson: the Belle of Amherst, virginal, reclusive, and
possibly mad. But in A Loaded Gun, Jerome Charyn introduces us to a different
Emily Dickinson: the fierce, brilliant, and sexually charged poet who wrote:

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY


March
5 x 8 | 256 pp
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Trade Paper US $19.95 | CAN $24.99
978-1-934137-98-7 W
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My Life had stooda Loaded Gun

Though I than Hemay longer live


He longer mustthan I
For I have but the power to kill,
Withoutthe power to die
Through interviews with contemporary scholars, close readings of Dickinsons
correspondence and handwritten manuscripts, and a suggestive, newly discovered photograph that is purported to show Dickinson with her lover, Charyns
literary sleuthing reveals the great poet in ways that have only been hinted at previously: as a woman who was deeply philosophical, intensely engaged with the
world, attracted to members of both sexes, and able to write poetry that disturbs
and delights us today.
Jerome Charyn is the author of, most recently, Bitter Bronx: Thirteen Stories,
I Am Abraham: A Novel of Lincoln and the Civil War, and The Secret Life of Emily
Dickinson: A Novel.

Biblioasis
Martin John
Anakana Schofield

Delving into the disturbed mind of a serial sex offender, Martin John
is a brilliant follow-up to Anakana Schofields celebrated Malarky.

Advance praise for Martin John:


Profane, strange, hilarious, and necessary, Martin John is a beguiling triumph.
Patrick deWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers
This is literature serving its most essential function: illuminating the darkest
recesses; dragging the unspoken and suppressed to the foreground . . . throwing light across the blackest of humanitys vistas. This is writing at its most fearless: visceral and searing, yet textured and nuanced; the darkest of comedy and
the deepest of insight.Donal Ryan, author of The Thing About December and
The Spinning Heart
This is a very moving and terrific book.Daniel Handler
Martin John is not keen on P words. He isolates P words from the newspapers
into long lists. For you, so you know hes kept busy, so you dont have to worry
he might be beside you or following you or thinking about your body parts. So
you dont have to worry about what else he has been thinking about.
From Ananaka Schofield, the brilliant and unconventional author of Malarky,
comes a dark and uncomfortable novel circuiting through the mind, motivations,
and preoccupations of a character many women have experienced, but few up
until now have understood quite so well. The result confirms Schofield as one
of the bravest and most innovative authors at work in English today.
Anakana Schofield is an Irish-born writer who won the Amazon.ca First Novel
Award and the Debut-Litzer Prize for Fiction in 2013 for her debut novel Malarky.
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FICTION
October
5 x 8 | 282 pp
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978-1-77196-034-2 US
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He Wants
Alison Moore

Lewis Sullivan lives less than a mile from his childhood home. His grown-up
daughter visits every day, bringing soup, and he spends his evenings at his second favorite pub for half a shandy and a sausage. But when an old friend appears,
Lewis finds his comfortable life shaken up and longs for more excitement. A
modern-d ay Death in Venice by the Booker-shortlisted author of The Lighthouse,
He Wants is charged and unpredictable.

FICTION
November
5 x 7 | 172 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95
978-1-77196-056-4 US
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Man Bookernominated Alison Moores


He Wants is an intimate novel
perfect for book clubs and fans
of John Williamss Stoner.

Alison Moore is the author of one previous novel, The Lighthouse, and a short
story collection, The Pre-War Horse. She lives in Nottingham, England.

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Frankie Styne and the Silver Man


Kathy Page

Frankie Styne, the physically deformed author of violent best-selling novels,


understands that in ugliness lies power. Nominated for a top literary prize, his
intensely private life is exposed, and he hatches a revenge plot from his own
novels, targeting his agent. Set into motion, it changes not only his own life but
that of the young woman and her near-brain-dead, but beautiful, son next door
in an unexpected way. A novel of literary revenge and celebrity culture and the
power of beauty in an ugly world, Frankie Styne is unforgettable.
Kathy Page is the author of seven novels and several story collections.
FICTION
January
5 x 8 | 250 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95
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Sifting through our collective nightmares,


Kathy Pages Frankie Styne and
the Silver Man is powerful, humorous,
tragic, and thoroughly surprising.

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Portland, OR Seattle, WA
Contributor Hometown: Salt Spring Island, BC

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Debris
Kevin Hardcastle

Reminiscent of Donald Ray Pollocks Knockemstiff and Daniel Woodrells


Winters Bone, Kevin Hardcastles debut Debris introduces a powerful new voice
into the country-noir tradition: these are stories about rural, working-c lass
characters at the fringes of society. Brimming with violence, this collection explores the struggle against poverty, loneliness, mental illness, and marginali
zation. Written in a lean, muscular style, Hardcastles debut collection unveils
the blood and guts and beauty of life in our flyover regions.
Kevin Hardcastles stories have been widely published and anthologized. He
lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Brooklyn, NY Boston, MA
Contributor Hometown: Toronto, ON

FICTION
February
5 x 8 | 200 pp
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eBook available

Reminiscent of Donald Ray Pollock


and Daniel Woodrell, Kevin Hardcastles
Debris is a thrilling addition to the
country-noir genre.

Arvida
Samuel Archibald

A 25,000-copy bestseller in Quebec, Arvida, with its stories of innocent young


girls and wild beasts, attempted murder and ritual mutilation, haunted houses
and road trips heading nowhere, is unforgettable. Like a Proust-obsessed
Cormac McCarthy, Samuel Archibalds portrait of his hometown, a model town
designed by American industrialist Arthur Vining Davis, does for Quebecs
North what William Faulkner did for the South, and heralds an important new
voice in world literature.
Samuel Archibald teaches contemporary popular culture at the University of
Quebec in Montreal, where he lectures on genre fiction, horror movies, and
video games, among other subjects.

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Contributor Hometown: Montreal, QC

FICTION
November
5 x 8 | 300 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95
978-1-77196-042-7 US
eBook available

Like a Proust-obsessed Cormac McCarthy,


Samuel Archibalds Arvida explores
what secrets lie beneath the veneer
of a small mining town.

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Higher Ground
One Persons Lifelong Relationship
with Soul, Reggae and Rap

Ian McGillis
A real-life The Commitments, about how a white working-class
boy from the suburbs fell in love with black music.

MUSIC
November
5 x 8 | 225 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95
978-1-77196-048-9 W* (excludes Canada)
eBook available

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Contributor Hometown: Montreal, QC

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Ian McGillis may well have grown up in the whitest place in North America:
Edmonton, Alberta, in the 1970s and 80s. Yet, through a series of fort uitous
accidents he became exposed to the world of black musicfi rst soul and Motown,
then reggae, then hip-hopa nd it became a lifelong passion.
In three partsbuilt around Stevie Wonders Innervisions, The Congos
Heart of The Congos, and Nas IllmaticHigher Ground recounts his love affair
with each form. McGillis does not shy away from the tough questions: What is
the line between sincere appreciation and cultural appropriation? Can a white
person truly understand soul, reggae, and hip-hop? Can a black form cross
over without losing its essence? His answers to each of these questions, and
many more, are thoughtful and illuminating, and may well leave the reader rethinking some of his own assumptions.
Reminiscent of the best writing of Griel Marcus and John Jeremiah Sullivan
and mixing memoir, cultural history, and musical and cultural theory in a fresh
and readable way, Higher Ground offers up a real life The Commitments and a life-
study in musical appreciation.
Ian McGillis resides in Montreal, is the author of the best-selling novel A Tourists
Guide to Glengarry, and writes a weekly books column for the Montreal Gazette.

Biblioasis
Measure Yourself Against the Earth
Essays

Mark Kingwell
Mark Kingwell is the rare philosopher who is as at home discussing Sex and the
City as he is civility, who can find the Plato in pop culture, and sees in idleness
a deeply revolutionary gesture. In Democracys Gift, he brings his heady mixture
of critical intelligence and infectious enthusiasm to bear on film, aesthetics, politics, and more, and confirms his place as one of our leading cultural theorists and
philosophers.
After some years of graduate education in Britain and the United States, Mark
Kingwell found a form of idling for which he could get paid as a professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto.
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Contributor Hometown: Toronto, ON

PHILOSOPHY
November
5 x 8 | 320 pp
Trade Paper US $17.95
978-1-77196-046-5 W* (excludes Canada)
eBook available

iek meets Klein in this riveting


collection of philosophic essays
on politics, Sex and the City, Plato,
Hitchcock, and more.

Zoroasters Children
and Other Travels

Marius Kociejowski
Zoroasters Children brings together the best of Marius Kociejowskis travel writing. A companion volume to last years critically acclaimed The Pebble Chance,
these essays, conceived somewhere between a waning moon and the nerves behind a flayed mans face, evince the deep absorption in a people and place which
are the hallmark of great travel writers.
Marius Kociejowski is the award-w inning author of four collections of poetry,
two celebrated travel memoirs, and a collection of his best essays, The Pebble
Chance. He lives and works as a bookseller in London, England.

TRAVEL
January
5 x 8 | 175 pp
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[Kociejowski] proffers the reader equal


measures of autobiography, insight,
and quirky charm.Michael Dirda,
The Washington Post

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Vital Signs
The Collected Novellas

John Metcalf
One of Canadas best kept literary secrets.Harpers Magazine
Hilarious, touching and delightful . . . brilliant concision and understated
humor.Los Angeles Times

FICTION
February
5 x 8 | 400 pp
Trade Paper US $17.95
978-1-77196-052-6 W* (excludes Canada)

Vital Signs brings together the collected novellas by a modern master of the
form, by a writer who Alice Munro has said often comes as close to the baffling
comedy of human experience as a writer can get. Elegant, wry, compassionate,
and mischievous, with echoes of Kingsley Amis, Evelyn Waugh, and Muriel
Spark, Vital Signs will pierce both funny bone and heart.
The author of more than a dozen books, John Metcalf is one of the most celebrated writers, editors, and anthologists in Canada.

eBook available

Comes as close to the baffling comedy


of human experience as a writer can get.
Alice Munro

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50 Greatest Red Wings


Bob Duff

Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman, Sergei Fedorov, Nicklas Lidstrm, Ted Lindsay,
and Brendan Shanahan. Bob Duffs 50 Greatest Red Wings is the definitive list
of Hockeytowns heroes. Including members of the famous Production Line and
The Red Army, 50 Greatest Red Wings features full statistics and in-depth player
analysis. With rarely seen photographs and astonishing anecdotes, this book
is essential to any hockey collection.

SPORTS & RECREATION


October
9 x 8 | 220 pp
Color and B&W photographs
Trade Paper US $32.95
978-1-77196-058-8 W* (excludes Canada)

Bob Duff has covered the NHL since 1988 and is a contributor to the Hockey
News. Duffs other book credits include Marcel Pronovost, The China Wall: The
Timeless Legend of Johnny Bower, and The Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies.

eBook available

Photos and in-depth analysis on fifty of the


most astounding players in the game.
An essential fan and collectors book.

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Author Events
Ann Arbor, MI Detroit, MI
Contributor Hometown: Windsor, ON

BIS Publishers
LOIS Logos
How to Brand with Big Idea Logos

George Lois
George Lois is an American icon in graphic design. This book showcases his logos
with his own comments on why they work. A bonus in the book is a chapter of
world logos made by others with his comments on why they are so good. George
continues to prove that a memorable brand name interacting with a strong
visual symbol to communicate a humanistic idea is the ultimate art form in
graphic communication. If anyone wants to experience the creation of Big Idea
Branding, this astounding compilation of his work is the ultimate form of clear,
precise, eye-popping communication.
DESIGN
October
5 x 9 | 224 pp
500 color illustrations
Trade Paper US $29.95 | CAN $37.50
978-90-6369-399-2 USC

George Lois, of Lois Logos,


showcases his logos with his own
comments on why they work.

Simplicity: A Matter of Design


Per Mollerup

As the world becomes increasingly complex and complicated, simplicity is increasingly in demand. We all seek simplicity in small or large measure. We strive
to create simplicity at work and at home. Simplicity: A Matter of Design offers a
set of terms that allows us to discuss simplicity in design with precision. It looks
into the basics of simplicity and researches more in depth three aspects of
design: functionality (simplicity for comfort), aesthetics (simplicity for pleasure), and ethics (simplicity for conscience). There is an extra chapter on simplicity in communication.
DESIGN
November
6 x 11 | 192 pp
200 color illustrations
Trade Cloth US $45.00 | CAN $56.50
978-90-6369-402-9 USC

This book looks into the basics of


simplicity and researches more in depth
three aspects of simplicity in design.

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Change Ahead
How Research and Design are Transforming Business Strategy

Carola Verschoor
Change Ahead focuses on the emerging practices at the intersection of business
strategy, research, and design. It introduces the need for an adventurous, explorative mindset in order to grow businesses that last by creating meaning and relevance. It reveals the philosophy, working processes, and approaches to twenty-fi rst
century business development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS | October | 9 x 7 | 240 pp | 80 color illustrations
Trade Paper US $45.00 | CAN $56.50 | 978-90-6369-398-5 USC

Save the Humans in the Digital Age


Manifesto for Creative Thinking

Mieke Gerritzen
Lets find the errors in the technosphere that will give us space for free and creative
thinking. This is a colorfully designed book, featuring quotes by thinkers in the
fields of art, science, and technology. It shows us the condition of the free mind
of creative people.
DESIGN | November | 5 x 7 | 160 pp | Color illustrations
Trade Paper US $17.00 | CAN $21.50 | 978-90-6369-401-2 USC

What are they saying about you?


50 Lessons to Manage Your Reputation

Frank Peters
Society has become more critical, and as a result, our reputation has become more
vulnerable. In this visual and very practical book you will find fifty short lessons
that help you build and maintain your personal reputation. This book will help
you to differentiate yourself in a positive way.
SELF-HELP | October | 5 x 7 | 160 pp | 50 color illustrations
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50 | 978-90-6369-400-5 USC

Do it Yourselfie Guide
The Ultimate Selfie Guide to Capture the Best Version of Yourself

Willem Popelier
Perhaps youre new to the art of the selfie. If thats the case, be careful. Willem
Popelier analyzed tens of thousands of selfies, thousands of tips, and some dozen
research articles on selfies for the ultimate selfie guide. This guide contains sixty-
six rules, accompanied by sixty-six pictures.
HUMOR | September | 4 x 6 | 144 pp | 66 color illustrations
Trade Paper US $11.95 | CAN $14.99 | 978-90-6369-387-9 USC

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BIS Publishers
The Writing Notebook: City
The Notebook for Your Next Book

Shaun Levin

The only way to write a book is to write it. For writers and explorers of all levels,
this is a guide and workspace. Youll be able to write about your time in any city, or
a novel set in a city, or a book about a specific place.
COMPOSITION & CREATIVE WRITING | October | 5 x 8 | 160 pp
Trade Paper US $17.00 | CAN $21.50 | 978-90-6369-391-6 USC

The Writing Notebook: Food


The Notebook for Your Next Book

Shaun Levin
This notebook will steer you through writing a book on any culinary subject,
whether its a cookbook, a food memoir, a book about a specific ingredient, or a
sumptuous novel. With prompts and activities, suggestions on structuring your
book, and enough blank pages in which to write it.
COMPOSITION & CREATIVE WRITING | October | 5 x 8 | 160 pp
Trade Paper US $17.00 | CAN $21.50 | 978-90-6369-392-3 USC

The Writing Notebook: Family


The Notebook for Your Next Book

Shaun Levin
This notebook will help you unravel and bring to life any family drama. Here
youll find the inspiration to explore your own ancestry, write a vast family saga
spanning generations, or tell the story of a wildly dysfunctional family. It will take
you to surprising places and spark your imagination.
COMPOSITION & CREATIVE WRITING | October | 5 x 8 | 160 pp
Trade Paper US $17.00 | CAN $21.50 | 978-90-6369-393-0 USC

Home Made Food Notebook


Yvette van Boven

This notebook, written and illustrated by Yvette van Boven, is created to be taken
over by all the foodies who loved her cookbooks so they can now keep notes of
their own adventures in food heaven. It has handy information on measures, food
names, a seasonal calendar, and more.
COOKING | October | 6 x 8 | 160 pp | 150 color illustrations
Flexibound US $19.95 | CAN $24.99 | 978-90-6369-397-8 USC

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This is my Paris
Do it Yourself City Journal

Petra de Hamer
This guide is a coloring and creative activity book, travel notebook, and Paris
city guide in one, to cherish as a keepsake of your trip and to inspire friends to
go there, too. It contains beautiful illustrations and you can add drawings, notes,
pictures, tickets, memories, and tips.
TRAVEL | October | 6 x 9 | 128 pp | 100 B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $17.00 | CAN $21.50 | 978-90-6369-394-7 USC

This is my London
Do it Yourself City Journal

Petra de Hamer
This guide is a coloring and creative activity book, travel notebook, and London
city guide in one, to cherish as a keepsake of your trip and to inspire friends to go
there, too. It contains beautiful illustrations and you can add drawings, notes,
pictures, tickets, memories, and tips.
TRAVEL | October | 6 x 9 | 128 pp | 100 B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $17.00 | CAN $21.50 | 978-90-6369-395-4 USC

This is my Berlin
Do it Yourself City Journal

Petra de Hamer
This guide is a coloring and creative activity book, travel notebook, and Berlin
city guide in one, to cherish as a keepsake of your trip to the city and to inspire
friends to go there, too. It contains beautiful illustrations and you can add drawings, pictures, tickets, memories, and tips.
TRAVEL | October | 6 x 9 | 128 pp | 100 B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $17.00 | CAN $21.50 | 978-90-6369-396-1 USC

Write Nothing in Here


a Sketch and Doodle Book

Seema Sharma
This notebook and sketchbook is full of prompts, assignments, fun facts, and
quotes from the worlds of science, art, and philosophy, exploring the virtues of
nothingness. Youll find outonce you get the hang of itt hat focusing on
nothing really helps to create new ideas.
DESIGN | November | 3 x 9 | 160 pp | 20 B&W illustrations
Trade Cloth US $17.00 | CAN $21.50 | 978-90-6369-403-6 USC

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Old Masters Memory Game
Mieke Gerritzen
Old Masters Memory Game collects the most famous and beloved portrait
painters from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in one game that is fun to
play, educational, and a feast for the eyes. The task, as always, is to collect two
portrait paintings by the same painter.
GAMES | September | 2 x 5 | 50 cards
Boxed Set AH US $19.95 | CAN $24.99 | 978-90-6369-386-2 USC
This item is nonreturnable.

Optical Illusions Game


Paul M. Baars
For this game Paul M. Baars has selected a broad range of mind-boggling illusions
from the famous classical ones to new illusions created by contemporary designers and artists. The goal of the game is to collect four cards that form one optical illusion.
GAMES | September | 5 x 5 | 80 cards
Boxed Set AH US $19.95 | CAN $24.99 | 978-90-6369-388-6 USC
This item is nonreturnable.

Philographics Postcard Book


Genis Carreras

Philographics is all about explaining big ideas in simple shapes. The author has selected twenty-four of the most popular isms and images for this postcard book.
Philographics is conceived as a visual dictionary of philosophy, a compilation of
the worlds most important isms explained using simple shapes and colors.
DESIGN | September | 4 x 6 | 24 pp | 24 color illustrations
Trade Paper US $12.00 | CAN $14.99 | 978-90-6369-389-3 USC

Creatures of Creativeland
Collective Nouns for the Creative Workforce, A Postcard Guide

Jana Pejkovska and Florian Flores


For too long the humble creative folk of officeland have sat there silently, letting
the animal world revel in linguistic glory. At long last we have a comprehensive
taxonomy that does justice to the various subspecies of the creative workforce.
This postcard book visualizes the tribes of the creative species.
HUMOR | September | 4 x 6 | 20 pp | 20 color illustrations
Trade Paper US $12.00 | CAN $14.99 | 978-90-6369-390-9 USC

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Selected Backlist from BIS Publishers

Think Like a Manager,


Dont Act Like One
Harry Starren

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS


5 x 7 | 160 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-90-6369-347-3 USC

The Service Innovation


Handbook

Action-oriented Creative Thinking


Toolkit for Service Organizations
Lucy Kimbell
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
9 x 7 | 240 pp
Color illustrations, charts,
tables, worksheets
Trade Paper US $45.00 | CAN $56.50
978-90-6369-353-4 USC

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Think Like a Lawyer


Dont Act Like One
The Essential Rules
for the Smart Negotiator
Aernoud Bourdrez

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS


5 x 7 | 160 pp
80 color illustrations
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-90-6369-307-7 USC

Dont Eat the Yellow Snow


Pop Music Wisdom
Marcus Kraft

MUSIC / REFERENCE
5 x 7 | 500 pp
B&W illustrations
Trade Cloth US $22.00 | CAN $23.99
978-90-6369-288-9 USC

How to Have Your Cake


and Eat It Too

An Introduction to Service Design


J. Margus Klaar
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
5 x 8 | 112 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-90-6369-381-7 USC

How to Visit
an Art Museum

Tips for a Truly Rewarding Visit


Johan Idema
ART
4 x 6 | 144 pp
Color photographs and color illustrations
Trade Cloth US $19.95 | CAN $21.99
978-90-6369-355-8 USC

Biteback Publishing
Backstairs Billy
The Life of William Tallon
the Queen Mothers Most Devoted Servant

Tom Quinn

The fascinating life story of one of the most original characters


ever to have graced the royal household.

One of the nations best kept secrets, life behind the gates of Buckingham Palace
is subject to worldw ide speculation. In this book Tom Quinn traces the fascinating relationship between the Queen Mother and her most devoted servant.
William Tallon, who died in 2007, was a shopkeepers son from the Midlands
who rose through the ranks to work for the Queen Mother for more than fifty
years. Known as Backstairs Billy, he was charming, amusing, occasionally
bitchya nd extremely promiscuous.
Billy adored her and she adored Billy; perhaps because of his high-camp style
and outrageous remarks about the well-born equerries, royal press people, and
advisers, but mostly because he made her gin and tonics just the way she liked
themn ine-tenths gin and one-tenth tonic.
Outrageously funny, scandalous, sometimes shocking, but always fascinating,
this is the royal family through the eyes of one of its most extroverted servants.
Tom Quinn is the author of many titles including Londons Strangest Tales, Cocoa
at Midnight: The Real Life Story of My Time as a Housekeeper, and The Cooks Tale:
Life Below Stairs as it Really Was. He also writes occasional obituaries for the
Times and edits Country Business magazine.

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY /


SOCIAL SCIENCE
September
The Robson Press
6 x 9 | 356 pp
Trade Cloth US $27.95 | CAN $34.99
978-1-84954-780-2 USC

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Biteback Publishing
Lady Constance Lytton
Aristocrat, Suffragette, Martyr

Lyndsey Jenkins
Foreword by Dr. Helen Pankhurst
Lady Constance Lytton, daughter of a Viceroy of India, seemed the most unlikely
of suffragettes. Witnessing the trial of Emmeline and Christobel Pankhurst, she
was converted to the cause of womens suffrage. Constance changed her life, rejected her aristocratic background, and acquired a purpose. As an activist Lytton
disguised her identity to avoid privileged treatment and when arrested, and subsequently jailed, went on hunger strike, being force-fed eight times. Constance
Lytton became both an inspiration and a martyr.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY /
SOCIAL SCIENCE
September
6 x 9 | 356 pp
Trade Cloth US $27.95 | CAN $34.99
978-1-84954-795-6 USC

Lyndsey Jenkins is a political speechwriter who has written for some of the
United Kingdoms most influential politicians.

The extraordinary and captivating story


of Lady Constance Lytton, born
an aristocrat and heroine of the
womens suffrage movement.

Ready for Hillary?


Portrait of a President in Waiting

Robin Renwick
Hillary Clinton is poised to decide whether to make a fresh attempt to become the first female President of the United States. Robin Renwick, who was
the British ambassador in Washington when the Clintons arrived in the White
House, examines Hillary Clintons record in and out of office and asks what sort
of President she might make.

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY /


POLITICAL SCIENCE
September
5 x 8 | 320 pp
Trade Cloth US $24.95 | CAN $30.99
978-1-84954-788-8 USC

An accessible and insightful political


biography of Hillary Clinton by the former
UK Ambassador to the United States.

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Lord Robin Renwick of Clifton is a crossbench peer in the British House of


Lords. During a long career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office he became one of Margaret Thatchers most valued advisers on foreign policy. He was
later ambassador to the United States.

Biteback Publishing
An Inconvenient Genocide
Who Now Remembers the Armenians?
First Trade Paper Edition

Geoffrey Robertson QC
Geoffrey Robertson sets out to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that
the Armenian massacres were a crime amounting to genocide.

With a brilliant display of forensic advocacy, one of the greatest legal minds
on the international stage forces a shameful but inconvenient truth upon the
world.Helena Kennedy, QC
Winner Polemic of the Year, The Paddy Power Political Book Awards 2015
On April 24th, 2015 people around the world commemorated the centenary of
the death of over one million Armenians. In their eyes, and in those of many
around the world, they will be remembering a genocide perpetrated by the
Ottoman Empire. Turkey has always explained the dead as simply victims of a
vicious civil war, and continues to this day to refuse to acknowledge the events
as constituting genocide.
This argument has become, in turn, an international issue. Twenty national
parliaments in democratic countries have voted to recognize the genocide, but
Britain and the United States continue to equivocate for fear, it would seem, of
alienating their NATO ally.
In this seminal book, Geoffrey Robertson QC, a former UN appeals judge,
sets out to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the massacres and deportations
were a crime against humanity which amounted to genocide.
Geoffrey Robertson, QC, is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers,
the UKs leading human rights legal practice. A barrister, academic, author, and
broadcaster, Robertson is the author of several books including The Justice Game
and Mullahs Without Mercy. He lives in London, England.

POLITICAL SCIENCE / HISTORY


September
4 x 7 | 304 pp
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Biteback Publishing
Anti-Semitism
Frederic Raphael

A fiercely argued essay on the rise


of anti-Semitism across the world today.

RELIGION / POLITICAL SCIENCE


September
Provocations
4 x 7 | 128 pp
Trade Cloth US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-84954-890-8 USC

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The Jews are at once privileged and peculiar, possibly blessed, regularly cursed.
So why have a few million human beings, of differing appearance, allegiance, and
ideology been lumped together as The Enemy in so many programs for salvation, in this world and the next?
The rejection of Jesus turned the Chosen into the Damned, and in this
sense, the rise of Christianity and the damnation of the Jews went hand in hand.
Yet both Christianity and Islam cannot entirely deny that their doctrines are
based on Judaism.
Religious pundits have claimed that the doctrine of anti-Semitism is a feature of the Enlightenment. Now, years later, what Adolf Hitler failed to do, others
wish to complete. Anti-Judaism had a successor in anti-Semitism, and anti-
Semitism has in turn mutated into anti-Israelism. Israel, like the Jew, is the target of choice for those who hope to be covered in glory by casting the first stone.
In this extraordinary, powerful polemic, celebrated writer Frederic Raphael
looks back through two millennia of persecution, explaining not only exactly
why it is people have been killing Jews for so long, but how this religion con
tinues to survive and flourish in spite of this history of violence.

Biteback Publishing
Refusing the Veil
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

A provocative polemic arguing that Muslim women


across the world should refuse the veil.

Many Muslims worldwide either support or adopt religious veiling, and those who
argue against it are often criticized, or worse. But, according to Yasmin Alibhai-
Brown, the veil throws up a number of concerns, from questions of health and
freedom of choice, to issues of gender and personal identity.
She argues that veiling conceals abuse, propagates eating disorders, and restricts access to sunlight and exercise. It is imposed on babies and young girls, allows women to be shamed for not covering up, and has become associated with
extremist factions. It demonizes men, oppresses feminism, and presents obstacles
to performance and success. It even encourages racism, distorts Muslim values,
and strips women of autonomy and individuality.
Written from a unique perspective, and packed with personal experiences as
well as public examples, Yasmin addresses the ultimate question: why Muslim
women everywhere should refuse the veil.
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a journalist, broadcaster, writer, and professor of journalism at Middlesex University. She is a regular columnist for the Independent
and the Daily Mail and a past winner of the Orwell Prize for Journalism.
Provocations is a groundbreaking new series of short polemics composed by
some of the most intriguing voices in contemporary culture. Never less than
sharp, intelligent, and controversial, the series provides insightful contributions
to some of the most vital discussions in society today.

SOCIAL SCIENCE / RELIGION


September
Provocations
4 x 7 | 110 pp
Trade Cloth US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
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Biteback Publishing
The Madness of Modern Parenting
Zoe Williams
Combining laugh-out-loud tales of parenthood with myth-busting facts and figures, Zoe Williams provides a witty critique of the commercial pressures on
modern parents. They managed perfectly well for centuries before this modern
madness, so why do todays mothers and fathers make such an almighty fuss?
Zoe Williams is a columnist for the Guardian.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / SOCIAL SCIENCE
September | Provocations | 4 x 7 | 102 pp
Trade Cloth US $14.95 | CAN $18.50 | 978-1-84954-751-2 USC

Authenticity is a Con
Peter York
Authentic has become the buzzword of our age. But, as Peter York has discovered, its meaning has changed and become corrupted. It is now practically impossible for us to differentiate between authentic and authentic.
Peter York is a broadcaster, journalist, and management consultant. He was style
editor of Harpers & Queen for ten years.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / ART | September | Provocations | 4 x 7 | 124 pp
Trade Cloth US $14.95 | CAN $18.50 | 978-1-84954-787-1 USC

Why Women Need Quotas


Vicky Pryce
The United Kingdom has a poor record on gender parity, both in Parliament and
in business. But Britons hate the idea of positive discrimination. Its time to get
tough, argues economist Vicky Pryce.
Vicky Pryce is an economist and former joint head of the United Kingdoms government economic service.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / SOCIAL SCIENCE | January | Provocations | 4 x 7 | 128 pp
Trade Cloth US $14.95 | CAN $18.50 | 978-1-84954-786-4 USC

What Have the Immigrants


Ever Done for Us?
Kelvin Mackenzie
Kelvin MacKenzie, once editor of a populist anti-immigrant newspaper, makes
the case for welcoming immigration as an asset to the United Kingdom, both
socially and economically, and argues against the increasingly hysterical anti-
migration lobby which has emerged in Britain.
Kelvin MacKenzie is a newspaper editor, broadcaster, and media commentator.
SOCIAL SCIENCE | January | Provocations | 4 x 7 | 128 pp
Trade Cloth US $14.95 | CAN $18.50 | 978-1-84954-841-0 USC

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Biteback Publishing
Down with the Royals
Joan Smith

Joan Smith makes the argument for the end of the monarchy
and for an elected head of state in Britain.

After Diana, there seemed some hope that Britain would finally grow up and get
rid of the monarchy, a symbol of inequality and privilege. But the royals have been
smart and were able to cleverly re-invent and thus re-establish the institution.
Now with William, Kate, and baby George, it has become almost treasonable to
argue for an elected head of state. But that is exactly why it must be done, according to Joan Smith.
Joan Smith is a columnist, novelist, and human rights activist. She is the author
of Moralities, the highly praised and celebrated Misogynies, most recently The
Public Woman, and five detective novels. She is co-chair of the Mayor of Londons
Violence Against Women and Girls panel.

SOCIAL SCIENCE / POLITICAL SCIENCE


January
4 x 7 | 128 pp
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Biteback Publishing
Double Cross in Cairo
The True Story of the Spy Who Turned the Tide
of War in the Middle East

Nigel West

Using declassified files, Nigel West explores the heroic exploits of one of
the Second World Wars most closely guarded secrets.

POLITICAL SCIENCE / TRUE CRIME


November
6 x 9 | 336 pp
Trade Cloth US $24.95 | CAN $30.99
978-1-84954-796-3 USC

As part of the infamous Double Cross operation, Jewish double agent Renato Levi
proved to be one of the Allies most devastating weapons in World War Two.
In 1941, with the help of Ml6, Levi built an extensive spy ring in North Africa
and the Middle East. But, most remarkably, it was entirely fictitious. This network
of imagined informants peddled dangerously false misinformation to Levis unwitting German handlers. His efforts would distort any enemy estimates of Allied
battle plans for the remainder of the war.
His communications were infused with just enough truth to be palatable, and
just enough imagination to make them irresistible. In a vacuum of seemingly
trustworthy sources, Levis enemies not only believed in the CHEESE network,
as it was codenamed, but they came to depend upon it. And, by the wars conclusion, he could boast of having helped the Allies thwart Erwin Rommel in North
Africa, as well as diverting whole armies from the D-Day landing sites. He wielded
great influence and, as a double agent, he was unrivaled.
Until now, Levis deceptions and feats of derring-do have remained completely
hidden. Using recently declassified files, Double Cross in Cairo uncovers the heroic
exploits of one of the Second World Wars most closely guarded secrets.
Nigel West is a military historian specializing in security and intelligence topics. He sits on the editorial board of the International Journal of Intelligence and
Counter-Intelligence and Global War Studies and, for the past three years, he has
chaired the panel of judges for the annual St. Ermins Intelligence Book of the
Year award.

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Biteback Publishing
Kim Philby
A Story of Friendship and Betrayal

Tim Milne
Elegant and rich in detail, [Kim Philby] provides intriguing glimpses of the
man who would become the twentieth centurys most notorious British spy and
traitor.Mail on Sunday
Kim Philby is recognized as the Cold Wars most infamous traitor, a Soviet spy
at the heart of British intelligence. Tim Milne was Philbys closest and oldest
friend. His treachery was a huge blow to Milne and, after he retired, Milne wrote
this highly revealing description of Philbys time in the secret service.
Tim Milne retired from MI6 in October 1968 and never spoke publicly of his
friendship with Kim Philby. He died in 2010.

POLITICAL SCIENCE /
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
December
Dialogue
Dialogue Espionage Classics
5 x 7 | 304 pp
20 B&W photographs
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-84954-827-4 USC

Published in paperback for the first


time, the full account of Britains
most notorious Cold War traitor.

Their Trade is Treachery


The Full Unexpurgated Truth About the
Russian Penetration of The Worlds Secret Defences

Chapman Pincher
In this extraordinary volume, first published in 1981, British journalist Chapman
Pincher dissected the whole of the Soviet penetration of the Western world during the twentieth century, helped unmask the Cambridge Five, and outlined
his suspicions that former MI5 chief Peter Hollis was a Soviet super-spy at the
heart of a ring of double a gents, poisoning the Secret Intelligence Service from
within.
Chapman Pincher began a career in journalism, joining the Daily Express as
a science and defense correspondent at the end of the Second World War. He
was regarded as one of the United Kingdoms finest investigative reporters of
the twentieth century. He died in 2014.
The Dialogue Espionage Classics series began in 2010 with the purpose of
bringing back classic out-of-print spy stories that should never be forgotten. This
fascinating spy history series includes some of the best military, espionage, and
adventure stories ever told.

POLITICAL SCIENCE / TRUE CRIME


October
Dialogue
Dialogue Espionage Classics
5 x 7 | 400 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-84954-783-3 USC

The definitive account of spies


and spying during the Cold War.

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Biteback Publishing
Adventures of a British Master Spy
The Memoirs of Sydney Reilly

Sidney Reilly
In September 1925, Sidney Reilly journeyed across the Russian frontier on a
mission to overthrow the Bolsheviks and restore the Czar. He vanished without
a trace. The circumstances surrounding his death remain a mystery.
This classic autobiography reveals the intriguing adventures and exploits of
the man widely credited as being the original twentieth-century super-spy, inspiration for Ian Flemings James Bond.

POLITICAL SCIENCE /
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
September
Dialogue
Dialogue Espionage Classics
5 x 7 | 297 pp
20 B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-84954-718-5 USC

Sidney Reilly, the so-called Ace of Spies, was a womanizing British secret agent
who claimed to be Irish but was in fact Russian. Awarded the Military Cross for
his daring operations, he met his death in Russia in 1925 after a sting operation
by the Soviet Secret Service.

Sidney Reilly: hero, conman,


master spy, womanizer
who really was the Ace of Spies?

Odd People
Hunting Spies in the First World War

Basil Thompson
Against the backdrop of World War One, and rising hysteria over German spies
on the British home front, Basil Thompson was seconded from Scotland Yard to
hunt, arrest, and interrogate the potential German spies identified by the nascent
British intelligence services. His is an extraordinary story of sleuthing and secrets
during a time of war.

POLITICAL SCIENCE / HISTORY


October
Dialogue
Dialogue Espionage Classics
5 x 7 | 320 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-84954-797-0 USC

A wittily observed portrait


of an incomparably exciting job at a
time of great national crisis and paranoia.

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Basil Thomson was assistant commissioner of Londons Metropolitan Police,


which made him the head of the Criminal Investigation Department at New
Scotland Yard. As head of CID, Thomson was involved in the arrests of suspected
spies, suffragettes, Indian revolutionaries, and Irish rebels.

Bitter Lemon Press


The Body Snatcher
Patrcia Melo
Translated by Clifford Landers

A tightly plotted crime novel of drug dealing gone wrong,


police corruption, and macabre blackmail,
by Brazils best-selling mystery writer.

Praise for The Body Snatcher:


An excellent and atypical book, a fantastic adventure.The Huffington Post
An explosive mixture of dread, greed and corruption. You wont put it down until
youve read the very last page.Cosmopolitan
This tightly plotted novel by Brazils best-selling crime author is a tale of drug dealing gone wrong, police corruption, and macabre blackmail, set in a heat-soaked
town in the vast untamed Brazilian lowlands bordering Bolivia. One bright
Sunday, alone on the banks of the Paraguay River, the narrator witnesses the
fatal crash of a small plane. He finds a kilo of cocaine in the dead pilots backpack and pockets it along with the pilots expensive watch. Thus begins the
protagonists long slide into corruption.
When police locate the crash site, the pilots body is missing and a large-scale
search ensues. Our hero, now involved in a busted cocaine deal, ends up owing a
Bolivian drug gang so much money that blackmailing the wealthy family of the
dead pilot seems to be the only way out. When the family secretly agrees to pay
serious money to recover the body of their son, our hero, who does not have the
pilots body, decides someone elses will do. . . . Or so he thinks.
Patrcia Melo is an author and playwright born in Sao Paolo (1962). Her novels
Lost World, The Killer, In Praise of Lies, and Inferno have been published in English
to rave reviews. Her works have also been translated into Italian, Spanish, and
Dutch.

MYSTERY / TRAVEL
September
5 x 7 | 220 pp
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Bitter Lemon Press


Divorce Turkish Style
Esmahan Aykol
Translated by Ruth Whitehouse

The young wife of a wealthy industrialist is found dead


in her Istanbul apartment. An accident, they said . . .

Praise for Esmahan Aykol:


Kati could be the love child of Miss Marple and NPRs Andrei Codrescu. It
doesnt matter who done it. What matters is that Aykol uses the genre to tell us
more about the world than were used to.Newsday
An offbeat amateur sleuth with a distinctive narrative voice. Fans of Amanda
Crosss Kate Fansler and Kerry Greenwoods Phryne Fisher will find a lot to
like.Publishers Weekly

MYSTERY / TRAVEL
October
A Kati Hirschel Murder Mystery
5 x 7 | 235 pp
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Kati owns Istanbuls only mystery book store and, as usual, gets involved in a
case that is none of her business. Every day, a beautiful woman lunches alone
in the restaurant next to the bookstore. When the woman is found dead in her
apartment, Kati immediately recognizes the stranger from the restaurant in images in the newspaper photographs. Although the police believe it was an accident, Kati suspects something more sinister has happened.
Sani Ankaraligil was an attractive young woman and a politically active ecolo
gist in the middle of a divorce from her wealthy husband. So who would benefit
from her death? The industrial companies Sani had accused of polluting the rivers of Western Turkey, or her jealous husband seeking revenge through an honor
killing, or a Thracian separatist group? The investigation pulls Kati into murkier waters: the marriage may have been a sham, designed to cover up Sanis husbands homosexuality . . . the role of her mother-i n-law goes from distasteful to
outright criminal.

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Hotel Bosphorus
Esmahan Aykol
Translated by Ruth Whitehouse
A Kati Hirschel Murder Mystery
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978-1-904738-68-8 USC

Baksheesh
Esmahan Aykol
Translated by Ruth Whitehouse
A Kati Hirschel Istanbul Mystery
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978-1-908524-04-1 USC

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Bitter Lemon Press


Betty Boo
Claudia Pieiro
Translated by Miranda France

Seemingly unconnected deaths lead to the darkest secrets of the


Argentine establishment. It all begins in a luxurious gated community.

Praise for Claudia Pieiro:


Thursday Night Widows is a fine morality tale which explores the dark places societies enter when they place material comfort before social justice, and security
before morality.Publishers Weekly
If you read only one crime book in translation this year, make All Yours the one,
a book that grabs you from the start and whips along at pace. It screams out to become a filmThe Postman Only Brings Double Indemnity perhaps.CrimeTime
The fourth novel from Claudia Pieiro, South Americas best-selling crime
novelist.
When a renowned Buenos Aires industrialist is found dead at his home in an
exclusive gated community called La Maravillosa, the novelist Nurit Iscar (once
nicknamed Betty Boo owing to a resemblance to the cartoon character Betty
Boop) is contracted by a former lover, the editor of a national newspaper, to cover
the story. Nurit teams up with the papers veteran, but now demoted, crime reporter. Soon they realize that they are falling in love, which complicates matters
deliciously.
The murder is no random crime but one in a series that goes to the heart of the
establishment. Five members of the Argentine industrial and political elite, who
all went to the same boarding school, have died in apparently innocent circumstances. The Maravillosa murder is just the last in the series and those in power
in Argentina are not about to allow all this brought to light. Too much is at stake.

MYSTERY / TRAVEL
February
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A Crack in the Wall
Claudia Pieiro
Translated by Miranda France
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All Yours
Claudia Pieiro
Translated by Miranda France
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Selected Backlist from Bitter Lemon Press

Havana Fever

Reasonable Doubts

Translated by Peter Bush

Translated by Howard Curtis

FICTION / TRAVEL
5 x 8 | 285 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-1-904738-36-7 USC

FICTION
5 x 7 | 249 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-1-904738-54-1 USC

eBook available

eBook available

Leonardo Padura

Gianrico Carofiglio

101 Places in Italy:


A Private Grand Tour

1001 Unforgettable Works of Art


Francis Russell
TRAVEL / ART
5 x 7 | 288 pp
150 color illustrations, 60 B&W illustrations
Flexibound US $24.95 | CAN $27.50
978-1-908524-32-4 USC
eBook available

Fallout

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Paul Thomas

Ben Pastor

Tin Sky

Chernobyl Strawberries

FICTION
5 x 7 | 288 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-908524-49-2 USC

FICTION
5 x 7 | 410 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-908524-51-5 USC

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / HISTORY


5 x 7 | 256 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-908524-47-8 USC

eBook available

eBook available

eBook available

Vesna Goldsworthy

BOA Editions, Ltd.


Im No Longer Troubled by the
Extravagance
Rick Bursky
Mapping human fragility, lost lovers, and mysterious pasts,
this new collection is an exploration of the extravagance of being alive.

Im No Longer Troubled by the Extravagance is a collection of poems that assign


new meanings to the people and things of the past. The book moves in three sections through a fantastic landscape that maps human fragility. The poems in the
first section speak to matters of the heartintimacy and losspunctuated by
lovers who leave. The second section is comprised of prose poems chronicling
misadventures and conspiracies: Russian spies on Wilshire Boulevard, artichokes that mate for life, and secret photographs of God. Finally, the third section pans out from individual experience, hosting the collective in fable-like
reflections. Together, the poems in Extravagance mark with fragile acceptance
the surreal extravagance of being alive.
The Relentless
One day well know how long
the dead have to be dead
before they feel hunger.
One day itll be summer forever.
In the meantime, the weather,
looking for its cue, keeps an eye on me;
and I keep whatever moneys in my pocket
crumpled in a ball. A relentless
responsibility dogs me, and the funny thing
is, these are the lyrics to a happy song.
Go ahead, tap your foot,
snap your fingers.
Were roasting a pig in the yard.
Rick Bursky is the author of Death Obscura (Sarabande Books, 2010) and The Soup
of Something Missing (Bear Star Press, 2004), winner of the Dorothy Brunsman
Poetry Prize. He lives in Los Angeles where he works in advertising and teaches
poetry in the UCLA Extension Writers Program.

POETRY
September
6 x 9 | 104 pp
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Contributor Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

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BOA Editions, Ltd.


Antidote for Night
Marsha de la O

Set in present-day Southern California, Antidote for Night is a heartbreak lyric,


a corrido, a love song to Californias city lights and far-flung outskirtst he San
Diego backcountry, the Central Valley, the Inland Empire, and the Mojave
Desert. Marsha de la Os voice is a kind of free jazz, musically rich with LA noir
and the vastness of metropolitan Southern California.
Marsha de la Os Black Hope won the New Issues Prize from the University
of Western Michigan and an Editors Choice Award. She has taught Spanish-
speaking children in Los Angeles and Ventura County for thirty years.
POETRY
September
6 x 9 | 104 pp
Trade Paper US $16.00 | CAN $19.99
978-1-938160-81-3 W
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This Isabella Gardner Awardwinning


collection deals with the press of
mortality and the violent losses
of young men of color.

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Contributor Hometown: Ventura, CA

Beautiful Wall
Ray Gonzalez
Beautiful Wall takes us on a profound journey through the deserts of the Southwest
where the ever-changing natural landscape and an aggressive border culture rewrite intolerance and ethnocentric thought into human history. Inextricably
linked to his Mexican ancestry and American upbringing, Ray Gonzalezs new
collection mounts the wall between the current realities of violence and politics,
and a beautiful, never-to-be-forgotten past.

POETRY
October
6 x 9 | 120 pp
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Set in the desert Southwest,


Beautiful Wall straddles current realities
of immigration and border violence,
and a beautiful, familial past.

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Ray Gonzalez is the author of fifteen books of poetry. The recipient of numerous awards, including a 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southwest
Border Regional Library Association, he is a professor at the University of
Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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The Education of a Poker Player
James McManus

Autobiographical stories by New York Times best-selling author


James McManus follow the transformational track of protagonist
Vincents adolescence from priesthood to poker.

In writing about poker Jim McManus has managed to write about everything,
and its glorious.David Sedaris
New York Times b est-selling author James McManus offers up a collection of
seven stories narrated by an Irish Catholic altar boy in the late 1950s and early
1960s. Persuaded at age eight by his grandmother that a life of priesthood will
guarantee salvation for every member of his family, he eagerly enrolls in a Jesuit
seminary for high school. However, as the meaning of a vow of celibacy becomes
clearer to himand he is lured to the irresistible pleasures of pokerlife as a
seminarian begins to seem less appealing. These autobiographical stories are
enlightening and evocative, a fascinating tribute to the game.
James McManus has been called pokers Shakespeare. He is the New York
Times best-selling author of Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binions
World Series of Poker and Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker, among others. He has
been the poker columnist for the New York Times and currently writes the history column for CardPlayer. His work has also appeared in Harpers, the Believer,
Paris Review, Esquire, and in Best American anthologies for poetry, sports writing, science and nature, and magazine writing. He has spoken about poker at Yale,
Harvard, Google, Goldman Sachs, and on numerous media outlets, and is the recipient of the Peter Lisagor Award for Sports Journalism and fellowships from the
Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations, among other awards. He teaches at the
School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

FICTION / GAMES
October
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You Who Cross My Path
Erez Bitton
Translated by Tsipi Keller

The first bilingual US publication of celebrated Israeli poet Erez Bitton,


often considered the founding father of Mizrahi Israeli poetry.

This first US publication of Erez Bitton, one of Israels most celebrated poets, recalls the fate of Moroccan Jewish culture with poems both evocative and pure.
Considered the founding father of Mizrahi Israeli, a major tradition in the history of Hebrew poetry, Bittons bilingual collection dramatically expands the
scope of biographical experience and memory, ultimately resurrecting a vanishing world and culture.
Preliminary Background Words
My mother my mother
from a village of shrubs green of a different green.
From a birds nest producing milk sweeter than sweet.
From a nightingales cradle of a thousand Arabian nights.
POETRY
November
6 x 9 | 200 pp
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Hebrew bilingual
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My mother my mother
who staved off evil
with her middle fingers
with beating her chest
on behalf of all mothers.
My father my father
who delved into worlds
who sanctified the Sabbath with pure Araq
who was most practiced
in synagogue traditions.
And I
having distanced myself
deep into my heart
would recite
when all were asleep
short Bach masses
deep into my heart
in Jewish-
Moroccan.
Erez Bitton was born in 1942 to Moroccan parents in Oran, Algeria, and emigrated to Israel in 1948. Blinded by a stray hand grenade in Lod, he spent his
childhood in Jerusalems School for the Blind. He is considered the founding father of Mizrahi poetry in Israelt he first poet to take on the conflict between North African immigrants and the Ashkenazi society, and the first to use
Judeo-A rabic dialect in his poetry. His most recent award is the Bialik Lifetime
Achievement Award (2014).

Breakaway Books
Get Muddy
Personal Stories of Obstacle Course Racing

Gail Waesche Kislevitz

What its like to compete in Spartan Races, Tough Mudders, Warrior


Dashes, Muddy Buddies-a
ll the new and grueling obstacle races.

A collection of dramatic first-person stories about the experience of competing in obstacle course races (OCRs). In the style of First Marathons and Becoming
an Ironman, these stories give the subjective experience of participating in the
sport, either for the first time, or as a lifestyle. Get Muddy is a whats-it-like
book more than a how-to, though there are practical tips aplenty throughout.
OCR is the new series of events for people who have become bored with merely
running a marathon, or doing a triathlon, or, say, completing Army boot camp.
OCR involves a constantly changing combination of such challenges as: crawling
under barbed wire, jumping over fire, spear throw, wall scaling, electric shocks,
ice water bathsa ll while running a course that may be anywhere from three to
ten miles, or more.
Participation numbers for OCR are booming. Having started just a few
years ago, Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, and Warrior Dash now see over a million participants per year combined. And new OCR series spring up constantly,
like Mudderella (for women only), Civilian Military Combine, Savage Race, and
Rugged Maniac.
Just as marathons and 10Ks saw a huge national running boom, we are now
at the dawn of a huge OCR boom. Get Muddy will appeal to everyone from the
mildly curious to the wildly committed.

SPORTS & RECREATION


November
6 x 9 | 288 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-62124-019-8 USC

Contributor Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ

Also
Available
First Marathons
Personal Encounters with the 26.2-Mile
Monster
Edited by Gail Waesche Kislevitz
Trade Paper US $15.00 | CAN $18.00
978-1-891369-11-7 USC

First Triathlons
Personal Stories of
Becoming a Triathlete
Gail Waesche Kislevitz
Trade Paper US $14.00 | CAN $17.00
978-1-891369-64-3 USC

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Breakaway Books
Newlyweds Afloat
Married Bliss and Mechanical Breakdowns
While Living Aboard a Trawler

Felicia Scheiderhan

SPORTS & RECREATION


October
6 x 9 | 256 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-62124-020-4 USC

A funny memoir of falling in love,


getting married, and moving aboard
a boatwhich becomes part
of the marriage.

A young woman meets an amazing guy, falls in love, and they move in together.
Straightforward enough, right? Except he lives on a boata thirty-eight-foot
trawler, docked in Chicago. Their relationship is intensified by living in a tiny
space, and by the neverending quirks of the boat, who becomes a third party in
the marriage. There are electrical failures, pump failures, big waves, and freezing
winters . . . not to mention the attack goose. Felicia Schneiderhan has a fine literary sensibility and manages to be both funny and deeply serious in writing about
boats and love and relationships.

Contributor Hometown: Duluth, MN

Penelope Down East


Cruising Adventures in an Engineless Catboat
Along the Worlds Most Beautiful Coast

W. R. Cheney

SPORTS & RECREATION


September
6 x 9 | 240 pp
B&W photographs, maps
Trade Paper US $14.00 | CAN $17.50
978-1-62124-018-1 USC

Stories of cruising a small boat the


old-fashioned way: with no motor.

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Penelope Down East is a collection of stories about cruising a twenty-t wo-foot


gaff-r igged catboatw ith no auxiliary enginea ll along the coast of Maine,
bucking tremendous tides, riding the fickle winds, glorying in the most gorgeous, rugged seacoast imaginable, and often winding up in unforeseen places
at the end of each day. W. R. Cheney is a cheerful guide to the joys and frustrations of engineless cruising, and the heightened sailing skills needed to do it.
Not just a Maine title, Penelope Down East will appeal to small-boat sailors and
cruisers everywhere.

Contributor Hometown: Swans Island, ME

Bywater Books
Backcast
Ann McMan

Backcast is Fried Green Tomatoes meets The Big Chill


by way of A River Runs Through It.

Ann McMan is the lesbian Armistead Maupinonly better.Lee Lynch,


author of The Swashbuckler
When sculptor and author Barb Davis is given an NEA grant to pair original
feminist sculptures with searing first-person essays on transitions in womens
lives, she organizes a two week writing retreat with twelve of the best, brightest, and most notorious lesbian authors in the business. But in between regularly
scheduled happy hours and writing sessions, the women enter a tournament
bass fishing competition, receive life coaching from a wise-cracking fish named
Phoebe, and uncover a subterranean world of secrets and desires that is as varied
and elusive as the fish that swim in the waters of Lake Champlain.
Set on the beautiful shores of Vermonts Lake Champlain, Backcast is richly
populated with an expansive cast of endearing and outrageous characters who
battle writers block, quirky locals, personal demons, unexpected attractions,
and even each other during their two-week residency. For Barb and each of her
twelve writers, the stakes in this fast-moving story are high, but its emotional
and romantic payoffs are slow and sweet.
Filled with equal parts laugh-out-loud humor and breathtaking pathos,
Backcast serves up a sometimes irreverent, sometimes sobering look at the hidden lives of women, and how they laugh, love, lose, and blunder through their
own search for meaning.
Ann McMan is the author of five novels, including Jericho and Aftermath, and
two short story collections. She has won two Golden Crown Literary Awards
and her novel, Hoosier Daddy, was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist.

FICTION
December
5 x 8 | 288 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-61294-063-2 USC
eBook available

Contributor Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

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Bywater Books
The Old Deep and Dark
Ellen Hart
Ellen Hart has crafted another impeccably plotted,
seamlessly written mystery in the latest installment
in the award-winning Jane Lawless series.

Brava to one of the best mystery novels of the season.David Marshall James,
Book Reviews
Ellen Hart has written a terrific mystery with believable, well-
rounded
characters, great setting, fascinating story line, and red herrings galore.
Tulsa Book Review

FICTION / MYSTERY
November
First Trade Paper Edition
A Jane Lawless Mystery
5 x 8 | 304 pp
Trade Paper US $12.95 | CAN $15.99
978-1-61294-062-5 USC

Contributor Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Renowned theater director Cordelia Thorn is restoring a historic theater. She


has a vision for its future, but is increasingly fascinated by its past. Nicknamed
The Old Deep and Dark because of the Prohibition-era double murder that
occurred in the basement, there are a wealth of secrets hidden inside its walls.
And, to her shock and horror, Cordelia discovers a present-d ay body literally
buried in a basement wall. Cordelia calls on her best friend, P.I. Jane Lawless.
Although Jane is in the thick of another investigation, she agrees to help. But as
Jane starts tracing the trails of two separate investigations, she quickly learns
they might not be as unconnected as she thought.
With The Old Deep and Dark, the twenty-second installment in the award-
winning Jane Lawless series, Ellen Hart has crafted another impeccably plotted,
seamlessly written mystery.
Ellen Hart is the author of thirty crime novels. She is a five-t ime winner of the
Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery, a three-t ime winner of the
Minnesota Book Award for Best Popular Fiction, and a three-t ime winner of
theGolden Crown Literary Award. In 2010, Ellen received the GCLS Trailblazer
Award for lifetime achievement in the field of lesbian literature.

Also
Available

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The Mirror and the Mask


Ellen Hart
A Jane Lawless Mystery
Trade Paper US $12.95 | CAN $14.50
978-1-61294-043-4 USC

The Cruel Ever After


Ellen Hart
A Jane Lawless Mystery
Trade Paper US $12.95 | CAN $14.50
978-1-61294-044-1 USC

Centipede Press
Singularity
Melanie Tem

Singularity gathers award-w inning writer Melanie Tems most important short
fiction, highlighting her diversity and mastery of her art. Melanie Tems stories
are often haunted by ghosts and monsters, ghosts and monsters revealed as all
too human. In Singularity, she explores the love and terror that lie deep within
all of us.
Melanie Tem (19492015) wrote eleven novels and dozens of short stories,
plus plays and poetry. Her first book, Prodigal, won the Bram Stoker Award for
best first novel. Written in collaboration with Steve Rasnic Tem, the story The
Man On the Ceiling also received the World Fantasy Award.

FICTION /HORROR
January
6 x 9 | 600 pp
Color and B&W illustrations
Trade Cloth US $150.00 | CAN $187.50
978-1-61347-043-5 USC

Singularity gathers award-winning writer


Melanie Tems most important short
fiction, highlighting her diversity
and mastery of her art.

The Drive-In
Joe R. Lansdale
Illustrated by David Ho
Introduction by Don Coscarelli
When a group of friends decided to spend a day at the worlds largest drive-in
theater horror fest, they expected to see tons of bloody murders, rampaging
madmen, and mayhem, but only on the screen. But as a mysterious force traps
all the patrons inside the drive-i n, the worst in humanity comes out. The first
limited edition hardcover of all three Drive-In novels, with an introduction
by famed horror film director Don Coscarelli and stunning illustrations by
David Ho. This is a limited edition and each copy is signed by Joe R. Lansdale
and David Ho.

FICTION /HORROR
September
6 x 9 | 494 pp
Color and B&W illustrations
Trade Cloth US $150.00 | CAN $187.50
978-1-61347-135-7 USC

The first limited edition hardcover


of all three Drive-In novels,
signed by Joe R. Lansdale.

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Centipede Press
Black Alibi
Cornell Woolrich

It begins as a publicity stunt: a singer parading a jaguar on a leash. But then the
killer cat escapes into the heart of a South American city and soon a woman is
found torn to death. As the police search for the jaguar, one man looks deeper
for a creature more terrible than any jungle beast . . .
FICTION | March | 6 x 9 | 256 pp | Color and B&W photographs and illustrations
Trade Cloth US $150.00 | 978-1-61347-146-3 US

The Bride Wore Black


Cornell Woolrich

No one knew who she was, where she came from, or why she had entered their
lives. All they really knew about her was that she possessed a terrifying beauty
and that each time she appeared, a man died horribly . . .
FICTION | February | 6 x 9 | 256 pp | B&W photographs and illustrations
Trade Cloth US $150.00 | 978-1-61347-145-6 US

Rendezvous in Black
Cornell Woolrich
Introduction by William F. Nolan
A grief-crazed young man, holding one among a small group of people responsible
for his fiances death, devotes his life to entering the lives of each of that group in
turn, finding out whom each one most loves, and murdering these loved ones so
that the person who killed his fiance will live the grief he lives.
FICTION | March | 6 x 9 | 276 pp | B&W photographs and illustrations
Trade Cloth US $150.00 | 978-1-61347-150-0 US

The Black Angel


Cornell Woolrich

A panic-stricken young wife races against time to prove that her convicted husband did not murder his mistress. Writing in first person from her viewpoint,
Cornell Woolrich makes us feel her love and anguish and desperation as she
becomes an avenging angel to rescue her husband from execution.
FICTION | March | 6 x 9 | 288 pp | Color and B&W photographs and illustrations
Trade Cloth US $150.00 | 978-1-61347-149-4 US

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Centipede Press
The Black Curtain
Cornell Woolrich

The story concerns a man with amnesia named Frank Townsend. He cannot remember anything from the previous three years of his life. As it turns out, he
may be a suspected murderer. He struggles to find a loophole in the overwhelming evidence.
FICTION | March | 6 x 9 | 212 pp | Color and B&W photographs and illustrations
Trade Cloth US $150.00 | 978-1-61347-147-0 US

The Black Path of Fear


Cornell Woolrich

The Black Path of Fear (1944) tells of a man who runs away to Havana with an
American gangsters wife, followed by the vengeful husband, who kills the
woman and frames her lover, leaving him a stranger in a strange land, menaced
on all sides and fighting for his life.
FICTION | March | 6 x 9 | 224 pp | Color and B&W photographs and illustrations
Trade Cloth US $150.00 | 978-1-61347-148-7 US

Stories to Be Whispered
The Collected Short Fiction of Cornell Woolrich, Volume 2

Cornell Woolrich
This is the second volume of a series that will include all of Cornell Woolrichs
short stories. Included are such suspense classics as Guillotine, Cigarette,
All At Once, No Alice, The Hummingbird Comes Home, and the classic
The Heavy Sugar.
FICTION | March | 6 x 9 | 484 pp | Color and B&W photographs and illustrations
Trade Cloth US $150.00 | 978-1-61347-151-7 US

Weird Fiction Review #5


Edited by S.T. Joshi
Art by Travis Louie
The Weird Fiction Review is an annual periodical devoted to the study of weird
and supernatural fiction. This fifth issue features original stories and essays by Jason V Brock, Dennis Etchison, John Butler, Sherry Austin, Stefan
Dziemianowicz, and Darrell Schweitzer; interviews with Michael Aronovitz
and Ray Bradbury; artwork by Travis Louie, and more.
FICTION | September | 6 x 9 | 304 pp | Color and B&W photographs and illustrations
Trade Paper US $35.00 | CAN $43.99 | 978-1-61347-143-2 USC

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Centipede Press
Fritz Leiber Masters of Science Fiction
Fritz Leiber

Fritz Leiber was one of science fictions greatest writers, equally at home in fantasy and horror fiction as well. This collection of his most well-k nown science
fiction also collects obscure tales as well, with an afterword by John Pelan and
cover art by Jim and Ruth Keegan. Masters of Science Fiction is a new series collecting the essential and award-w inning stories of classic science fiction writers
in a single, easy to read book. With covers by noted artists Jim and Ruth Keegan,
and edited by John Pelan, each book averages over six hundred pages.
FICTION / HORROR | November | Masters of Science Fiction | 6 x 9 | 686 pp
B&W photographs and illustrations
Trade Cloth US $95.00 | CAN $118.99 | 978-1-61347-071-8 USC

James Patrick Kelly


Masters of Science Fiction
James Patrick Kelly
James Patrick Kelly is one of science fictions modern masters. Kelly has been
awarded several of science fictions highest honors. He won the Hugo Award
for his novelette Think Like a Dinosaur (1995) and again for his novelette
10-16 to 1 (1999). Other stories have won the Asimovs Reader Poll and the SF
Chronicle Award.
FICTION / SCIENCE FICTION | January | Masters of Science Fiction | 6 x 9 | 686 pp
Trade Cloth US $95.00 | CAN $118.99 | 978-1-61347-070-1 USC

Vathek
William Beckford
Vathek is a Gothic novel written by William Beckford. Vathek capitalized on the
eighteenth-century obsession with all things Oriental. William Beckford was also
influenced by similar works from the French writer Voltaire. His originality lay
in combining the popular Oriental elements with the Gothic stylings. Long out
of print in this edition, the classic Vathek is here reprinted with the magnificent
Mahlon Blaine illustrations.
FICTION | September | 6 x 9 | 280 pp | Color and B&W illustrations
Trade Cloth US $75.00 | CAN $93.99 | 978-1-61347-102-9 USC

Fred Chappell: Masters of the Weird Tale


Fred Chappell, David Ho, and Fritz Janschka
The largest collection of Fred Chappell stories ever collected in one volume, including original artwork by David Ho and European master Fritz Janschka. Also
included is a new introduction by Fred Chappell himself, with photographs of the
author and images of old editions of his books. The edition is limited to two hundred signed and numbered copies.
FICTION / HORROR | September | Masters of the Weird Tale | 7 x 11 | 464 pp
Color and B&W photographs and illustrations
Slipcased US $350.00 | CAN $437.50 | 978-1-61347-066-4 USC

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Central Recovery Press


I Dont Know What to Believe
Making Spiritual Peace with Your Religion

Rabbi Ben Kamin

A thoughtful, honest guide to spirituality that respects ones inherited


religious belief system while answering real-life questions.

Americansespecially young peoplea re more un-churched and less affiliated


with organized religion than at any other time in our history. I Dont Know What
to Believe addresses that decline and presents an insightful examination of authentic spirituality for those who desire answers, guidance, and perspective regarding an important aspect of their lives: their beliefs and relationship to a
higher power.
Rabbi Ben Kamin addresses questions he has received from real people over
the thirty years of his ministry, such as:
Why does my parents religion have to define me?
Am I Gods child even if I dont go to religious services?
Does scripture include me in its ideology regardless of how much scripture
I know?
How do I follow my own spirituality while still respecting my parents
traditions?
Ben Kamin is the award-w inning author of ten books and is a scholar on the life
and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He has led congregations in Toronto,
New York, Cleveland, and San Diego since his ordination in 1978.

BODY, MIND & SPIRIT


February
6 x 9 | 260 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-942094-04-3 USC
eBook available

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Library Journal, New Leaf, Publishers Weekly
National radio campaign
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Outreach to behavioral health publications
Author appearances at APA, Journal Training,
NCAD, other addiction treatment professional
events
Promotion through: centralrecoverypress.com
Contributor Hometown: Encinitas, CA

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Central Recovery Press


Irrelationships
How We Use Dysfunctional Relationships to Hide from Intimacy

Mark B. Borg, Jr., PhD; Grant H. Brenner, MD;


and Daniel Berry, RN, MHA
Three experienced psychotherapists present
a clear and engaging examination of recurring
love relationship problems and how to resolve them.

An important and transformative guide that addresses the protective, yet dysfunctional dynamic where couples avoid genuine connection with an unsatisfying pattern of false intimacy. Drawing on their extensive clinical experience, the
authors look at song and dance behavioral routines repeatedly performed by
couples in irrelationships and delve into the most difficult emotions and actions
to help readers achieve personal breakthroughs.
Written for anyone who wants to understand unhealthy patterns and how to
change them, Irrelationships will help readers develop interpersonal skills, creating a new opportunity to heal and restore loving relationships.

FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / PSYCHOLOGY


October
6 x 9 | 288 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-942094-00-5 USC
eBook available

Mark B. Borg, Jr., PhD, is a community psychologist and psychoanalyst, and a


supervisor of psychotherapy at the William Alanson White Institute.
Grant H. Brenner, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice, specializing in treating mood and anxiety disorders and the complex problems that
may arise in adulthood from childhood trauma and loss.
Daniel Berry, RN, MHA, has practiced as a registered nurse in New York City
since 1987 and has worked for almost two decades in community-based programs.

Marketing Plans
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Library Journal, Publishers Weekly
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Promotion through: centralrecoverypress.com
Contributor Hometown: New York, NY

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Central Recovery Press


Life on the Rocks
Finding Meaning in Addiction and Recovery

Peg OConnor, PhD

A unique exploration toward an understanding of the nature of recovery


from active addiction using the perspective of Western philosophy.

Addiction and recovery are, at their core, about the meaning of life. Life on the
Rocks is the first book to address addiction and recovery from a Western philosophical perspective, offering a powerful set of tools sharpened over millennia.
It introduces some of the core concepts and vexing questions of philosophy to
help addicts and those affected by their addiction examine and perhaps transform the meaning they make of their lives.
Without assuming any familiarity with philosophy, Dr. Peg OConnor illuminates issues all addicts and their loved ones face: self-identity, moral responsibility, self-k nowledge and self-deception, free will and determinism, fatalism, the
nature of God, and their relations to others. Life on the Rocks is an indispensable
guide to the deeply philosophical concerns at the heart of every addicts struggle.
Peg OConnor, PhD, is professor of philosophy and gender, women, and sexuality studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. She is the author of the
popular Psychology Today blog Philosophy Stirred, Not Shaken and contributor to the Pro Talk series at Rehabs.com.

PHILOSOPHY / SELF-HELP
January
6 x 9 | 216 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-942094-02-9 USC
eBook available

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Promotion through: centralrecoverypress.com
Contributor Hometown: St. Peter, MN

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Central Recovery Press


Bottled
A Moms Guide to Early Recovery

Dana Bowman

Humorist Dana Bowman chronicles her struggle


with alcoholismand subsequent recovery
through the prism of early motherhood and its challenges.

An unflinching and hilarious memoir about recovery as a mother of young kids,


Bottled explains the perils moms face with drinking and chronicles the authors
path to recovery, from hitting bottom to the months of early sobrietya blur of
pain and chaosto her now (in)frequent moments of peace. It offers empathy,
comic relief, and encouragement for moms everywhere.
Dana Bowman is a longtime English teacher and part-time professor in the
department of English at Bethany College, Kansas. Author of the popular
mombsieblog.com, she leads and presents workshops on both writing and addiction, with a special emphasis on being a woman in recovery while parenting
young children.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / SELF-HELP
September
6 x 9 | 264 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-937612-97-9 USC
eBook available

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Promotion through: centralrecoverypress.com
Contributor Hometown: Lindsborg, KS

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Central Recovery Press


Self-Acceptance
The Key to Recovery from Mental Illness

Victor Ashear, PhD, with Vanessa Hastings

A comprehensive and groundbreaking workbook


addressing the stigma and distorted self-image issues
experienced by those suffering with mental illness.

With the rise of the recovery movement over the past thirty years, more hope
exists now than ever before for people diagnosed with serious mental illness to
live full, meaningful lives. Designed for use with groups as well as individuals,
this workbook provides didactic information and guides users through questions and exercises to encourage increased awareness and acceptance of the self
and the effects of mental illness. By actively responding to the questions, users
can better organize their thinking and engage in behaviors that will improve
quality of life.
Victor Ashear, PhD, has worked with patients diagnosed with serious mental illnesses for over forty years. He worked as a clinical psychologist for nearly
thirty-four years at the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Vanessa Hastings works as a technical editor/writer and marketing assistant
for national firm SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA). Before joining
SWCA, she served as the suicide prevention coordinator for her community.

SELF-HELP / PSYCHOLOGY
November
8 x 10 | 280 pp
Trade Paper US $24.95 | CAN $30.99
978-1-937612-91-7 USC
eBook available

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Training, NCAD, other addiction treatment
professional events
Contributor Hometown: Sheridan, WY

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Selected Backlist from Central Recovery Press

Weightless

My Life as a Fat Man


and How I Escaped
Gregg McBride

Foreword by Joy Bauer

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY /


SELF-HELP
6 x 9 | 328 pp
Trade Paper US $17.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-937612-69-6 USC
eBook available

Love in the Land


of Dementia

Finding Hope in
the Caregivers Journey
Deborah Shouse
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS /
HEALTH & FITNESS
6 x 9 | 180 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.50
978-1-937612-49-8 USC
eBook available

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Hard to Love

Understanding and Overcoming


Male Borderline
Personality Disorder
Joseph Nowinski, PhD
SELF-HELP / PSYCHOLOGY
6 x 9 | 192 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.50
978-1-937612-57-3 USC

Wisdom from the Couch

Knowing and Growing Yourself


from the Inside Out
Jennifer L. Kunst, PhD
PSYCHOLOGY
6 x 9 | 248 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-937612-61-0 USC
eBook available

eBook available

The Joey Song

A Mothers Story
of Her Sons Addiction
Sandra Swenson
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
6 x 9 | 200 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.50
978-1-937612-71-9 USC
eBook available

Intimate Treason

Healing the Trauma for Partners


Confronting Sex Addiction
Claudia Black, PhD and
Cara Tripodi, LCSW
PSYCHOLOGY
8 x 10 | 200 pp
Trade Paper US $17.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-936290-93-2 USC
eBook available

Chin Music Press


Seeing the Light:
Four Decades in Chinatown
Dean Wong
Dean Wong captures four decades of Asian American life in West Coast
Chinatowns. At turns poignant, heartbreaking, and uplifting.

Photojournalist Dean Wong has been chronicling life in Americas Chinatowns


for four decades. His sensitive eye and man-of-the-people interviews bring these
ghettos disguised as tourist traps to life. Through Wong, we meet the drag queen
deciding to stop his medications and die of AIDS with dignity; the elderly
Chinese American facing eviction as the neighborhood gentrifies; the artist told
by the city that his shop is a fire hazard; and the man who challenged Bruce Lee
to a fight . . . and lost. Wong focuses his attention on the Chinatowns of Seattle,
San Francisco, Vancouver, and New York. He reveals how Chinatown is sometimes a misnomer because these neighborhoods often include large pockets
of Vietnamese, Japanese, and other Asian American families. He also chronicles the celebratory side of life in these communities, from the events around
Lunar New Year to a much-a nticipated visit by the Dalai Lama. Building on
the groundwork of Bonnie Tsuis American Chinatown (2009), Seeing the Light
exposes an oft overlooked American community and reminds the reader that
these neighborhoods are filled with much more than good places to get dim sum.
Dean Wong is an award-w inning photojournalist who has been chronicling
Asian American life for nearly forty years. The city of Seattle and King County,
Washington, declared March 8, 1995, Dean Wong Day to honor his efforts
documenting the Asian and Pacific American community.

PHOTOGRAPHY
November
9 x 9 | 192 pp
Color photographs, 30 B&W photographs
Trade Cloth US $22.50 | CAN $27.99
978-1-63405-903-9 W
eBook available

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Contributor Hometown: Seattle, WA

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Chin Music Press


Why Ghosts Appear
Todd Shimoda
Art by LJC Shimoda
A fortuneteller hires a detective to find her missing son in this existential noir
mystery. A startling clue leads the detective into the underground worlds of
fortune-telling and pleasure tours. The missing son reminds him of an old case
which ended badly, one he is compelled to reopen. As he investigates both, he
finds his life becoming more ghostlike.

FICTION / MYSTERY
September
6 x 9 | 320 pp
Color photographs
Trade Cloth US $24.50 | CAN $30.50
978-1-63405-902-2 W
eBook available

Twin cases entangle and drag a morose


yet shrewd Japanese private detective into
the shadowy depths of the human psyche.

Todd Shimoda has published four novels on Japanese themes. The books
have been translated into six languages with over one hundred thousand copies printed worldwide. Todd was also the recipient of the Hawaii Literary Arts
Councils 2010 Elliot Cades Award for Literature.
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The Last Light


Elizabeth Sanders

Christmas Eve in Vacherie, Louisiana, finds the banks of the Mississippi alive
with fire. Walter is consumed with planning the perfect bonfiret he one that
will finally beat his brothers blaze and extinguish the lingering melancholy from
his fathers death. As Walter obsesses over wood, kindling, and structure, his
family life teeters on the brink of collapse.

FICTION
September
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Middle-aged Walter Doucet returns


to Vacherie, Louisiana, and his
low-country roots to build the familys
last competing Christmas Eve bonfire.

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Elizabeth Sanderss fiction has appeared in the Arkansas Review, the International
Feminist Journal of Politics, and the anthology Something in the Water. She is from
New Orleans and lives in New York with her husband and daughter. This is her
first novel.

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Cicada Books
The Bag Im In
The Fashions of UK Youth
Underground Music Scenes, 19611991

Sam Knee
Youth subculture in twentieth-century Britain was a unique phenomenon. Through
out the decades, young people sought to define themselves sartorially, reflecting
their identity in terms of regionalism, class, and crucially, musical taste, through
their clothes. This book is a comprehensive survey of forty-fi ve tribes that
roamed the streets of Britain from the 60s to the 90s. From Mod to Skinhead
and Rocker to Rudeboy, the look of each movement is captured in meticulously
researched, previously unpublished archive photography.
Explanatory texts by Sam Knee as well as an illustrated look-book appen
dix make this an important resource for fashion students, musos, and cultural
historians.

FASHION / MUSIC
March
7 x 9 | 336 pp
Color photographs and illustrations
Trade Cloth US $29.95 | CAN $37.50
978-1-908714-26-8 USC

A visual survey of the youth subcultures


that defined fashion in Britain from
the mid to the late twentieth century.

Glyph
A Visual Exploration of Punctuation Marks
and Other Typographic Symbols

Adriana Caneva and Shiro Nishimoto


Glyph is a look into the representations of marks and glyphs in the Latin alpha
bet. From & to } to *, each mark has a brief explanation of its use and history,
and a grid of its most interesting typographic variations. Who knew, for ex
ample, that the ampersand was once a letter in the alphabet?!
A strikingly designed and packaged book featuring hard-c ut greyboard edges
and liberal use of neon throughout, this book will be of great appeal to linguists,
typographers, and design afficionados alike.
DESIGN
November
4 x 7 | 112 pp
Color illustrations
Paper over Board US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-908714-28-2 USC

An visual exploration of punctuation


marks and typographic symbols,
looking at their history and at
key graphic representations.

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Selected Backlist from Cicada Books

Atlas of the Human Body

Illustrated by Kanitta Meechubot


Vanessa Jessop

JUVENILE NONFICTION
10 x 12 | 32 pp
Color illustrations
Paper over Board US $24.95 | CAN $30.99
978-1-908714-17-6 USC
Ages 7 and up

The Road Cyclists


Companion

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Tile Envy

Edited by Deborah Osburn


DESIGN
9 x 7 | 144 pp
Color photographs
Paper over Board US $24.95 | CAN $30.99
978-1-908714-11-4 USC

Evolution

Peter Drinkell

A Colouring Book
Annu Kilpelainen

SPORTS & RECREATION


5 x 8 | 144 pp
Color photographs and illustrations,
20 B&W illustrations
Trade Cloth US $24.95 | CAN $27.50
978-1-908714-12-1 USC

JUVENILE NONFICTION
8 x 11 | 32 pp
B&W illustrations
Novelty Book US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-1-908714-16-9 USC
Ages 7 to 13

Sunrise to High-Rise

A Wallbook of Architecture
through the Ages
Lucy Dalzell
JUVENILE NONFICTION
9 x 12 | 20 pp
Color illustrations
Novelty Book US $24.95 | CAN $27.50
978-1-908714-18-3 USC
Ages 7 and up

You Are Here

An Interactive Book
of Maps and Worlds
Created by Kathrin Jacobsen
JUVENILE NONFICTION
8 x 5 | 112 pp
Color and B&W illustrations and maps
Trade Paper US $19.95 | CAN $24.99
978-1-908714-20-6 USC
Ages 7 to 13

Cinco Puntos Press


The Do-Right
Lisa Sandlin

The do-rightthats old Southern talk for prison.


Delpha Wade doesnt want to go back there. Fourteen years is enough.

1973. Thats fourteen years of prison time after Delpha Wade killed a man who
was raping her. She wanted to kill the other one too, but he got away. So its hard
to find a decent job. But Delphas persistence pays off. She lands a secretarial
job with Tom Phelan, a neophyte private eye. Delpha is smart and prison-w ise
to human nature. Phelan is a Vietnam vet and an ex-roughneck who lost a finger
working the oil rigs out in the Gulf. Together Phelan and Delpha stumble into
the dark side of Beaumont, a small blue-collar Cajun city dominated by Big Oil.
A mysterious client plots mayhem against company men whose new oilfield
product is set to rock the industry. Teenage boys are disappearing and Phelan,
following his hunches, uncovers a menagerie of exotic animals and a serial
killer. And Delphaon a weekend outinglooks into the eyes of her rapist,
the one who got away. The novels conclusion is classic noir, full of surprise,
excitement, and karmic justice. Lisa Sandlins elegant prose, twisting through
the dark thickets of human passion, allows Delpha to open her heart again to the
wonders of friendship, compassion, and human sexuality.
Lisa Sandlins story Phelans First Case was anthologized in Lone Star Noir and
was later re-a nthologized in Akashics Best of the Noir series, USA Noir. The DoRight is her first full-length mystery. Lisa was born in Beaumont, currently lives
and teaches in Omaha, Nebraska, and summers in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

FICTION
October
5 x 8 | 306 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-941026-19-9 W
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Photographs of My Father
Paul Spike

A son tries to understand the violent murder of his father


civil-rights leader Rev. Robert Spikein 1966.

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / HISTORY


January
6 x 9 | 256 pp
Trade Paper US $17.95 | CAN $22.50
978-1-941026-23-6 W
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After the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Reverend Robert Spike stepped
away from the media spotlight and from civil rights politics. As director of the
National Council of Churches, he had organized churches to support the passage of both the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. He collaborated
with major civil rights leaders on strategy, and he helped the LBJ White House
craft legislation and the Presidents civil rights speeches, especially on the Voting
Rights Act. Then in Columbus, Ohio, he was viciously murdered. The murder
was never solved. Very little effort went into finding the murderer. The Columbus
police and the FBI put a special spin on the storythey hinted the unsolved murder was the brutal end of a gay relationship. During his fathers rise in the civil
rights movement, Paul Spike lived a life eerily similar to Holden Caulfieldsa
young intellectual lost in the labyrinth of booze, drugs, and girls. At Columbia
University, he was on the fringes of the S.D.S. Movement. That rootless life
ended with his fathers murder. He began his search for the meaning of his
fathers life and death.
In the new afterword, Spike says, Murder is an indelible stain on a family. It
never fades. After fifty years, I understand why I tried to do this. And why I left
America. I still dream of justice for my father.
Paul Spike lives in London where he writes about politics, literature, film, and
travel for a wide range of newspapers and magazines.

Cinco Puntos Press


As Far As I Know
Joseph Somoza

Remember the poetry of William Stafford?


Staffords quiet wisdom? Good. Now listen up.
Joseph Somoza wanders the same territory. Differently.

From the foreword, Freight Train: Being an immigrant from Spain who spoke
mostly Spanish but who wanted to become full-fledged American, I also wanted
to make my poems from ordinary, spoken English, without excessively rhetorical devices, the kind of language spoken by my first heroes in America, my uncle
Arthur and his buddies who would meet at his gas station regularly to shoot
craps, drink Ballantine Ale, and recall their youthful adventures as merchant
seamen, the real language of men, as William Wordsworth called it. This would
be a natural American-English language that an ordinary American in a heightened state of emotion might actually speak, a language heightened just enough
to draw attention to itself but not so much that it would sound artificially poetic,
the kind of language a later hero of mine, Jack Kerouac, used.
The Trees
Sitting here among my friends
the trees, I feel their
quietude, the gratitude
they show by holding out
their limbs, generously
allowing the moss to grow
on them, and squirrels and birds to
build nests in their crowns.
They dont seem to mind my
sitting here, maybe sensing
how much I value their
contemplative nature,
their general satisfaction
with the way things are.
Rooted to their one place
in the woods, they dont
crave something better,
nor complain about the weather.
They stand tall and straight,
side by side accepting
whatever comes.

POETRY
November
6 x 9 | 128 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-941026-25-0 W

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Joseph Somoza lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with his wife of fifty-plus years,
the painter Jill Somoza.

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Country of the Bad Wolfes

A Tightly Raveled Mind

FICTION
6 x 9 | 368 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-935955-03-0 USC

FICTION
6 x 9 | 306 pp
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978-1-935955-92-4 NA

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James Carlos Blake

Diane Lawson

Everything Begins and


Ends at the Kentucky Club
Benjamin Alire Senz

FICTION
6 x 9 | 180 pp
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978-1-935955-32-0 USC
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The Amado Women


Dsire Zamorano

FICTION
6 x 9 | 240 pp
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978-1-935955-73-3 USC
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Beauty is a Verb

The New Poetry of Disability


Edited by Jennifer Bartlett,
Sheila Black, and
Michael Northen
POETRY
6 x 9 | 326 pp
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Incantations

Songs, Spells and Images


by Mayan Women
Edited by Ambar Past
POETRY
8 x 8 | 230 pp
60 B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $26.95 | CAN $28.95
978-1-933693-09-5 USC

City Lights Publishers


Under the Affluence
Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich
and Sacrificing the Future of America

Tim Wise
A scalding indictment of how the wealthy influence the national
economy, politics, and media to disadvantage those less fortunate.

One of the most brilliant, articulate, and courageous critics of white privilege
in the nation.M ichael Eric Dyson
Tim Wise is one of Americas most prolific public intellectuals. His critically acclaimed books, high-profile media interviews, and year-round speaking schedule
have established him as a leading voice for racial equity. In Under the Affluence,
Wise builds on his fierce critique of racial privilege to discuss a related issue: class
disparity and a culture of cruelty that demonizes those in need.
As Wise demonstrates, there was a time when the hardship of fellow Americans
stirred feelings of sympathy, civic responsibility, and direct support for policies
meant to alleviate poverty. But today, mainstream discourse increasingly blames
low-income folks for their own situation, and the notion of an intractable culture
of poverty has pushed our country in an especially ugly direction. Wise shows
how the wealthy elite have commandeered discussions about class, moving the
nation toward scorn and disengagement from the marginalized.
With clarity and precision, Wise not only documents growing contempt for
the nations have-nots, but also explores the underlying forces that perpetuate it.
In doing so, he demonstrates how classism, racism, and sexism are inextricably
linked, and how popular culture contributes to a deepening indifference to those
who are struggling. Finally, Wise shows that far from a culture of poverty, it is the
culture of affluence and power that deserves the blame for Americas simmering
economic and social crises.
Tim Wise is the author of many books, including Dear White America and
Colorblind.

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Dear White America
Letter to a New Minority
Tim Wise
City Lights Open Media
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SOCIAL SCIENCE
September
City Lights Open Media
5 x 8 | 300 pp
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978-0-87286-693-5 W

Colorblind
The Rise of Post-Racial Politics
and the Retreat from Racial Equity
Tim Wise
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978-0-87286-508-2 W
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Learning to Die in the Anthropocene
A Veterans Perspective on Global Warming

Roy Scranton

An Iraq War vets bracing, visionary response to the challenge


posed by global warming and his hope in the humanities.

Roy Scranton is a truth-telling war writer.E .L. Doctorow


Scranton writes with unnerving power.Phil Klay, author of Redeployment

POLITICAL SCIENCE
November
City Lights Open Media
5 x 7 | 104 pp
Trade Paper US $13.95 | CAN $17.50
978-0-87286-669-0 W
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Private Roy Scranton survived his missions in Iraq by telling himself he was already dead. Meditating on ancient samurai manuals provided him the clarity needed to see through the chaos roiling all around him. Once back home,
Scranton hoped hed be far away from turmoil, but quickly realized that such
freedom is no longer possible: not only does global warming now present a far
more serious threat than terrorism, we humans have become our own worst
enemy. The increasing chaos of the world we now live int he Anthropocene
therefore demands a whole new vision of human life and living.
In this bracing, visionary response to the urgent challenges of global warming,
Scranton explores what it means to be human in a rapidly changing world, taking readers on a journey through millennia of geological history, the latest findings of earth scientists, raucous street protests, a historic UN summit, and great
works of ancient literature. Expanding on his explosive New York Times essay
the #1 most-emailed article the day it appearedthis provocative book explores
the existential challenges we pose both to ourselves and the living planet as well
as the redemptive roles culture and the humanities offer our common future.
A war veteran, journalist, author, and Princeton PhD candidate, Roy Scranton
has published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, and
Boston Review, and has been interviewed on NPRs Fresh Air, Fox News, and
other media.

City Lights Publishers


Black Wave
Michelle Tea
As the planet inches toward its decline, a writer deals with the
hallucinatory confusion of celebrity, addiction, and climate change.

Wild, wickedly funny, and refreshingly relevant.Elle


Raucous . . . [and] unapologetically raw.The New York Times
Its 1999 in San Francisco, and as shockwaves of gentrification sweep through
Michelles formerly scruffy neighborhood, money troubles, drug-fueled mishaps, and a string of disastrous affairs send her into a tailspin. Desperate to save
herself, Michelle sets out to seek a fresh start in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, climate-related disruptions and a string of extinctions are the
background noise of impending doom. One day, Michelle wakes up to an official announcement: the world will be ending in exactly one year. Daily life in
Los Angeles quickly becomes intensely surreal.
Humans begin to collectively dream of the lives and loves they would have
had, if not for the end of the world, and the lines between fantasy and reality
become increasingly blurred. As the planet nears its expiration date, Michelle
holes up in an abandoned bookstore and calmly begins to writeconvinced shes
finally stumbled upon the elusive universal storya novel about a struggling
writer facing the end of the world.
Funny, gritty, improbable, and endearing, Black Wave muses on the hallucinatory confusions of addiction, the hope and despair of a barely published writer,
notions of destiny, and the porous boundaries between memoir and fiction.
Michelle Tea has published four memoirs, including the award-w inning Valencia,
the novel Rose of No Mans Land, and the poetry collection The Beautiful. Her
latest book, How to Grow Up: A Memoir, was recently published by Plume.

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FICTION
January
City Lights/Sister Spit
5 x 8 | 176 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-0-87286-692-8 W
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Sister Spit
Writing, Rants and Reminiscence from the Road
Edited by Michelle Tea
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Contributor Hometown: San Francisco, CA

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The Beats Abroad
A Global Guide to the Beat Generation

Bill Morgan

The international phase of the Beat Generations story, documenting


their travels and the tremendous influence it had on their writing.

TRAVEL / BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY


October
4 x 8 | 262 pp
30 B&W photographs, maps
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The Beat Generation may be one of the great homegrown countercultures of


the United States, but in fact its writers traveled widely and lived abroad for periods of time. Their travels were a vital source of inspiration, and in turn they
inspired literary scenes and kindred spirits around the globe.
The writers we think of as beat first met in New York City in the 1940s and
50s, then joined up with others in San Francisco to form the group that became
the Beat Generation. By the 1960s their books had become seminal texts for
Americas counterculture, and many were being published in translation. As
their travels brought them into contact with writers around the world, the Beats
influence spread far beyond the United States.
Renowned Beat scholar Bill Morgan documents that international phase of
the Beat Generations story. He delves deep into epicenters like Paris, Tangier,
and Mexico City, and tracks down more remote locales from Siberia to Colombia.
Entries contain specific addresses for the globetrotting reader to visit on every
continent, and are loaded with fascinating stories that illuminate the lives and
works of Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac,
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and others during their adventures abroad. This handy
reference lets the reader trace Ginsbergs trail through India, or find the hotel
in Tangier where Burroughs wrote Naked Lunch, and much, much more.
Bill Morgan is the author of numerous books, including The Typewriter is Holy:
The Complete Uncensored History of the Beat Generation and I Celebrate Myself:
The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg.

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Also
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Beat Atlas
A State by State Guide to the Beat
Generation in America
Bill Morgan
Photographs by Allen Ginsberg
Foreword by Nancy Peters
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The Beat Generation in San Francisco


A Literary Tour
Bill Morgan
Edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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City Lights Publishers


Hiparama of the Classics
Lord Richard Buckley
Foreword by Al Young
Introduction by Joseph Jablonski
Iconic monologues by the famed exemplar of Cool, Lord Buckley.
Buckley influenced the Beats, Lenny Bruce, Bob Dylan,
and Robin Williams, among others.

Lord Richard Buckley, His Royal Hipness, a.k.a. the Charlie Parker of Talk,
was an American performer, recording artist, and hip poet/comic who, in the
1940s and 50s, created a character that was, according to the New York Times,
an unlikely persona . . . part English royalty, part Dizzy Gillespie. Buckleys
unique stage persona anticipated aspects of the Beat Generations sensibility, and
influenced figures as various as Ken Kesey, George Harrison, Tom Waits, Lenny
Bruce, and Robin Williams. Bob Dylan, in his book Chronicles, wrote: Buckley
was the hipster bebop preacher who defied all labels.
Buckley was immensely popular, appearing multiple times on televisions
Tonight Show Starring Steve Allen and The Ed Sullivan Show, among others.
Presenting himself as a jazz philosopher, hemp-headed hipster, and Guru of
the Gone World, his speech flowed with jazz rhythms and surreal elaboration.
Buckley enchanted audiences with his endlessly inventive monologues, and
Hiparama of the Classics presents seven of his best-k nown routines, satirizing
Shakespeare (Willie the Shake), the Marquis de Sade (The Mark), Mahatma
Ghandi (The Hip Ghan), Jesus (The Nazz), Cabeza de Vaca (The Gasser),
and others.
First published in 1960, this new expanded edition contains, in addition to
Buckleys hip-semantic raps, a new foreword by Al Young; a selection of letters between Lord Buckley and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, his editor and publisher; and photographs by legendary music photographers Jim Marshall, Jerry Stoll, and others.
Lord Richard Buckley was born in 1906 and died in New York City in 1960.

HUMOR / POLITICS
November
5 x 7 | 64 pp
B&W photographs and illustrations
Trade Paper US $8.95 | CAN $10.99
978-0-87286-671-3 W

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Pictures of the Gone World
60th Anniversary Edition

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Lawrence Ferlinghetti has influenced American culture like few other poets.
But in 1955, shortly before he would gain fame as the beloved author of A Coney
Island of the Mind, he was an unpublished and mostly unknown poet. He
launched City Lights Publishers that year with a five-hundred-copy letterpress
edition of Pictures of the Gone World, number one in the Pocket Poets series.
A classic collection of early work, Pictures includes many of Ferlinghettis most
iconic poems. This limited edition sixtieth anniversary hardcover restores the
book to its original selection, and is a must for collectors and fans.
POETRY
November
City Lights Pocket Poets Series
4 x 6 | 48 pp
Paper over Board US $12.95 | CAN $15.99
978-0-87286-690-4 W

Lawrence Ferlinghetti is a poet, painter, and founder of City Lights Booksellers


& Publishers.

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Ferlinghettis first collection of poems,
in an anniversary edition.

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Shock Treatment
Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition

Karen Finley
Karen Finley is notorious, controversial, and fearless in confronting taboos.
Shock Treatment is her first book, published by City Lights in 1990, just as she
became internationally famous for being denied an NEA grant due to perceived
obscenity in her work. A collection of blistering monologues and essays, Shock
Treatment captures the drama and fragility of the AIDS era and distills the
emotional turmoil of that time. This twenty-fi fth anniversary expanded edition
features a new introduction in which Finley looks at legacies of censorship and
the struggle for freedom of expression.

ART / PERFORMANCE
September
5 x 8 | 176 pp
15 B&W illustrations
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The expanded anniversary edition of this


1990 classic by Americas most provocative
performance artist is as outrageous,
insightful, and relevant as ever.

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Karen Finley is an internationally renowned performance artist, and the author


of numerous books.
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City Lights Publishers


Incidents of Travel in Poetry
New and Selected Poems

Frank Lima
Edited by Garrett Caples and Julien Poirier
Introduction by Garrett Caples
New and selected work by a major Latino poet,
the best kept secret of the New York School.

Frank Lima is an American Villon.David Shapiro


Protg of Frank OHara, Kenneth Koch, and Allen Ginsberg, the streetwise
Puerto Rican/Mexican poet Frank Lima was the only Latino member of the
New York School during its historical heyday. Born in Spanish Harlem in
1939, he endured a difficult and violent childhood, discovering poetry as an
inmate of the juvenile drug treatment center under the tutelage of the painter
Sherman Drexler, who introduced him to his poet friends. Rubbing shoulders with everyone from Edwin Denby and Joe Brainard to Jasper Johns to the
de Koonings, Lima appeared in key New York School anthologies and published two collections of his own with prominent publishers. In the late seventies, Lima left the poetry world to pursue a successful career as a chef, and
though he rarely published, and his work fell out of circulation, he continued to
write a poem a day until his death in 2013.
Incidents of Travel in Poetry is a landmark re-i ntroduction to the work of this
major Latino American poet. Beginning with poems from Inventory (1964), his
installment in the legendary Tibor de Nagy poetry series, Incidents includes selections from Limas previous volumes, tracing his development from his early
snapshots of street life to his later surrealist-influenced abstract lyricism. The
bulk of the collection comes from his later unpublished manuscripts, and thus,
Incidents represents the full range of Limas work for the first time. Edited by
poets Garrett Caples and Julien Poirier, it includes a biographical introduction.

POETRY
January
7 x 7 | 300 pp
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978-0-87286-667-6 W

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Stars Seen in Person
Selected Journals of John Wieners

John Wieners
Edited with an Introduction by Michael S. Stewart
Preface by Ammiel Alcalay
Four unpublished journals by a master of the form,
one of the greatest American poets of the twentieth century.

POETRY
September
5 x 8 | 180 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-0-87286-668-3 W

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A contributor to Donald Allens seminal New American Poetry anthology, John


Wieners was on the periphery of many of the twentieth centurys most important
avant-garde poetry scenes, from Black Mountain and the Boston Renaissance to
the New York School and the SF Renaissance. Having achieved cult status among
poets, Wieners has also become known for the compelling nature of his journals,
a mixture of early drafts of poems, prose fragments, lists, and other fascinating
minutiae of the poets imagination. Stars Seen in Person: Selected Journals of John
Wieners collects four of his previously unpublished journals from the period between 1955 and 1969. The first journal depicts a young, openly gay, self-described
would-be poet dashing around bohemian Boston with writer and artist friends,
pre-d rugs and pre-fame. By the last book, decimated by repeated institution
alizations (the first for drug-related psychosis, the rest the consequence of the
first) and personal tragedies, Wieners is broken down and in great pain, but still
writing honestly and with detail about the life hes left with. These journals capture a post-war bohemian world that no longer exists, depicted through the prism
of Wienerss sense of glamour.
John Wieners studied with Charles Olson at Black Mountain College, and
later edited the small magazine Measure. He lived for a year and a half in San
Francisco, where he wrote his breakthrough book, Hotel Wentley Poems (1958).
In the early seventies he settled into an apartment on Bostons Beacon Hill,
where he lived and wrote until his death in 2002.

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The Gunman
Movie Tie-In Edition

Jean-Patrick Manchette
Translated by James Brook
Now a major motion picture starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem,
Idris Elba, and Ray Winstone. This is the official movie tie-in edition.

For Manchette and the generation of writers who followed him, the crime novel
is no mere entertainment, but a means to strip bare the failures of society, ripping
through veils of appearance, deceit, and manipulation to the greed and violence
that are the societys true engines.The Boston Globe
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noir fiction.The New York Times
Martin Terrier is a hired killer who wants out of the game, so he can settle down
and marry his childhood sweetheart. But the Organization wont let him go: they
have other plans for him. In a violent tale that shatters as many illusions as bodies,
Jean-Patrick Manchette subjects his characters and the reader alike to a fierce exercise in style. This tightly plotted, corrosive parody of the success story is widely
considered to be Manchettes masterpiece, and was named a New York Times
Notable Book in 2002. The Gunman is a classic of modern noir.
Jean-Patrick Manchette was a French crime novelist credited with reinventing
and reinvigorating the genre. He wrote ten short novels in the 1970s and early
80s, and is widely recognized as the foremost French crime fiction author of
that time. His stories are violent, existentialist explorations of the human condition and French society. A jazz saxophonist and screenwriter, Manchette was
also a left-w ing activist influenced as much by the writings of the Situationist
International as by Dashiell Hammett.

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The Selected Correspondence
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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The Xenotext
Book I

Christian Bk
Enciphered in a bacterium, The Xenotext
is the worlds first living poem.

Many artists seek to attain immortality through their art, but few would expect
their work to outlast the human race and live on for billions of years. As Canadian
poet Christian Bk has realized, it all comes down to the durability of your
materials.The Guardian
Internationally best-selling poet Christian Bk has spent more than ten years
writing what promises to be the first example of living poetry. After successfully demonstrating his concept in a colony of E. coli, Bk is on the verge of
enciphering a beautiful, anomalous poem into the genome of an unkillable bacterium (Deinococcus radiodurans), which can, in turn, read his text, responding to it by manufacturing a viable, benign protein, whose sequence of amino
acids enciphers yet another poem. The engineered organism might conceivably
serve as a post-apocalyptic archive, capable of outlasting our civilization.
Book I of The Xenotext constitutes a kind of demonic grimoire, providing
a scientific framework for the project with a series of poems, texts, and illustrations. A Virgilian welcome to the Inferno, Book I is the orphic volume in a
diptych, addressing the pastoral heritage of poets, who have sought to supplant
nature in both beauty and terror. The book sets the conceptual groundwork for
the second volume, which will document the experiment itself. The Xenotext is
experimental poetry in the truest sense of the term.
Christian Bk is the author of Crystallography (1994) and Eunoia (2001), which
won the Griffin Poetry Prize. He teaches at the University of Calgary in Alberta.

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The Art of Superbrothers
DIY Video Games and the Future of Storytelling

Adam Hammond

How a scrappy new wave of video game creators


have leveled up to a new expressive medium.

Video games, once dismissed as idle entertainment, are experiencing a cultural


renaissance. Galvanized by easier manufacturing methods and better distribution
channels, a new generation of independent designers and developers have
created games that are startlingly original, accessible, and artistic. In 2011, one
of the most visionary of those indie developers, Superbrothers, released Sword
and Sworcery EP. An immersive, paradigm-shifting adventure gameWired
magazine said it had the best creative direction of any mobile role-playing-game
weve seenit became a global phenomenon.
Now, writer Adam Hammond journeys to Superbrothers secret headquarters
in rural Quebec to chronicle the creation of their eagerly anticipated follow-up
title. As one of the first players of the new game, Hammond provides a unique,
ringside account of the gaming world. Along the way, he shows how indie video
games have evolved into a socially progressive art form, tracing their creative
DNA in everything from modernist fiction to punk rock.
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Adam Hammond teaches digital humanities at the University of Guelph. His


writing has appeared in the Walrus and the Globe and Mail. He is the author of the
forthcoming book Literature in the Digital Age: A Critical Introduction (Cambridge
University Press). He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Curationism
How Curating Took Over the Art World
and Everything Else
David Balzer
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Men of Action
Howard Akler

An essay on consciousness, patrimony,


old crime films, and the desire to write.

The problem of consciousness may just be a semantic one. The brain absorbs a sea of
sensory input, the tiniest fraction of which reaches the shore of our awareness. We pay
attention to what is most novel, most necessary at the time. At its most reductive, the
word consciousness refers to the synchronized firing of neurons across multiple areas
of the brain, the mental experience of attending.
But should consciousness be summed up simply by its subsconscious mechanism?
I would prefer a more imaginative answer.
After his father, Saul, undergoes brain surgery and slips into a coma, Howard
Akler begins to reflect on Sauls life, the complicated texture of consciousness,
and Aklers struggles with writing and his own unpredictable mind. With echoes
of Paul Austers The Invention of Solitude and Philip Roths Patrimony, Men of
Action treads the line between memoir and meditation, and is at once elegiac,
spare, and profoundly intimate.
Howard Akler is the author of The City Man, which was nominated for the Amazon
First Novel Award, the City of Toronto Book Award, and the Commonwealth
Writers Prize. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Pillow
Andrew Battershill

Elmore Leonardstyle noir meets Surrealism:


Pillow punches above its weight in this playful literary debut.

Most of the things Pillow really liked to do were obviously morally wrong. He wasnt
an idiot; clearly it was wrong to punch people in the face for money. But there had been
an art to it, and it had been thrilling and thoughtful for him. The zoo was also evil, a
jail for animals whod committed no crimes, but he just loved it. The way Pillow figured it, love wasnt about goodness, it wasnt about being right, loving the very best
person, or having the most ethical fun. Love was about being alone and making some
decisions.

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Pillow loves animals. Especially the exotic ones. Which is why he chooses the
zoo for the drug runs he does as a low-level enforcer for a crime syndicate run
by Andr Breton. He doesnt love his life of crime, but he isnt cut out for much
else, what with all the punches to the head he took as a professional boxer. And
now that hes accidentally but sort-of happily knocked up his neighbor, he wants
to get out and go straight. But first theres the matter of some stolen coins, possibly in the possession of George Bataille, which leads Pillow on a bizarre caper
that involves kidnapping a morphine-addled Antonin Artaud, some corrupt
cops, a heavy dose of Surrealism, and a quest to see some giraffes.
Andrew Battershill is a writer and teacher currently living in Columbus, Ohio.
A graduate of the University of Torontos MA in creative writing program, he was
the fiction editor and co-founder of Dragnet Magazine.

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The Murder of Halland
Pia Juul
Translated by Martin Aitken
When Halland is found murdered almost right outside his door, his widow, Bess,
is of course the prime suspect. She isnt worried about that, though, but about
the daughter she abandoned years ago. As the police investigate, the slightly cantankerous Bess instead follows a trail of her own regrets and misapprehensions.
Atmospheric and haunted by the uncanny, The Murder of Halland is anything
but your typical whodunnit. It won Denmarks most important literary prize,
Den Danske Banks Litteraturpris, and its English translation was longlisted for
the IMPAC Dublin Prize.
Pia Juul has published five books of poetry, two short story collections, and
two novels.
Martin Aitken is a translator living in rural Denmark.

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Denmarks foremost literary author


turns crime fiction on its head,
contemplating what happens when
grief catches you off guard.

Guano
Louis Carmain
Translated by Rhonda Mullins
Its 1862, and Spain is a little rueful about letting Peru have their independence.
Or, more importantly, letting Peru have the guanowhite goldon the
Chincha Islands. Simn is the ships recorder on a scientificokay, military
expedition when he meets, in Callao, the mysterious Montse. She asks of him
only that he write her letters. Which he utterly fails to do. As military tensions
escalate, so does Simns unabated lust for Montseeven if he cant bring himself
to do anything about it.
Louis Carmain lives in Gatineau, Quebec. Guano, his first novel, received the
prestigious Prix littraire des collgiens.
Rhonda Mullinss translation of Jocelyne Sauciers And the Birds Rained Down
was a 2015 CBC Canada Reads selection. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.
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Bartleby the Scrivener meets Catch-22


in this charmingly sardonic tale
of love, war, and fertilizer.

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Ardour
Nicole Brossard
Translated by Angela Carr
Language is ardently alive in this
new translation of poems by Nicole Brossard.

[Nicole Brossard] is a wholly singular writer, part of a larger movement of


Qubec Womens writing, part of feminist writing, avant-garde writing, part of
lesbian writing, but wholly, unequivocally, herself.Sina Queyras
something like wait for me
in the braille of scars
tonight can i suggest a little punctuation
circle half-moon vertical line of astonishment
a pause that transforms
light and breath
into language and threshold of fire

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Even as vowels tremble in danger and worldly destruction repeats itself on the
horizon, Ardour reminds us that the silence pulsing within us is also a language of
connection. In these poems, intimacy with the other is another astonishment
a pleasant gasp, a pause that transforms light and breath into language and
threshold of fire. Since her first book appeared fifty years ago, Nicole Brossard
has left us breathless, expanding our notion of poetry and its possibilities.
Nicole Brossard is a poet, novelist, and essayist who has published more than
thirty books since 1965 that have been translated into several languages. She
has received two Governor Generals Awards for poetry, the Canada Councils
Molson Prize, le Prix Athanase-David, and the prestigious Chevalire de lOrdre
National du Qubec. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Angela Carr is a poet and translator. Her most recent book is Here in There.
Originally from Montreal, Quebec, she currently lives in New York City.

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Mauve Desert
Nicole Brossard
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Mission Creep
Joshua Trotter

Mission Creep began as reworkings of the CIAs Human Resources Exploitation


obeying literary
Training Manual. Attempts to torture the text itself
constraints, employing audio editing tools, and displacing it with other voices,
including Hannah Arendts and Evel Knievelsreveal convoluted narratives,
transmissions that contemplate whether torture provides useful information. At
once a fugue and an absurdist comedy, info-overload and pure tone, Mission Creep
comes on with the fire of apocalyptic prophecy and melts on the tongue like the
last snowflake of winter.
Joshua Trotter lives in Montreal, Quebec. His first book, All This Could Be
Yours, was one of the National Posts top ten poetry books of 2010.
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A book of revelations, devolutions, and


devotions that crafts narrative from noise
and composes music from metadata.

Country Club
Andy McGuire

These poems blur personal and corporate relations, salute lobby art, and mind
their mid-apocalypse manners in mosquito country, freewheeling across state
lines, equally at home in the halls of head office, lounging poolside, and marooned
on a rural route.
A wilderness of traditional and nontraditional forms, rebel rhyme, and irresistible lines, this dexterous collection is a swaggering beast with a palm-treed soul,
ruthlessly pursuing the whole hog of all elsewhere with eloquent delinquency.
Andy McGuires poems have appeared in Arc, CV2, Vallum, Riddle Fence, and
Hazlitt. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Country Club springboards from


the inner rings of corporate America
into a world where freedom is
measured in football fields.

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Fifteen Dogs

Chinkstar

Andr Alexis

Jon Chan Simpson

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Jocelyne Saucier

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On Malice

Lisa Robertson

Ken Babstock

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Theatre of the Unimpressed


Revitalizing Drama through
Artistic Risk and Failure
Jordan Tannahill

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The Story of My Teeth
Valeria Luiselli
Translated by Christina MacSweeney
Bon vivant, world traveler, auctioneerthe story of Highway and
his teeth is like Johnny Cash meets Robert Walser in Mexico.

Praise for Valeria Luiselli:


Valeria Luisellis lovely and eccentric first novel is . . . peppered with arresting
imagery.The New York Times
Luisellis extraordinary debut novel Faces in the Crowd signals the arrival of
major talent.Jeremy Ellis, Brazos Bookstore
With her first novel, Luiselli has established herself as a brilliant explorer of
voice, self, and art.Josh Cook, Porter Square Books
Luisellis Faces in the Crowd is one of the most mesmerizing debut novels in
recent memory.Diesel Bookstore Blog
Valeria Luisellis Faces in the Crowd was a National Book Foundations 5 Under 35
and Indies Next Pick.
I was born in Pachuca, the Beautiful Windy City, with four premature teeth and my
body completely covered in a very fine coat of fuzz. But Im grateful for that inauspicious start because ugliness, as my other uncle, Eurpides Lpez Snchez, was given
to saying, is character forming.
Highway is a late-in-life world traveler, yarn spinner, collector, and legendary auctioneer. His most precious possessions are the teeth of the notorious infamous
like Plato, Petrarch, and Virginia Woolf. Written in collaboration with the workers
at a Jumex juice factory, Teeth is an elegant, witty, exhilarating romp through the
industrial suburbs of Mexico City and Valeria Luisellis own literary influences.
Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983 and grew up in South Africa.
Her work has been translated into many languages and has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Granta, and McSweeneys.

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A Collapse of Horses
Brian Evenson

With minimalist literary horror, Brian Evensons stories work


a nightmare axis of doubt, paranoia, and every day life.

Praise for Brian Evenson:


Brian Evenson is one of the treasures of American story writing, a true successor both to the generation of Coover, Barthelme, Hawkes and Co., but also to
Edgar Allan Poe.Jonathan Lethem
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today.The Believer
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than Brian Evenson.George Saunders
Packed with enough atrocities to give Thomas Harris pause. . . . Not many writers have the imagination or the audacity to transform what looks like salvation
into an utterly original outpost of hell.B ookforum
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A stuffed bears heart beats with the rhythm of a dead baby; Reno keeps receding
to the east no matter how far you drive; and in a mine on another planet, the dust
wont stop seeping in. In these stories, Brian Evenson unsettles us with the everyday and the extraordinaryt he terror of living with the knowledge of all we cannot know.
Praised by Peter Straub for going furthest out on the sheerest, least sheltered
narrative precipice, Brian Evenson has been a finalist for the Edgar Award, the
Shirley Jackson Award, and the World Fantasy Award, and is the winner of the
International Horror Guild Award, the American Library Associations award
for Best Horror Novel, and one of Time Out New Yorks top books.

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Upright Beasts
Lincoln Michel

Twenty-one genre-bending stories of bestial transformation,


accidental murder, erotically challenged dictatorship,
and other tales of darkness, absurdity, and confusion.

Praise for Lincoln Michel:


Lincoln Michel is one of contemporary literary cultures greatest natural
resources.Justin Taylor, Vice
Time passes unexpectedly or, perhaps, inexactly at the school. Its hard to remember
what semester we are supposed to be in. Several of the clocks still operate, but they
dont show the same time. The red bells, affixed in every room, erupt several times
each day, yet the intervals between the disruptions wax and wane with an unknown
algorithm. The windows are obscured by construction paper murals. Consequently,
the sun rises and falls in complete ignorance of those of us attending the school. Many
of us participated in the decorations in some lost point of childhood. A few of us still
have dried glue under our fingernails.
In the room I sit in now, the windows are covered with a glitter and glue reenactment of the colonization of Roanoke by Sir Walter Raleigh. Outside of the window,
who knows?
Children go to school long after all the teachers have disappeared, a man manages an apartment complex of attempted suicides, and a couple navigates their
relationship in the midst of a zombie attack. In these short stories, we are the upright beasts, doing battle with our darker, weirder impulses as the world collapses
around us.
Lincoln Michels work has appeared in BOMB, Oxford American, Tin House, the
Believer, the Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. A founding editor of the literary
magazine Gigantic, Michel also serves as an online editor for Electric Literature.

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Cat Is Art Spelled Wrong
Edited by Caroline Casey, Chris Fischbach,
and Sarah Schultz

The most interesting writers we know, all asking and answering


the same question: why cant we stop watching cat videos?

Coffee House Press, a major nonprofit publisher, recently launched a Kickstarter


for a book examining the Internets cat video fetish. The book, if the Kickstarter
campaign reaches its $25,000 goal, will be titled Cat is Art Spelled Wrong, and examine themes like what makes something art, whether art is good or bad, and
how taste develops. In other words, cat videos can actually be . . . pretty serious.
The Washington Post
Coffee House Press one-ups all boring Kickstarter campaigns with Catstarter,
a campaign to fund a book on cat videos.The Millions

LITERARY COLLECTIONS / ART


September
6 x 9 | 220 pp
Color and B&W photographs, screen shots
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Coffee House Presss upcoming book, titled Cat is Art Spelled Wrong, takes the
opportunity to examine a seemingly irrelevant subject from new perspectives
from the line is between reality/self on the internet to how cat videos demonstrate either that nothing matters, or that any art matters if anyone thinks
it does. Thus, its an earnest attempt to uncover more about human nature
especially in todays internet-d riven world.Cool Hunting
Fifteen writers, all addressing not just our fascination with cat videos, but also
how we decide what is good or bad art, or art at all; how taste develops, how that
can change, and why we love or hate something. Its about people and technology and just what it is about cats that makes them the internets cutest despots.
Contributors inlcude: Sasha Archibald, Will Braden, Stephen Burt, Maria
Bustillos, David Carr, Matthea Harvey, Alexis Madrigal, Joanne McNeil, Ander
Monson, Kevin Nguyen, Elena Passarello, Jillian Steinhauer, Sarah Schultz, and
Carl Wilson.

Coffee House Press


Father of Lies
Brian Evenson
Introduction by Samuel R. Delany
[Evensons] scary fictional treatment of church hypocrisy has the feeling of a
reasoned attack on blind religious obedience.Publishers Weekly
Provost Eldon Fochs may be a sexual criminal. His therapist isnt sure, and his
church is determined to protect its reputation. Father of Lies is Brian Evensons
fable of power, paranoia, and the dangers of blind obedience, and a terrifying
vision of how far institutions will go to protect themselves against the innocents who may be their victims.
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FICTION
February
5 x 8 | 232 pp
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Is the devil in Eldon Fochs? Is he a


sexual psychopath? Or is the church
protecting him to blame?

Last Days
Brian Evenson
Introduction by Peter Straub
The deceptively simple prose keeps the book brisk and even gripping as its
puzzles grow more craggy and complex. This is Evensons singular, Poe-l ike gift:
He writes with intelligence and a steady hand, even when his characters decide
to lop their own limbs off.Time Out New York
When Kline is kidnapped by a dark sect that believes amputation brings you
closer to God, hes tasked with uncovering who murdered their leader. Will he
uncover the truth in time to save himself, take on the mantle of prophet, or destroy all he sees with a rain of biblical violence?
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FICTION
February
5 x 8 | 256 pp
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Last Days follows Kline, a man forcibly


recruited to solve the murder of the leader
of an underground amputation cult.

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The Open Curtain
Brian Evenson
There is not a more intense, prolific, or apocalyptic writer of fiction in America
than Brian Evenson.George Saunders
A contemporary gothic tale about the apocalyptic connection between religion
and violence.Publishers Weekly

FICTION
February
5 x 8 | 218 pp
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Previous edition ISBN: 978-1-56689-188-2

A taut literary thriller investigating


the contemporary aftermath of
Mormonisms shrouded and violent past.

When Rudd, a troubled teenager, embarks on a school research project, he runs


across the secret Mormon ritual of blood sacrifice, and its role in a 1902 murder
committed by the grandson of Brigham Young. Along with his newly discovered
half-brother, Rudd becomes swept up in the psychological and atavistic effects
of this violent, antique ritual.
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They and We Will Get


into Trouble for This
Anna Moschovakis
In Anna Moschovakiss plainspoken, accessible, deeply contemporary poetry,
language becomes the visible architecture of ideas.
From: Paradise (film two):
/ Being raised in science / under the sign of logic / I never understood how certain /
promises / could be made / I could say I promise / that unless something unexpected
happens / I will do the dishes every night / this week / I was very literal / especially
with my lovers / I could say I love you today / but not I will love you tomorrow /
POETRY
November
6 x 9 | 100 pp
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In Anna Moschovakiss plainspoken,


accessible, deeply contemporary
poetry, language becomes the visible
architecture of ideas.

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Coffee House Press


Sentences and Rain
Elaine Equi
Whether celebrating clones or revising Led Zeppelin, Equi melds verse with
aphorism, wisdom with wicked playfulness.Entertainment Weekly
SLIGHT
A slight implies
if not an insult
(real or imagined)
at least something
unpleasant
a slight cold,
a slight headache.
No one ever says:
You make me slightly happy.
Although this, in fact,
is often the case.

POETRY
October
6 x 9 | 100 pp
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Elaine Equis poems are under-the-breath


asides from your cleverest friend
witty, thoughtful, and wry.

The Falling Down Dance


Chris Martin

I wanted to tell you something


About the shipwreck
Of fatherhood, of motherhood, the coarse
Sugar leaving us
Shook. Soft wreck of the baby
Greeting each kiss
With an open
And drooling mouth, reflex
We dont understand
Heart-blip stuck
Tipping my finger
On the keys, speeding
Memory of yesterday out
The window Im
Pushing barely open
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POETRY
November
6 x 9 | 90 pp
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A couple learns first how to be together,


then how to anticipate a child,
then how to raise him.

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Selected Backlist from Coffee House Press

The Dig

The Little Free Library Book

FICTION
5 x 7 | 176 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95
978-1-56689-393-0 US

HOUSE & HOME /


FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
8 x 9 | 200 pp
Color photographs and B&W illustrations
Paper over Board US $25.00 | CAN $31.50
978-1-56689-407-4 W

FICTION
6 x 9 | 227 pp
Trade Cloth US $24.00
978-1-56689-368-8 US

Faces in the Crowd

Submergence

Cynan Jones

eBook available

Prelude to Bruise
Saeed Jones

POETRY
5 x 8 | 124 pp
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Margret Aldrich

Valeria Luiselli

Translated by Christina MacSweeney


FICTION
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A Girl Is a
Half-formed Thing
Eimear McBride

eBook available

J. M. Ledgard

FICTION
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Contrasto
The Long Road of Sand
Pier Paolo Pasolini and Philippe Sclier

In the summer of 1959, Pier Paolo Pasolini traveled the entire Italian coastline
at the wheel of a Fiat 1100. His diary, The Long Road of Sand, was published in
three installments in the magazine Successo. Forty years after the authors death,
the photographer Philippe Sclier revisits this journey in his series of black-andwhite photographs. This book presents the full text of Pasolinis The Long Road
of Sand, including numerous unpublished passages, together with the original
typescript.
Pier Paolo Pasolini (192275) was an Italian poet, journalist, filmmaker, scriptwriter, actor, songwriter, and writer. He is considered one of the major Italian
artists and intellectuals of twentieth century.

PHOTOGRAPHY / TRAVEL
September
6 x 8 | 236 pp
61 color and B&W photographs
Paper over Board US $24.90 | CAN $30.99
978-88-6965-579-1 USC

November 2nd is the twentieth anniversary


of the Pier Pado Pasolini murder.

ENCERRADOS
10 years, 74 prisons

Valerio Bispuri
Foreword by Roberto Saviano
Commentaries by Eduardo Galeano
ENCERRADOS is a voyage lasting ten years, through seventy-four prisons
across Latin America; a journey born from the desire to recount a continent
through a prisoners world. Valerio Bispuris pictures describe in detail, and
with a great evocative power, the everyday life in the most dangerous prisons,
throwing a new light on the on the prisoners, shown here in all their humanity.
Valerio Bispuri has been a reporter since 2001; he collaborates with numerous Italian and international magazines, including LEspresso, Internazionale,
Le Monde, and Stern. He has carried out reportages in Africa, Asia, and the Middle
East, but it is in Latin America that Valerio worked the longest. He has lived in
Buenos Aires for more than a decade.

PHOTOGRAPHY
September
8 x 11 | 144 pp
75 B&W photographs
Paper over Board US $40.00 | CAN $49.99
978-88-6965-581-4 USC

A unique and compelling report


on the everyday life of prisoners
in Latin American jails.

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With Open Eyes
Mario Calabresi

With Open Eyes is the collection of Mario Calabresis interviews with renowned
international photographers (Steve McCurry, Don McCullin, Elliott Erwitt,
Paul Fusco, Josef Koudelka, Alex Webb, Gabriele Basilico, Abbas, Paolo
Pellegrin, and Sebastio Salgado): an exciting dive into history through the images and the words of great witnesses who have captured and lived some of the
most tragic and intense moments of our past, creating the common historical
memory with their photographs.
HISTORY / PHOTOGRAPHY
September
6 x 8 | 236 pp
101 color and B&W photographs
Trade Paper US $24.90 | CAN $30.99
978-88-6965-580-7 USC

Mario Calabresi, writer and journalist, has been editor-in-chief of the Italian
newspaper La Stampa since 2009. A graduate in history, he worked as parliamentary reporter for Ansa and at La Stampa newsroom in Rome. He was news
editor at la Repubblica and, as contributor from New York, he followed the presidential campaign and the election of Barack Obama.

Intense, fascinating, rich in extraordinary


stories. Know the protagonists and,
through their words and their photographs,
become witnesses of history.

light
A Positive Look at International Cooperation

Michele Cazzani, Nicola Demolli Crivelli,


and Andrea Micheli

TRAVEL / PHOTOGRAPHY
September
9 x 7 | 144 pp
84 color photographs, 26 B&W photographs
Paper over Board US $39.00 | CAN $48.99
978-88-6965-512-8 USC

A different perspective on
the most needy areas of the world,
showing all their light and colors.

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Photoaid is a nonprofit agency specializing in social report. It was founded in


2009 by Michele Cazzani, Nicola Demolli Crivelli, and Andrea Micheli, three
professional photographers with specific experience in social reportage. An ideal
partner for international cooperation organizations and nonprofit organizations,
Photoaid gives photographic support and professional videos through dynamic
and energetic reports, and is able to communicate, with a sensitive and optimistic language, the humanitarian commitment, the social work, and the environmental safeguard.
light presents a collection of reportages by Photoaid, the photographic agency
specializing in international cooperation that works side by side with organizations, large or small, operating in the social sector. From Cameroon to Burma,
and from New Zealand to the Neapolitan quarter of Scampia, the images in the
book offer an intense, dynamic, and refreshingly positive look at the world.

Copper Canyon Press


Shock by Shock
Dean Young
Only a rare poet can make a reader simultaneously cry and laugh this way.
Publishers Weekly

Dean Young challenges the reader to hang on as he jigs from one poetic style
to another and sets a wondrous course across a Duchampian landscape.
Chicago Tribune
In Youngs work, the big essential questionsmortality, identity, the meaning of lifearent simply food for thought; theyre grounds for entertainment.
The Sunday Star (Toronto)
Dean Young escorts his transplanted heart into invigorating poetic territory that
combines the joy of being alive with his signature mixture of surrealism, humor,
and fast-cut imagery. A Pulitzer finalist known for his hard-won insights, NPR
said it best when they observed that Young sees even in the smallest things the
heights of what we can be.
From Harvest:
Bring me the high heart of a trapezist.
If not, bring me the heart of a drunk monk
so I may illuminate an ancient text
in a language I cant understand.
The brain too is blood, blood racing
100 miles an hour on training wheels
so let me splash through a red puddle,
let me kiss the face of a red puddle,
let me write my crazed, extreme demands
on the frost-cracked window of gods split
chest . . .

POETRY
September
6 x 9 | 120 pp
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978-1-55659-431-1 USC

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Pulitzer Prize and Griffin Award. He teaches at the University of Texas and lives
in Austin.

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Bender
Dean Young
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Time Will Clean the Carcass Bones
Selected and New Poems

Lucia Perillo
I have two words for anyone who wants to know why
people turn to poetry . . . Lucia Perillo.The New York Times

Perillos poetic persona is funny, tough, bold, smart, and righteous. A spellbinding storyteller and a poet who makes the demands of the form seem as natural
as a handshake.Booklist
The poems [are] taut, lucid, lyric, filled with complex emotional reflection while
avoiding the usual difficulties of highbrow poetry.The New York Times Book
Review
MacArthur Genius Award winner Lucia Perillo is a fearless poet who, with characteristic humor and incisive irony, confronts the failings and wonder of nature, particularly the frail and resilient human body. This generous collection
draws upon five previous volumes, including books selected as a New York Times
100 Notable Books of the Year and as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
POETRY
November
6 x 9 | 200 pp
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From Again, the Body:


When you spend many hours alone in a room
you have more than the usual chances to disgust yourself
this is the problem of the body, not that it is mortal
but that it is mortifying. When we were young they taught us
do not touch it, but who can keep from touching it,
from scratching off the juicy scab? . . .

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Lucia Perillo graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a major in


wildlife management and subsequently worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service. She completed her MA in English at Syracuse University and has published
eight books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. She was a MacArthur Fellow and a
finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She lives in Olympia, Washington.

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Inseminating the Elephant


Lucia Perillo
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On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths


Lucia Perillo
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Dead Mans Float
Jim Harrison
One of Americas leading novelists and poets,
Jim Harrison is a writer with immortality in him.The Sunday Times

His poems succeed on the basis of an open heart and a still-ravenous appetite for
life.The Texas Observer
Harrison doesnt write like anyone else, relying entirely on the toughness of
his vision and intensity of feeling.Publishers Weekly
Harrisons essential honesty is deeply affecting.Library Journal
The title Dead Mans Float is inspired by a technique used by swimmers to conserve energy when exhausted, to rest up for the long swim to shore. In his fourteenth volume of poetry, Jim Harrison presents keen awareness of physical
pains, delights in the natural world, and reflects on humanitys tentative place
in a universe filled with ninety billion galaxies. By turns mournful and celebratory, these fearless and exuberant poems accomplish what Harrisons poems always do: wake us up to the possibilities of being fully alive.
Warbler
POETRY
October
6 x 9 | 156 pp
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978-1-55659-445-8 USC

This year we have two gorgeous


yellow warblers nesting in the honeysuckle bush.
The other day I stuck my head in the bush.
The nestlings weigh one twentieth of an ounce,
about the size of a honeybee. We stared at
each other, startled by our existence.
In a month or so, when they reach the size
of bumblebees theyll fly to Costa Rica without a map.
Jim Harrison, one of Americas most versatile and celebrated writers, is the author of over thirty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfictionincluding Legends
of the Fall, the acclaimed trilogy of novellas. With a fondness for open space and
anonymous thickets, he divides his time between Montana and southern Arizona.

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A Conversation in Poetry
Jim Harrison and Ted Kooser
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In Search of Small Gods


Jim Harrison
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Selected Backlist Titles by Red Pine


The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain
Han Shan

Translated by Red Pine

These are poems one must taste fully and drink whole. . . . The poems of Han-shan read
like a journal or memoir, and they often work as Zen koans, challenging the mind to go beyond the words and reason.Parabola
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Guide to Capturing a Plum Blossom


Sung Po-jen

Translated by Red Pine


Introduction by Lo Ching

It is one of the very first art books which helped artists develop the aptitude for seeing
the inner essence of various natural phenomena.Shambhala Sun
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In Such Hard Times: The Poetry of Wei Ying-wu


Wei Ying-wu

Translated by Red Pine

Wei Ying-Wu was undoubtedly one of the great Tang poets.Los Angeles Times
Trade Paper US $18.00 | CAN $19.95 | 978-1-55659-279-9 USC

Lao-tzus Taoteching
Lao-tzu

Translated by Red Pine

A refreshing new translation. . . . Highly recommended.Library Journal


Trade Paper US $18.00 | CAN $21.00 | 978-1-55659-290-4 USC

The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse


Stonehouse

Translated by Red Pine

The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse [is] a tough-spirited book of enlightened free verse.
Kyoto Journal
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Poems of the Masters


Translated by Red Pine

[Poems of the Masters] includes the Chinese originals, along with commentaries on
imagery, various social conventions, historical backgroundall absolutely essential to
a full appreciation of the texts.The Philadelphia Inquirer
Trade Paper US $22.00 | CAN $26.50 | 978-1-55659-195-2 USC

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Finding Them Gone
Visiting Chinas Poets of the Past

Bill Porter

A fast-paced travelogue to modern China with Red Pine, who searches


for poets graves and pays homage with Kentucky bourbon.

Bill Porter has been one of the most prolific translators of Chinese texts, while
also developing into a travel writer with a cult following.The New York Times
Red Pines out-of-the-mainstream work is canny and clearheaded, and it has immeasurably enhanced Zen/Taoist literature and practice.Kyoto Journal
Red Pines succinct and informative notes for each poem are core samples of the
cultural, political, and literary history of China.Asian Reporter
To pay homage to Chinas greatest poets, renowned translator Bill Porterwho
is also known by his Chinese name Red Pinetraveled throughout China
visiting dozens of poets graves and performing idiosyncratic rituals that featured Kentucky bourbon and reading poems aloud to the spirits.
Combining travelogue, translations, history, and personal stories, this intimate and fast-paced tour of modern China celebrates inspirational landscapes
and presents new translations of classical poems.
An entertaining storyteller who is deeply knowledgeable about Chinese culture, both ancient and modern, Porter brings the reader into the journeyfrom
standing at the edge of the trash pit that used to be Tu Mus grave to sitting in
Han Shans cave where the Taoist hermit Butterfly Woman serves tea.
Illustrated with over one hundred photographs and containing two hundred poems, Finding Them Gone combines the love of travel with an irrepressible
exuberance for literature.
Bill Porter (a.k.a. Red Pine) is widely recognized as one of the worlds finest
translators of Chinese religious and poetic texts. His best-selling books include
Lao-tzus Taoteching and The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain. He lives near
Seattle, Washington.

POETRY
November
6 x 9 | 500 pp
100 B&W photographs
Trade Paper US $24.00 | CAN $30.00
978-1-55659-489-2 USC

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Green Migraine
Michael Dickman
Michael Dickman offers a fresh and enticingly weird perspective on the
everyday beauty and violence of nature.

Reading Michael [Dickman] is like stepping out of an overheated apartment


building to be met, unexpectedly, by an exhilaratingly chill gust of wind.
The New Yorker
These are lithe, seemingly effortless poems, poems whose strange affective
power remains even after several readings.The Believer
Not since Dylan Thomas has an American poet taken such careful aim at the
enemies of love.Rain Taxi
My master plan is happiness, writes Michael Dickman in his wonderfully
strange third book, Green Migraine. Here, imagination and reality swirl in the
juxtaposition between beauty and violence in the natural world. Drawing inspiration from the verdant poetry of John Clare, Dickman uses surreal, dreamlike
images to encapsulate, illustrate, and illuminate how we access internal and external landscapes. The result is nothing short of a fantastic, modern-day fairy tale.
POETRY
November
6 x 9 | 98 pp
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From Where We Live:


I used to live
in a mother now I live
in a sunflower
Blinded by the silverware
Blinded by the refrigerator

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I sit on a sidewalk
in the sunflower and its yellow
downpour . . .
Michael Dickman is the winner of the 2010 James Laughlin Award from the
Academy of American Poets for his second collection, Flies. His poems are regularly published in the New Yorker. He was born and raised in Portland, Oregon,
and teaches poetry at Princeton University.

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The End of the West


Michael Dickman
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Flies
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The Poet, The Lion, Talking Pictures,
El Farolito, A Wedding in St. Roch,
The Big Box Store, The Warp in the
Mirror, Spring, Midnights, Fire & All
C.D. Wright
MacArthur Genius C.D. Wright is one of the most original
and passionate thinkers on the art of poetry.

Wright shrinks back from nothing.The Village Voice


Wright belongs to a school of exactly one.The New York Times Book Review
Wright has found a way to wed fragments of an iconic America to a luminously
strange idiom, eerie as a tin whistle.The New Yorker
C.D. Wright is one of Americas oddest, best, and most appealing poets.
Publishers Weekly
A companion to her astonishing collection of prose Cooling Time, C.D. Wright
argues for poetry as a way of being and seeing, and calls it the one arena where
I am not inclined to crank up the fog machine. Wrights passion for the genre is
pure inspiration, and in her hands the answer to the question of poetry is poetry.
From In a Word:

LITERARY COLLECTIONS
November
7 x 9 | 150 pp
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I love the nouns of a time in a place, where a sack once was a poke and native skag
was junk glass not junk and junk was just junk not smack and smack entailed eating
with your mouth open, and an Egyptian one-eye was an egg, sunny side up, and a
nation sack was a flannel amulet, worn only by women, to be touched only by women,
especially around Memphis. Red sacks for love and green for money . . .
C.D. Wrights most recent volume, One With Others, was a National Book Award
finalist. Among her many honors are the Griffin Poetry Prize and a MacArthur
Fellowship. She teaches at Brown University and lives outside of Providence,
Rhode Island.

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An American Poetry Vigil
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One With Others


[a little book of her days]
C.D. Wright
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Incorrect Merciful Impulses
Camille Rankine

This debut volume introduces a powerful new voice that focuses


on race, identity, and the fractious, modern world.

A poet to watch.O Magazine


I tell the truth, but I try to be kind about it.Camille Rankine in 12 Questions
Named a poet to watch by O Magazine, Camille Rankines debut collection
is a series of provocations and explorations. Rankines short, lyric poems are
sharp, agonized, and exquisite, exploring themes of race, doubt, and identity.
The collections sense of continuity and coherence comes through recurring
poem types, including still lifes, instructions, and symptoms.
From Symptoms of Aftermath:
. . . When I am saved, a slim nurse
leans out of the white light. I need
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to hear your voice, sweetheart. I see


my escape. I walk into the water.
The sky is blue like the ocean,
which is blue like the sky.
Camille Rankine is the author of the chapbook Slow Dance with Trip Wire,
selected by Cornelius Eady for the Poetry Society of Americas Chapbook
Fellowship. The recipient of a 2010 Discovery / Boston Review Poetry Prize and
a MacDowell fellowship, her poetry appears in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly,
Tin House, and other publications. Currently, she is assistant director of the MFA
program in creative writing at Manhattanville College and lives in Harlem.

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During
James Richardson
National Book Award finalist James Richardsons aphorisms flood the
mind with wisdom and the heart with feeling.

James Richardson is . . . a poet who earned his reputation as a master of imagery


and concision.The Christian Science Monitor
[O]ne of Americas most distinctive contemporary poets . . . a powerful and moving body of work that in its intimacy and philosophical naturalism is unique in
contemporary American poetry.Boston Review
James Richardsons poetry is . . . unusual, quirky, personal, and profound.
The Threepenny Review
In this seriously playful new collection, James Richardson enters into underused
and forgotten places in our emotional spectrum to revive lost feelings. His breathtaking skill with aphorisms opens portals of new perspective to refresh us with
their humor and make the familiar reinvigorated with the blessedly strange.
From Big Scenes:
And what was King Kong ever going to do
with Fay Wray, or Jessica Lange,
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but climb, climb, climb and get shot down?


No wonder Gullivers amiably chatting
with that six-inch woman in his palm.
Desires huge, theres really nowhere to put it
in this small world that it will stay put:

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James Richardson is the author of six books of poetry, including By the Numbers,
which was a National Book Award finalist, and his poems appear regularly in
the New Yorker. He is a professor of English and creative writing at Princeton
University and lives in New Jersey.

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James Richardson
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Interglacial
New and Selected Poems & Aphorisms
James Richardson
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Divinity School
Alicia Jo Rabins
Introduction by C.D. Wright

Winner of the 2015 APR/Honickman First Book Prize,


chosen from over eight hundred manuscripts.

The poet wants to know what happened next. After the flood subsides, when
the world grew back, in the place of dials and switches, inside the constraints of
earthly time where faces crack, flesh sags and fish stink. She understands that
conflict is easier than kindness.C.D. Wright, from the introduction
Divinity School, winner of the prestigious Honickman First Book Award from
the American Poetry Review, is a wide-ranging exploration of spirituality, sex,
travel, food, holy texts, and coming of age. Poet Alicia Jo Rabins brings a searing eye for surreal beauty in everyday life with a deep knowledge of wisdom literature, and creates a modern manual for living, a fearless investigation of how
we learn to live in a human body both prism and flesh.
How to Travel
POETRY
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APR Honickman 1st Book Prize
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Sometimes you see the leaves as birds who have traveled all night and come to rest
at dawn. Sometimes you feel the space between molecules of honey. Sometimes you
are at the airport. Sometimes you are at the hospital. You find your seat an hour
before sunrise and watch polar bears swim slowly underwater through the glass. Oh
immigration, oh fluorescent lights, the surgeons rubber gloves, brush-tips of death
against your cheek. This country stamps your passport and hands it back forever
changed.
Alicia Jo Rabins is a poet, composer, musician, and Torah scholar. She teaches
ancient Jewish texts to children and adults and performs internationally as a
violinist and singer. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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All-American Poem
Matthew Dickman
Introduction by Tony Hoagland
APR Honickman 1st Book Prize
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A Larger Country
Tomas Q. Morin
Introduction by Tom Sleigh
APR Honickman 1st Book Prize
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Copper Canyon Press


The Moon before Morning
W.S. Merwin
In luscious and purposeful language, W.S. Merwins new poems
examine our essential relationships with the natural world.

Merwin has attained a transcendent and transformative elevation of beaming


perception, exquisite balance, and clarifying beauty.Booklist, starred review
In his personal anonymity, his strict individuated manner, his defense of the
earth, and his heartache at times passing, Merwin has become instantly recognizable on the page.Helen Vendler, The New York Review of Books
W.S. Merwins legacy is unquestionably secure.Poetry
Two-time Pulitzer winner W.S. Merwin is one of the best-selling poets in America.
In his new book, The Moon before Morning, Merwin examines everything from
minute flowers to oceanic destruction, and weaves our complex relationship with
the natural world with his own youth, memory, and intense engagement with the
passing of days. With considered reverence, subtle might, and generous poetic
imagination, Merwin presents a masterful collection.
From Antique Sound:
There was an age when you played the records
with ordinary steel needles which grew blunt
and damaged the grooves or with more expensive
stylus tips said to be tungsten or diamond

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which wore down the records and the music receded


but a friend and I had it on persuasive authority
that the best thing was a dry thorn of the right kind
and I knew where to find one of those . . .
W.S. Merwin served as Poet Laureate of the United States and has received every
major literary accolade, including two Pulitzer Prizes, most recently for The Shadow
of Sirius, and the National Book Award for Migration: New and Selected Poems.

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New & Selected Poems
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What About This

Splitting an Order

Introduction by Dean Young

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Collected Poems
of Frank Stanford
Frank Stanford

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War of the Foxes

Ted Kooser

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The Poem She Didnt Write


and Other Poems
Olena Kalytiak Davis

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Richard Siken

Jeffrey Brown

The News

The New Testament

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Juventud
Vanessa Blakeslee

Fifteen years after the harrowing afternoon that sent Mercedes fleeing
Colombia, she returns to confront her father about what happened.

A harrowing, international coming-of-age story, Juventud is unforgettable, erotic,


and suspenseful. I was willing to follow the protagonist Mercedes anywhere;
into the Cali nightclubs, to her shooting lessons, into bed with her lovers, and to
the dangerous activist meetings and rallies that mark a point-of-no-return in her
adolescence. This novel is part political thriller, part love story. It kept me up at
night and thats the highest praise.Patricia Henley, National Book Award
nominated author of Hummingbird House and In the River Sweet
Vanessa Blakeslees remarkable debut novel takes us inside Colombia through
the eyes of Mercedes, a privileged half-Colombian girl who leaves the safety of
Papis hacienda to embark on a life touched by disappointment and splendid
achievement. Her story echoes the conflicts of our twenty-fi rst centurys trans
national, uneasy global culture.Xu Xi, author of Habit of a Foreign Sky
After her life is shattered in a single horrifying night, teenaged Mercedes
Martinez runs away, severing ties with her father and her privileged life in
Colombia. Fifteen years later, a bombing in Bogot and the sight of her former
lovers face on the news call Mercedes back. Juventud explores the idealism of
youth against the backdrop of a ravaged city.
Vanessa Blakeslees debut story collection, Train Shots, won the 2014 IPPY
Gold Medal in Short Fiction and was long listed for the 2014 Frank OConnor
International Short Story Award. Vanessas writing has appeared in the Southern
Review, the Paris Review Daily, the Globe and Mail, Kenyon Review Online, and
Bustle.

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The Voiceover Artist
Dave Reidy

Simon breaks his eighteen-year-long vow of silence in order to


master his stutter, find love, and become a voiceover artist.

Woven into the middle of this captivating story is the most accurate depiction of
the Chicago improv world that Ive ever read. When you open the book, you can
smell the stale beer and hear the clever quips.Keegan-M ichael Key, co-creator
and co-star of the Peabody Awardw inning Comedy Central series Key & Peele
My first thought picking this book up was what if Binx Bolling [of Walker Percys
The Moviegoer] were really Catholic and winds up not glib in New Orleans but
stuttering in Chicago? This is a completely errant, if not arrant, idea. The Voiceover
Artist is a broad, ambitious, multifaceted, exacting set of portraits of some very
twisted folks. They are their own analysts, viciously jockeying to win. Mr. Reidy
can be frightening.Padgett Powell, Whiting Award winner and author of six
novels, including You & Me

FICTION
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Since his youth, Simon Davies has suffered from a crippling stutter inherited
from his father. Overshadowed by his charming younger brother, Connor, Simon
doesnt speak for eighteen years, but harbors a secret dream to become a famous
voiceover artist. Once Simon finds his voice, he must learn to live alongside
Connor, or continue to suffer silently on his own.
Dave Reidys fiction has appeared in Granta and other journals. His first book,
a collection of short stories about performers called Captive Audience, was
named an Indie Next Notable Book by the American Booksellers Association.
Reidy works at closerlook, inc., where he is the creative director. He lives in
Chicago, Illinois.

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Kedzie Avenue
Stories Drawn from a City Street

Darryl Holliday, Jamie Hibdon, and E.N. Rodriguez

Kedzie Avenue is a graphic portrait of Chicago and its people,


connected by a single historic street.

Reporter Darryl Holliday and illustrator Erik Rodriguez are Chicagos pioneers of the comic journalism medium.Chicago magazine
[The Illustrated Press is] an experiment in journalism from Chicagothe product of narrative non-fiction stories told through first-hand reportage and finely
tuned sequential art.WGN Radio
At times evoking the tradition of big-city metro columnistsor even the spirit
of one of this citys literary lions, Studs Terkeltheir work offers heartfelt,
often newsy, snapshots of life in Chicago, from a jail inmates wedding at the
Cook County Courthouse to one South Side communitys drastic demographic
change through the eyes of a longtime resident.Columbia Journalism Review
[Darryl Holliday and Erik Rodriguez] seek answers to their burning questions.
They highlight what they see as injustices. They analyze and criticize from a
place of love.Printers Row Journal, Chicago Tribune
Kedzie Avenue is an expansive look at everyday life on a single street in twenty-
first century Chicago. Drawing on a years worth of reporting and interviews with a
wide range of Chicagoans, the book weaves personal narrative, journalistic reportage, and frame-by-f rame illustration into a complex portrait of an American city.
Darryl Holliday is a Studs Terkel Awardw inning reporter, nonfiction writer,
and photographer living in Chicago.
Jamie Hibdon is a cartoonist living in Chicago. When not working with the
Illustrated Press, his work can be found in his ongoing anthology, Lingua Franca
Comics.
E. N. Rodriguez is an artist and graphic designer for the Chicago Tribune.

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


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Fake Fruit Factory
Patrick Wensink

Fake Fruit Factory is a raucous account of a mayors


sky-high dreams for his small town and the satellite
plummeting to Earth that might destroy it all.

There are plenty of bastards in this world, but Patrick Wensink isnt one of them.
Well, maybe. He is our Terry Southern and Paul Krassner and possibly one day
even our own Jonathan Swift.Scott McClanahan, author of Hill William and
Crapalachia
I like Patrick Wensinks work so much my heart had to issue its own cease-
and-desist order.Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story
The greatest book about competing burger franchises since The Grapes of Wrath.
A melia Gray, author of Threats: A Novel

FICTION
September
5 x 8 | 350 pp
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978-1-940430-56-0 USC

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Contributor Hometown: Louisville, KY

Fake Fruit Factory is a stick-slapping, gut-punching, darkly comedic novel


about the eccentric small town of Dyson, Ohio. When NASA determines an
errant satellite will crash there, the towns young mayor uses the ensuing media
circus to attract tourism and save his bankrupt rust belt community. Unless, of
course, the satellite completely wipes it from the map.
Patrick Wensink is the author of three works of fiction, including the bestselling Broken Piano for President and a forthcoming essay collection. He frequently contributes to publications like the New York Times, Oxford American,
Salon, and the Huffington Post. He once sold his own line of BBQ Sauce, was married in a doughnut shop, and got punched in the mouth so hard he lost a tooth
(not all at the same time). He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife and son.

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The Empty Bottle Chicago
Twenty-Plus Years of Piss, Sh*t, & Broken Urinals

Edited by John E. Dugan


Foreword by John Darnielle

Stories, photographs, and ephemera contributed by


the Empty Bottles community of fans, performers,
and staff over its twenty-plus year history.

With its plain brick facade and Old Style sign hanging out front, the twenty-
year-old Empty Bottle looks more like a plain Chicago townie bar than the
citys most consistent punk-a nd-i ndie-rock clubnot to mention the free jazz,
skronky pop and other out-t here genres it books. Chicago promoter Andy Cirzan
calls the four-hundred-capacity club a kind of communal space for adventurous
musicians and their fans.R olling Stone, The Best Clubs in America
A collection of stories contributed by the community of fans, former bartenders,
bouncers, and performers, including Jack White, Interpol, OK Go, and more, retelling the eclectic history of one of Chicagos landmark music venues. The collection also includes an introduction by John Darnielle, full-color photographs
and images of old show posters, doodles on cocktail napkins, bathroom graffiti,
and other ephemera.
Between touring as a rock drummer and stints as a graphic designer and
human rights group organizer, John E. Dugan started his writing career as
a reviewer for the Washington City Paper. He was senior web editor for Time
Out Chicago, web editor/informer editor at Design Bureau magazine, and edi
tor for Pitchforks NothingMajor.com. His writing and blogging has appeared
in Economist, Spin.com, RollingStone.com, Billboard.com, the Chicago Reader,
Time Out London, the Chicago Tribune, and numerous other publications.
John Darnielle is a writer, composer, guitarist, and vocalist for the band the
Mountain Goats. His debut novel Wolf in White Van was released in 2015. He
lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife and son.

MUSIC
March
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My Kind of Sound
The Secret History of Chicago Music

Steve Krakow
Edited by JC Gabel
Foreword by Roger J. McGuinn
Afterword by Jim DeRogatis
Culled from ten-plus years of Chicago Reader columns,
this compendium features Chicago musicians who
somehow havent gotten their just dues.

The seventh issue of Steve Krakow aka Plastic Crimewaves lovingly and laboriously assembled psychedelic/punk rock/outsider music fanzine is crammed
with the usual assortment of cult groups, dusted down recorded artifacts and
other oddities from the underground music scene, past and present . . . GZD
has a distinct style that separates it from lesser, more orthodox publications,
one of which possess the same manic streak of imagination and love of detail that
Krakow packs into his project.The Wire, for Galactic Zoo Dossier #7
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November
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Culled from over ten years of weekly Chicago Reader columns, My Kind of
Sound will be The Secret History of Chicago Music compendium. Also featuring a foreword by Roger Jim McGuinn of The Byrds and an afterword by
Jim DeRogatis of Sound Opinions, this collection profiles pivotal Chicago
musicians who somehow have not gotten their just dues.
Steve Krakow (Plastic Crimewave) is a writer, illustrator, and musician. He
is the editor of Galactic Zoo Dossier, founder of the Million Tongues Festival,
and frontman for Plastic Crimewave Sound. He draws the Secret History of
Chicago Music comic for the Chicago Reader and WGN.
JC Gabel is a writer, editor, publisher, and cultural critic. He founded Stop
Smiling Media and the Chicagoan, edited at the Pitchfork Review and TASCHEN,
and currently works as an editorial director and publisher at Hat & Beard Inc.

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Minds Eye, Shimmering
Toni Nealie
Minds Eye, Shimmering is a lyrical and evocative exploration of one womans
journeys: from New Zealand to America, from citizen to immigrant, from adolescence to motherhood. Through an international move, airport security
pat-downs, and the discovery of a nest of rabbits in her garden, Toni Nealies
personal essays explore what it means to be an alien, a minority, and a woman
in America.
Toni Nealie writes and teaches in Chicago, where she earned her MFA in non
fiction from Columbia College Chicago. She previously worked in magazines,
politics, and public relations in the United Kingdom and her native New Zealand.
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Twelve essays about journeys and


homelandsfrom New Zealand to
America, from adolescence to adulthood,
from citizen to immigrant alien.

Paper Tigers
Damien Angelica Walters
In this haunting and hypnotizing novel, a young woman loses everythinghalf
of her body, her fianc, and possibly her unborn childto a terrible apartment
fire. While recovering from the trauma, she discovers a photo album inhabited
by a predatory ghost who promises to make her whole again, all while slowly consuming her from the inside out.
Damian Angelica Walterss work has appeared or is forthcoming in Years Best
Weird Fiction Volume One, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Shimmer,
Apex, and Glitter & Mayhem. She was an associate editor of the Hugo Award
winning Electric Velocipede.
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A disfigured woman discovers a haunted


photo album that could make her whole
again but only at a terrible price.

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Meaty

Essays by Samantha Irby,


Creator of the Blog
BitchesGottaEat
Samantha Irby
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The Old Neighborhood


A Novel
Bill Hillmann

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Zero Fade

Chris L. Terry
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Once I Was Cool


Personal Essays
Megan Stielstra

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Almost Crimson

Crazy Horses Girlfriend

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Dasha Kelly

Erika T. Wurth

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Tram 83
Fiston Mwanza Mujila
Translated by Roland Glasser
Two friends, one a budding writer home from Europe, the other an ambitious
racketeer, meet in the only nightclub, the Tram 83, in a war-torn city-state in secession, surrounded by profit-seekers of all languages and nationalities. Tram 83
plunges the reader into the modern African gold rush as cynical as it is comic and
colorfully exotic, using jazz rhythms to weave a tale of human relationships in
a world that has become a global village.
Fiston Mwanza Mujila (b. 1981, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo)
is a poet, dramatist, and scholar. Tram 83 is his award-w inning and raved-
about debut novel that caused a literary sensation when published in France in
August 2014.
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This exceptional debut Congolese novel


uses jazz rhythm to evoke the
frenzied exploitation of land
and people in contemporary Africa.

Home
Leila S. Chudori
Translated by John H. McGlynn
A wonderful exercise in humanism . . . [by] a prodigious and impressive
storyteller.Jakarta Globe
An epic saga of families and friends entangled in the cruel snare of history (Time
magazine), Home combines political repression and exile with a spicy mixture
of love, family, and food, alternating between Paris and Jakarta in the time between Suhartos 1965 rise to power and downfall in 1998, further illuminating
Indonesias tragic twentieth-century history popularized by the Oscar-nominated
documentary The Act of Killing.
Leila S. Chudori is Indonesias most prominent female journalist. Home is her
debut novel and won Indonesias most important literary prize in 2013.
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Social media campaign Giveaways through Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter
Promotion at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015 Promotion through: deepvellum.org

Author Events
Los Angeles, CA San Francisco, CA Washington, DC New York, NY Austin, TX
Dallas, TX Houston, TX

FICTION
October
5 x 8 | 500 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-941920-10-7 NA
eBook available

An epic historical saga, Home expands


Oscar-nominated documentary
The Act of Killings scope to delve
into Indonesias tragic twentieth century.

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Deep Vellum Publishing


Target in the Night
Ricardo Piglia
Translated by Sergio Waisman
Ricardo Piglia may be the best Latin American writer to have appeared since
the heyday of Gabriel Garca Mrquez.K irkus Reviews
A passionate political and psychological thriller set in a remote Argentinean
Pampas town, Target in the Night is an intense and tragic family history reminiscent of King Lear, in which the madness of the detective is integral to solving
crimes. Target in the Night, a masterpiece, won every major literary prize in the
Spanish language in 2011.
FICTION
November
5 x 8 | 250 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-941920-16-9 W
eBook available

A masterful psychological and


political crime novel by Argentinas
greatest living writer expands
the genre of paranoid fiction.

Ricardo Piglia (b. 1941), widely considered the greatest living Argentine novelist, has taught for decades in American universities, including most recently at
Princeton.
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Contributor Hometown: Washington, DC

The Pirate
Jn Gnarr
Translated by Lytton Smith
A story that genuinely touches the reader.Frettabladid
Enormously powerful and particularly heartfelt.Morgunbladid
The second book in a trilogy chronicling the troubled childhood of international
sensation Jn Gnarr, The Pirate revisits his teenage years with sincere compassion and great humor: bullied relentlessly, Jn receives rebellious inner strength
through the Sex Pistols and Prince Kropotkinpunk rock and anarchy offer
the promise of a better and more exciting life.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
January
5 x 8 | 180 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-941920-20-6 W
eBook available

The second volume in former


Reykjavik mayor Jn Gnarrs childhood
memoir-trilogy focuses on discovering
punk music and rebelling against society.

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Jn Gnarr, the most famous comedic actor in Iceland, founded the Best Party and
served as mayor of Reykjavik 201014.
Marketing Plans
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New York, NY Rochester, NY Austin, TX Dallas, TX Houston, TX
Contributor Hometown: Rochester, NY

Deep Vellum Publishing


Seeing Red
Lina Meruane
Translated by Megan McDowell
Meruanes prose has great literary force: it emerges from the hammer blows of
conscience, but also from the ungraspable, and from pain.R oberto Bolao
This powerful, profound autobiographical novel describes a young Chilean
writer recently relocated to New York for doctoral work who suffers a stroke,
leaving her blind and increasingly dependent on those closest to her. Fiction and
autobiography intertwine in an intense, visceral, and caustic novel about the relation between the body, illness, science, and human relationships.
Lina Meruane (b. 1970), considered the best woman author of Chile today, has
won numerous prestigious international prizes, and lives in New York, where
she teaches at NYU.
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FICTION
February
5 x 8 | 170 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-941920-24-4 W
eBook available

Author Events
Los Angeles, CA Oakland, CA San Francisco, CA Washington, DC Chicago, IL
Boston, MA Baltimore, MD Minneapolis, MN Brooklyn, NY New York, NY
Portland, OR Austin, TX Dallas, TX Houston, TX San Antonio, TX Seattle, WA
Contributor Hometown: New York, NY

A visceral, moving, haunting


English-language debut on illness,
the body, and human relationships by
one of Chiles brightest young authors.

La Superba
Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer
Translated by Michele Hutchison
An ode to the imagination.N RC Handelsblad
A joy to read, La Superba, winner of the most prestigious Dutch literary prize, is
a Rabelaisian, stylistic tour-de-force. Migration, legal and illegal, is at the center
of this novel about a writer who becomes trapped in his walk on the wild side in
mysterious and exotic Genoa, the labyrinthine port city nicknamed La Superba.
Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer (b. 1968), poet, dramatist, novelist, renowned in the
Netherlands as a master of language, is the only two-t ime winner of the Tzum
Prize for the most beautiful sentence written in Dutch (including one in La
Superba!).
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Author Events
Los Angeles, CA San Francisco, CA Washington, DC Chicago, IL Boston, MA
Ann Arbor, MI New York, NY Rochester, NY Austin, TX Dallas, TX Fort Worth, TX
Houston, TX Toronto, ON

FICTION
March
5 x 8 | 400 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-941920-22-0 W
eBook available

A master of language,
Ilja Leonard Pfeijffers autobiographical
novel about migration, illegal and legal,
in Genoa tells the story of Europe today.

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Selected Backlist from Deep Vellum Publishing

Texas

Calligraphy Lesson

Translated by Samantha Schnee

Translated by Marian Schwartz,


Leo Shtutin, Mariya Bashkatova,
and Sylvia Maizell

The Great Theft


Carmen Boullosa

FICTION
5 x 8 | 304 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.50
978-1-941920-00-8 W
eBook available

The Collected Stories


Mikhail Shishkin

FICTION
5 x 8 | 180 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-941920-03-9 W

Sphinx

Anne Garrta

Translated by Emma Ramadan


Introduction by Daniel Levin Becker
FICTION
5 x 8 | 229 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-941920-09-1 W
eBook available

eBook available

The Indian

The Mountain and the Wall

The Art of Flight

Translated by Lytton Smith

Translated by Carol Apollonio


Introduction by Ronald Meyer

Translated by George Henson


Introduction by Enrique Vila-Matas

FICTION
5 x 8 | 250 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-941920-15-2 W

LITERARY COLLECTIONS / FICTION


5 x 8 | 424 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-941920-06-0 W

eBook available

eBook available

Jn Gnarr

FICTION / BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY


5 x 8 | 221 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-941920-12-1 W
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Alisa Ganieva

Sergio Pitol

Enchanted Lion Books


Marguerites Christmas
India Desjardins
Illustrated by Pascal Blanchet
An old woman will no longer leave her house, not even on Christmas. She prefers
to stay home, rather than taking the risk of falling or coming down with a cold.
She settles into the solitude and isolation of her safe, interior world. But just as
shes about to enjoy a peaceful dinner in front of the TV, her doorbell rings . . .
This is a touching story about overcoming fear and the role of chance in life.
India Desjardins is a journalist and writer who was born in Quebec in 1976.
Pascal Blanchet was born in Quebec in 1980. He is interested in twentieth-
century design, architecture, and jazz.

Marketing Plans
10,000-copy print run Co-op available
Advance reader copies: ALA, Library System Review, Review Media
National print and online campaign Canadian TV and radio campaign
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FICTION
October
8 x 11 | 72 pp
Color illustrations
Paper over Board US $19.95 | CAN $24.99
978-1-59270-178-0 W

Winner of the 2014 Bologna Ragazzi


Award for Fiction, Marguerites Christmas
is a visually stunning exploration of
solitude and surprise.

Macanudo #3
Liniers

Macanudo #3 is the newest volume of Linierss daily comic strip and the drawing
and vision are more gorgeous than ever. Like volumes #1 and #2, this new collection is marked by existential wit, a playful sensibility, and a probing mind. Dive in
for more Henrietta and her cat Fellini; more Mandlebaum, the teddy bear; more
sensitive robot, and much else besides!
Born in Buenos Aires in 1973, Liniers is a popular and celebrated Argentine cartoonist whose Macanudo strip has appeared in Argentinas largest newspaper,
La Nacion, over the past ten years. He has also published over twenty books containing more than thirty-six hundred cartoons for readers of all ages.

Marketing Plans
Co-op available Advance reader copies National print and online campaign
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5-city author tour

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


March
8 x 9 | 104 pp
Color illustrations
Trade Cloth US $19.95 | CAN $24.99
978-1-59270-175-9 W

Macanudo #2 was called


an indispensable work of comic art
by Publishers Weekly. Volume #3
further builds and deepens this strips
charming, surreal world.

157

Selected Backlist from Enchanted Lion Books

Seasons

People

Ballad

Blexbolex

Blexbolex

Blexbolex

JUVENILE NONFICTION
7 x 10 | 180 pp
Color illustrations
Trade Cloth US $22.95 | CAN $25.50
978-1-59270-095-0 USC
Ages 3 and up

JUVENILE FICTION
7 x 9 | 208 pp
Color illustrations
Trade Cloth US $22.95 | CAN $25.50
978-1-59270-110-0 USC

JUVENILE FICTION
5 x 6 | 280 pp
Color illustrations
Paper over Board US $22.95 | CAN $25.50
978-1-59270-137-7 W
Ages 4 and up

Macanudo #1

Macanudo #2

Liniers

The River

Translated by Mara Faye Lethem

Liniers

Translated by Mara Faye Lethem

Alessandro Sanna

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


8 x 8 | 96 pp
Color illustrations
Trade Cloth US $19.95 | CAN $21.99
978-1-59270-154-4 W

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


8 x 9 | 104 pp
Color illustrations
Trade Cloth US $19.95 | CAN $21.99
978-1-59270-169-8 USC*

JUVENILE FICTION
7 x 10 | 110 pp
Color illustrations
Trade Cloth US $22.95 | CAN $25.50
978-1-59270-149-0 W
Ages 6 and up

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Engine Books
Between You and Me
Scott Nadelson

A happy NYC bachelor leaves the city for a suburban life


with an alluring wife and her two perplexing children.

Every night, after the kids have gone to bed, he searches for their shoes. They might be
anywhere: under the family room couch, in the middle of the kitchen floor, on the basement landing, or if its warm enough, out on the lawn, growing damp with dew. This is
one of his contributions to the efficient running of the household, maybe his most important contribution, though not the most visible. If anyone has noticed, none has said
a word. He performs the task quietly, without announcing himself, and takes private
pleasure in knowing how useful he has been.
Paul Haberman was happy living alone in the city until he met Cynthia, an enchanting suburban single mother. After he moves to New Jersey to marry her,
Pauls life reshapes itself dramatically around his new family and home, evolving over the years in ways he could never have imagined. In this funny, moving,
episodic novel, Scott Nadelson reveals the quiet beauty, doubt, and longing of
a blended familys life in the unglamorous American suburbs.
Scott Nadelson is the author of three story collections, most recently Aftermath,
and a memoir, The Next Scott Nadelson: A Life in Progress. Winner of the Reform
Judaism Fiction Prize, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award,
and an Oregon Book Award, he teaches at Willamette University and in the
Rainier Writing Workshop MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University.

FICTION
November
5 x 8 | 256 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-938126-33-8 USC
eBook available

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reader copies
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readers
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Promotion through enginebooks.org
Contributor Hometown: Salem, OR

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Engine Books
Ways to Spend the Night
Pamela Painter

Love and heartache sing in fifteen tales of grief, loss,


and healing from a master of the short story form.

Clare and her oldest friend from college had been planning this visit for the past three
months. But only yesterday, her arms full of towels and pillows, Clare realized that it
was too soon for her husbands study to become a guest room. First she needed to talk
through her anguish and anger at finding him there, slumped over his desk beside
the empty vials of pills, finding his folded note that said Clare.
A widower finds his stolen car and begins a relationship with the thief; a woman
whose sisters levy accusations against their dying father wonders why he chose
them, not her; a divorcing couple celebrates a final beach weekend with their
closest friends.
In fifteen stories of loss and recovery, including two Pushcart Prize winners,
Pamela Painter cements her status as a master of the contemporary story.
FICTION / SHORT STORIES
January
5 x 8 | 216 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-938126-35-2 USC
eBook available

Marketing Plans
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reader copies
National print and online campaign
Outreach to academically affiliated writers
and readers
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Promotion through: enginebooks.org
Contributor Hometown: Boston, MA

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Pamela Painter is the author of three story collections, Wouldnt You Like
to Know; Getting to Know the Weather, which won the GLCA Award for First
Fiction; and The Long and Short of It. She is the co-author of What If? Writing
Exercises for Fiction Writers. Her stories have appeared in the Atlantic, Harpers,
Kenyon Review, Mid-A merican Review, Ploughshares, Quick Fiction, and in numerous anthologies, such as Sudden Fiction, Flash Fiction, Flash Fiction Forward,
and MicroFiction. She has won three Pushcart Prizes and Agni Reviews John
Cheever Award for Fiction. Painter lives in Boston and teaches in the writing,
literature, and publishing program at Emerson College.

Enigma Books
Off the Record with FDR
19421945

William D. Hassett

A new paperback edition of a long out of print classic about


Franklin D. Roosevelt and World War II by his personal secretary.

Roosevelt the antiquarian, the anecdotalist, the collector of books, the gentle
man farmer, the affable host . . . and important part of Roosevelt and one which
has not been so well documented before.A rthur Schlesinger, Jr.
As a personal picture of Roosevelts lighter moments during the war, Hassetts
diary is unsurpassed.The Christian Science Monitor
It is Hassetts ability to observe . . . that gives the reader the sense of knowing
the real Roosevelt during those years.San Francisco Chronicle
William D. Hassett was an assistant secretary to Franklin D. Roosevelt. He left a
revelatory account of his three years of daily interaction with the President, ac
companying him on many train trips to and from Hyde Park, that remained en
tirely hidden to the press and most outsiders. Hassett was a newspaperman and
public relations executive who had a close relationship with FDR, who admired
his profound erudition and talent as a writer. At times the secretary, who scru
pulously recorded the comings and goings of innumerable visitors and dignitar
ies, secret and not, added some of his own observations and evaluations of one
person or another. Many of the slow train rides from a railroad siding kept se
cret to most people to Hyde Park were the occasion for visitors to come on board
along the way or for FDR to stop and spend some time in conference off the train.
These recorded chronicles are quoted in most historical works about Franklin D.
Roosevelt, particularly during the war years, as an unmatched treasure trove that
enhances the historical record.

HISTORY
November
6 x 9 | 398 pp
30 B&W photographs
Trade Paper US $24.00 | CAN $29.99
978-0-9863764-4-3 USC
eBook available

161

Enigma Books
The Jews in Fascist Italy: A History
Renzo De Felice

The first and classic major study published after the war
on anti-Semitism and the Holocaust in a single country.

My aim was to explain in detail the facts surrounding Fascist anti-Semitism and the
persecution of the Jews in Mussolinis Italy. Too many people in Italy and elsewhere
underestimate or deny the tragic fate of European Jewry and anti-Semitism between
the two world wars. A few short years ago anti-Semitism appeared defeated and reduced to a tiny group of fanatics. But now it seems to be regaining ground in its more
political incarnation, probably the most dangerous one, because next to the religious,
social and economic varieties it is the most insidious of all.

HISTORY
December
First Trade Paper Edition
6 x 9 | 628 pp
25 B&W photographs
Trade Paper US $29.00 | CAN $36.50
978-0-9863764-0-5 USC
eBook available

162

The author occupies a central position among Italian historians specialized in


modern Italys political history. He broke new ground by first publishing this
book in 1961, having obtained special permission to consult the files in the
archives of the Italian Jewish Communities concerning the Fascist regimes
persecution of the Jews in Italy from 1938 to 1945. The books release coincided
with the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem that brought the Holocaust to the
attention of other historians and to the world public. The English translation
of the final 1993 edition was supported by a grant from the Italian Ministry of
Foreign Affairs. This paperback and electronic book edition is published in asso
ciation with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Enigma Books
The French Revolution
Pierre Gaxotte

The American Revolution, though it profoundly stirred the imagination of the


French people, was not so cataclysmic, nor so immediate and widespread in its
effects, as the events that broke out thirteen years later in France. The French
Revolution provoked a deep cleavage within society that it later exported to most
of Europe. Frances Communists hold Robespierre, the instigator of the Terror,
as one of their inspirations while Pierre Gaxotte, writing in the 1920s, viewed
Communism as the logical heir to the Revolution. Many contemporary histori
ans appear far closer to Gaxotte in their more realistic portrayals of those events
than to the innumerable Marxist scholars who preceded them.

HISTORY
December
6 x 9 | 428 pp
Trade Paper US $24.00 | CAN $29.99
978-0-9863764-2-9 USC
eBook available

A classic contrarian view of the French


Revolution by a conservative historian.

I Was There:
The Memoirs of FDRs Chief of Staff
William D. Leahy
Throughout almost five years from November, 1940, to the end of World War II in
September, 1945, my duties placed me at pivotal points in the high command that accomplished the defeat of our enemies against what at times seemed heavy odds. These
observations are based on participation in many historic discussions at which the course
of the war was charted and at which attempts were made to map the road to peace.
As Franklin D. Roosevelts chief of staff, Admiral William D. Leahy was in
volved in most of the key decisions and conferences that won the war and saw
the creation of the postwar world.

HISTORY
February
6 x 9 | 584 pp
40 B&W photographs
Trade Paper US $29.00 | CAN $36.50
978-0-9863764-6-7 USC
eBook available

The military leader closest to


President Roosevelt during World War II
tells his story from 1942 to V-J Day.

163

Selected Backlist from Enigma Books

Working with Napoleon

Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte


by His Private Secretary
Baron Claude-Franois
de Mneval
HISTORY
6 x 9 | 607 pp
Trade Paper US $26.00 | CAN $31.00
978-1-936274-19-2 USC

Stalins Man in Canada

Fred Rose and Soviet Espionage


David Levy
HISTORY
6 x 9 | 320 pp
Trade Cloth US $24.00 | CAN $26.50
978-1-936274-27-7 USC
eBook available

American Police, A History:


19452012
The Blue Parade, Vol. II
Thomas A. Reppetto

HISTORY / POLITICAL SCIENCE


6 x 9 | 268 pp
Trade Paper US $18.00 | CAN $19.99
978-1-936274-67-3 USC
eBook available

eBook available

Election Year 1968

The Turning Point


Second Edition
Dennis D. Wainstock, PhD
HISTORY / POLITICAL SCIENCE
6 x 9 | 256 pp
Trade Paper US $19.00 | CAN $20.99
978-1-936274-41-3 USC
eBook available

Hitler and His Generals

Military Conferences 19421945


Edited by Helmut Heiber
HISTORY
6 x 9 | 1,211 pp
Trade Paper US $26.00 | CAN $31.50
978-1-929631-28-5 USC
eBook available

Spy Lost

Caught Between the KGB


and the FBI
Kaarlo Tuomi

Introduction by John E. Haynes


HISTORY
6 x 9 | 256 pp
Trade Paper US $19.00 | CAN $20.99
978-1-936274-55-0 USC
eBook available

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Etruscan Press
Crave
Sojourn of a Hungry Soul

Laurie Jean Cannady

This compelling memoir chronicles a young girls journey


through abuse, impoverishment, and a continuing search
for sustenance that will not die.

Crave is a coming-of-age memoir that chronicles a young girls journey through


abuse and impoverishment. The effusive narration descends into the depths of
personal and sexual degradation, and perpetual hunger for food, safety, and survival. While moving through gritty exposs of poverty, abuse, and starvation,
Crave renders a continuing search for sustenance that simply will not die.
Laurie Jean Cannady is most recognizable through her voice. Lyrical and august, yet strangely intimate, her lucid memory for the texture of daily existence
weaves the reader into the fabric of the story. We discover that the most slender
threads bind the strongest.
It is no surprise this memoir is a narrative about a victim who becomes a
survivor. Cannady is assertive, motivational, and unafraid to reach her target
audience: women, African Americans, high-school students, college students,
survivors of physical and sexual abuse, veterans, people raised by single parents,
and folks who are living in or have lived through impoverishment.
Laurie Jean Cannady, an associate professor of English at Lock Haven University,
spends much of her time encouraging students to realize their true potential. She
is a consummate champion of womens issues, veterans issues, and issues affecting underprivileged youth. Cannady resides in central Pennsylvania with Chico
Cannady and their three children.

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY


November
6 x 9 | 384 pp
Trade Paper US $19.00 | CAN $23.99
978-0-9897532-9-6 USC
eBook available

Author Events
Madison, CT Mystic, CT Chestertown, MD
Boston, MA Lock Haven, PA Wilkes-Barre, PA
Kingston, RI Providence, RI Chesapeake, VA
Hampton, VA Norfolk, VA Suffolk, VA
Virginia Beach, VA
Contributor Hometown: Central, PA

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Etruscan Press
Poems and Their Making
A Conversation

Edited by Philip Brady


Poems and Their Making is a collection of original poems and essays by a diverse
cast of inter-connected contemporary American poets, delving into the origin and
development of poetic thought, line, and structure. Each poem is followed by an
essay by the poet illustrative of some particular issue in craft and theory raised
during the poems making. While exploring the mysterious process of making
poems, Poems and Their Making offers a grounds eye view of the variety of current poetic practices, and nurtures a dialogue between poetry and critical prose.
POETRY
Available Now
6 x 9 | 240 pp
Trade Paper US $23.95 | CAN $29.99
978-0-9903221-5-3 USC

An anthology of poems and essays


delving into the origin and development
of poetic thought, line, and structure.

Arcadia Road
A Trilogy

Thorpe Moeckel
Thorpe Moeckels trilogy of long poems are as rich, lush, and organic as the soil
of his Virginia Blue Ridge homestead. In a mode both contemporary and as old as
Hesiod, Moeckel sustains a cosmic and earthbound incursion into essential techniques and textures of life.
POETRY | October | 6 x 9 | 208 pp
Trade Paper US $17.00 | CAN $21.50 | 978-0-9897532-5-8 USC

American Anger
An Evidentiary

H. L. Hix
American Anger applies psychological and philosophical anger theories to the
choler of American life. These genre-bending poems speak to the demographics
that engage the Occupy movement, recognizing anger as the primary condition of
the American empire.
POETRY | February | 6 x 9 | 215 pp
Trade Paper US $19.00 | CAN $23.99 | 978-0-9897532-4-1 USC

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Exterminating Angel Press


The Lizard Princess
The History of Arcadia

Tod Davies
Illustrated by Mike Madrid
The adventures of the Lizard Princess: how Lily the Silents daughter
grew to become the great queen, Sophia the Wise.

Look inside this world and find wonder.K ate Bernheimer, editor of Fairy
Tale Review
Blending the magic of fairy tales with the great existential mysteries, Tod Davies
leads us into a phantasmagorical world that resurrects the complex lore of times
past with vibrant narrative energy.M aria Tatar, editor of The Cambridge
Companion to Fairy Tales
Imaginative.Jack Zipes, author of The Irresistible Fairy Tale
Innovative form and spellbinding content. . . . Stories, as Tod Daviess History
of Arcadia novels ultimately suggest, serve as a civilizations backbone, and it
is therefore in stories too that we can discover the potential for fundamental
change and a better society.Marvels & Tales
Bittersweet. Lush. Human. The Lizard Princess crosses mountains, oceans, deserts, and the Moon Itself to meet her fate and the fate of Arcadia on the Road of
the Dead. Her reward is the Key that opens the door to the Domain of Life where
wisdom trumps knowledge, as it should in all good tales about the world, whether
Arcadias or our own.
Tod Davies is the author of Snotty Saves the Day and Lily the Silent, the first
two books in the History of Arcadia series, as well as the cooking memoirs
Jam Today: A Diary of Cooking With What Youve Got and Jam Today Too: The
Revolution Will Not Be Catered. Unsurprisingly, her attitude toward literature is
the same as her attitude toward cookingits all about working with what you
have to find new ways of looking and new ways of being.

FICTION
November
The History of Arcadia
5 x 7 | 336 pp
15 B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-935259-29-9 W
eBook available

Marketing Plans
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Giveaways through Edelweiss, Goodreads,
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Also
Available
Lily the Silent
The History of Arcadia
Tod Davies
Illustrated by Mike Madrid
The History of Arcadia
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-1-935259-18-3 W

Snotty Saves the Day


The History of Arcadia
Tod Davies
Illustrated by Gary Zaboly
The History of Arcadia
Trade Paper US $13.00 | CAN $15.50
978-1-935259-07-7 W

eBook available

eBook available

Mendocino, CA San Francisco, CA


New York, NY Portland, OR Olympia, WA
Seattle, WA
Contributors Hometowns: Colestin Valley, OR /
San Francisco, CA

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Selected Backlist from Exterminating Angel Press

Vixens, Vamps & Vipers

Divas, Dames & Daredevils

Foreword by William Kuskin

Foreword by Maria Elena Buszek, PhD

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


7 x 9 | 240 pp
B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-935259-27-5 W

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


7 x 9 | 240 pp
B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-935259-23-7 W

eBook available

eBook available

Lost Villainesses of
Golden Age Comics
Mike Madrid

A Galaxy of
Immortal Women
The Yin Side of
Chinese Civilization
Brian Griffith

HISTORY
5 x 7 | 336 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-935259-14-5 W
eBook available

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Lost Heroines of
Golden Age Comics
Mike Madrid

Jam Today

A Diary of Cooking
With What Youve Got
Tod Davies
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The Supergirls

Fashion, Feminism,
Fantasy, and the History of
Comic Book Heroines
Mike Madrid
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Jam Today Too

The Revolution Will


Not Be Catered
Tod Davies
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The Cosmopolitans
Sarah Schulman

Two unlikely friends, cast out of their own families,


search for understanding in 1950s bohemian New York City.

This novel is book club gold. . . . The Cosmopolitans is a great group read
weighty dilemmas, unforgettable characters, and a roller-coaster plot!
Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow
A modern retelling of Honor de Balzacs classic Cousin Bette by one of Americas
most prolific and significant writers. Earl, a black, gay actor working in a meatpacking plant, and Bette, a white secretary, have lived next door to each other in
the same Greenwich Village apartment building for thirty years. Shamed and
disowned by their families, both found refuge in New York and in their domestic routine. Everything changes when Hortense, a wealthy young actress from
Ohio, comes to the city to make it. Textured with the grit and gloss of mid
century Manhattan, The Cosmopolitans is a lush, inviting read. The truths it
frames about the human need for love and recognition remain long after the
book is closed.
Sarah Schulman, a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, nonfiction writer, professor, and journalist, has published seventeen books. Her awards include a
Guggenheim, Fulbright in Judaic Studies, two American Library Association
Book Awards (fiction and nonfiction), and the Kessler Prize for Sustained
Contribution to LGBT Studies. She is a distinguished professor of the humanities at CUNY, a fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, on
the advisory board of Jewish Voice for Peace, and faculty advisor to NYU Students
for Justice in Palestine.

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The Feminist Utopia Project
Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future

Edited by Alexandra Brodsky


and Rachel Kauder Nalebuff
What would a world that matched your values look like?

An incredible addition to the feminist canon. Some of the most important


voices in gender justice look to the future with optimism, strength, and intelli
gence. Your feminist library is not complete without it.Jessica Valenti, author
of Full Frontal Feminism

SOCIAL SCIENCE
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In this groundbreaking collection, more than fifty cutting-edge voices create their
ideal world. Melissa Harris-Perry reimagines the borders of the Promised Land,
Maya Dusenbery ghostwrites a future historians thesis on twenty-fi rst-century
sex, Jill Soloway describes a self-parodying woman-only commune, and Suey Park
creates a better way to break up. Combining essays, interviews, poetry, illustrations, and short stories, The Feminist Utopia Project challenges the status quo that
accepts inequality and violence as a given, a nd lifts up the role of unfettered
imagination in creating social change.
Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School,
and founding co-director of Know Your IX.
Rachel Kauder Nalebuff is the creator of the New York Times bestseller My
Little Red Book, an anthology of womens first period stories.

The Feminist Press at CUNY


The Raging Skillet
The True Life Story of Chef Rossi

Rossi

An outsider within her Jersey Shore family, Chef Rossi


finds a home for her punk sensibilities inside the kitchen.

When their high-school-aged, punk, runaway daughter is found hosting a Jersey


Shore hotel party, Rossis parents feel they have no other choice: they ship her
off to live with a Chasidic rabbi in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Within the confines of this restrictive culture, Rossis big-city dreams take root. Once she
makes her way to Manhattan, Rossis passion for cooking, which first began as a
revolt against the microwave, becomes her life mission. The Raging Skillet is one
womans story of cooking her way through some of the most unlikely kitchens
in New York Cityat a beach in Tribeca, an East Village supper club, and a
makeshift grill at Ground Zero in the days immediately following 9/11. Forever
writing her own rules, Rossi ends up becoming the owner of one of the most
sought-a fter catering companies in the city. This heartfelt, gritty, and hilarious
memoir shows us how the creativity of the kitchen allows us to give a nod to
where we come from, while simultaneously expressing everything that we are.
Includes unpretentious recipes for real people everywhere.
Rossi is the owner and executive chef of The Raging Skillet, described as a rebel
anticaterer by the New York Times. Rossi has written for many publications, including Bust, the Daily News, the New York Post, the Huffington Post, Time Out New
York, and McSweeneys. She is the host of a long-r unning radio show in Cape Cod,
Massachusetts.

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Beijing Comrades
Bei Tong
Translated by Scott E. Myers
Afterword by Petrus Liu
Beijing Comradesthe first gay novel published in mainland China
is a tale of capitalism, love, power, and secrecy.

FICTION
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When Handong, a ruthless and wealthy businessman, is introduced to Lan Yu,


a nave, working-class architectural studentt he attraction is all-consuming.
Arrogant and privileged, Handong is unsettled by this desire, while Lan Yu
quietly submits. Despite divergent lives, the two men spend their nights together,
establishing a deep connection. When loyalties are tested, Handong is left questioning his secrets, his choices, and his very identity.
Beijing Comrades is the story of a torrid love affair set against the socio
political unrest of late-eighties China. Due to its depiction of gay sexuality and
its critique of the totalitarian government, it was originally published anonymously on an underground gay website within mainland China. This riveting
and heartbreaking novel, circulated throughout China in 1998, quickly developed a cult following and remains a central work of queer literature from the
Peoples Republic of China. This is the first English-language translation of
Beijing Comrades.
Bei Tong is the anonymous author of Beijing Comrades. The authors real-world
identity has been a subject of ongoing debate since the novel was first published.
Scott E. Myers is a doctoral student in the department of East Asian languages
and civilizations at the University of Chicago, where he studies contemporary
queer Chinese literature and visual arts.
Petrus Liu is an associate professor of humanities at Yale-NUS College, Singapore.

The Feminist Press at CUNY


But Some of Us Are Brave
Black Womens Studies
Second Edition

Edited by Akasha (Gloria T.) Hull, Patricia Bell-Scott,


and Barbara Smith
Afterword by Brittney Cooper
Originally published in 1982, All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men,
But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Womens Studies is the first comprehensive col
lection of black feminist scholarship. Featuring contributions from Alice Walker
and the Combahee River Collective, this book is vital to todays conversation on
race and gender in America. With an afterword from Brittney Cooper.
Co-editors Akasha (Gloria T.) Hull, Patricia Bell-Scott, and Barbara Smith
are authors and former womens studies professors.
Brittney Cooper is an assistant professor of women and gender studies and
Africana studies at Rutgers University and a co-founder of the Crunk Feminist
Collective.
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This beloved, groundbreaking collection


is a cornerstone of black womens studies
in the United States.

The 1970s
WSQ Volume 43, Numbers 3&4 Fall/Winter 2015

Edited by Shelly Eversley and Michelle Habell-Palln


The social and cultural agendas developed in the 1970s continue to haunt and inspire. Grassroots feminist culture blossomed, taking cues from activists, writers,
and scholars. This special issue of WSQ invites scholars, artists, and activists to
reflect on the decades wide-ranging accomplishments, its unfinished agendas,
and its influence on the contemporary moment.
Shelly Eversley is an associate professor of English at Baruch College, specializing in twentieth-century American and African American literature and culture.
Michelle Habell-Palln is a professor of Chicana/Latina studies in the department of gender, women, and sexuality at the University of Washington.

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Contributors explore the 1970s,


a decade that transformed the very notion
of female power regarding their bodies,
pleasures, and work.

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Selected Backlist from The Feminist Press at CUNY

The Riot Grrrl Collection


Edited with an introduction
by Lisa Darms

Into the Go-Slow

Translated by Bruce Benderson

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The Feminist Porn Book

Give It To Me

The Politics of Producing Pleasure


Edited by Tristan Taormino,
Constance Penley,
Celine Parreas Shimizu,
and Mireille Miller-Young
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Testo Junkie

Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the


Pharmacopornographic Era
Paul B. Preciado

Bridgett M. Davis

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Ana Castillo

Edited by Amy Scholder

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Fence Books
Lets Let That Are Not Yet : Inferno
Ed Pavlic

Domestic interiors, international flights, the metier of jazz, the restless


ambition that things on paper and above improveall are here.

Youve been thinking to yourself that it all feels very American. Ed Pavlics tireless, resourceful speaker is American, of indeterminate race, implicated at every
conceivable point of entry into the struggles that go on here, which is everywhere, the Inferno of the title: if an //analogy affects an enemy then lets let //
inferno the enemy inferno the enemy.
In a Daybook of paper stapled together by George Oppen ca. 1964, he wrote:
There is the area of Lyricthe
area in which one is absolutely
convinced that ones emotions
are an insight into reality
and death
But valuesas they say
at a Dominican picnic, one summer back when there were only four of us, we sat on
a blanket watching the band. Stacey gets up and walks away and a woman sitting with
her kids and fourmaybe?sisters turns to me smiling and asks me a question in
Spanish. The other women turn to look at me. I say I dont understand. She : your wife,
she speaks es-Spaneesh? Me : no, not really. And she : Is she Dominican? And me:
no, shes black. The women bounce looks off each other and back to me. Kids oblivious.
She: jou mean black black? Me : yes, blackblack
the dark colour was so dark. . .
Ed Pavlic is associate professor of English and director of the MFA/PhD program
in creative writing at the University of Georgia.

POETRY
October
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Journal of Ugly Sites and Other Journals
Stacy Szymaszek

Stacy Szymaszeks free-range attention is fixed on what is just underfoot and


just in the line of sight: the replete objects of homely desire, homely repulsion.
Beloved dying dog, worthy work, relational obligation, self-entertainment, an
anxious curative. In the tradition of the New York School of dailiness and relative
effervescence, this work brings a timely recasting of contemporary attachments.
its a sauna in here
dancer sweat entering
humanitys glands//
POETRY
December
Ottoline Prize
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The daily, the locale, the


un-exceptionalized; love of dog, wife,
self-improvement, and keen sight keeping
steady pace with notations distancing.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Stacy Szymaszek is author of the collections


Emptied of All Ships (2005) and Hyperglossia (2009). Szymaszek is artistic director of the Poetry Project at St. Marks Church.

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Contributor Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Bitter Green
Martin Corless-Smith

Martin Corless-Smith limns the lyric soul within limits of body, time, and inter
relation. In this new work we find him losing and lost yet buoyant in visions of
classicism and location.
I have finished a moment more lasting than bronze
A fresh nothing held up to the face of Boreas
When I look for myself I am not even there
Everything has escaped through the fingers of my goddess
POETRY
December
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The corporeal yet spiritually inclined


poems of Bitter Green speak of art
and lost love with an epigrammatic
defenselessness.

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Martin Corless-Smith is a native of Worcestershire, England. He is the author


of five books of poems and one of fiction. He is professor of creative writing at
Boise State University.

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Contributor Hometown: Boise, ID

Fence Books
Hollywood Forever
Harmony Holiday

This book is a magazine. African American ads, icons, and archives


stand on their heads; its a shakedown. What releases is integrated.

Harmony Holiday curates poems-as-text and image-as-impression, lyricism, and


activism. The legacies of Miles Davis and Martin Luther King, Jr. and Billie
Holiday and other icons collide, harnessing taboos they upheld triumphantly.
Layers of a story coalesce in restricted space producing ghettos, or a mythologi
cal advertising omniverse wherein shadow and light integrate, complicating our
fantasies.
The New Mythology Begins to Love me
With an immediacy that seems at once artless and profoundly sophisticated. You
know how Billie Holiday sounds vague and precise like an unmarked grave that might
your fathers but he had another name for his disappearance, he called it love eventfully shattered with enough of it
I heard black people dont get depressed, besides as luxury, and the bible says. Whats
popular now is the way the miracle of pure style cures or is it curses, crosses our heart,
hopes to hide of what it dont get while new angels sing hexes into bottles of northern
comfort. Uproar. Jesus, already these myths are obsolete too and fresh the cold details
he was bleeding his twisted love into. He was bleeding his twisted love. He was bleeding his twisted love. He was bleeding his twisted love.
Born in Waterloo, Iowa, poet and choreographer Harmony Holiday was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Columbia University. Her
debut collection of poems, Negro League Baseball (2011), won the Motherwell
Prize. Go Find your Father/A Famous Blues, a dos-a-dos book featuring poetry,
letters, and essays, came out in late 2013. Holiday lives in Los Angeles, California.

POETRY
September
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Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror 2
Paul Legault
An uber-homage to primary texts and the
brilliant white gay male poets who write them.

In 1975 John Ashbery published Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror and the book
won the three major American prizest he Pulitzer, the National Book Award,
and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Now it has won an oppositional-
compliant ardent admirer in Paul Legault, who relates directly and dreamily to
each poem, from memory, face en face. The relationship is complicated.
From As One Put Drunk into the Packet-Boat 2:
I tried the immortal thingssome of them were free.
The glass in front of us stopped us
At least for a while, waiting for the light to do its thing: sift
Through the previously unwaded-through season
Like someone named Autumn, walking around
POETRY
November
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Brooklyn, NY New York, NY
Contributor Hometown: St. Louis, MO

In autumn. The dispatcher mimics the dispatch


Simultaneously to its arrival. The controlled environment
Became compromised by a Circean power. We decided
Whod come in. I wasnt going anywhere,
Me having filled my white pockets;
But if youd mentioned the time, I wouldve suggested
We rise to the occasions. Things werent necessarily lost,
But that, like whether we could feed the entire company,
Depended on where you stoodand in what structure.
Paul Legault was born in Ontario and raised in Tennessee. He holds an MFA in
creative writing from the University of Virginia and a BFA in screenwriting from
the University of Southern California. Legault is the co-founder of the translation press Telephone Books and the author of three books of poetry. He lives in
St. Louis, Missouri, and serves as a writer-in-residence at Washington University.
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The Other Poems


Paul Legault
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Solar
Kevin Holden

Solar is a generative tracking device; its consciousness is nonspecific, privileging the textual in disarming ways for which we must be thankful. Theres real life
going down herec um, chemistry (organic and bio-), corn, supermoona nd
all on the rainbow surface of a burning, inhospitable star.
we called every one twin there if you are trying to see inside
white / gold / radii
you have to remember that you have had these experiences yourself
Kevin Holden is from Rhode Island, and lives in Manhattan. He translates poetry from Russian and French, and teaches at Bard College and Yale University.

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Contributor Hometown: New York, NY

POETRY
December
Fence Modern Poets Series
6 x 8 | 88 pp
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Philosophical and philistine,


hedonistic and heady, multi-tongued,
Kevin Holden is rightful inheritor
of the purple mantle of Tom Eliot.

Monospace
Anne Parian

The garden is revealed as both lyrical and mathematical in this explosive work.
Anne Parian takes us down paths that always curve out of sight.
Knowing nothing about flora the large and small vegetation is represented by color or
contour
Leave the arrangements of a few shared places to their number
One unhappy hour the garden breaks away from the image of such irrefutable
diligence naming new patterns at its discretion
Anne Parian was born in 1964 and lives in Paris. She is the author of seven books
of poetry and hybrid works; she is also a photographer and video artist.

POETRY
November
La Presse
6 x 8 | 80 pp
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Lyric and experiment come together


in new work by one of Frances
most noted writers.

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Ampersand Revisited
Simeon Berry

Simeon Berrys Ampersand Revisited is a lurid, lyrical trio of


open prose poems marking up the blueprint of familial myth-making.

Consisting of three long poems, Ampersand Revisited traces the legacy of a


father drawn toward the occult and a mother immured in a personality disorder through the experiential wisdom of a neurotic Connecticut teenager.
Circumscribed by a growing awareness of erotic consequence, the speaker
struggles to navigate a spiritual and anatomical landscape that is equal parts lyri
cal and lurid. A deft balancing act between sublimation and the sublime, Simeon
Berrys narrative moves lithely through open prose forms, illuminating each psychic Venn diagram as he untangles illness from intuitive information, seeking the
troubling crux at the heart of the ineffable. Selected by Ariana Reines (Coeur de
Lion, Mercury) for The National Poetry Series.
POETRY
Available Now
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6 x 8 | 96 pp
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When I first started writing, I liked to think in italics
whenever I was at a loss.

Not startled, but terribly


surprised or caught unawares. Then I could be
formally afraid.

Even the last summer when Id gone into the woods
to figure out why I didnt

Contributor Hometown: Somerville, MA

want to have sex

with my parents au pair, I knew

I was watching myself for the slant.

Simeon Berry has been an associate editor for Ploughshares, and won a
Massachusetts Cultural Council Individual Artist Grant and a Career Chapter
Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters. His second book,
Monograph, won the 2014 National Poetry Series. He lives in Somerville,
Massachusetts.

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Feral House
Horizontal Collaboration
The Erotic World of Paris, 19201946

Mel Gordon

Mel Gordon presents a companion volume to his highly praised


pictorial history Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin.

Mel Gordon, author of Voluptuous Panic, the celebrated history about the sex
culture of Weimar Berlin, returns with a stunningly illustrated look at Paris, The
City of Pleasure, prior to and during German occupation during World War II.
The book Horizontal Collaboration encompasses the Jazz Age, Depression,
World War and Occupation, and Liberation. It concludes with the shuttering of
the licensed brothels in 1946, which some Parisian intellectuals thought was
the final destruction of French civilization.
The term Horizontal Collaboration refers to the sexual liaisons between
French civilians and German occupiers from 1940 to 1944. These were extremely
widespread and included both individual wartime relationships in addition to
prostitution. As Allied armies swept across the French countryside, thousands
of young womena nd some menwere savagely punished by the authorities
or by vigilante crowds, becoming a source of deep national shame.
Gordon redefines the pejorative term to mean something much broader:
French men and women horizontally collaborated to overcome all social ob
stacles, divisions, and regulations. These obstacles include married and un
married couples, straights and homosexuals, foreigners and locals, gun-toting
soldiers and their vanquished subjects. The natural yearning for sexual pleasure
equally corrupted all cohabitating partners.
This book rediscovers a remarkable time when the aesthetic and erotic capi
tol of Europe experienced remarkable heights and shameful lows. . . . Hundreds
of images, most never before seen in a book, encompass this fascinating but little-
known history.

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Feral House
Discos Out . . . Murders In!
The True Story of Frank the Shank
and L.A.s Deadliest Punk Rock Gang

Heath Mattioli and Dave Spacone


An uncensored account of the deadly 1980s Los Angeles punk scene
from the trenches, from one of its infamous monsters.

MUSIC / TRUE CRIME


November
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Famous for its revolutionary aspects in musical, political, sexual identity, and
consumerist ideas, punk rock also has its lesser-k nown gangster ethos as well, ex
plained here by players in the various punk gangs.
The Los Angeles, Orange County, and South Bay punk scenes were popu
lated by blue collar kids who responded to the violence and aggression of punk
songs and shows. A number of them formed punk gangs that got into beatings,
drug dealing, and murder. Among them, no gang was more notorious than La
Mirada Punks, or LMP.
Says LMP chieftain Frank the Shank after getting arrested by police for
murder: After having my hands in so much bloodshed over the years, I most
certainly had it coming. I deserved whatever I got.
Unexpectedly Frank was bailed out from prison by his fathers friend, a mob
gangster.
Too many people died at the hands of punk rock violence, said Frank. I
got lucky, some didnt. As an ultra-v iolent punk rock gangster, I admit my part in
ruining the scene. L.A. punk was a magical moment of youth expression like no
other. And the gangs ruined punk rock. I still have people telling me today that
they quit punk because of LMP. I dig graves at a small cemetery just outside Los
Angeles. What else would you expect for Frank the Shank?
Cover illustration by the renowned Raymond Pettibon.

Feral House
The White Nationalist
Skinhead Movement
UK & USA, 19791993

Robert Forbes and Eddie Stampton


This book does as no other book dares: provide an exhaustive history
of the white nationalist skinhead movement.

When Feral House first published the award-w inning Lords of Chaos: The Bloody
Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground, little was known about the black metal
genre of music, or how many of its members were involved in the murder of citi
zens, the torching of churches, or its link to Fascist ideas.
Weve all heard about the racist form of skinhead punk music, but little do we
know of the groups involved and how they got oriented in right-w ing political
movements.
The White Nationalist Skinhead Movement is the first book to provide much
more than mere photographs of the scene, documenting the bands, their mem
bers, the releases, shows, and infamous events. Robert Forbes and Eddie
Stampton can authoritatively speak of the movement, obtaining firsthand ma
terial from members of the scene.
This book covers both British and American bands, and even if you revile
the movement, its ideas, and its music, this is an important piece of pop culture
history.
Feral Houses controversial Lords of Chaos has sold over one hundred thou
sand copies.

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December
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Feral House
Why Hope?
The Stand Against Civilization

John Zerzan
Introduction by Lang Gore
Controversial green anarchist John Zerzans latest blast
against technology, complete with an introduction by Lang Gore.

POLITICAL SCIENCE / SOCIAL SCIENCE


December
5 x 8 | 140 pp
Trade Paper US $13.00 | CAN $16.50
978-1-62731-019-2 W*
eBook available

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The infamous eco-anarchist John Zerzan, whose books have resulted in recent in
terviews by Vice and Believer magazines, checks in with further provocative ar
ticles about the chaotic results of civilization and technology.
Says novelist Lang Gore in his introduction:
The present collection of essays continues the overarching thrust of Johns
scholarship, unveiling the post-apocalyptic nature of our times by noting the
apocalypse was yesterday, several thousand years ago, to be precise, and that
nothing produced by civilization can ever redeem the systematic attempt it has
undertaken these (very) few millennia to destroy or alienate any human con
nection with the earth.
In fact, when civilized Europeans imposed themselves everywhere on
Earth, they created a terminal crisis for themselves by their very contact with
indigenous societies. Suddenly, those with eyes to see and ears to hear could
recognize that patriarchy, property and authority, and certainly slavery, were
neither necessary nor desirable, let alone determined by human nature.

Frame Publishers
Frame: The Great Indoors

Frame: The Great Indoors is a bi-monthly international trade journal devoted to


the design of interiors and products. Frame offers a stunning selection of interior
designs created for shops, offices, exhibitions, residences, and hospitality venues.
The magazine has the look, feel, and heft of a book.
Frame packs the most interesting work from around the globe into six tactile
issues a year. Visually focused, the magazine offers well-w ritten articles illustrated
with many photos, drawings, and sketches. A great deal of energy goes into
finding, analyzing, and presenting the story behind each design published
and into communicating the message in everyday, easy-to-u nderstand English.
Loaded with only the best in contemporary design, Frame is an indispensable
reference for professional interior designers, as well as for those involved in other
creative pursuits.
What readers find in each issue of Frame:
Visions
Interior designs for the future, including projects that may or may not
be realized
Stills
Concise reports on newly completed interiors worldwide, from Tokyo hair
salons to the latest bars in London and New York
Features
In-depth articles on recently created interiors and their designers
Reports
Giving insight into the DNA of companies and their products, with stories
from manufacturers across the globe
Goods
A section completely dedicated to the latest in product design, from
furniture and lamps to display systems and cutting-edge fabrics

Upcoming issues
Frame

The Great Indoors: Issue 106


Robert Thiemann and Tracey Ingram
DESIGN | October | 9 x 11 | 240 pp
400 color photographs and illustrations
Trade Paper US $19.99 | CAN $24.99 | 978-94-91727-70-2 USC

www.frameweb.com/frame
info@frameweb.com

Marketing Plans
35,000-copy print run
Advertising in Elephant magazine,
Mark magazine
Social media campaign
Digital newsletter announcing the magazine
sent to 60,000 subscribers
Presentation at many international interior
design trade fairs
Banners on design-related weblogs
Promotion through: frameweb.com

Frame

The Great Indoors: Issue 107


Robert Thiemann and Tracey Ingram
DESIGN | October | 9 x 11 | 240 pp
400 color photographs and illustrations
Trade Paper US $19.99 | CAN $24.99 | 978-94-91727-71-9 USC

Frame

The Great Indoors: Issue 108


Robert Thiemann and Tracey Ingram
DESIGN | February | 9 x 11 | 240 pp
400 color photographs and illustrations
Trade Paper US $19.99 | CAN $24.99 | 978-94-91727-72-6 USC

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Frame Publishers
Mark: Another Architecture

Mark: Another Architecture is a bi-monthly international trade journal featuring exceptional architecture projects. Launched nine years ago by the makers
of Frame, Mark takes a radical and international approach to architecture, show
casing the best new work from every corner of the world.
Viewing the magazine as a visual medium, Mark attempts to avoid jargon
and academicism, opting instead for direct communication. Ever curious, Mark
wants to uncover architects motivations and use them to inspire. We dare you
to try and find an international architecture journal that fills more of its pages
with interviews than Mark.
Mark shines its spotlight on starchitects and new talent alike. Mark explores
the boundaries of architecture and anticipates whats heating up around the next
corner.
What readers find in each issue of Mark:
www.frameweb.com/mark
info@frameweb.com

Awards
2008 European Design Award,
Magazine Category
2009 ADC Cube Award, Magazine Category

Marketing Plans
21,000-copy print run
Advertising in Elephant magazine and
Frame magazine
Social media campaign
Digital newsletter announcing the magazine
sent to 60,000 subscribers
Presentation at international design,
architecture, and building trade fairs
Banners on architecture-related weblogs
Promotion through: frameweb.com

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Notice Board
Visions of projects yet to be realized from the drawing boards of architects
all over the world
Cross Section
Cutting-edge articles whisk readers to the outer reaches of architecture
and beyond
Perspective
A theme section discussing the state of architecture in a specific city, region,
or country
Long Section
Articles on new buildings, portraits of architecture practices, and reports
on fascinating phenomena from cosmic architecture to treetop living
Tools
Reports from manufacturers and information about new building materials
Upcoming issues
Mark

Another Architecture: Issue 57


Arthur Wortmann
ARCHITECTURE | September | 9 x 11 | 240 pp
400 color photographs and illustrations
Trade Paper US $19.99 | CAN $24.99 | 978-94-91727-73-3 USC

Mark

Another Architecture: Issue 58


Arthur Wortmann
ARCHITECTURE | November | 9 x 11 | 240 pp
400 color photographs and illustrations
Trade Paper US $19.99 | CAN $24.99 | 978-94-91727-75-7 USC

Mark

Another Architecture: Issue 59


Arthur Wortmann
ARCHITECTURE | January | 9 x 11 | 240 pp
400 color photographs and illustrations
Trade Paper US $19.99 | CAN $24.99 | 978-94-91727-76-4 USC

Frame Publishers
Elephant: The Art Culture Magazine

Elephant is a quarterly magazine about art and visual culture. Featuring up-to-
the-m inute visual material, fresh faces, and original voices, the magazine covers
and uncovers new trends and talent.
The current art world is divided between the traditionally proper realm and
what is known as applied and commercial art. The most interesting work seems to
be happening in the middle of the two: when photographers, architects, designers, and creatives manage to transcend their initial brief and start thinking like
artists. Elephant documents when and how artists wander outside the confines
of the museum and gallery environment, becoming aware of trends and thinking like designers.
Direct, sincere, and multi-d isciplinary, Elephant aims to have more depth and
breadth than any other visual art magazine. It visits art and design studios, steps
on graffiti artists toes, rides fixed-gear bikes, plays with new computer games, disturbs rehearsals, and interrupts takes. The elephant is always in the room.
What readers find in each issue of Elephant:
I
Open Files
II Showcase
III Research
IV Encounters
V Process
VI Destination
VII Journal
VIII Curators Eye View
IX Journal
X
Book Review
XI Enditorial

www.frameweb.com/elephant
info@frameweb.com

Marketing Plans

Upcoming issues
Elephant

The Art Culture Magazine: Issue 24


Marc Valli
ART | October | 8 x 11 | 208 pp
400 color photographs and illustrations
Trade Paper US $19.99 | CAN $24.99 | 978-94-91727-68-9 USC

16,000-copy print run


Advertising in Mark magazine and
Frame magazine
Social media campaign
Digital newsletter announcing the magazine
sent to 60,000 subscribers
Presentation at many international design and
art trade fairs
Banners on art-related weblogs

Elephant

The Art Culture Magazine: Issue 25


Marc Valli
ART | January | 8 x 11 | 208 pp
400 color photographs and illustrations
Trade Paper US $19.99 | CAN $24.99 | 978-94-91727-69-6 USC

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Frame Publishers
Grand Stand 5
Design for Trade Fair Stands

Sarah de Boer-Schultz

An inspiring compilation of 130 contemporary


trade fair stands from around the world.

ARCHITECTURE
November
Grand Stand
9 x 12 | 504 pp
900 color photographs, 750 B&W illustrations
Paper over Board US $89.00 | CAN $111.50
978-94-91727-55-9 USC

Marketing Plans
Advertising in Mark magazine, Frame
magazine, and Elephant magazine
Social media campaign
Digital newsletter announcing the book sent to
60,000 subscribers
Promotion through international design and
architecture trade fairs
Banners on design, architecture, and
education-related weblogs
Promotion through: frameweb.com

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The fifth title in the Grand Stand series presents new trends in the ever-changing
world of stand design. The scenographic design of space and the creation of a
stimulating atmosphere are crucial in shaping human experience. The design of
trade fair stands has become increasingly important to exhibiting organizations,
and todays designers are playing an essential role in integrating brand identity
into fascinating corporate presentations.
This inspiring volume covers the creative processes behind more than one
hundred temporary spaces, including how to deal with challenges such as
restrictions of space and limitations of lighting. The outcome is the realization
of transient yet thrilling settings. Divided into nine chapters, including mobility,
apparel, and architectural products, many projects are illustrated with sketches
and floor plans alongside stunning photography. Each stand is presented on two
to six pages with an explanatory text about the design and technical information
provided to help further explain the design process from concept to execution.
This title is filled with contemporary stand designs that will inspire architects,
designers, brand managers, and any individuals interested in the building of
ephemeral environments that leave an indelible impression.

Frame Publishers
Postdigital Artisans
Craftsmanship With a New Aesthetic in
Fashion, Art, Design and Architecture

Jonathan Openshaw
Postdigital Artisans profiles sixty contemporary artists and designers,
accompanied by rich illustrations of their postdigital work.

Digital technology has irreversibly changed how we see, think, and act. A staggering number of us spend as much as half our waking hours online. Right now,
more people are gazing at a screen than looking out a window. As we are drawn
deeper into a symbiotic relationship with the digital, there is also a growing desire
for more tactile, immersive experiences. Touch screens dont eliminate the need to
touch something more palpable than an electronic visual display.
Its in this context that todays postdigital artisans operate. Inescapably
influenced by the digital world, they nonetheless reject strictly screen-based
design and total reliance on automated production, such as 3D printing. They
advocate a return to craft, with objects made from clay, metal, glass, and wood.
They neither turn their backs on technology nor glorify nostalgia, but the hightech honeymoon is over. They see materials as the heart of art, design, fashion,
and architecture.
Postdigital Artisans profiles sixty contemporary artists and designers, accompanied by rich illustrations of their work. Essays and interviews by and with leading figures such as Hans Ulrich Obrist, Nathan Jurgenson, and Glenn Adamson
deftly analyze all forms of postdigital creativity, from visual art and design to
architecture and urban planning.

DESIGN
September
8 x 11 | 296 pp
240 color photographs, 20 B&W photographs
Paper over Board US $45.00 | CAN $56.50
978-94-91727-61-0 USC

Marketing Plans
Advertising in Mark magazine, Frame
magazine, and Elephant magazine
Social media campaign
Digital newsletter announcing the book sent to
60,000 subscribers
Promotion through international design and
architecture trade fairs
Banners on design, architecture, and
education-related weblogs
Promotion through: frameweb.com

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Frame Publishers
The Other Office 2
Creative Workplace Design

Carmel McNamara
This book highlights outstanding and inspirational spaces that are setting the
trends in creative workplace design. At its core are the one hundred pioneering
projects drawn from practices all over the world, each extensively illustrated with
plans and visuals. Featured offices include ad agencies, media outfits, and technology firms, ranging from compact offices and design hubs to large workplaces.
This luxur ious volume is an up-to-date reference tool for professionals of the commercial architecture and design community, featuring cutting-edge workplace
design.
ARCHITECTURE
January
9 x 11 | 480 pp
900 color photographs, 400 B&W illustrations
Paper over Board US $89.00 | CAN $111.50
978-94-91727-60-3 USC

A global overview of prevailing


trends in office design.

Marketing Plans
Advertising in Mark magazine, Frame magazine, and Elephant magazine
Social media campaign
Digital newsletter announcing the book sent to 60,000 subscribers
Promotion through international design and architecture trade fairs
Banners on design, architecture, and education-related weblogs
Promotion through: frameweb.com

Holistic Retail Design


Reshaping Shopping for the Digital Era

Rainer Zimmermann and Philipp Teufel


Holistic Retail Design sets out a theory on the design of retail formats and shopping experiences. It introduces strategies in holistic constitution and the improvement of retail experiences across stationary, temporary, and digital
customer touchpoints and intermediates between the consumer, the retail
brand, and the products being offered. It features those strategies in a number
of chapters and also includes international best practice cases.

ARCHITECTURE / DESIGN
November
6 x 9 | 400 pp
450 color photographs, 20 B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $35.00 | CAN $43.99
978-94-91727-65-8 USC

Holistic Retail Design is setting up


a theory on design of retail formats
and shopping experiences.

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Marketing Plans
Advertising in Mark magazine, Frame magazine, and Elephant magazine
Social media campaign
Digital newsletter announcing the book sent to 60,000 subscribers
Promotion through international design and architecture trade fairs
Banners on design, architecture, and education-related weblogs
Promotion through: frameweb.com

Frame Publishers
The Great Indoors Notebook
Frame Publishers

This notebook was inspired by the magazine Frame: The Great Indoors, the worlds
leading interior design publication. Frame publishes inspiring interiors, spiced
up with design, art, and creative endeavors like window displays and stage sets.
Containing 144 blank pages, this unique notebook is interspersed with sixteen beautiful illustrations that refer to Frame magazine. A ribbon to mark the
artists latest drawing, an elastic band to keep it all together, and high-quality
paper make this a desirable object to become part of anyones creative process.
With the inspirational graphics and beautiful design, this is more than just a
notebookits an object to keep forever.

DESIGN
Available Now
6 x 8 | 160 pp
16 color illustrations
Notebook US $17.95 | CAN $22.50
978-94-91727-56-6 USC

Marketing Plans
Advertising in Mark magazine, Frame magazine, and Elephant magazine
Promotion through: frameweb.com Social media campaign
Digital newsletter announcing the book sent to 60,000 subscribers
Promoted at many international design/architecture trade fairs

Relating to Frame magazine,


this unique 160-page journal is ideal
for use as a notebook or sketchpad.

Another Architecture Notebook


Frame Publishers

This notebook was inspired by the magazine Mark: Another Architecture, Frame
Publishers bi-monthly platform for the practice and perception of architecture
at the dawn of the third millennium. Containing 144 blank pages, there are sixteen pages interspersed throughout with illustrations that refer to the magazine.
ARCHITECTURE | Available Now | 6 x 8 | 160 pp | 16 color illustrations
Notebook US $17.95 | CAN $22.50 | 978-94-91727-57-3 USC

The Art Culture Notebook


Frame Publishers
This notebook was inspired by the magazine Elephant: The Art Culture Magazine.
Featuring up-to-t he-m inute visual material, fresh faces, and original voices, the
magazine covers and uncovers new trends and talent in contemporary visual culture. Relating to the magazines content, there are sixteen inspirational graphics
spread throughout this notebook.
ART | Available Now | 6 x 8 | 160 pp | 16 color illustrations
Notebook US $17.95 | CAN $22.50 | 978-94-91727-62-7 USC

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Selected Backlist from Frame Publishers

LINE-INC.

Takao Katsuta
ARCHITECTURE
9 x 11 | 300 pp
300 color photographs,
100 color illustrations
Paper over Board US $45.00 | CAN $56.50
978-94-91727-43-6 USC

Model Making

Conceive, Create and Convince


Bernard Otte and Arjan Karssen
ARCHITECTURE
9 x 8 | 208 pp
Trade Paper US $35.00 | CAN $38.50
978-94-91727-27-6 USC

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Bright 2

Architectural Illumination
and Light Installations
Carmel McNamara
ARCHITECTURE / ART
9 x 11 | 360 pp
400 color photographs,
50 B&W illustrations
Paper over Board US $69.00 | CAN $86.50
978-94-91727-41-2 USC

Masterclass:
Interior Design

Guide to the Worlds Leading


Graduate Schools
Marlous van Rossum-Willems
DESIGN / ARCHITECTURE
6 x 8 | 328 pp
300 color photographs,
300 B&W photographs
Trade Paper US $35.00 | CAN $43.99
978-94-91727-25-2 USC

Night Fever 4

Hospitality Design
Sarah de Boer-Schultz
ARCHITECTURE
9 x 11 | 600 pp
900 color photographs and illustrations,
750 B&W illustrations
Paper over Board US $89.00 | CAN $97.99
978-94-91727-16-0 USC

The Factory Set

Ron van der Ende


Frits van Dongen,
Ron van der Ende,
Jannet de Goede, Hester Keijser,
and Braden King
ART
8 x 11 | 272 pp
Paper over Board US $45.00 | CAN $56.50
978-94-91727-66-5 USC

Fulcrum Publishing
Ancient Wyoming
A Dozen Lost Worlds Based on the Geology of the Bighorn Basin

Kirk Johnson and Will Clyde

Sponsored by a grant from The Natural Science Foundation


to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, this title is
a window into the vanished world of ancient Wyoming.

Ever wondered what the ground below you was like millions of years ago? Merging paleontology, geology, and artistry, Ancient Wyoming brings to life scenes
from the distant past and provides fascinating details on the flora and fauna of
the past three hundred million years. The book provides a look back in time at
Wyoming, both as it is today and as it was throughout ancient history, at times
a vast ocean, a lush rain forest, and a mountain prairie.
Kirk Johnson is the Sant Director of the Smithsonians National Museum of
Natural History. He received his PhD in geology and paleobotany from Yale
University in 1989, and did postdoctoral research in the rainforests of northern
Australia before joining the Denver Museum of Natural History in 1991, where
he directed the installation of the museums Prehistoric Journey exhibit. His research focuses on fossil plants, the environmental effects of the dinosaur-smiting
asteroid, and the birth and death of biomes. Johnson lives in Washington, DC.

SCIENCE
October
11 x 8 | 64 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95
978-1-936218-17-2 W* (excludes Canada)

Will Clyde is a professor of geology in the department of Earth Sciences at the


University of New Hampshire. His teaching and research focuses on paleontology and Earth history. In particular, he is interested in understanding the
relationship between climate change and mammalian evolution during the
Paleogene period of Earth history. Clyde lives in Durham, New Hampshire, with
his wife and two children.

Marketing Plans

Also
Available

10,000-copy print run


Co-op available
National print and online campaign
Social media campaign
Public radio campaign
Promotional events with the Denver Museum of
Natural History and the Smithsonian National
Museum of Natural History
Outreach to state and national parks and
natural history museums throughout the
country

Cruisin the Fossil Freeway


An Epoch Tale of a Scientist
and an Artist on the Ultimate
5,000-Mile Paleo Road Trip
Kirk Johnson
Illustrated by Ray Troll
Trade Paper US $29.95
978-1-55591-451-6 W*
(excludes Canada)

Ancient Denvers
Scenes from the Past 300 Million Years
of the Colorado Front Range
Kirk Johnson
Illustrated by Jan Vriesen, Gary Stabb,
and Donna Braginetz
Trade Paper US $12.95
978-1-55591-554-4 US
eBook available

Contributors Hometowns: Durham, NH /


Washington, DC

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Fulcrum Publishing
Life in New York
How I Learned to Love Squeegee Men, Token Suckers,
Trash Twisters, and Subway Sharks

Laura Pedersen
Best-selling author Laura Pedersen serves up a
hilarious memoir about three decades of big city life.

Laura Pedersen, author of bestseller Play Money and award-w inning Buffalo Gal,
serves up a hilarious memoir about three decades of city life. Originally from
Buffalo, New York, friends thought the seventeen-year-old was suffering from
blizzard delirious when she left for Manhattan. Pedersen experiences her adopted city in the best and worst of times while becoming the youngest person
to have a seat on the stock exchange, performing stand-up comedy, and writing
a column in the New York Times. Neighborhoods that feature chai bars, Pilates
studios, and Gymboree were once drug dens, ganglands, and shantytowns. A
trip to Central Park often ended in Central Booking, identifying a perp in a lineup.
New Yorkers are as diverse as the city they so colorfully inhabit, cautious but
generous, brash but welcoming. Both are captured through the comedic eye of
Pedersen. Enjoy an uproarious romp down memory lane as the city emerges as
the modern metropolis we know today.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Available Now
5 x 8 | 200 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95
978-1-936218-15-8 W* (excludes Canada)

Laura Pedersen is an author, humorist, and playwright. She was also the youngest person at age twenty to have a seat on the American Stock Exchange, while
earning a finance degree at New York Universitys Stern School of Business. She
wrote for the New York Times and is the author of Play Money; Beginners Luck
(chosen as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection); Planes
Trains, and Auto-R ickshaws; Buffalo Gal; and Buffalo Unbound.

Marketing Plans
10,000-copy print run
Co-op available
National print and online campaign
Social media campaign
Public radio campaign
Author tour at indie bookstores in New York City
Promotion through:laurapedersenbooks.com

Author Events
New York, NY

Also
Available

Contributor Hometown: New York, NY


Buffalo Gal
A Memoir
Laura Pedersen
Trade Paper US $15.00
978-1-55591-692-3 W*
(excludes Canada)

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eBook available

Buffalo Unbound
A Celebration
Laura Pedersen
Trade Paper US $16.00
978-1-55591-735-7 US
eBook available

Fulcrum Publishing
Wilderness and the Common Good
A New Ethic of Citizenship

Jo Arney

A scholars examination of how wilderness


and its preservation enriches all of our lives.

Why should we save Americas wilderness areas? True and lasting protection
for the environment, political science professor Jo Arney argues, will be borne
of a shared understanding of the answer to this question. Wilderness and the
Common Good attempts to provide an answer by examining how wilderness and
its preservation enriches human lives.
Jo Arney is an associate professor in the department of Political Science and
Public Administration at the University of WisconsinLa Crosse. Her main
area of teaching and research interest is in environmental politics and policy.
Arney is also one of the lead scholars in the creation of a nationwide blended
course about the stewardship of public lands being developed by the American
Association of State Colleges and Universities.
Arney lives on an old farmstead in Coon Valley, Wisconsin, with her husband,
Jeremy, canine companions, Marley and Huck, and feline companions, Lincoln
and Carter. Her hobbies include gardening, camping, hiking, and sitting around
a campfire whenever possible.

NATURE
Available Now
4 x 7 | 112 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95
978-1-936218-19-6 W* (excludes Canada)

Marketing Plans
Co-op available
Social media campaign
Tour of environmental and political science
conferences
Outreach to public and university libraries;
state and national parks
Contributor Hometown: Coon Valley, WI

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Selected Backlist from Fulcrum Publishing

Creepy Crawlies and


the Scientific Method

More Than 100 Hands-On Science


Experiments for Children
Second Edition
Sally Kneidel, PhD
EDUCATION / NATURE
8 x 11 | 240 pp
B&W photographs and illustrations
Trade Paper US $24.95
978-1-938486-32-6 W* (excludes Canada)

Strange Fruit, Volume I

Uncelebrated Narratives from


Black History
Joel Christian Gill
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS /
JUVENILE NONFICTION
8 x 10 | 176 pp
Color illustrations
Trade Paper US $23.95
978-1-938486-29-6 W* (excludes Canada)
Ages 12 and up

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eBook available

The Last River Rat

Kenny Salweys Life in the Wild


Kenny Salwey and J. Scott Bestul
NATURE / BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
5 x 8 | 256 pp
Trade Paper US $18.95
978-1-938486-55-5 W* (excludes Canada)

Wild Ocean

Sharks, Whales, Rays, and Other


Endangered Sea Creatures
Edited by Matt Dembicki
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / NATURE
8 x 8 | 156 pp
Color illustrations
Trade Paper US $19.95
978-1-938486-38-8 W* (excludes Canada)
eBook available

Bass Reeves: Tales of the


Talented Tenth, Volume 1

Colonial Comics

Joel Christian Gill

New England, 16201750


Edited by Jason Rodriguez

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS /


JUVENILE NONFICTION
8 x 10 | 158 pp
Color illustrations
Trade Paper US $25.95
978-1-938486-63-0 W* (excludes Canada)
Ages 12 and up

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS /


JUVENILE NONFICTION
8 x 8 | 256 pp
Color illustrations
Trade Paper US $25.95
978-1-938486-30-2 W* (excludes Canada)
Ages 12 and up

eBook available

eBook available

Gallic Books
The Dictators Last Night
Yasmina Khadra

People say I am a megalomaniac. It is not true. I am an exceptional being, providence


incarnate, envied by the gods, able to make a faith of his cause.
October 2011. In the dying days of the Libyan civil war, Muammar Gaddafi is
hiding out in his home town of Sirte along with his closest advisors.
In this gripping imagining of the last hours of President Gaddafi, Yasmina
Khadra provides us with fascinating insight into the mind of one of the most
complex and controversial figures of recent history.
Yasmina Khadra is the pen name of the Algerian author Mohammed
Moulessehoul.

FICTION
October
5 x 8 | 112 pp
Trade Paper US $12.95 | CAN $15.99
978-1-910477-13-7 USC

A gripping imagining of the last hours


of President Gaddafi.

Sagan, Paris 1954


Anne Berest

Before Franoise Sagan the literary icon there was Franoise Quoirez, an
eighteen-year-old Parisian girl, who wrote a novel.
This intimate narrative charts the months in 1954 leading up to the publication of the legendary Bonjour Tristesse. We encounter Franoise, her family and
friends close-up, in a post-war world that is changing radically; Mlle Quoirez, in
her new guise of Franoise Sagan, will be at the heart of that social change.
Anne Berest was writing her third novel when Sagans son, Denis Westhoff,
asked her to write a book to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of
Bonjour Tristesse.

FICTION
September
5 x 8 | 160 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-908313-89-8 USC

Commissioned by Franoise Sagans son,


this is a story about a groundbreaking
novelist in 1950s France.

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Gallic Books
Boxes
Pascal Garnier
Brice and Emma had bought their new home together.
Then Emma disappeared. Now, he awaits her return. He gradually comes
to know his new neighbors including Blanche, an enigmatic woman in white,
who has lived alone since the death of her father, to whom Brice bears a curious
resemblance . . .
FICTION | October | 5 x 8 | 112 pp
Trade Paper US $12.95 | CAN $15.99 | 978-1-910477-04-5 USC

The Lady Agns MysteryVolume 1


The Season of the Beast and The Breath of the Rose

Andrea H. Japp
1304: The Church and the French Crown are locked in a power struggle.
In Normandy, monks on a secret mission are murdered.
Young noblewoman Agns de Souarcy fights to retain her independence
but must face the Inquisition, unaware that she is the focus of an ancient quest.
FICTION | November | 5 x 7 | 670 pp
Trade Paper US $18.95 | CAN $23.50 | 978-1-910477-16-8 USC

The Lady Agns MysteryVolume 2


The Divine Blood and The Combat of Shadows

Andrea H. Japp
Agns de Souarcy has survived the medieval Inquisition, but remains in grave
danger. Her protectors must battle with powerful enemies.
Five women, in the centre the sixth are the enigmatic words foretelling
Agnss destiny. But will she fulfill the role that has been prophesied?
FICTION | January | 5 x 7 | 560 pp
Trade Paper US $18.95 | CAN $23.50 | 978-1-910477-17-5 USC

The Saint-Florentin Murders


Jean-Franois Parot

These are difficult times for Le Floch: Louis XV is dead and Sartine has been
promoted to Minister of State for the Navy.
This fifth adventure for Nicolas has it all: serial crimes and a bizarre murder
weapon, as well as debauchery, espionage, and the follies of a young court.
FICTION | February | A Nicolas Le Floch Investigation | 5 x 8 | 432 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99 | 978-1-906040-24-6 USC

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Gauguin to Picasso,
Masterworks from Switzerland
The Staechelin & Im Obersteg Collections

Dorothy Kosinski and Rene Maurer


Contributions by Henriette Mentha and Hans-Joachim Mller
Showcases two stunning collections of early twentieth-century art,
with works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Cezanne,
and Gauguin, amongst many others.

This is a unique chance to see works from two remarkable private Swiss collections. It pays tribute to two pioneering supporters of modernism, Rudolf
Staechelin (18811946) and Karl Im Obersteg (18831969), industrialists and
businessmen, close friends, and enthusiastic champions of impressionist, post-
impressionist, and modernist artists.
Gauguin to Picasso, Masterworks from Switzerland features over sixty celebrated paintings from their collections, created during the mid-n ineteenth and
early twentieth century by twenty-two world-famous artists. Masterpieces include Paul Gauguins Nafea faa ipoipo (When will you Marry?) (1892), the most
expensive work of art ever sold, Vincent van Goghs Daubignys Garden (1890),
Pablo Picassos double-s ided canvas Femme dans la loge / Buveuse dabsinthe
(1901), and Marc Chagalls three monumental Rabbi portraits. There are extraordinary paintings by artists of international stature including Swiss master Ferdinand Hodler and Russian expressionist painter Alexej Jawlensky, and
works by Edouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Czanne, Claude Monet,
Amedeo Modigliani, Georges Rouault, and Wassily Kandinsky.
The volume also studies how Staechelin and Im Obersteg developed friendships with and influenced the work of artists, and how they came to create two of
the most significant collections of modern art in Europe.
Dorothy Kosinski is the director of the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC.
Rene Maurer is assistant curator, the Phillips Collection.
Henriette Mentha is the curator of the Im Obersteg Collection at the
Kunstmuseum Basel.
Hans-Joachim Mller is an art critic at the German weekly paper Die Zeit and
the culture editor at Basler Zeitung.

ART
October
9 x 12 | 176 pp
174 color illustrations
Trade Cloth US $55.00 | CAN $68.99
978-1-907804-60-1 USC

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Making It Modern
The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman

Margaret K. Hofer and Roberta J.M. Olson


Contributions by Kenneth L. Ames, Barbara Haskell,
Cynthia Nadelman, and Elizabeth Stillinger
Features over two hundred American
folk art objects acquired by avant-garde sculptor
Elie Nadelman and his wife Viola Speiss Flannery Nadelman.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / ART


September
9 x 11 | 376 pp
250 color illustrations, 50 B&W illustrations
Trade Cloth US $65.00 | CAN $81.50
978-1-907804-29-8 USC

This lavishly illustrated volume is the first comprehensive study of the folk art
collection purchased by the New-York Historical Society from Elie and Viola
Nadelman in 1937. Exhibited by the couple from 1926 to 1937 in their pioneering Museum of Folk and Peasant Arts in Riverdale, New York, the nearly fifteen thousand works come from a collection spanning six centuries, thirteen
countries, and a broad range of media. Authors Margaret K. Hofer and Roberta
J.M. Olson explore a nucleus of some two hundred and sixteen highlights in
eighty-seven catalog entries, as well as nine of Nadelmans own sculptures,
and consider the possible interchanges between the Nadelmans collecting and
his avant-garde art. Their research, employing new archival evidence from the
Historical Society and the rich cache of Nadelman Papers, has resulted in exciting discoveries, among them Nadelmans active role in restoring some of his
folk art objects.
Featuring seven provocative essays, Making It Modern breaks new ground not
only on the Nadelmans and folk art, but also in the history of American art and
taste during the fast-paced cultural revolutions of the early twentieth century.
Margaret K. Hofer is curator of decorative arts, New York Historical Society.

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Roberta J.M. Olson is curator of drawings, New York Historical Society.


Kenneth L. Ames is professor at the Bard Graduate Center, New York City.
Barbara Haskell is the curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Cynthia Nadelman is an independent scholar and writer.
Elizabeth Stillinger is an independent scholar.

GILES
Limoges Enamels at the Frick Collection
Ian Wardropper with Julia Day

The first catalog of the Fricks important collection of fifteenth-, sixteenth-,


and early seventeenth-century Limoges enamels, this jewel-like book features
major examples of works by some of the leading masters of the art, including the
Pnicaud brothers, Lonard Limousin, and the Master of the Large Foreheads.
Forty-three highlights from the collection are accompanied by a brief commentary and stunning new photography. There is an illustrated essay by director of
the Frick, Ian Wardropper, on the artistic significance, stylistic qualities, and
craftsmanship of the collection, and a glossary of terms by the Fricks associate
conservator Julia Day.

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ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES


September
7 x 7 | 80 pp
75 color illustrations
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A sumptuously illustrated book


featuring forty-three examples from
the Fricks remarkable collection
of French fifteenth-, sixteenth-, and
seventeenth-century enamels.

Sochi 2014 / London 2012


The Olympic Games Through the Lens
of John Huet and David Burnett
Les Jeux Olympiques travers lobjectif
de John Huet et David Burnett

John Huet and David Burnett


American photographers John Huet and David Burnett were commissioned by
the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to create a personal record of the
Olympic Games; these new books are the result of that freedom and artistry.
David Burnett is the co-founder of Contact Press Images in New York, and
covered the Vietnam War as a staff photographer for Life magazine.
John Huet is a sports photographer and author of the critically acclaimed Soul
of the Game: Images and Voices of Street Basketball (1997).
Sochi 2014
SPORTS & RECREATION / PHOTOGRAPHY | September | 7 x 7 | 72 pp
45 color photographs
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99 | 978-1-907804-68-7 USC
London 2012
SPORTS & RECREATION / PHOTOGRAPHY | September | 7 x 7 | 80 pp
53 color photographs
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99 | 978-1-907804-69-4 USC

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British Ceramics, 16751825
The Mint Museum

Contributions by Brian D. Gallagher, Pat Halfpenny,


Barbara Stone Perry, Leticia Roberts,
and Margaret Ferris Zimmerman

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / ART


November
9 x 11 | 272 pp
230 color illustrations
Trade Cloth US $79.95 | CAN $99.99
978-1-907804-36-6 USC

The Mint Museums collection of British ceramics is one the best and largest in the United States, numbering over two thousand items. It boasts objects
from all the major centers of production: Wedgwood, Chelsea, Worcester, and
Staffordshire. The collection is remarkable for its vast range and includes saltglazed stoneware, lead-glazed earthenware, creamware, and soft- and hard-paste
porcelain. This important and visually stunning new publication features two
hundred highlights selected on account of their rarity, craftsmanship, or as important examples of particular methods of production or decoration. There are
scholarly entries, two illustrated essays on the collection, and a bibliography.

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Sublime Beauty
Raphaels Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn

Esther Bell
Essays by Mary Shay-Millea and Linda Wolk-Simon
Celebrating one of Raphaels most beguiling and enigmatic paintings, his Portrait
of a Lady with a Unicorn of 15056 from the Galleria Borghese in Rome, this fully
illustrated volume presents extensive new research and conservation work in a coherent and engaging way.
ART | November | 8 x 11 | 64 pp | 33 color illustrations
Trade Cloth US $24.95 | CAN $30.99 | 978-1-907804-73-1 USC

Imperfections By Chance
Paul Feeley Retrospective, 19541966

Douglas Dreishpoon
Contributions by Tyler Cann, Raphael Rubinstein,
and Cary Cordova
Paul Feeley (191066) is a towering figure in postwar American modernism. His
tenure as head of the art department at Bennington College and resulting associations with the likes of Helen Frankenthaler, Clement Greenberg, Jackson Pollock,
and David Smith informed his unique approach to painting.
ART | November | 8 x 10 | 256 pp | 110 color illustrations, 30 B&W illustrations
Trade Cloth US $54.95 | CAN $68.50 | 978-1-907804-78-6 USC

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Konstantin Makovsky
The Tsars Painter

Wendy Salmond, Wilfried Zeisler, and Russell E. Martin


This is a fresh perspective on the art and career of Russian-born artist Konstantin
Makovksy, and the wider nineteenth-century enthusiasm for medieval Russian
culture.
Monumental in scale and rich in exotic detail, Makovskys canvases depicting the life of Boyar nobility, had an extraordinary appeal in America where
they toured the nation. This book presents, in beautiful detail, the story behind
these remarkable paintings.
Wendy Salmond is professor of art and art history, Chapman University, Orange,
California.
Wilfried Zeisler is the associate curator of nineteenth-century art, Hillwood
Estate, Museum & Gardens, Washington, DC.
Russell E. Martin is professor of history, Westminster College, New Wilmington,
Pennsylvania.

ART
December
10 x 8 | 144 pp
130 color illustrations
Trade Cloth US $45.00 | CAN $56.50
978-1-907804-70-0 USC

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Dutch and Flemish Paintings


Dulwich Picture Gallery

Ellinoor Bergvelt and Michiel Jonker


Dulwich Picture Gallery in London holds one of the most remarkable permanent collections of Dutch and Flemish art in the world. It contains key paintings by some of the most renowned artists of the period including Rembrandt
van Rijn, Anthony van Dyck, Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob van Ruisdael, Aelbert
Cuyp, Gerrit Dou, and Meindart Hobbema.
This major new volume is the first time this remarkable collection has been
presented in a comprehensive publication. It brings to light new technical
analysis, conservation work, provenance and historical significance, combined
with rigorous authorship by leading art historians, the late Michiel Jonker and
Ellinoor Bergvelt.

ART
March
9 x 11 | 352 pp
350 color illustrations
Trade Cloth US $79.95 | CAN $99.99
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Death on the Nile
Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt

Edited by Helen Strudwick


Contributions by Julie Dawson,
Wolfram Grajetzki, and John Taylor

HISTORY
March
8 x 11 | 256 pp
200 color illustrations
Trade Cloth US $70.00 | CAN $87.50
978-1-907804-71-7 USC

Death on the Nile deepens our understanding of the lives and concerns of ancient
Egyptians as they prepared themselves for death and burial. Building on the
growing trend in Egyptology to use scientific analysis and imaging to examine
artefacts, this new volume focuses on one hundred objects from the Fitzwilliam
Museums renowned Egyptian collection.
In addition to shedding new light on the workshops of ancient Egypt,
Death on the Nile traces the religious beliefs, economic concerns, and political allegiance of the people for whom the coffins were created. Behind these
remarkable objects is a human story of daily concerns, aspirations, and practical realities.

Reflects the continuing


public fascination with Ancient Egyptian
coffins, mummies, and burials.

Newport
A Lively Experiment: 16391969

Rockwell Stensrud
In this important contribution to the history of Newport, Rhode Island, and
New England, Rockwell Stensrud charts the story of the founding of the settlement in the seventeenth century, following its history and the lives of key
characters to the late twentieth century in an engaging and readable narrative.
Impeccably researched and illustrated, and newly published in softcover format,
this is not a heavy academic text, but is full of drama and interest throughout.

HISTORY
Available Now
6 x 9 | 560 pp
2 color inserts, 30 B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $19.95 | CAN $24.99
978-1-907804-76-2 USC

An engaging and extremely readable


account of the founding and history
of Newport, Rhode Island.

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Rockwell Stensrud is the author of Inventing Rhode Island: Six Lives (2014); and
a senior producer and writer for ABC News.

Gilgamesh Publishing
Dictators Dinners
A Bad Taste Guide to Entertaining Tyrants

Victoria Clark and Melissa Scott

Might the path to true knowledge of any great dictator


lead through his stomach?

A cookbook like no other.Mail Online


Victoria Clark and Melissa Scott set out to bite off a very specific bit of history
with their new book.The Dinner Party Download
From Stalins all-n ight Georgian banquets to Hitlers obsessive vegetarianism,
a new book spills the beans on their dinner tables.The Guardian
The worst despots of the twentieth century have been subjected to culinary scrutiny in new book Dictators Dinnersa nd its fascinating stuff.The Telegraph
Might the path to true knowledge of any great dictator lead through his stomach?
What did dictators eat? Sometimes simply obscene amounts of the best their
nations could offer, but more often their despots humble origins, or embarrassing medical conditions, or simple lack of interest in or time for food meant their
tastes were surprisingly unpretentiousranging from human flesh, to raw garlic
salad, to Quality Street . . .
Dictators Dinners is an investigation into what some of the worlds most notorious twentieth-century despots have enjoyed most at their dinner table, and with
whom. Here we learn of their foibles, their eccentricities, and their frequent terror of poisoningsomething no number of food tasters was ever able to assuage.

COOKING
November
6 x 8 | 176 pp
B&W photographs
Paper over Board US $22.50 | CAN $27.99
978-1-908531-48-3 USC

Victoria Clark, formerly Moscow correspondent for the Observer, with long experience also in the Balkans, has previously published in the fields of Byzantine
Orthodox Church and the history of Middle East Christianity.
Melissa Scott started a career in broadcasting with the satellite television channel
MBC before going on to work on freelance projects in publishing.

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Gilgamesh Publishing
The Tuareg
or Kel Tamasheq, the People who Speak Tamashaq,
and a History of the Sahara

Henrietta Butler

PHOTOGRAPHY
October
7 x 9 | 160 pp
100 color and 60 B&W photographs
Trade Paper US $30.00 | CAN $37.50
978-1-908531-45-2 USC

Stretching across the Sahara, from Mali to Libya, the Tuareg inhabit one of
the most inhospitable environments on earth. This ancient culture that once
controlled the lucrative caravan routes through North Africa is now dispersed
across several countries, but their common bonds of language, music, and art
transcend national borders. In a series of visits to the region, Henrietta Butler
has beautifully documented the lives of these desert nomads. Her remarkable photographs are joined by historical maps and illustrations from the first
European explorers to visit the Sahara, along with the art and poetry of the
Tuareg themselves.
Henrietta Butler was the arts photographer for the Guardian from 1992 to 1997
and 1999 to 2001. Since 1998 she has also produced feature stories, notably for
the Independent on Saturday and the Sunday Times magazines, and portraits for
Le Monde.

Stunning photographs of a
desert-dwelling people of West Africa,
with archive historical maps and
anthropological essays.

A Map and a Lens


A Photographic Exploration of Jordans
Religious and Cultural Heritage

Bashar Tabbah
This remarkable new book is the first of its kind to comprehensively cover the
extensive collection of archaeological and religious sites of Jordan. British
Jordanian photographer Bashar Tabbah has spent the last ten years photographing the landscapes and archaeological sites of Jordan. His stunning artistic photographs are supported by a rigorous text, maps, and timelines.
PHOTOGRAPHY | January | 9 x 13 | 275 pp | 25 color photographs and 5 maps
Trade Cloth US $45.00 | CAN $56.50 | 978-1-908531-46-9 USC

Ethiopia
Past and Present

Julieta Preston and Joanna Lumley


Travel photographer Julieta Green first visited Ethiopia in the 1960s. Here,
her breatht aking photographs from that period are joined by photographs of
Ethiopia today. The result is a stunning panoply of images from across Ethiopia
celebrating the beauties of this ancient land, ranging from the castles and rock
churches of the north to remote rural communities of the Omo Valley in the south.
PHOTOGRAPHY | February | 9 x 11 | 180 pp
200 color and 40 B&W photographs
Trade Cloth US $40.00 | CAN $49.99 | 978-1-908531-42-1 USC

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Global Book Sales


Mary McCartneyMonochrome & Colour
Mary McCartney

This is a highly personal selection of photographs amassed by Mary McCartney,


oldest child of The Beatles singer Paul McCartney. As the title suggests, its
split into two volumes: one for color and one for black-and-white images. The
book shows McCartneys love for quiet, intimate moments off the beaten track
but it also gives an extraordinary behind-the-scenes insight into the lives of
celebrities.
I didnt put photos in for it to be a celebrity or non-celebrity, McCartney tells
Time. I am interested in shooting all different types of people. I find a lot of people
inspirational. Im interested in people, in their stories.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Available Now
GOST Books
10 x 13 | 448 pp
191 color photographs, 154 B&W photographs
Boxed Set US $125.00 | CAN $156.50
978-1-910401-01-9 USC

This stunning new photography book by


Mary McCartney brilliantly showcases her
ability to tell a story within her images.

Spill
Daniel Beltr

Features stunning aerial photographs of the Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill.
The full scale of the disaster is revealed in these photographs where the human
presence takes the form of tiny toy-like helicopters and ships. Only the billowing
smoke from a great fire signals the true destruction caused.
PHOTOGRAPHY | March | GOST Books | 9 x 12 | 64 pp | Color photographs
Trade Cloth US $50.00 | CAN $62.50 | 978-0-9574272-4-2 USC

A Handbook For Dog Walkers


Tom Werner
Afterword by Elliot Erwitt
Tom Werner uses the fading elegance of Art Deco Miami as his studio and a
tiny dog called Q as his prop to produce this stunning photography book. It
brilliantly captures the varied Floridian architecture and the consistent sunlight
adds a uniformity to the images throughout the book.
PHOTOGRAPHY | Available Now | GOST Books | 6 x 7 | 100 pp | Color photographs
Trade Cloth US $22.95 | CAN $28.50 | 978-1-910401-02-6 USC

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LArt de la Table
Taste of the Mediterranean

Gintare Marcel
LArt de la Table is perhaps the most romantic Mediterranean cookbook ever
published. It started with an admiration for the Mediterranean region, its customs, its scents, and its colors, which became the inspiration for the culinary
author Gintare Marcel.
The book features over one hundred recipes from around the region featuring freshly prepared seasonal ingredients. Each recipe is magnificently photographed to make this a beautiful coffee table book as well as a practical cookbook.
COOKING
October
Aerial Media
8 x 10 | 288 pp
Color photographs
Trade Cloth US $40.00 | CAN $49.99
978-94-026-0059-9 USC

Gintare Marcel is an author and photographer. Her food blog,


gourmantineblog.com, has gained a worldwide following.

Lart de la Table is perhaps


the most romantic Mediterranean
cookbook ever published.

Broken on the Inside


The War Never Ended

Simon Hammelburg
This is a novel about the holocaust and the impact on the lives of those who survived it. In 1996, Simon Hammelburg wrote Kaddish for Daisy. The book was
much praised but disappeared from the bookshops shortly afterwards. He has
now added new material based on interviews with Holocaust survivors to produce this new book.
FICTION | September | Aerial Media | 5 x 8 | 208 pp
Trade Cloth US $24.95 | CAN $30.99 | 978-94-026-0100-8 USC

Weather Permitting
12 Monks and 16 Islanders

Ilse Wolf

This book beautifully captures what life is like for the twelve monks and sixteen
islanders living on Caldey, a miniscule island off the coast of Wales. The sense of
isolation and being at the mercy of nature comes through on every page.
PHOTOGRAPHY | September | Aerial Media | 6 x 10 | 156 pp | Color photographs
Trade Paper US $35.00 | CAN $43.99 | 978-94-026-0032-2 USC

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Frank Sinatra: An Extraordinary Life
Spencer Leigh

With exclusive interviews with fellow musicians, promoters, and those who knew
him, Frank Sinatra: An Extraordinary Life is the definitive account of Sinatra and
his career. Published to mark the one-hundredth anniversary of his birth.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY | November | McNidder & Grace | 5 x 7 | 398 pp
Trade Paper US $17.95 | CAN $22.50 | 978-0-85716-086-7 USC

The Father
The First Sean Rooney Thriller

Tom O. Keenan
Set in Glasgow, The Father is the acclaimed debut novel of Tom Ogden Keenan. It
is the first in a series of crime thrillers featuring troubled forensic profiler Sean
Rooney. It was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger
Award.
FICTION | September | McNidder & Grace | 5 x 7 | 220 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50 | 978-0-85716-116-1 USC

Murder in Malm
The Second Inspector Anita Sundstrom Mystery

Torquil MacLeod
Second in a series of the best-selling crime mysteries featuring Inspector Anita
Sundstrom. The books are set in Sweden and are pacy and well-w ritten, keeping
the reader on the edge of their seat until the final page.
FICTION | September | Inspector Anita Sundstrom Mysteries
McNidder & Grace | 5 x 7 | 260 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50 | 978-0-85716-114-7 USC

Missing in Malm
The Third Inspector Anita Sundstrom Mystery

Torquil MacLeod
Praise for Meet Me in Malmo, the first in the series:
Utterly compelling.Tony Black
A superb crime saga with more to come.The Crack
FICTION | October | Inspector Anita Sundstrom Mysteries
McNidder & Grace | 5 x 7 | 220 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50 | 978-0-85716-115-4 USC

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God Save the Queen
The Worlds Most Collectable Single

Dominic Peddler
This is the story of the Sex Pistols controversial single, God Save the Queen.
At the time it was released, it was banned in the United Kingdom by the BBC. It is
now one of the most sought-out vinyl singles with original copies selling at auction
for up to eighteen thousand dollars.
MUSIC | October | Red Planet | 7 x 9 | 304 pp
Trade Paper US $29.95 | CAN $44.99 | 978-1-905959-85-3 USC

The Hollies
Brian Southall

A fascinating book on the The Hollies, one of the leading British groups of the
1960s and a group at the vanguard of the British invasion of the United States at
that time. They spent 231 weeks on the US singles charts during the 1960s, the
ninth highest of any artist in the 1960s.
MUSIC | November | Red Planet | 6 x 9 | 224 pp | B&W photographs
Trade Paper US $26.95 | CAN $33.50 | 978-1-905959-55-6 USC

The Dead Straight Guide to Nirvana


Gillian G. Gaar

The essential guide for Nirvana fans, written by Gillian G. Gaar, a Seattle music
journalist who has interviewed many of those involved with the band. No other
book explores Nirvanas history, critiques every album, and summarizes the array
of other Nirvana books all in one volume.
MUSIC | November | Red Planet | 5 x 7 | 264 pp
Trade Paper US $22.95 | CAN $33.50 | 978-1-905959-86-0 USC

The Dead Straight Guide to Frank Sinatra


Chris Ingram

Will appeal to the Frank Sinatra novice and the committed fan. Each Sinatra
album and film is reviewed from a fresh and interesting perspective and there are
lots of fascinating titbits of information about Sinatra which make this a great
read. Published to mark the one-hundredth anniversary of his birth.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY | October | Red Planet | 5 x 7 | 400 pp
Trade Paper US $22.95 | CAN $33.50 | 978-1-905959-56-3 USC

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Haymarket Books
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle
Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

Angela Y. Davis
Edited by Frank Barat
Preface by Cornel West

Black Power icon Angela Y. Davis explores the connection between


Ferguson, Palestine, prison abolition, and the struggle for liberation.

Daviss arguments for justice are formidable. . . . The power of her historical insights
and the sweetness of her dream cannot be denied.The New York Times
In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles
against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world.
Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison
abolitionism for todays struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous liberation struggles from the Black Freedom Movement to the South African anti-
Apartheid movement. She highlights connections and analyzes todays struggles
against state terror, from Ferguson to Palestine.
Facing a world of outrageous injustice, Davis challenges us to imagine and
build the movement for human liberation. And in doing so, she reminds us that
Freedom is a constant struggle.
Angela Y. Davis is a political activist, scholar, author, and speaker. She is an outspoken advocate for the oppressed and exploited, writing on black liberation,
womens liberation, prison abolition, and international solidarity with Palestine.
She is the author of several books, including Women, Race, and Class and Are
Prisons Obsolete? She is the subject of the acclaimed documentary Free Angela
and All Political Prisoners and is professor emerita at the University of California,
Santa Cruz.

SOCIAL SCIENCE / POLITICAL SCIENCE


October
4 x 7 | 180 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-60846-564-4 W*
eBook available

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10,000-copy print run
Contributor Hometown: Oakland, CA

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Haymarket Books
Concerning Violence
Fanon, Film, and Liberation in Africa, Selected Takes 19651987

Edited by Gran Hugo Olsson and Sophie Vukovic


Introduction by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
More than 150 stirring photographs of the anticolonial struggles
in Africa in the sixties and seventies give life to the
revolutionary writings of Frantz Fanon.

Concerning Violence [is] a post colonialist montage . . . [an] illustration of Fanons


1961 anticolonialist broadside, The Wretched of the Earth, abridged and sharpened
to its ferocious point.The New York Times
By grounding colonial brutalities and the responses to those injustices in the
visual, the phenomenon of colonialism attains a larger and more global significance. Olssons interest is in decolonizationthat short yet potent moment at
the tail end of an anti-colonial war followed by the transfer of power when the
new nation comes into being. This has often proven to be one of the most violent episodes in post-colonial history, and [Frantz] Fanon is its most articulate
philosopher. . . . Olssons investment [is] in making Fanons theory relevant and
up-to-date.The Guardian
POLITICAL SCIENCE
March
6 x 9 | 150 pp
150 color photographs
Trade Paper US $19.95 | CAN $24.99
978-1-60846-532-3 W*
eBook available

An unblinking portrait of the anticolonial struggles of the 1960s, Concerning


Violence combines more than a hundred arresting color photographs from Gran
Hugo Olssons award-winning documentary, with passages from Frantz Fanons
classic The Wretched of the Earth.
Concerning Violence is a powerful commentary on the history of colonialism
and struggles for self-determination, whose echoes remain with us today, and
will introduce a new generation to Fanon, whom Angela Y. Davis has called this
centurys most compelling theorist of racism and colonialism. The book features an introduction by professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, author of Can
the Subaltern Speak? and other foundational texts of postcolonialism.

Also Available

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The Black Power Mixtape


19671975
Edited by Gran Olsson
Trade Paper US $21.95 | CAN $23.99
978-1-60846-296-4

Haymarket Books
Uncivil Rites
Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom

Steven Salaita

Steven Salaitas controversial firing by the University of Illinois


provoked a national conversation about academic freedom
and the question of Palestine.

In the summer of 2014, renowned American Indian Studies professor Steven


Salaita had his offer of a tenured professorship revoked by the University of
Illinois board of trustees. Salaitas employment was terminated in response to
his public tweets criticizing the Israeli governments summer assault on Gaza.
Salaitas firing generated a huge public outcry, with thousands petitioning for
his reinstatement, and more than five thousand scholars pledging to boycott the
University of Illinois. His case raises important questions about academic freedom, free speech on campus, and the movement for justice in Palestine.
In this book, Salaita combines personal reflection and political critique to
provide a thorough analysis of his controversial termination. He situates his
case at the intersection of important issues that affect both higher education and
social justice activism.
Steven Salaita is author of six books, including Israels Dead Soul (Temple
University Press, 2011). A former tenured professor, he is now an independent
scholar.

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY /


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Haymarket Books
From #BlackLivesMatter
to Black Liberation
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
An indispensible contribution to the movement
for racial justice in postracial America.

The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Mike Brown in
Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York City have directly challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against black people and in
the process has punctured the illusion of a postracial America. With its slogan of
Black Lives Matter, this burgeoning movement has awakened a new generation
of activists. In this stirring and insightful analysis, activist and scholar KeeangaYamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and
argues that the persistence of structural problems such as mass incarceration and
black unemployment have created a context in which this new struggle against
police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for black liberation.

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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes on black politics, housing inequality, and issues of race and class in the United States. Her articles have been published in
Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, Jacobin, New Politics,
the Black Commentator, Black Agenda Report, Ms. magazine, and other publications. Taylor is assistant professor in the Center for African American Studies at
Princeton University.

Haymarket Books
How Capitalism Underdeveloped
Black America
Problems in Race, Political Economy, and Society

Manning Marable
Foreword by Leith Mullings
A classic studynow back in printof the intersection
between racism and class in the United States.

How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America is one of those paradigm-


shifting, life-c hanging texts that has not lost its currency or relevanceeven
after three decades. Its provocative treatise on the ravages of late capitalism,
state violence, incarceration, and patriarchy on the life chances and struggles
of black working-class men and women shaped an entire generation, directing
our energies to the terrain of the prison-industrial complex, anti-racist work,
labor organizing, alternatives to racial capitalism, and challenging patriarchy
personally and politically.R obin D. G. Kelley
In this new edition of his classic text . . . Marable can challenge a new generation to find solutions to the problems that constrain the present but not our potential to seek and define a better future.Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
[A] prescient analysis.M ichael Eric Dyson
How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America is a classic study of the intersection of racism and class in the United States. It has become a standard text for
courses in American politics and history, and has been central to the education
of thousands of political activists since the 1980s. This edition is presented with
a new foreword by Leith Mullings.
Manning Marable was a professor of public affairs, history, and African American
studies at Columbia University. He authored fifteen books including Malcolm X:
A Life of Reinvention, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for History.

POLITICAL SCIENCE
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Leith Mullings is a distinguished professor of anthropology at the City


University of New York Graduate Center. She has written and edited several
books that include New Social Movements in the African Diaspora: Challenging
Global Apartheid.

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Haymarket Books
Shell Shocked
On the Ground Under Israels Gaza Assault

Mohammed Omer

A gripping eyewitness account of Operation Protective Edge by the only


Palestinian reporting in English from Gaza during Israels 2014 assault.

Whenever I heard something had happened in Gaza, or I wanted to know the


latest, I first turned to Mohammed Omers Twitter feed. During Israels summer onslaught, Omer worked day and night through life-threatening conditions to ensure that the plight of Palestinians in Gaza would not be forgotten.
A li Abunimah, author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine
To read Mohammed Omers captivating dispatches is to come as close as possible
to the rubble-strewn ground in Gaza without passing through the fortified walls
that encircle it.Max Blumenthal, author of Goliath

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During the summer of 2014, the Israeli military shelled civilian populations in
Gaza for fifty-one days. 2,139 Palestinians, most of them civilians, were killed
including more than 490 children. Palestinian journalist and photographer
Mohammad Omer, who is based in Gaza, presents here the untold stories of the
victims of Operation Protective Edge. These stories unfold amidst the remains
of the schools, hospitals, and mosques that were targeted by the Israeli Defense
Forces. Shell Shocked is a gripping and harrowing piece of war reportage.
Mohammed Omer is a Palestinian journalist. He has reported for numerous
media outlets, including: Al Jazeera, the Nation, Democracy Now!, the Electronic
Intifada and the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. In 2008, he was
awarded the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism.

Haymarket Books
Before the Next Bomb Drops
Rising Up from Brooklyn to Palestine

Remi Kanazi

A poetic exploration of the Israeli occupation of Palestine


and US militarismand the necessity of resistance.

Praise for Remi Kanazis Poetic Injustice:


Read his words out loud for yourself and your friends. Let their compassionate anger, their intricate dance of ideas, their unflinching witness, watch over
you, dance with you, pick you up, and spur you to action.A li Abunimah,
co-founder of Electronic Intifada and author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine
There is more truth, and perhaps finally more news, in Remi Kanazis poems
than the pages of your daily newspaper or the sterile reports that flash across
your screens.Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize winner
Repression creates resistance. It also generates beautiful artistic works, which become a cultural weapon in the struggle for the realization of dreams. This book
of poems is a shining example of tomorrows Palestine.Ronnie Kasrils, former
African National Congress activist and South African government minister
we are the boat / returning to dock / we are the footprints / on the northern trail /
we are the iron / coloring the soil / we cannot / be erased
Remi Kanazis poetry presents an unflinching look at the lives of Palestinians
under occupation and as refugees scattered across the globe. In Kanazis second
collection, he captures the stubborn refusal of the Palestinian people to allow
themselves to be erased, gives voice to the ongoing struggle for liberation, and
explores the meaning of international solidarity.

POETRY / POLITICAL SCIENCE


September
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Remi Kanazi is a Palestinian American performance poet and human rights


activist based in New York City. He has toured hundreds of venues across the
United States, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.

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Haymarket Books
Hope in the Dark
Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities
Second Edition

Rebecca Solnit
Best-selling author Rebecca Solnit reminds us that
activism has changed the world in remarkable ways.

This is the ultimate feel-good book for exhausted campaigners and activists . . .
an intensely personal account, a meditation on activism and hope.The Guardian
Praise for Men Explain Things To Me:
Its a fraught time to be female in America (or should I say fraught-er), and a newly
expanded edition of Rebecca Solnits Men Explain Things to Me is the most clari
fying, soothing and socially aware document Ive read on the topic this year.
L ena Dunham
Trenchant and timely reflections on persistent inequality between women and
men and gender-based violence.The New York Times

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Previous edition ISBN: 978-1-56025-828-5

Contributor Hometown: San Francisco, CA

A book as powerful and influential as Rebecca Solnits Men Explain Things to Me,
Hope in the Dark was written to counter the despair of radicals at a moment when
they were focused on their losses and had turned their back to the victories behind
thema nd the unimaginable changes soon to come. In it, she makes a radical
case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain
and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural, and political history, Solnit argued that radicals have a long,
neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of
our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable,
and that pessimism and despair rest on an unwarranted confidence about what is
going to happen next. Now, with a moving new introduction explaining how the
book came about and a new afterword that helps teach us how to hope and act in
our unnerving world, she brings a new illumination to the darkness of 2016 in
an unforgettable new edition of this classic book.
Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of sixteen books including the acclaimed indie bestseller Men Explain Things to Me (Haymarket
Books).

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Haymarket Books
Guernica #2
Annual

Praise for Guernica Annual #1:


A stellar collection of the best of Guernica, with voices from the fringes, important, probing Q&As, and overall, nonfiction writing that shows us who we really
are today.Flavorwire
Guernicas first-ever print edition [celebrates] a decade of being the baddest
online-only lit mag on the New York City block.Bustle
The world, that terrible heaving gorgeous impossibility, is to be found shining
in every edition of Guernica.Junot Daz
Guernica Annual #2 is an anthology of the best features, interviews, fiction,
poetry, and daily articles from Guernica in 2015.

Contributor Hometown: New York, NY

LITERARY COLLECTIONS / POETRY


March
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A Guernica magazine anthology


of the best features, interviews, fiction,
poetry, and Guernica Daily articles
published over the past year.

China on Strike
Narratives of Workers Resistance

Edited by Zhongjin Li, Eli Friedman, and Hao Ren


China recently surpassed the United States to become the largest economy in the
world. It is also home to some of the largest, most incendiary, and most under-
reported labor struggles of our time. China on Strike, the first English language
book of its kind, provides an intimate and revealing window into the lives of
workers organizing in some of Chinas most profitable factories, which supply
Apple, Nike, Hewlett-Packard, and other multinational companies. Drawing on
dozens of interviews with Chinese workers, this book documents the processes of
migration, changing employment relations, worker culture, and other issues related to Chinas explosive growth.
Zhongjin Li is a PhD candidate in the department of economics at the University of
Massachusetts, Amherst.

POLITICAL SCIENCE
March
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Eli Friedman is the author of Insurgency Trap: Labor Politics in Postsocialist China.

eBook available

Contributors Hometowns: Amherst, MA / Ithica, NY

The untold story of the growing unrest


rocking Chinas industrial centers,
revealed through first-person accounts
by worker-activists.

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Haymarket Books
Confronting Injustice
Social Activism in the Age of Individualism

Umair Muhammad
From Superstorm Sandy to Hurricane Katrina, the destructive power of climate change has become impossible to deny, and yet we are still told that buying green will somehow roll back global warming. This book seeks to draw out
the structural roots of man-made climate change and argues that todays activists
must focus on mass collective actionlike the recent mass mobilization for climate justice in New Yorkand abandon the hopeless individualism of consumer
based solutions.
NATURE / SOCIAL SCIENCE
January
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Umair Muhammad is a researcher who focuses on the political economy


of climate change. He is also a member of the editorial team of Delusions of
Development.

eBook available

An urgent and powerful call to build the


mass movements that will be necessary
to overcome global climate change.

Contributor Hometown: Toronto, ON

Apartheid Israel
The Politics of an Analogy

Edited by Sean Jacobs and Jon Soske


In Apartheid Israel: The Politics of an Analogy, eighteen scholars of Africa and its
diaspora reflect on the similarities and differences between apartheid-era South
Africa and contemporary Israel, with an eye to strengthening and broadening
todays movement for justice in Palestine.
Sean Jacobs is an assistant professor of international affairs at The New School
in New York City and the founder of the popular Africa is a Country.
POLITICAL SCIENCE
November
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Jon Soske is an assistant professor of modern African history at McGill University


and the author of Boundaries of Diaspora: African Nationalism and the Indian
Diaspora in 20th century South Africa.

eBook available

Eighteen prominent scholars of


Africa reflect on the comparisons
between apartheid South Africa and
contemporary Israel.

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Contributor Hometown: New York, NY

Haymarket Books
The Letters of Joe Hill
Centenary Anniversary Edition, Revised

Joe Hill, Philip Foner, and Alexis Buss


Foreword by Tom Morello
Joe Hills influence is everywhere. Without Joe Hill, theres no Woody Guthrie,
no Dylan, no Springsteen, no Clash, no Public Enemy, no Minor Threat, no System
of a Down, no Rage Against the Machine.Tom Morello, from the foreword
Radical songwriter and organizer Joe Hill was murdered by the capitalist state
in 1915, but his songs continue to inspire working-class activists and musicians.
In this collection of letters, assembled by radical historian Philip Foner, with
new materials by Alexis Buss, readers are provided a window into the political
reflections and personal struggles behind Hills legend.

HISTORY
November
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The legend of Joe Hill, brought to life


through his letters, songs, and writings.

Socialism . . . Seriously
A Brief Guide to Human Liberation

Danny Katch
Danny Katch has better comic bomb sights than Jon Stewart: his outrageous,
passionate sarcasm always falls exactly on target.M ike Davis
Danny Katch sets out to destroy the idea that all socialists are grim, humorless,
and dour commentators with this lighthearted and irreverent exploration of
how a socialist society could end inequality, racism, war, and bad jokes.
Danny Katch is an activist and humorist often accused of not knowing the difference. He writes a regular column for socialistworker.org.

POLITICAL SCIENCE
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Author Events
Boston, MA New York, NY Philadelphia, PA
Contributor Hometown: Jackson Heights, NY

A sharp, irreverent, and accessible


introduction to socialism.

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Haymarket Books
Bananeras
Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America
Second Edition

Dana Frank
[Bananeras] is a vital accounting of the struggles still being waged.
M argaret Randall, author of When I Look Into the Mirror and See You:
Women, Terror, and Resistance

POLITICAL SCIENCE / SOCIAL SCIENCE


February
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Women banana workers are leading a


powerful movement by making gender
equity central to Latin American
labor organizing.

Women banana workers have organized themselves and gained increasing control over their unions, their workplaces, and their lives. Highly accessible and
narrative in style, Bananeras recounts the history and growth of this vital movement and shows how Latin American women workers are shaping and broadly
rei magining the possibilities of international labor solidarity.
Dana Frank is a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz,
and the author of the award-w inning Buy American: The Untold Story of Economic
Nationalism.

Contributor Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

Disposable Domestics
Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy
Second Edition

Grace Chang
Foreword by Ai-jen Poo
Afterword by Alicia Garza
[Disposable Domestics] offers a much needed understanding of the multi-faceted
linkage between global and local issues in todays world.Elizabeth Martinez

POLITICAL SCIENCE / SOCIAL SCIENCE


March
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This classic work sheds light on the


lives and struggles of immigrant
women domestic workers.

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Illegal. Unamerican. Disposable. In a nation with an unprecedented history of


immigration, the prevailing image of those who cross our borders in search of
equal opportunity is that of a drain. Grace Changs vital account of immigrant
womenwho work as nannies, domestic workers, janitors, nursing aides, and
homecare workersproves just the opposite: the women who perform our
least desirable jobs are the most crucial to our economy and society. Disposable
Domestics highlights the unrewarded work immigrant women perform as care
givers, cleaners, and servers and shows how these women are actively resisting
the exploitation they face.

Contributor Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA

Haymarket Books
Against Apartheid
The Case for Boycotting Israeli Universities

Edited by Ashley Dawson and Bill V. Mullen


Foreword by Ali Abunimah
Focusing on the complicity of Israeli universities in maintaining the occupation of Palestine, and on the repression of academic and political freedom for
Palestinians, Against Apartheid powerfully explains why scholars and students
throughout the world should refuse to do business with Israeli institutions. This
rich collection of essays is a handbook for scholars and activists.

POLITICAL SCIENCE
October
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Contributors Hometowns: West Lafayette, IN / New York, NY

A timely and incisive handbook that


lays out the case for academic boycott
as a vital component of the struggle to
dismantle Israeli apartheid.

The Revolutionary Answer


Writings on African-American Struggle

C. L. R. James
Edited with an introduction by Scott McLemee
Praise for The Black Jacobins:
Mr. James is not afraid to touch his pen with the flame of ardent personal feeling
a sense of justice, love of freedom, admiration for heroism, hatred for tyranny
and his detailed, richly documented and dramatically written book holds a deep
and lasting interest.The New York Times
Renowned as a groundbreaking cultural theorist, the most influential chronicler
of the Haitian revolution, and as a political activist, C. L. R. James was one of the
most important black intellectuals of the twentieth century. This collection includes his most significant writings on black liberation in the United States.

SOCIAL SCIENCE / POLITICAL SCIENCE


January
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Contributor Hometown: Washington, DC

A thought-provoking collection
of writings on African American politics
by internationally renowned revolutionary
C. L. R. James.

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Haymarket Books
Poor Workers Unions
Rebuilding Labor from Below
Second Edition

Vanessa Tait
As low-wage organizing campaigns have been reignited by the Fight for 15 movement and other workplace struggles, the classic Poor Workers Unionsone of
the one hundred books the US Department of Labor says has shaped work in
Americais as prescient as it has ever been.
SOCIAL SCIENCE | December | 5 x 8 | 300 pp
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BRICS
An Anticaptialist Critique

Edited by Ana Garcia and Patrick Bond


The emergence of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa on a global stage
has upset the dominance of the United States as the worlds only superpower. But
can they chart a path toward a more just global economy? This collection, which
brings together leading political economists from around the world, argues that
the BRICS are actually amplifying the worst features of international capitalism.
POLITICAL SCIENCE | March | 5 x 8 | 320 pp
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Nation-States
Consciousness and Competition

Neil Davidson
In his latest collection of essays, Neil Davidson brings his formidable analytical powers to bear on the concept of the capitalist nation-state. Through probing
inquiry, Davidson draws out how nationalist ideology and consciousness is used
to bind the subordinate classes to the nation, while simultaneously using the
state as a means of conducting geopolitical competition for capital.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / HISTORY | January | 5 x 8 | 400 pp
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Returns of Marxism
Marxist Theory in a Time of Crisis

Edited by Sara R. Farris


Karl Marxs thought is being reappropriated and reinterpreted by a new gen
eration. In this wide-ranging collection, scholar-activists from around the
world return to Marx, but do so in a way that avoids a dogmatic approach
to his writingfocusing instead on what is relevant to todays struggles against
capitalism.
POLITICAL SCIENCE | March | 5 x 8 | 339 pp
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Forthcoming from Haymarket Books
FROM HISTORICAL MATERIALISM
Alexander Shlyapnikov, 18851937: Life of an Old Bolshevik
Barbara C. Allen
Trade Paper SDT US $28.00 | CAN $34.99
January | 978-1-60846-558-3 W*

Crisis and Contradiction: Marxist Perspectives


on Latin America in the Global Political Economy
Edited by Susan J. Spronk and Jeffery Webber
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December | 978-1-60846-552-1 W*

The Dimensions of Hegemony: Language, Culture


and Politics in Revolutionary Russia

Max Weber: Modernisation as Passive Revolution:


A Gramscian Analysis
Jan Rehmann
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October | 978-1-60846-551-4 W*

Prophets Unarmed: Chinese Trotskyists in


Revolution, War, Jail, and the Return from Limbo
Edited by Gregor Benton
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January | 978-1-60846-554-5 W*

Reading Gramsci

Craig Brandist
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March | 978-1-60846-557-6 W*

Francisco Fernndez Buey


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November | 978-1-60846-561-3 W*

Karl Marx

The Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party, 18991904:


Documents of the Economist Opposition
to Iskra and Early Menshevism

Karl Korsch
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March | 978-1-60846-556-9 W*

Marxism in a Lost Century: A Biography of Paul Mattick


Gary Roth
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November | 978-1-60846-553-8 W*

The Marxism of Manuel Sacristn:


From Communism to the New Social Movements
Manuel Sacristn
Edited with a translation by Renzo Llorente
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September | 978-1-60846-549-1 W*

Richard Mullin
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March | 978-1-60846-555-2 W*

Working-Class Politics in the German Revolution:


Richard Mller, the Revolutionary Shop Stewards
and the Origins of the Council Movement
Ralf Hoffrogge
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September | 978-1-60846-550-7 W*

FROM STUDIES IN CRITICAL SOCIAL SCIENCES


A Dialectical Pedagogy of Revolt:
Gramsci, Vygotsky, and the Egyptian Revolution
Brecht De Smet
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February | 978-1-60846-560-6 W*

Media and Left


Edited by Savas oban
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Selected Backlist from Haymarket Books

The BreakBeat Poets

New American Poetry in the


Age of Hip-Hop
Edited by Kevin Coval,
Nate Marshall, and
Quraysh Ali Lansana
POETRY
5 x 8 | 352 pp
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978-1-60846-395-4 W*

Men Explain Things To Me


Second Edition
Rebecca Solnit

SOCIAL SCIENCE
5 x 7 | 171 pp
Trade Paper US $12.95 | CAN $15.99
978-1-60846-466-1 USC
eBook available

Brazils Dance
with the Devil

The World Cup, The Olympics, and


the Struggle for Democracy
Dave Zirin
SPORTS & RECREATION
5 x 8 | 200 pp
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eBook available

More Than a Score

The New Uprising Against


High-Stakes Testing
Edited by Jesse Hagopian
Preface by Diane Ravitch
Foreword by Alfie Kohn

EDUCATION
8 x 5 | 302 pp
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eBook available

Masters of Mankind

Essays and Lectures, 19692013


Noam Chomsky

Tomorrows Battlefield

Foreword by Marcus Raskin

U.S. Proxy Wars and


Secret Ops in Africa
Nick Turse

POLITICAL SCIENCE
5 x 8 | 162 pp
Trade Paper US $12.95 | CAN $14.50
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POLITICAL SCIENCE
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High Conflict Institute Press


Divorcing the House
A Guide to Understanding Your Options, the Pitfalls &
Whether You Couldor ShouldKeep Your Home in Divorce

Laurel Starks
The legal, emotional, and practical things you need to know
about keeping or selling your house before you divorce.

In divorce, deciding what to do with the house can become a source of strife,
confusion, and financial ruin. Most are unprepared for the legal and financial
ramifications about keeping or selling their homet heir most important financial asset.
Divorce is stressful enough by itself. In the midst of other traumas, many divorcing people discover that they arent just married to a spouset heyre married
to a house and a mortgage, too. Their most financially and emotionally important
asset can become a source of strife, confusion, anxietya nd all too often, financial ruin.
As they discover, its not enough to divorce their former partner; they must divorce the housea treacherous process, fraught with risks and unexpected challenges. Navigating it successfully requires expert helpand the kind of practical
information provided in this book. Few people fully understand the complexities
of real estate transactions, let alone their long-term ramifications. These matters
take on even greater weight when they occur in the context of a wrenching, perhaps acrimonious breakup.
Divorcing the House is a comprehensive guide written by an expert in divorce
real estate that addresses all these issues, from the emotional impact to the dollars-
and-cents details. It provides a framework of knowledge that will empower divorcing spouses to emerge financially sound and prepared for the future.
The result is a well-rounded view of what divorcing partners can expect, and
concrete advice on how to manage the process.
Laurel Starks lives with her husband and two boys in Rancho Cucamonga,
California.

LAW
December
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Marketing Plans
Co-op available
Advance digital reader copies
Outreach to legal, mediation, and other family
law organizations and publications, and to
real estate professional associations and
publications
Social media campaign
Book giveaways and in-store signings
Promotion through author speaking
engagements
Promotion through: laurelstarks.com,
starksrealtygroup.com, divorcethehouse.com,
divorcingthehouse.com
Contributor Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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High Conflict Institute Press


Letting GoHolding Tight
Raising Healthy Children in Troubled Times

Benjamin D. Garber, PhD


When to hold on; when to let goa constant dilemma of parenthood. This
timely book examines the balance between these powerful dynamics, including
how parents can instill confidence and security in children and how professionals can recognize and respond when this process goes awry. Holding too long
and too tight? Letting go too soon and too easily? Includes down-to-earth descriptions of family systems and identity development and guidance on remaining an emotional anchor in childrens lives as they launch toward independence.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / PSYCHOLOGY
March
Unhooked Books
6 x 9 | 250 pp
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978-1-936268-90-0 W

An insightful, honest guide for parents


and professionals regarding roles,
boundaries, child growth, and staying
connected through life.

Psychologist Benjamin D. Garber is author of Keeping Kids Out of the Middle


and Developmental Psychology for Family Law Professionals.
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Contributor Hometown: Nashua, NH

Game Theory and the


Transformation of Family Law
Kenneth H. Waldron, PhD, and Allan R. Koritzinsky, JD
Principles derived from game theory are applied to family law, an arena often
plagued by bitterness and what appears to be irrational behavior. The authors propose a new approach lawyers and mediators can use to improve success rates, optimize outcomes for both parties, decrease conflict, divide property, determine
custody arrangements, and establish constructive coparenting relationships,
which benefit the whole family and especially the children.
Kenneth H. Waldron, PhD, is a counselor and mediator with an extensive background in divorce, child custody, and coparenting.
LAW
October
6 x 9 | 180 pp
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978-1-936268-94-8 W

Allan R. Koritzinsky, a retired family law attorney, is a consultant in family law


and mediation and arbitration.
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of game theory can transform the
business of family law and
optimize client outcomes.

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Contributors Hometowns: Madison, WI / Monona, WI

Hispabooks
Madrid, Spain

Hispabooks is a Madrid-based publishing house specializing in contemporary Spanish fiction in English-


language translation. Our catalog aims to represent the whole range of voices in contemporary Spanish
writing, the only prerequisite being that they are of unmistakable quality. The list of titles includes rising
talents and newcomers alongside established authors, many of them winners of the most prestigious
Spanish literary awards and translated into many other languages.
At Hispabooks we pride ourselves on our expertise on the Spanish publishing market, a hallmark
which enables us to pick firsthand those works of literary fiction which really make a difference and might
resonate with an international readership. In short, its all about good books and making them available
for the first time to the English-speaking audience.
After a brief start that has provided us with a small list of thirteen titles we are thrilled to join the
Consortium family in our commitment to bring the best Spanish fiction to the United States and Canada.
We hope you enjoy our very unique offer and that together we make it a success.
Muchas gracias, amigos!
Ana Prez and Gregorio Doval, Publishers
hispabooks.com
facebook.com/hispabooks
@Hispabooks

first season at Consortium

Hispabooks
The Same City
Luisg Martn
Translated by Tomasz Dukanovich

A reflection on the search for ones identity


and the uncertainty of our dreams.

As well as the American setting, the ups and downs of our protagonist recall
comparable arcs in the novels of Paul Auster and Philip Roth. . . . The plot is compressed and the prose tight. . . . In his sixth novel Martn has delivered a clever
and pacy modern fable.Ben Bollig, The Times Literary Supplement

FICTION
September
5 x 8 | 138 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-84-943496-8-3 USC

In the midst of a midlife crisis Brandon Moy bumps into a long-lost friend. Since
they last met, their lives have diverged, and despite being happily married and
well-off, Moy yearns for the excitement and adventure his friend, still a bache
lor, enjoys. The next day, after his wife and son have headed out, Moy leaves late
for the law firm where he works in the World Trade Center. His delay will save
his life, for it is September 11, 2001, and the attacks take place when he is just a
few blocks away from his office. After spending the day tending to the wounded
he tries to call his wife, to tell her he is alright, but the phone system has collapsed. Brandon Moy then and there realizes he will be left for dead, a 9/11
victimh is chance to vanish and pursue his dreams.
Luisg Martn is a Spanish writer born in Madrid in 1962. He has published short
story collections, nonfiction works, and over five novels. He also contributes occasionally to Spanish publications, and has been awarded several literary prizes.
Tomasz Dukanovich is a British translator who lives in Madrid.

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Woman in Darkness
Luisg Martn
Translated by Michael McDevitt
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.50
978-84-942830-0-0 USC

Hispabooks
August, October
Andrs Barba
Translated by Lisa Dillman

A very adult novel about adolescence written in a crafted,


sensual prose that resonates hauntingly in the mind.

Andrs Barba needs no introduction. He has his own intentional world perfectly contained and a literary gift that belies his age.Mario Vargas Llosa
A story that has been described as an explosive clash between Paveses
The Beautiful Summer and the adolescents of Gus van Sants Elephant.
Daniel Entrialgo, Esquire
A new Spanish great, thats all I need to say.Lire
Fourteen-year-old Toms goes with his well-off family on their usual seaside
summer holiday, but he is at a stage in his life when nothing is the same. Sullenly
detached from them, full of confused intimations of sexuality, he is also faced
with death when his widowed aunt, who lives in the resort, is taken seriously
ill. As he becomes close to her on her deathbed he frequents the forbidden in
the form of some lower-class village kidscasually transgressive boys and even
more alien, sexually knowing girlst hat will get him involved on the last day in
a gang rape of a retarded girl. Though when it is his turn, Toms only pretends
to do itenough to save face with the boysback in Madrid, he wrestles with
guilt and confusion. He finally decides to go back secretly, alone, to find the girl
and apologize for what happened, but despite the moving scene of atonement and
forgiveness, ambiguity lurks even in this redemption.
Andrs Barba is a multi-awarded Spanish novelist, essayist, translator, scriptwriter, and photographer. He is the author of a total of thirteen books of literary
fiction, nonfiction, photography, arts, and childrens literature.
Lisa Dillman translates from Spanish and Catalan and teaches at Emory University
in Atlanta.

FICTION
October
5 x 8 | 152 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-84-943658-1-2 USC

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Hispabooks
The Plimsoll Line
Juan Gracia Armendriz
Translated by Jonathan Dunne

FICTION
January
5 x 8 | 200 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-84-942830-9-3 USC

A beautiful novel on mans capacity to


overcome solitude, illness, and failure.
A homage to resilience and love of life.

Gabriel Ariz is an art professor relentlessly pursued by misfortuneh is only


daughter dies in a traffic accident, his wife decides to divorce him, and on top
of it all, he is diagnosed with a severe kidney disease that will put him into unending hemodialysis sessions and force him to quit his job at the university.
Solitude, illness, failure, and the will to carry on despite it all are themes
central to Gabriels account of his experiencea quest for survival and a coming to terms with oneself.
Winner of the 2008 Premio Tiflos de Novela on its original publication in
Spain.
Juan Gracia Armendriz is a Spanish fiction writer and contributor to many
Spanish newspapers.

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Unpaid Debts
Antonio Jimnez Barca
Translated by Benjamin Rowdon
Pablo Esteban is returning as usual from his poorly paid job in a shabby office
in Madrid when he runs into Trendy, a friend from his teenage years. Shortly
after, Trendy is murdered on the street and Pablo will be forced to collaborate
with the police during the criminal investigation and to revisit the places and
people of his past.
A compelling thriller; winner of the Silverio Caada Prize 2006 for best debut
crime fiction novel in Spanish.
FICTION
November
5 x 8 | 326 pp
Trade Paper US $17.00 | CAN $21.50
978-84-943496-2-1 USC

A compelling thriller where action


and reflection intertwine to great effect.
A story about how the past
sometimes haunts us.

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Antonio Jimnez Barca works for the Spanish newspaper El Pas since 1994,
currently as their correspondent in Lisbon.

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None So Blind
J. . Gonzlez Sainz
Translated by Harold Augenbraum and Cecilia Ross

An intense moral fable on values and personal identity against


a backdrop of social rupture and political violence.

A magnificent novel, a profound and inspiring text that resolves itself with the apparent simplicity that only comes with technical mastery.
Pablo Martnez Zarracina, El Correo Espaol
A beautiful novel that takes us into the world of conflicting points of view,
of ethics and aesthetics, of moral turpitude in politics . . . the unmistakable
and diaphanous echo of a great story that makes no concession to the gallery.
. M. Salazar, Deia
One of those books that stays in your memory for a long time after reading.
R amn Jimnez, La Opinin de Murcia
When Felipe Daz Carrin loses his job he eventually emigrates with his family
to the Spanish Basque country in search of a new opportunity. Regarded as foreigners in a region affected by political violence and separatism, he suffers his
son and his wifes detachment and rejection in their struggle for integration. A
masterfully written, profound, inspiring fable on values and identity.
J. . Gonzlez Sainz is a Spanish fiction writer and translator and co-founder of
the Centro Internacional Antonio Machado, a Spanish language learning center
for foreign students based in Soria, his hometown in Spain. He won the Premio
de las Letras de Castilla y Len in 2006, a prestigious Spanish literary fiction
award.
Harold Augenbraum is an American writer, editor, and translator living in
New York. He is currently executive director of the National Book Foundation,
and former vice chair of the New York Council for the Humanities.
Cecilia Ross is an American translator and editor who lives in Riga.

FICTION
February
5 x 8 | 162 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-84-943496-5-2 USC

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Recent & Recommended from Hispabooks


Paris
Marcos Giralt Torrente
Translated by Margaret Jull Costa
Paris depicts a mans journey through the labyrinth of his memories, a search for
his origins that will uncover an old family secret and turn his world upside down.
A mesmerizing and haunting story, and the first novel in English translation by
Marcos Giralt Torrente, winner of the Spanish National Book Award.
FICTION | Available Now | 5 x 8 | 348 pp
Trade Paper US $16.99 | CAN $18.50 | 978-84-942284-4-5 USC

Rain Over Madrid


Andrs Barba
Translated by Lisa Dillman
Fatherhood, Guile, Fidelity, and Shopping are the four novellas comprising Rain Over Madrid, an intimate portrait of life in the city. Death, inability to
communicate genuine feelings, the sudden outburst of love, and fear of happiness
are some of the topics approached by Andrs Barba, an author included in Grantas
special issue The Best of Young Spanish-L anguage Novelists.
FICTION | Available Now | 5 x 8 | 218 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.50 | 978-84-942284-7-6 USC

The Faint-hearted Bolshevik


Lorenzo Silva
Translated by Nick Caistor and Isabelle Kaufeler
Shortlisted for one of the most prestigious literary awards in Spain before being
made into a successful film, The Faint-hearted Bolshevik has, over the fifteen years
since its first edition, become an undisputed classic of contemporary Spanish literature. A story of ill-fated love with an unexpected twist.
FICTION | Available Now | 5 x 8 | 154 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.50 | 978-84-940948-2-8 USC

The Stein Report


Jos Carlos Llop
Translated by Howard Curtis
Set in the island of Majorca in the 1960s The Stein Report is a literary gem, regarded by the critics as one of the best short novels of Spanish twentieth-century
fiction and winner of the Prix cureuil de Littrature trangre on its publication
in France. A bildungsroman written by a poet.
FICTION | Available Now | 5 x 8 | 108 pp
Trade Paper US $12.95 | CAN $14.50 | 978-84-942284-1-4 USC

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The Hotel Life
Javier Montes
Translated by Ollie Brock with Lorna Scott Fox
A man who writes a hotel reviewcolumn for a newspaper is given the wrong key
card when he checks in to a hotel, and he opens the door to an unexpected setting. A nicely spun out tight tale of obsession by a writer featured in Grantas
special issue The Best of Young Spanish-L anguage Novelists.
FICTION | Available Now | 5 x 8 | 244 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.50 | 978-84-940948-6-6 USC

Uppsala Woods
lvaro Colomer
Translated by Jonathan Dunne
When, on his fifth wedding anniversary, Julio gets back home and his wife is nowhere to be found, he feels an omen of doom. Uppsala Woods is a humor-ridden
drama addressing major issues such as loneliness, shame, fear, and one of our
present societys worst unspoken ailmentssuicide.
FICTION | Available Now | 5 x 8 | 194 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.50 | 978-84-941744-2-1 USC

The Happy City


Elvira Navarro
Translated by Rosalind Harvey
Comprised by two stories, that of Chi-Hueia Chinese boy whose family has
come to Spain in search of a better lifeand his friend Saraa girl strangely fas
cinated by a homeless manthis award-w inning book is the first English language translation available of this writer featured in Grantas The Best of Young
Spanish-language Novelists issue.
FICTION | Available Now | 5 x 8 | 190 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.50 | 978-84-940948-9-7 USC

Nothing Ever Happens


Jos Ovejero
Translated by Philip H. D. Smith and Graziella de Luis
Carmela and Nico lead a comfortable life in a nice house in the suburbs with
their little girl, Berta, their dog, Laika, and Olivia, the young Ecuadorian home
help. They have all settled into a cozy routine, as day follows day in a peaceful,
middle-c lass pattern in which nothing ever happens. Or does it?
FICTION | Available Now | 5 x 8 | 324 pp
Trade Paper US $16.99 | CAN $18.50 | 978-84-940948-0-4 USC

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Antn Mallick Wants to Be Happy
Nicols Casariego
Translated by Thomas Bunstead
After an unexpected incident triggers his first panic attack in months, Antn is
dead set on putting an end once and for all to his woeful days. Masterly woven
into novel form by Nicols Casariego, his journal bears witness to his quest for
happiness. An action-packed book with plenty of humor.
FICTION | Available Now | 5 x 8 | 354 pp
Trade Paper US $16.99 | CAN $18.50 | 978-84-941744-8-3 USC

The Birthday Buyer


Adolfo Garca Ortega
Translated by Peter Bush
Winner of the Dulce Chacn Award for Spanish fiction, The Birthday Buyer is a
poignant story set in Auschwitz. Deeply moved by the unknown story in Primo
Levis The Truce of three-year-old Hurbinek, Adolfo Garca Ortega rescues
his memory from oblivion in this novel that takes on profound and harrowing
dimensions.
FICTION | Available Now | 5 x 8 | 258 pp
Trade Paper US $16.99 | CAN $18.50 | 978-84-941744-5-2 USC

A Man of His Word


Imma Mons
Translated by Maruxa Relao and Martha Tennent
Referring to him by his nickname Cometacomet in EnglishCatalan writer
Imma Mons tells us about the sudden loss of her husband and bears witness to
her life with him, and to her life without him. A multi-awarded memoir on true
love, loss, and remembrance.
FICTION | Available Now | 5 x 8 | 294 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.50 | 978-84-942830-3-1 USC

The History of Silence


Pedro Zarraluki
Translated by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garca
Winner of the prestigious Premio Herralde de Novela on its original publication
in Spanish, this novel features a splendid gallery of characters in which the author displays his implacable sense of humor and reflects on the beauty and the
risk of silence, on small unmentionable secrets and betrayals that lurk behind
every love.
FICTION | Available Now | 5 x 8 | 190 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.50 | 978-84-942830-6-2 USC

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Holy Cow! Press


Amethyst and Agate
Poems of Lake Superior

Edited by Jim Perlman, Deborah Cooper,


Mara Hart, and Pamela Mittlefehldt
Seventy poems by contemporary poets such as Heid E. Erdrich, Kimberly
Blaeser, James Armstrong, Sara Thomsen, et al., who live near and/or have been
inspired by Lake Superior. A gallery of full-color images of Lake Superior adds
to this unique presentation of culturally rich writings.
From The Great Lake by Linda Glaser:
Feel how this shining world
magnifies the sky
the quiet
the wild
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POETRY
September
6 x 9 | 144 pp
Color illustrations
Trade Paper US $18.95 | CAN $23.50
978-0-9864480-1-0 USC

Author Events
Houghton, MI Ironwood, MI Marquette, MI Duluth, MN Grand Marais, MN
Minneapolis, MN Two Harbors, MN Ashland, WI Superior, WI Thunder Bay, ON
Contributor Hometown: Duluth, MN

Seventy poems by a variety of poets


who have been inspired by Lake Superior,
the worlds largest freshwater lake.

Portrait of an Artist
Paintings by Sarah M. Brokke

Sarah M. Brokke
When one looks at a portrait by Sarah Brokke, its like meeting someone
youve dreamt abouther paintings are at once familiar and fantastica step
removed from our own reality. Brokke works in partnership with her subjects
to honor their spirit and celebrate both the individual and the larger world in
which they operate.A nnie Dugan, director, Duluth Art Institute
This series was developed with the intent that she would paint each person as a
symbol of gratitude and acknowledgement.
Sarah M. Brokke teaches modern art history, painting, and drawing at the
College of St. Scholastica and painting and drawing at the Duluth Art Institute.
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Contributor Hometown: Duluth, MN

ART
October
8 x 8 | 104 pp
35 color illustrations
Trade Paper US $26.00 | CAN $32.50
978-0-9864480-0-3 USC

From the western edge of Lake


Superior, thirty-five inspiring artists are
honored with portraits by the dynamic,
original Sarah M. Brokke.

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Selected Backlist from Holy Cow! Press

Out of the Depths

Load Poems Like Guns

POETRY
6 x 9 | 224 pp
Trade Paper US $18.00 | CAN $22.50
978-0-9859818-7-7 USC

Foreword by Sharif Fayez

Poetry of PovertyCourage
and Resilience
Edited by Susan Deborah King

The Heart of All That Is

Reflections on Home
Edited by Jim Perlman,
Deborah Cooper, Mara Hart,
and Pamela Mittlefehldt
LITERARY COLLECTIONS /
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
6 x 9 | 240 pp
Trade Paper US $18.00 | CAN $19.99
978-0-9859818-2-2 USC

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Beloved on the Earth

Womens Poetry from


Herat, Afghanistan
Edited with a translation
by Farzana Marie

150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude


Edited by Jim Perlman,
Deborah Cooper, Mara Hart,
and Pamela Mittlefehldt

POETRY
6 x 9 | 184 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-0-9859818-8-4 USC

POETRY
6 x 9 | 256 pp
7 color and B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $18.50
978-0-9779458-9-4 USC

Walt Whitman:
The Measure of His Song
Edited by Jim Perlman,
Ed Folsom, and Dan Campion
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / POETRY
6 x 9 | 536 pp
18 B&W photographs
Trade Paper US $24.95 | CAN $27.50
978-0-930100-78-0 USC
eBook available

Spirit of the Ojibwe

Images of
Lac Courte Oreilles Elders
Sara Balbin,
Thelma Nayquonabe,
and James R. Bailey

Foreword by Kimberly Blaeser


SOCIAL SCIENCE / EDUCATION
8 x 10 | 240 pp
32 color and B&W photographs
and illustrations
Trade Paper US $28.95 | CAN $31.99
978-0-9823545-0-6 USC

Icon Books
I, Superorganism
Learning to Love Your Inner Ecosystem

Jon Turney
Every human body carries a secret cargo: a huge population of micro-organisms
that lives in your mouth and nose, on your skin, in your guts. This is the human
microbiome, and it has recently become biologists most thrilling research interest.
Vastly outnumbering human cells, our invisible passengers are vital to life.
They help us digest food, make essential nutrients, and combat disease. They may
even have a role in developing behavior. We are not just isolated humans, but
superorganisms.
Acclaimed science communicator and editor Jon Turney presents the first
book-length account of a new realm of human biology.

SCIENCE
September
5 x 8 | 320 pp
Trade Paper US $19.95
978-1-84831-822-9 US

The first book-length account


of a new realm of human biology,
questioning our modern obsession
with disinfection and sterilization.

You Are the Music


How Music Reveals What it Means to be Human

Victoria Williamson
You are the music / While the music lasts.T.S. Eliot, The Four Quartets
In this brilliant new exploration of the place of music in all our lives, music psychologist Victoria Williamson examines the many ways in which music affects
us, from our first in utero experiences of sound through to adult life, and the part
it plays in shaping who we are as individuals.
Victoria Williamson is a lecturer and researcher in music psychology who
holds academic posts in the United Kingdom and Switzerland. Her research has
been presented across international media including CNN, MSNBC, and CBC
(Canada).

MUSIC
September
5 x 7 | 224 pp
Trade Paper US $17.95
978-1-84831-743-7 US

A unique exploration of how


music makes us who we are,
throughout our lives.

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The Time In Between
A Memoir of Hunger and Hope

Nancy Tucker

A remarkable memoir charting the teenage years


of a girl with anorexia nervosa.

When Nancy Tucker was eight years old, her class had to write about what they
wanted in life. She thought, and thought, and then, though she didnt know
why, she wrote: I want to be thin.
Over the next twelve years, she developed anorexia nervosa, was hospitalized, and finally swung the other way towards bulimia nervosa. She left school,
rejoined school; went in and out of therapy; ebbed in and out of life. From the
bleak reality of a body breaking down to the electric mental highs of starvation,
hers has been a life held in thrall by food.
Told with remarkable insight, dark humor, and acute intelligence, The Time
In Between is a profound, important window into the workings of an unquiet
minda Wasted for the twenty-fi rst century.

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY


October
5 x 8 | 304 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95
978-1-84831-830-4 US

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Nancy Tucker is a twenty-year-old author and nanny. She suffered from both
anorexia and bulimia nervosa throughout her teens, but is now on the road to
recovery and has gained a place at Oxford to study experimental psychology in
2015. She lives in London.

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The Gold Mine Effect
Crack the Secrets of High Performance

Rasmus Ankersen
We all want to discover our hidden talents and make an impact with them. But
how? Rasmus Ankersen, an ex-footballer and performance specialist, quit his job
and spent six months living with the worlds best athletes in an attempt to answer
this question.
Ankersen presents his surprising conclusions in seven lessons on how anyoneor any business or teamcan defy the misconceptions of high performance, learning to build their own gold mine of real talent.
Rasmus Ankersen is a motivational speaker on talent and performance development and a trusted advisor for businesses and athletes around the world.

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS


October
First Trade Paper Edition
5 x 7 | 288 pp
Trade Paper US $17.95
978-1-84831-710-9 US
Previous edition ISBN: 978-1-84831-399-6

High performance anthropologist


Rasmus Ankersens groundbreaking
firsthand study of success.

Light Years
The Extraordinary Story of Mankinds Fascination with Light

Brian Clegg
Brian Clegg recounts how ancient civilizations understood light spiritually,
and looks at the first scientific grapplings with light.
Clegg looks at the contribution of artists to our understanding of light, examines the great revolutionaries of light theory including Galileo and Albert
Einstein, and explains the mind-bending advances of quantum physics.

SCIENCE
October
7 x 5 | 288 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95
978-1-84831-814-4 US

Unlocking the secrets of light,


one of the greatest puzzles
of the Universe.

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Balotelli
The Remarkable Story Behind the Sensational Headlines

Luca Caioli

A brand-new biography of one of soccers most enigmatic stars


from renowned Italian sports journalist Luca Caioli.

Mario Balotelli has a reputation like no other in football. Since exploding onto
the scene at Inter Milan in 2007, he has won league titles in both Italy and
England, moving between Europes elite clubs with Liverpool his latest stop.
Yet for all his undoubted talent, he is better known for his off-field antics
not least his infamous run-ins with both the police and fire brigade. Once described by Jos Mourinho as unmanageable, match-w inning performances
at the highest level have continued to convince clubs to enlist his mercurial
services.
With exclusive access to friends, family, teammates, and coaches, acclaimed
football biographer Luca Caioli talks to the people best p laced to explain the
mystery that is Mario Balotelli.

SPORTS & RECREATION


November
5 x 7 | 208 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95
978-1-84831-913-4 US

Luca Caioli is the best-selling author of Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, and Suarez. A
renowned Italian sports journalist, he lives in Spain corresponding for SKY Italia
and Corriere della Sera.

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Messi
More Than a Superstar
2015 Edition
Luca Caioli
Trade Paper US $14.95
978-1-906850-81-4 US

Ronaldo
The Obsession for Perfection
2015 Edition
Luca Caioli
Trade Paper US $14.95
978-1-906850-83-8 US

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A King in Hiding
How a Child Refugee Became a World Chess Champion

Fahim
With Sophie Le Callennec and Xavier Parmentier
Forced to flee Bangladesh at age eight, chess prodigy Fahim Mohammad arrived
in Paris with his father as illegal immigrants.
Fahim was tutored by one of Frances top chess coaches, Xavier Parmentier,
who gave him a sense of purpose, his struggles on the chessboard mirroring
both his victories and his crushing defeats in his battle for a normal life. Rising
through local and national tournaments to be crowned Frances Under-12 Chess
Champion in 2012, Fahim became a national sensation.
Told through the clear eyes of a child, Fahims tale is both heartwarming
and grimly eye-opening in equal measure.

SPORTS & RECREATION


November
5 x 7 | 240 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95
978-1-84831-828-1 US

A very modern fairytale;


a Slumdog Millionaire for chess
coming to cinemas in 2016.

How to Sound Cultured


Master The 300 Names That Intellectuals
Love To Drop Into Conversation

Hubert van den Bergh and Thomas W. Hodgkinson


Covering such inscrutable characters as Martin Heidegger, Michel de Montaigne,
Karl Popper, and Claude Lvi-Strauss (apparently not just a designer of jeans),
writer Hubert van den Berghauthor of the best-selling How to Sound Clever
and journalist Thomas W. Hodgkinson offer you a wry look inside the mirrored
palaces of high culture.
Read this book and youll never again mistake Hegel for Engels, youll know
when precisely to drop Foucaults name into a conversation and how to pronounce Borgesian, and youll learn many more essential pointers for the intellectual life.

HUMOR
December
5 x 7 | 288 pp
Trade Cloth US $22.95
978-1-84831-930-1 US

Baffled by Baudelaire?
Troubled by Truffaut? Konfused
by Kierkegaard? Worry no longer!

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Karl Doenitz and the Last Days
of the Third Reich
Barry Turner
A powerful new biography of the second and last
and much-malignedNazi Fuhrer.

Among the military leaders of World War Two, Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz
remains a deeply controversial figure.
As chief of the German submarine fleet he earned Allied respect as a formidable enemy. But after he succeeded Adolf Hitlerto whom he was un
questioningly loyala s head of the Third Reich, his name became associated
with all that was most hated in the Nazi regime.
Yet Doenitz deserves credit for ending the war quickly while trying to save
his compatriots in the East. His Dunkirk-style operation across the Baltic rescued
up to two million troops and civilian refugees. He was sentenced to ten years at
Nuremberga penalty acknowledged as a blatant example of victors justice
and after his release from Spandau kept well away from politics.
Barry Turners closely examined and even-handed portrait gives a fascinating new perspective on this complex figure, to whom history has not been kind.
HISTORY
December
5 x 9 | 304 pp
B&W photographs
Trade Cloth US $29.95
978-1-84831-922-6 US

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Barry Turner is an acclaimed historian and editor of The Statesmans Yearbook


(Palgrave) which has recently celebrated its 150th anniversary. His most recent
books are Beacon for Change (Aurum Press, 2011) and with Tony Rennell, When
Daddy Came Home (Arrow, 2014), described as fascinating by the Daily Mail.
He lives in London and southwest France.

Icon Books
Allums Antiques Almanac
An Annual Compendium of Stories and Facts
from the World of Art and Antiques
2016 Edition

Marc Allum
From author and BBC Antiques Roadshow specialist (as seen on PBS) Marc Allum
comes the second installment of his annual almanac.
What do London Bridge and a $60,000 corkscrew have in common?
Which pop star depicted by Andy Warhol realized $78 million at a recent
auction?
Which Hollywood film led to the recovery of a Hungarian avant garde
masterpiece?
What would a collector pay for the real Batmobile?
Why did a four centimeter-high portrait of Mozart sell for $330,415?
Answers to these and many other fascinating questions make this the essential
guide this autumn for fans of art, antiques, and collectables.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES


December
5 x 8 | 272 pp
B&W photographs
Trade Cloth US $27.95
978-1-84831-935-6 US
Previous edition ISBN: 978-1-84831-734-5

The new essential antiques almanac


from BBC Antiques Roadshow
regular Marc Allum.

The Collectors Cabinet


Tales, Facts and Fictions from the World of Antiques

Marc Allum
Explore the wonderful world of antiques and collectables with Antiques Roadshow
regular Marc Allum.
Go in search of stolen masterpieces, learn the secrets of the forgers, track
down Napoleons toothbrush, and meet the garden gnome insured for $1.5 million.
Eclectic, eccentric, and brimming with remarkable tales from history, The
Collectors Cabinet is for all those who are fascinated by the relics of the past.
Marc Allum is a freelance art and antiques writer, broadcaster, consultant, and
lecturer based in Wiltshire. He has been a miscellaneous specialist on the BBCs
Antiques Roadshow since 1998.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES


December
5 x 7 | 224 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95
978-1-84831-911-0 US

Explore the wonderful world of antiques


and collectables with Antiques Roadshow
regular Marc Allum.

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The Foodie
Curiosities, Stories and Expert Tips from the Culinary World

James Steen

COOKING
December
5 x 7 | 240 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95
978-1-84831-988-2 US

Join award-w inning writer James Steen for a feast of facts, stories, recipes, and
tips about food and drink.
Steen reveals what parmesan has to do with broken bones, why John Wayne
kept a cow in a hotel, and how our attitudes to horsemeat have changed. Laying
bare the secrets of the kitchen, he concocts the ultimate hangover cure and explains how to cook perfect rib of beef with the oven off.
With much-loved cooks such as Paul Hollywood and Kai Chase sharing
passion and know-how, this mouth-w atering miscellany will sate the appetite
of every kitchen dweller, from expert to amateur.

A feast of hundreds of food facts,


mouth-watering myths, and culinary
curiosities to satisfy all appetites.

The Sceptical Gardener


The Thinking Persons Guide to Good Gardening

Ken Thompson, PhD


From why Matucana and High Scent sea peas are far superior to the Valerie
Harrod variety, to the easy way to sex an earwig, Dr. Ken Thompson provides
an experts miscellany of gardening knowledge, aimed at making you not necessarily a better gardenerbut quite probably a far more thoughtful one.
GARDENING | January | 5 x 7 | 304 pp
Trade Cloth US $22.95 | 978-1-84831-933-2 US

The Magic of a Name


How Rolls Met Royce and Formed
Britains Most Prestigious Company

Peter Pugh
The Magic of a Name tells the story of the first forty years of Britains most prestigious manufacturerRolls-Royce.
Peter Pugh tells the story, beginning with the historic meeting in 1904 of
Henry Royce and the Honourable C.S. Rolls, and the birth in 1906 of the legendary Silver Ghost.
HISTORY | December | 5 x 7 | 320 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | 978-1-84831-924-0 US

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Do You Still Think Youre Clever?
Even More Oxford and Cambridge Questions!

John Farndon

The sequel to the 50,000+-copy-selling Do You Think Youre Clever?


featuring even more brain-melting Oxbridge interview questions.

From the ever-c urious mind that brought you the best-selling Do You Think
Youre Clever? comes a brand-new trip to the far reaches of the intellectual universe, courtesy of even more notoriously provocative Oxford and Cambridge
University interview questions.
How would you poison someone without the police finding out?
(Medicine, Cambridge)
What makes a strong woman? (Theology, Oxford)
Instead of politicians, why dont we let the managers of IKEA run the
country? (Social and Political Sciences, Cambridge)
How do you organize a successful revolution? (History, Oxford)
John Farndon is the author of numerous bestsellers on science, ideas, and the
natural environment, as well as being a playwright, composer, and poet. He
has been shortlisted a record five times for the Royal Society Junior Science
Book Prize (UK). Do You Think Youre Clever? was shortlisted for the Society
of Authors Education Award (UK). Canadas Globe and Mail named his Atlas of
Oceans as a 2011 top ten science book. He is currently writing The Omnipaedia
for Square Peg.

REFERENCE
December
First Trade Paper Edition
5 x 7 | 288 pp
Trade Paper US $12.95
978-1-84831-932-5 US
Previous edition ISBN: 978-1-84831-629-4

Also Available

Do You Think Youre Clever?


The Oxford and Cambridge Questions
John Farndon
Introduction by Libby Purves
Trade Paper US $12.95
978-1-84831-132-9 US

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Introducing Jung
A Graphic Guide
Fifth Edition

Maggie Hyde
Carl Gustav Jung was a controversial disciple of Sigmund Freud. This elegantly
written, crisply illustrated guide explains the theories that led Jung to break away
from Freud and describes his own near psychotic breakdown in mid-life, a night-
sea voyage from which he emerged with better insights into the nature of the
unconscious mind.
PSYCHOLOGY | October | Introducing | 4 x 6 | 176 pp | B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $9.95 | 978-1-84831-855-7 US

Introducing Epigenetics
A Graphic Guide

Andr Gomes
Epigenetics is the most exciting field in biology today, developing our understanding of disease, hereditary traits, and evolution.
In a striking comic-book style, Introducing Epigenetics pulls apart the double
helix, illustrating the key concepts in cell biology and exploring the route from
Pythagorass theory of spermism through the Human Genome Project to the
present day.
SCIENCE | February | Introducing | 4 x 6 | 176 pp | B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $9.95 | 978-1-84831-862-5 US

Introducing Literary Criticism


A Graphic Guide

Owen Holland
A brand-new literary title in the renowned graphic novel-style of the Introducing
Graphic Guide series.
From Plato to Virginia Woolf, Structuralism to Practical Criticism, Introducing
Literary Criticism charts the history and development of literary criticism into a
rich and complex discipline.
Tackling disputes over the value and meaning of literature, and exploring
theoretical and practical approaches, this unique illustrated guide will help readers of all levels to get more out of their reading.
LITERARY CRITICISM
February
Introducing
4 x 6 | 176 pp
B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $9.95
978-1-84831-904-2 US

A comic-book style Introducing Graphic


Guide to understanding and practicing
literary criticism, looking at key figures,
theories, and controversies.

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Owen Holland is a doctoral student at St. Catharines college, Cambridge, where


he teaches the history of literary criticism.

Ig Publishing
John Knowles A Separate Peace:
Bookmarked
Kirby Gann
The Bookmarked series focuses on a famous work of literature that left a powerful impression on an author (hence the name, Bookmarkeda book that left its
mark). Each entry in the series will be a no-holds-barred personal narrative detailing how a particular novel influenced an author on their journey to becoming a
writer, as well as the myriad directions in which that journey has taken them.
In the first book in the series, critically acclaimed author and series editor
Kirby Gann takes on John Knowless classic about the tragic friendship between
two boys at a boarding school.
Kirby Gann is the author of the novels Ghosting, Our Napoleon in Rags, and The
Barbarian Parade. He is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship and
two Professional Assistance Awards from the Kentucky Arts Council. Gann is
managing editor at Sarabande Books, and teaches in the brief-residency MFA in
writing program at Spalding University.

Contributor Hometown: Lexington, KY

LITERARY CRITICISM
March
Bookmarked
5 x 8 | 184 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-63246-010-3 W*
eBook available

Kirby Gann writes about how


John Knowless A Separate Peace
influenced him as an author.

Kurt Vonneguts Slaughterhouse-Five:


Bookmarked
Curtis Smith
The Bookmarked series focuses on a famous work of literature that left a powerful impression on an author (hence the name, Bookmarkeda book that left its
mark). Each entry in the series will be a no-holds-barred personal narrative detailing how a particular novel influenced an author on their journey to becoming a
writer, as well as the myriad directions in which that journey has taken them.
In this entry, author Curtis Smith examines the influence of one of the most
seminal novels of contemporary literature, Kurt Vonneguts Slaughterhouse-Five,
on his life and writing.
Curtis Smiths work has been named to the Best American Short Stories
Distinguished Stories list, The Best American Mystery Stories Distinguished
Stories list, and the Notable Writing list of The Best American Spiritual Writing.
He is the author of the novels An Unadorned Life, Sound and Noise, and Truth or
Something Like It.

LITERARY CRITICISM
March
Bookmarked
5 x 8 | 184 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-63246-011-0 W*
eBook available

Curtis Smith writes about how


Kurt Vonneguts Slaughterhouse-Five
influenced him as an author.

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Missile Paradise
Ron Tanner

Chinua Achebe meets Graham Greene in this satirical and heartrending


novel about the damage wrought by American imperialism.

A moving, ethnologically brilliant tale of imperialism and insularity, this


is one of those rare novels that actually opens our eyes. Wonderful stuff.
Joseph ONeill, author of Netherland and The Dog

FICTION
March
5 x 8 | 372 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-63246-009-7 W*
eBook available

Author Events
Baltimore, MD Brooklyn, NY
Contributor Hometown: Baltimore, MD

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In the Marshall Islands, an island-nation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean


that was once a testing ground for nuclear bombs, American engineers and programmers are making and testing missiles while their hosts, the indigenous
Marshallese, sweep their streets and clean their houses. Its 2004, the Iraq war is
heating up, and 9/11 is fresh in everyones minds. Following four interconnected
story linest he meltdown of a burned-out cultural liaison who has gone native and bitterly resents his role in keeping the Marshallese down; a young programmer who has lost his leg in a reckless solo sailing journey; the struggles of a
young widow with two children whose husband drowned in a mysterious diving
accident; and the destructive spiral of a Marshallese teenager whose American
girlfriend rejects him when she returns to the StatesMissile Paradise is an
epic, heartbreaking, and satirical novel about the clash of cultures between the
Americans trying to realize their American Dream in this seeming paradise, and
the Marshallese who are both angered and bedazzled by that dream.
Ron Tanners awards for writing include a Faulkner Society gold medal, a
Pushcart Prize, a New Letters Award, a Best of the Web Award, a Maryland Arts
Council grant, and many others. He is the author of A Bed of Nails (stories), Kiss
Me Stranger (illustrated novel), and From Animal House to Our House (memoir). He teaches writing at Loyola UniversityMaryland and directs the Marshall
Islands Story Project.

Ig Publishing
Introducing Rebel Reads from Ig Publishing
Rebel Reads challenge the status quo. From politics and literature to language
and history, the classic works in this series get to the very root of our problems,
both critically and constructively, going beyond the mainstream to offer an unvarnished look at the issues that shape our times.

The Quiet Crisis


Stewart Udall
Introduction by John F. Kennedy
As Mr. Udalls vivid narrative makes clear, the race between education and erosion, between wisdom and waste, has not run its course. . . . The nations battle
to preserve the common estate is far from won.P resident John F. Kennedy,
from the introduction
Stewart Udall left an indelible mark on this nation and inspired countless
Americans who will continue his fight for clean air, clean water, and to maintain
our many natural treasures.President Barack Obama
In his best-selling 1963 book The Quiet Crisis, Stewart Udall warned of the dangers of pollution and threats to Americas natural resources, calling for a nationwide land conscience to conserve the nations wild places. Along with Rachel
Carsons Silent Spring, The Quiet Crisis is credited with triggering the modern
environmental movement in America.

NATURE
January
Rebel Reads
5 x 8 | 208 pp
Trade Paper US $19.95 | CAN $24.99
978-1-63246-019-6 W*
eBook available

Along with Rachel Carsons Silent Spring,


The Quiet Crisis is credited with beginning
the environmental movement.

Doublespeak
William Lutz

Doublespeak is the language of non-responsibility, carefully constructed to appear to communicate when it fact it doesnt. In this lively and eye-opening expose, originally published in 1989, linguist William Lutz identifies the four most
common types of doublespeakeuphemism, jargon, gobbledygook or bureaucratese, and inflated languageshowing how each is used in business, advertising, medicine, government, and the military. In this seminal book, Lutz articulates
that the goal of doublespeak is to distort reality and corrupt thought.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES | October | Rebel Reads | 5 x 8 | 300 pp
Trade Paper US $19.95 | CAN $24.99 | 978-1-63246-017-2 W*
eBook available

The Poverty of Affluence


A Psychological Portrait of the American Way of Life

Paul Wachtel
In his 1983 classic The Poverty of Affluence, Paul Wachtel examines the psychological underpinnings of our insatiable desire for growth, and endless quest for
morewhether in jobs, relationships, or any other sphere of lifesuggesting
that our commitment to consumption is in fact an increasingly desperate attempt to replace the sense of community that our very growth has torn apart.
PSYCHOLOGY / BUSINESS & ECONOMICS | February | Rebel Reads | 5 x 8 | 250 pp
Trade Paper US $19.95 | CAN $24.99 | 978-1-63246-021-9 W*
eBook available

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Selected Backlist from Ig Publishing

Fram

The Marble Orchard

Point of Direction

FICTION
5 x 8 | 248 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-935439-98-1 USC

FICTION
5 x 8 | 304 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-935439-99-8 USC

FICTION
5 x 8 | 224 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-935439-91-2 USC

eBook available

eBook available

eBook available

Life #6

Oye What Im Gonna


Tell You

The Hopeful

Steve Himmer

Diana Wagman
FICTION
5 x 8 | 296 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-63246-003-5 W*
eBook available

Alex Taylor

Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes


FICTION
5 x 8 | 224 pp
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978-1-63246-004-2 W*
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Rachel Weaver

Tracy ONeill

FICTION
5 x 8 | 288 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-63246-002-8 W*
eBook available

Kehrer Verlag
Hey Mister, throw me some beads!
Photographs by Bruce Gilden
Interview by Sophie Darmaillacq

A previously unpublished series of early works about New Orleans


by the famous Magnum photographer.

Hey Mister, throw me some beads! is a phrase that is iconic in New Orleans
Mardi Gras street argot. Strings of beads, doubloons, and other trinkets are
passed out or thrown from the floats in the Mardi Gras parades to spectators
lining the streets. In 1974, Bruce Gilden was a young photographer when he
first went down to Mardi Gras to shoot his first personal essay away from his
home city New York. But when Gilden first stepped foot in New Orleans, he
found himself in a pagan dream where you can be what you want to be. So
Gilden became a regular, making seven trips down to the mayhem of Bourbon
Street between 1974 and 1982. The energy, the mentality, and the social and cultural mores of Mardi Gras were all new for Gilden, but he captured the carnival
crowds with the same raw intensity and poignancy that characterize his most
iconic New York street photographs.
A member of Magnum Photos since 1998, Bruce Gilden has taken the genre of
street photography and pushed it in new directions, documenting the essence of
the people he sees and the social landscape through which they move. His photographs have been widely exhibited in museums and galleries all over the world
and are included in many permanent collections, including MoMA and the
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London;
the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the National Gallery of Canada.

PHOTOGRAPHY
January
9 x 12 | 192 pp
50 B&W photographs
Trade Cloth US $60.00 | CAN $74.99
978-3-86828-608-3 USC

Marketing Plans
Outreach to photography publications and
websites; Southern bookstores and media
Social media campaign
Promotion through international photography
fairs
Promotion through: brucegilden.com,
magnumphotos.com
Contributor Hometown: New York, NY

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Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo Album
Photographs by Newsha Tavakolian
Text by Anahita Ghabaian and Newsha Tavakolian

An in-depth portrait of the young middle class generation


of Iran far from stereotypical images.

One of the most precious possessions of each Iranian household is the family photo
album. A collection of memories on paper, protected by plastic or cardboard sheets
and bound together by a richly illustrated cover, often showing scenes of snowcapped
mountains and green valleys; a promise of hope and prosperity. The content of most
albums are similar, an endless flow of snapshots taken in 1980s or even at the beginning of the 1990s of family gatherings with birthday cakes for the newborn children or
growing up in the newly founded Islamic Republic of Iran. The yellowed albums and
the pictures of smiling children dressed up in their best clothes are testament to our
hopes and dreams, ending in blank pages when we grew up and our parents stopped
taking our pictures. Reality took over, molding our ambitions and aspirations into a
straight jacket tied firmly both by ideology and our own apathy.
PHOTOGRAPHY
October
9 x 11 | 144 pp
95 color photographs
Cloth Text US $65.00 | CAN $81.50
978-3-86828-563-5 USC

Marketing Plans
Outreach to photography publications and
websites
Social media campaign
Promotion through international photography
fairs
Promotion through: newshatavakolian.com,
fondation-carmignac.com

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As the recipient of the prestigious Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award


2014, renowned Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian (b. 1981) decided
to follow Iranians from several generations with her camera, to continue their
photo album as her vision of life in Iran now. She does not shy away from the
complexity, inaccessibility, and myriad contradictions that shape her homeland. She manages to capture the full picture of contemporary Iran. Tavakolian
mixes artistic creation and journalism with dexterity, starting from a shot of a
family photo album to deftly, but unambiguously, chronicle middle class life.

Kehrer Verlag
Skater
Photographs by Nikki Toole
Text by Nikki Toole and Chris Chapman
Since 2009, photographer Nikki Toole has been making photographic portraits
of skateboarders around the world. The seventy black-and-white portaits in the
book include professional and amateur skateboarders from the United States,
England, Australia, Germany, Czech Republic, and Italy. The unique focus of
this art project is an exploration of the mindset, the culture, and the sense of self
identity of being a skaterno matter what age or nationality the subjects are.
Each skater stands facing the camera while calling to mind the mental zone they
found while skating.
PHOTOGRAPHY
October
7 x 9 | 144 pp
70 B&W photographs
Paper over Board US $50.00 | CAN $62.50
978-3-86828-549-9 USC

Marketing Plans
Outreach to photography and skater publications and websites
Social media campaign Promotion through international photography and skater fairs
Promotion through: nikkitoole.com

Bold and charismatic portraits of


skateboarders around the globe.

The Worlds Fastest Place


Photographs by Alexandra Lier
Text by Kevin Thompson
Nowhere else have so many land speed records been set as at the Bonneville Salt
Flats, Utah. Each year, devoted gearheads and adrenaline junkies from around the
world gather to add their names to the hall of fame with their hot rods, roadsters,
motorcycles, and belly tankers.
German photographer Alexandra Lier visited the famous Speed Week at
Bonneville for the first time in 1999 and has returned annually ever since. In this
book she documents the fanatically passionate culture of speed record chasers,
the drivers, and their beautiful vehicles, set in the amazing landscape of the Utah
salt flats.

PHOTOGRAPHY
November
11 x 9 | 120 pp
90 color photographs
Paper over Board US $50.00 | CAN $62.50
978-3-86828-613-7 USC

Marketing Plans
Outreach to photography and motorsport publications and websites
Social media campaign
Promotion through international photography fairs and at Bonneville Speed Week
Promotion through: alexandralier.com

The passionate culture of speed record


chasers, set in the amazing landscape
of the Utah salt flats.

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Where Hunting Dogs Rest
Photographs and text by Martin Usborne

Every winter throughout Spain it is estimated that up to one hundred thousand


hunting dogs are abandoned or killed at the end of the hare-coursing season
when they are no longer needed, perform badly, or are too old. This book portrays dogs that have been rescued and sets them against the landscapes in Spain
where they are typically abandoned. Shot in a style that references the tone and
mood of Velzquez, who painted at a time when these dogs were treated with
great respect, Martin Usbornes photographs show both the classical beauty of
the animals and the ugliness of their modern situation.
PHOTOGRAPHY
September
11 x 11 | 108 pp
60 color photographs
Paper over Board US $50.00 | CAN $62.50
978-3-86828-595-6 USC

Marketing Plans
Moving portraits of abandoned Spanish
hunting dogs taken in rescue centers.

Outreach to photography publications and websites Social media campaign


Promotion through international photography fairs
Promotion through: martinusborne.com

Concealed
Shes Got a Gun

Photographs by Shelley Calton


Text by Laurence Butet-Roch

PHOTOGRAPHY
September
9 x 10 | 96 pp
53 color photographs
Paper over Board US $50.00 | CAN $62.50
978-3-86828-515-4 USC

Shelley Caltons photo series depicts


the handgun as the everyday companion
of modern American women.

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Shelley Calton, author of Hard Knocks: Rolling with the Derby Girls (Kehrer
Verlag, 2009), is continuing her exploration of feminine subcultures in Texas,
focusing on women and handguns. The majority of the women she has photographed have a concealed handgun license which allows them to carry a handgun
covered on their body for protection. Often times they are unexpected gun owners, a young mother or a grandmother. Growing up in Texas gun culture, where
there are an estimated two guns for every person in the state, these women are
quite comfortable with their handguns.

Marketing Plans
Outreach to photography publications and websites; weapon associations
publications and websites
Social media campaign Promotion through international photography fairs
Promotion through: www.shelleycalton.com
Contributor Hometown: Houston, TX

Kehrer Verlag
At the Edge of the World
Photographs by Alain Laboile
Text by Jock Sturges
Alain Laboile resides with his family in a village in the southwest of France. A
sculptor by trade, he acquired his first camera only a few years ago. But soon his
six children and their natural and uninhibited lifestyle came to dominate his cameras attention: Through my photographic work I celebrate and document my
family life: a life on the edge of the world, where intemporality and the universality of childhood meet. Though my work is deeply personal, it is also accessible, addressing human nature and allowing the viewer to enter my world and reflect on
their own childhoods.
PHOTOGRAPHY
November
9 x 8 | 152 pp
80 B&W photographs
Paper over Board US $50.00 | CAN $62.50
978-3-86828-610-6 USC

Marketing Plans
Outreach to photography publications and websites Social media campaign
Promotion through international photography fairs
Promotion through: laboile.com, dnjgallery.net

Alain Laboiles major subjects are his six


children and their natural and uninhibited
life in rural southwestern France.

On the Nest
Photographs by Dona Schwartz
Text by William Ewing and Dona Schwartz
Dona Schwartzs environmental portraits examine two key transitions in life
becoming a first-t ime parent and adjusting to an empty nest when children have
left home. In quotes accompanying the portraits, parents reveal their views on
the changes awaiting them. On the Nest provides a poignant and often humorous look at these underexamined, yet defining moments that forever change
our lives. The photographs reflect parents hopes and expectations, as well as
the struggle, anxietya nd joyof childrearing. They also reflect the diversity
of American family life by representing interracial couples, gay and lesbian
couples, and single parents.

PHOTOGRAPHY
November
11 x 9 | 176 pp
80 color photographs
Paper over Board US $50.00 | CAN $62.50
978-3-86828-612-0 USC

Marketing Plans
Outreach to photography and parenting publications and websites
Social media campaign Promotion through international photography fairs
Promotion through: donaschwartz.com, bulgergallery.com
Contributor Hometown: Calgary, AB

Dona Schwartz examines two defining


moments in parents lives
when the first child is born and
when the last child leaves.

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Find a Fallen Star
Photographs by Regine Petersen
Text by Natasha Christia
Regine Petersen uses the stories of meteorite falls as a background for her multi
faceted narratives; a rock crashing through the roof of an Alabama home in the
1950s and hitting a woman, a group of children recovering a meteorite in their
village in post-war Germany, and a more recent event in India involving two
Rajasthani nomads. Petersen visited the places and the eyewitnesses and delved
into their stories, expanding her photographic observations with found documents and interviews. The book is a precious collectors item: one hardcover book
for each chapter plus a text leaflet come in a slipcase.
PHOTOGRAPHY
October
7 x 9 | 144 pp
78 color and B&W photographs
Slipcased US $60.00 | CAN $74.99
978-3-86828-597-0 USC

The first publication of the complete


award-winning photo narrative
about meteorite falls.

Marketing Plans
Outreach to photography and art publications and websites Social media campaign
Promotion through international photography and art fairs
Promotion through: reginepetersen.com, east-wing.org, foam.org

Last Best Hiding Place


Photographs and introduction by Tim Richmond
Essay by Joerg Colberg
Tim Richmonds American West is a desolate place filled with cowboys (or
men who look like cowboys), and the few women are also at least a little rough
around the edges. There are mostly empty roads and what look like desolate
towns, with whatever humans being present feeling like tumbleweeds being
blown about. It is a place filled with characters and locations that manage to be
specific and completely generic at the same time, with a rough, somewhat hurt,
tenderness underneath.
PHOTOGRAPHY
November
11 x 9 | 144 pp
66 color photographs
Cloth Text US $50.00 | CAN $62.50
978-3-86828-603-8 USC

A personal photographic odyssey


through the American West
between myth and melancholia.

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Acclaimed British photographer Tim Richmond photographed the project over


seven years in Wyoming, Montana, Utah, and South Dakota.

Marketing Plans
Outreach to photography and general interest publications and websites
Social media campaign Promotion through international photography fairs
Promotion through: timrichmond.co.uk

Kehrer Verlag
All You Can Lose is Your Heart
Photographs and introduction by KayLynn Deveney

KayLynn Deveneys photographs explore Cinderella-


s tyle homes built
throughout the American Southwest in the 1950s and 60s, when developers applied fairy tale-s tyle aesthetics to ranch house exteriors. This book, the first
time these houses are subject of a published photographic work, highlights personalized details outside the home resulting in photographs that reach beyond
description to become metaphorical family portraits of those living inside. It
tells us about a fading vision of the American dream, the last indications of a
zeitgeist that encouraged Americans to aspire to a candy-coated vision of family and home.

Marketing Plans
Outreach to photography and architecture publications and websites; Southwestern
bookstores and media
Social media campaign Promotion through international photography fairs
Promotion through: kaylynndeveney.com
Contributor Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

PHOTOGRAPHY
December
7 x 9 | 120 pp
58 color and B&W photographs and illustrations
Trade Cloth US $50.00 | CAN $62.50
978-3-86828-611-3 USC

Photographs of Cinderella-style
mid-century American homes reflecting
on shared myths regarding domestic life
and our idealized visions of home.

1972Nakagin Capsule Tower


Photographs and introduction by Noritaka Minami
Text by Julian Rose and Ken Yoshida
Completed in the year 1972, Kisho Kurokawas Nakagin Capsule Tower is one of
the few visionary proposals realized by an avant-garde architectural movement
called Metabolism. An experimental apartment complex designed with 140 removable capsules, this building in Tokyo embodies the future of urban living as
envisioned by Kurokawa at that moment in postwar Japan. In recent years, the
building has faced the threat of demolition to make way for a more conventional
structure.
In this first monograph about the building, Noritaka Minami uses photography to document the current state of individual capsules as a response to their
potential disappearance.

PHOTOGRAPHY
December
9 x 11 | 92 pp
52 color photographs
Paper over Board US $45.00 | CAN $56.50
978-3-86828-548-2 USC

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Outreach to photography and architecture publications and websites
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Promotion through: noritakaminami.com
Contributor Hometown: Boston, MA

Rare views of the minimalistic


appartments of the legendary
Japanese Capsule Tower.

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History
Photographs by David Levinthal
Text by David Hickey and Lisa Hostetler

PHOTOGRAPHY
Available Now
11 x 9 | 176 pp
75 color photographs
Trade Cloth US $50.00 | CAN $62.50
978-3-86828-557-4 USC

Presented to the public for the first time, David Levinthals History series is
the culmination of the photographers work over the past thirty-fi ve years. Like
his previous series, History speaks to the way in which imagery derived from
the mass media infiltrates memory, imagination, and identity. With vintage toy
figurines and play sets he creates elaborate scenes based on events in history,
especially as they are depicted in movies and on TV. Levinthal then photographs the constructed scenes and creates large, history-painting-s ized prints.
The compositions are reminiscent of famous images from art, literature, and
visual culture.

Marketing Plans
David Levinthals photographs of scenes
constructed with toy figurines and play
sets examine the way in which
we look at history.

Outreach to photography publications and websites Social media campaign


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Promotion through: davidlevinthal.com, eastmanhouse.org
Contributor Hometown: New York, NY

India
A Celebration of Life

Photographs and introduction by Manuel Rivera-Ortiz


Text by Michael Benson, Christian Caujolle, and Enrico Stefanelli

PHOTOGRAPHY
November
11 x 9 | 160 pp
20 color photographs, 100 B&W photographs
Trade Cloth US $55.00 | CAN $68.99
978-3-86828-609-0 USC

India: A Celebration of Life is the culmination of nearly a decade of visits to the


Indian subcontinent by documentary photographer and writer Manuel Rivera-
Ortiz. This collection pulls together 120 photographs of the people and places
of this incredible nation of polar opposites from Rajasthan to Kolkata, Mumbai
to Kutch. Men, women, and children, mostly living on the fringes of Indian society, are represented here. But India: A Celebration of Life is more about hope
than it is about despair. Rivera-Ortiz records the dignity of the people who still
live disadvantaged in situations of poverty.

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Compelling portraits of the people
and places of this incredible
nation of polar opposites.

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Promotion through: rivera-ortiz.com, mrofoundation.org
Contributor Hometown: New York, NY

Koyama Press
Dressing
Michael DeForge

Like Very Casual, a collection of very odd odds and sods


from the outr oeuvre of Michael DeForge.

Michael DeForge makes comics like no one else. This collection of the cartoonists mini-comics, zines, anthology work, and more is a follow up to the award-
winning Very Casual, and shows the artist at the height of his occasionally
fever-i nduced powers.
A prolific artist who is constantly producing work in a variety of media,
DeForge is a designer and storyboard artist on the Emmy Awardwinning show
Adventure Time. One can see hints of that shows house style filtered through the
Lynchian landscapes and otherworldly vistas of DeForges vision.
Michael DeForge currently lives and works in Toronto as a cartoonist, com
mercial illustrator, and designer for the hit Cartoon Network program Adventure
Time. His one-person anthology series Lose has received great critical and commercial success, having been nominated for every major comics award including
the Ignatz and Eisner Awards.

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / DESIGN


September
5 x 8 | 120 pp
Color and B&W illustrations
Paper over Board US $19.95 | CAN $24.99
978-1-927668-22-1 W

Marketing Plans
Advance digital reader copies
National print and online campaign
Social media campaign
Author appearance at the Small Press Expo,
Bethesda, MD
Promotion through: kingtrash.com
Contributor Hometown: Toronto, ON

Also
Available
A Body Beneath
Collecting Issues of the
Comic Book Series Lose
Michael DeForge
Trade Paper US $15.00 | CAN $16.50
978-1-927668-07-8 W

Very Casual
Michael DeForge
Trade Paper US $15.00 | CAN $16.50
978-0-9879630-7-9 W

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Crossways
Phil Woollam

Crossways presents the ever-c hanging grids that make up the modern urban
center, be they intersecting streets, crisscrossing wires, or the ladder that
climbs up the side of a building, as pure abstraction. For Phil Woollam, landscape is liquid and the city is a medium as fluid as ink.

ART / DESIGN
November
10 x 13 | 52 pp
Color illustrations
Trade Paper US $22.95 | CAN $28.50
978-1-927668-23-8 W

Phil Woollam is an artist living in Toronto whose drawing-based practice often


focuses on multiples that recall the colorful geometry of the Memphis movement and De Stijl. Trained as a sculptor, Woollam has also created three-
dimensional works including mascots based on the characters and designs of
cartoonist Michael DeForge.

Marketing Plans
A modern Mondrian,
Phil Woollam sees cities as a latticework
of vibrant color and fluid forms.

Advance digital reader copies National print and online campaign


Social media campaign Author appearance at Comic Arts Brooklyn
Promotion through: philwoollam.tumblr.com
Contributor Hometown: Toronto, ON

Black Rat
Cole Closser

Black Rat is the sleeper in the shadow, the wanderer in the woods. He walks between worlds and travels through timeslaying monsters, solving mysteries, and philosophizing with his fists amidst a barrage of butchered quotes and
borrowed styles in a series of seemingly disparate, sometimes violently visceral
vignettes.

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


September
6 x 7 | 160 pp
Color illustrations
Trade Paper US $15.00 | CAN $18.99
978-1-927668-24-5 W

Cole Closser lives in Missouri and teaches drawing at Missouri State University
and Drury University. His graphic novel Little Tommy Lost was nominated for the
Will Eisner Comic Industry Award in the category of Best Publication Design at
the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con.

Marketing Plans
This aesthetically varied collection of nine
graphic short stories is loosely linked
by the recurring appearance of a black rat.

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Social media campaign Promotion through: coleclosser.com
Contributor Hometown: Springfield, MO

Koyama Press
Lose #7
Michael DeForge

The multi-award winning Lose series is Michael DeForges comics laboratory.


The art form is pushed to its limits in these first-time-in-f ull-color pages. Revel in
a cartoonist at the height of his powers exploring the eccentricities of a woman
who befriends her dads doppelgnger, and the realities of a flightless bird/boy
hybrid.
Michael DeForge currently lives and works in Toronto as a cartoonist, com
mercial illustrator, and designer for the hit Cartoon Network program Adventure
Time. His one-person anthology series Lose has received great critical and com
mercial success, having been nominated for every major comics award including
the Ignatz and Eisner Awards.

Marketing Plans

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / DESIGN


September
Lose
7 x 10 | 52 pp
Color illustrations
Trade Paper US $10.00 | CAN $12.50
978-1-927668-18-4 W

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Social media campaign Author appearance at the Small Press Expo, Bethesda, MD
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Lose, now in full color!

Contributor Hometown: Toronto, ON

Wailed
Robin Nishio

Wailed is an intimate chronicle of a group of friends who also happen to be the


vanguard of alternative comics making. In stark black and white, the lives of
these young artists are illuminated. Comics are often associated with the past,
but this is a document of their future.
Robin Nishio was born in Toronto, Ontario, where he currently lives and works.
Nishio works across a wide range of mediums including illustration, photography, and film. He is a member of the Canadian director collective Common
Good where he has directed a number of prominent commercials and music
videos.

PHOTOGRAPHY
November
8 x 10 | 80 pp
B&W photographs
Trade Paper US $21.95 | CAN $27.50
978-1-927668-19-1 W

Marketing Plans
Advance digital reader copies National print and online campaign
Social media campaign Author appearance at Comic Arts Brooklyn
Contributor Hometown: Toronto, ON

Page through the lives of contemporary


cartoonings enfants terribles.

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See You Next Tuesday
Jane Mai

This collection of diary comics features the ennui and wee of twenty-something
Jane Mai whose emotions and art traverse the high and low. Moments of visual poetry and heartbreak are interspersed by bad body hair and bathroom
disastersmuch like life.

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


November
7 x 10 | 128 pp
B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $12.00 | CAN $14.99
978-1-927668-25-2 W

Jane Mai is a freelance illustrator and comic artist from Brooklyn, New York.
Her work has appeared in several anthologies and self-published zines. In 2012,
Koyama Press published her first book, Sunday in the Park with Boys, which was
followed by the zine Sorry I Cant Come in on Monday Im Really Really Sick.

Marketing Plans
Advance digital reader copies National print and online campaign
Social media campaign Author appearance at Comic Arts Brooklyn
Promotion through: janemai.com

Autobio with bite.

Contributor Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Drinking at the Movies


Julia Wertz
Introduction by Janeane Garofalo
Representing Julia Wertzs critically acclaimed first graphic memoir in a new
format, with brand new material from Wertz, and an introduction by Janeane
Garofalo. But dont worry; we havent replaced any of the wrenching and ribald, whiskey-soaked coming-of-age tale. This is Wertz at her best, which is sometimes her worst.

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


November
6 x 9 | 220 pp
B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $15.00 | CAN $18.99
978-1-927668-26-9 W

Julia Wertz lives and works in Brooklyn. She is the author of the autobiographic
comic books The Fart Party Vols. 1 and 2 (Atomic Books, 2007, 2009). Both
volumes were collected as Museum of Mistakes in 2014, Drinking at the Movies
(Random House, 2010), and The Infinite Wait and Other Stories (Koyama Press,
2012).

Marketing Plans
Julia Wertz is the anti-Bridget Jones;
her diary comics are filled with lifes real
and often really hilarious moments.

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Social media campaign Author appearance at Comic Arts Brooklyn
Promotion through: juliawertz.com
Contributor Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Kube Publishing Ltd


Quran and Women
A Narration of Liberation

Asma Lamrabet
Translated by Myriam Francois-Cerrah
A Muslim feminist seeks to reshape readings of the Quran
on women, from within, in this bold and liberating book.

Today, the issue of Muslim women is held hostage between two perceptions: a
conservative Islamic approach and a liberal Western approach. At the heart of
this debate Muslim women are seeking to reclaim their right to speak in order
to re-appropriate their own destinies, calling for the equality and liberation that
is at the heart of the Quran.
However, with few female commentators on the meaning of the Quran
and an overreliance on the readings of the Quran compiled centuries ago this
message is often lost. In this book Asma Lamrabet demands a rereading of the
Quran by women that focuses on its spiritual and humanistic messages in order
to alter the lived reality on the ground.
By acknowledging the oppression of women, to different degrees, in social
systems organized in the name of religion, and also rejecting a perspective that
seeks to promote Western values as the only means of liberating them, the author
is able to define a new way; one in which their refusal to remain silent is an act of
devotion and their demand for reform will lead to liberation.
Asma Lamarbet is a pathologist in Avicenna Hospital, Rabat, Morocco. She is
also an award-w inning author of many articles and books tackling Islam and
womens issues.

RELIGION
January
5 x 7 | 212 pp
Trade Paper US $19.95 | CAN $24.99
978-1-84774-082-3 USC
Trade Cloth US $39.95 | CAN $49.99
978-1-84774-083-0 USC

Myriam Francois-Cerrah is a writer and broadcaster whose articles have been


published in the Guardian, Salon, and elsewhere.
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A Treasury of Ghazali
Abu Hamid al-Ghazali and Mustafa Abu Sway

A representative and wide range of Imam al-Ghazalis aphorisms


with accompanying commentaries, presented in a beautiful gift format.

This collection of short wisdoms from the works of Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali
reflects the broad range of his brilliant intellectual thought. With an emphasis
upon literary quality, concision, and concentration of meaning, each aphorism is full of value and significance and typifies the tradition of qawaid (legal
maxims) in the Islamic intellectual sciences. A commentary accompanies each
maxim unr aveling its wisdom.
Tastefully presented and luxurious in feel, this book is a chamber of spirituality readers will look forward to delving into.
The second title in the Treasury in Islamic Thought and Civilization series,
which seeks to present clear introductions to the thought and wisdom of major
Islamic intellectual figures, prepared by learned translators.

RELIGION
February
Treasury in Islamic Thought and Civilization
4 x 6 | 200 pp
Paper over Board US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-84774-081-6 USC

Professor Mustafa Abu Sway was appointed as the first holder of the Integral
Chair for the Study of Imam Ghazalis Work at Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa and at Al-Quds
University in 2012. He has been professor of philosophy and Islamic studies at
Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, Palestine, since 1996. For a number of years
professor Sway has also been listed as one of the most influential Muslims in the
scholarly world (The Muslim 500, The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre).

Marketing Plans
Co-op available
Advance reader copies
Outreach to Muslim interest magazines and
websites
Giveaways through Goodreads, LibraryThing

Also Available

A Treasury of Hadith
A Commentary on Nawawis Selection
of Prophetic Traditions
Ibn Daqiq al-Id and Imam Nawawi
Translated by Mokrane Guezzou
Treasury in Islamic Thought and Civilization
Trade Cloth US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-1-84774-067-0 USC

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Kube Publishing Ltd


Principles of Quran Commentary
Ibn Taymiyyah
Translated by Mohammed Akram Nadwi
Principles of Quran Commentary is a work of great importance in the field of
Quranic exegetical theory. It sets out Ibn Taymiyyahs approach to tafsir that
influenced medieval Muslim theologians who prepared commentaries on the
Quran and continues to have an impact upon thinkers today.
Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 1328), was an Islamic philosopher, scholar, theologian, and
an Imam of the Hanbali school. Recognized as one of the greatest scholars in
Islamic history, he is celebrated not only for his original writings but also his
contributions in battle against the Mongols.

RELIGION
December
5 x 8 | 300 pp
Trade Paper US $27.95 | CAN $34.99
978-1-84774-084-7 USC
Trade Cloth US $39.95 | CAN $49.99
978-1-84774-085-4 USC

A translation of the classical


Arabic work Muqaddimah fi Usul at-Tafsir
of the notable thirteenth Muslim scholar
Ibn Taymiyyah.

Marketing Plans
Advance reader copies

To Be a European Muslim
Tariq Ramadan

To Be a European Muslim addresses some of the fundamental issues born of the


several million strong Muslim presence in Europe in our times. Based on a thorough study of Islamic sources, it seeks to answer basic questions about European
Muslims social, political, cultural, and legal integration.
Tariq Ramadan is recognized worldwide for his original scholarship. He is a professor of Islamic studies at the University of Oxford and was named by Time magazine as one of the one hundred innovators of the twenty-fi rst century.
RELIGION
December
The Islamic Foundation
5 x 8 | 289 pp
Trade Paper US $22.00 | CAN $27.50
978-0-86037-300-1 USC

Marketing Plans
Co-op available Advance reader copies
Outreach to Muslim interest magazines and academic publications
Promotion through: tariqramadan.com

Is it possible to lead life as a


practicing Muslim while living together
in multi-faith, pluralistic European
nation states?

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Worship in Islam
An In-Depth Study of Ibadah, Salah and Sawm

Abul Ala Mawdudi


With a focus upon the social dimension of worship Abul Ala Mawdudis original
approach to religious ritual and self-purification considers worships transformative role in social life, as well as on the spirit. This work offers an illuminating
and unique study of the nature and significance of Islamic spirituality by a leading Muslim intellectual from the twentieth century.
RELIGION | October | The Islamic Foundation | 6 x 9 | 240 pp
Trade Paper US $24.95 | CAN $30.99 | 978-0-86037-571-5 USC

Pioneers of Islamic Scholarship


Adil Salahi
Over the fourteen centuries of its existence, Islamic scholarship has produced
numerous individuals who have acquired broad knowledge and deep insight.
This work summarizes the thought of ten key personalities whose influence encompasses the vast majority of Muslims living today, while also describing their
life, personality, and the civilization in which they lived.
RELIGION | February | The Islamic Foundation | 5 x 8 | 210 pp
Trade Paper US $13.95 | CAN $17.50 | 978-0-86037-570-8 USC

Economic Concepts of Ibn Taimyah


Abdul Azim Islahi
This valuable work presents Ibn Taimyahs thoughts on the concept of Islamic
economics, the state in the economy, on public finance, money, interest, prices,
partnership, and profit-sharing, and offers a comparison of his ideas with those of
some medieval scholars in Europe, along with a study of his influence on Islamic
thinkers in later periods.
RELIGION / BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
March | The Islamic Foundation | 5 x 8 | 286 pp
Trade Paper US $28.95 | CAN $35.99 | 978-0-86037-182-3 USC

The Path to Wisdom


Guidance for Humanity

Saeida Rouass
A thematically arranged selection of quotes from Islamic figures urging the
reader to reflect upon his/her inner and outer existence and live a more aware and
meaningful life, through focusing on the relationship they have with their conscience. Includes quotes from the Hadith and the Companions of the Prophet
Muhammad, Imam Ghazali, and Rumi, among many others.
RELIGION / BODY, MIND & SPIRIT | February | The Islamic Foundation | 6 x 8 | 192 pp
Trade Paper US $12.95 | CAN $15.99 | 978-0-86037-575-3 USC

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The Quran: Basic Teachings
T. B. Irving, Khurshid Ahmad, and M. Manazir Ahsan
An anthology of selections from the Quran in contemporary English on topics
ranging from the story of Creation and the idea of God to politics and economics. Compiled by three scholars, including T. B. Irving, the first American to translate the Quran into English, with a helpful introduction, extensive glossary, and an
index of Quranic verses.
RELIGION | November | The Islamic Foundation | 5 x 8 | 316 pp
Trade Paper US $17.95 | CAN $22.50 | 978-0-86037-222-6 USC

The Quran: Essential Teachings


Abdur Raheem Kidwai

This work is intended to help readers gain a clear idea of the Quranic worldview,
particularly the articles of Islamic faith, God-man relationship, religious duties,
and Islamic value system, bringing into sharper focus the God-oriented life as
prescribed by Islam.
RELIGION | December | The Islamic Foundation | 6 x 9 | 192 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50 | 978-0-86037-410-7 USC

The Prophet Muhammad


A Role Model for Muslim Minorities

Muhammad Yasin Mazhar Siddiqi


This book seeks guidance from the Prophet Muhammads life for Muslims living
as a minority. Prominent examples include how Islam was practiced in Makkah
under constant prejudice, how Muslims led their lives as migrants in Abyssinia,
and how Muslim minorities were treated by the Islamic state of Madinah.
RELIGION | March | The Islamic Foundation | 6 x 8 | 248 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50 | 978-0-86037-535-7 USC

War and Peace in the Life


of the Prophet Muhammad
Zakaria Bashier
By analyzing the Prophets conduct in war and his measures for ensuring peace,
the misperception that Islam is inextricably linked with violence can be allayed.
The major battles in the early history of Islam are studied in the wider context
of Islamic teachings on war and peace, as are the Quranic verses which allow
Muslims to wage war, if necessary.
RELIGION | March | The Islamic Foundation | 6 x 8 | 300 pp
Trade Cloth US $24.95 | CAN $30.99 | 978-0-86037-515-9 USC

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Selected Backlist from Kube Publishing Ltd

Reclaiming Jihad

A Quranic Critique of Terrorism


ElSayed Amin
RELIGION
8 x 5 | 288 pp
Trade Paper US $24.95 | CAN $30.99
978-0-86037-593-7 USC
eBook available

A Treasury of Hadith

A Commentary on Nawawis
Selection of Prophetic Traditions
Ibn Daqiq al-Id
and Imam Nawawi
Translated by Mokrane Guezzou
RELIGION
4 x 6 | 200 pp
Trade Cloth US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-1-84774-067-0 USC
eBook available

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Daily Wisdom:
The Blessed Names
and Attributes of Allah
and His Messenger
Abdur Raheem Kidwai

RELIGION
5 x 7 | 400 pp
Trade Cloth US $18.00 | CAN $22.50
978-1-84774-070-0 USC

Islam, the West and the


Challenges of Modernity
Tariq Ramadan

RELIGION / SOCIAL SCIENCE


5 x 8 | 372 pp
Trade Paper US $22.00 | CAN $26.50
978-0-86037-311-7 USC
eBook available

Inner Dimensions of
Islamic Worship
Imam al-Ghazali

RELIGION
5 x 8 | 144 pp
Trade Paper US $9.00 | CAN $9.99
978-0-86037-125-0 USC
eBook available

A Journey Through
Islamic History

A Timeline of Key Events


Yasminah Hashim and
Muhammad Abdul Jabbar Beg
RELIGION / HISTORY
12 x 8 | 164 pp
Color photographs, illustrations, and maps
Trade Cloth US $34.95 | CAN $43.50
978-1-84774-028-1 USC

Leapfrog Press
The Trench Angel
Michael Keenan Gutierrez

A photographer returns from WWI France to find a murdered sheriff


and a town in uproar over a miners strike.

In the Somme Valley a British soldier teaches his fellows to hide cigarette coals
inside their mouths. Half a world away, a war-r uined photographer drinks in a bar
beneath a Colorado butchery, blood dripping from the floorboards into ashtrays.
Gutierrez writes with a metaphorical gift and fine hand of an age of war and upheaval where anarchists, coal barons, Pinkertons, corrupt police, broken idealists,
and broken families fight to claim historys muddied field. . . . The Trench Angel
announces a great new talent set to shine for a long time.A lexander Parsons,
Leaving Disneyland
Breathes new, vivid life into the old wild west.Mat Johnson, Pym
Gutierrezs splendid debut bypasses the archives, whisking us straightaway
into the seedy saloons, the twisting back alleys, and the trenches. . . . Like Denis
Johnsons Train Dreams, this potent, lyrical novel unspools beyond its own time
and lands squarely, unforgettably in our own.Tim Horvath, Understories
Colorado, 1919. Photographer Neal Stephens, home from the War, is blackmailed
by the sheriff over his secret marriage to a black woman in France. When the sheriff is murdered, Neals investigation calls up memories of the trenches and his
search for his dead wife, as he untangles the connections among the murder, the
coalm iners strike, and his mysterious anarchist father.
Michael Gutierrez, MFA (fiction) and MA (history), teaches in the department
of English and Comparative Literature at UNC Chapel Hill, and has published
in many literary journals. The Trench Angel was a finalist for the James Jones First
Novel Fellowship.

FICTION
October
6 x 9 | 250 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-935248-71-2 USC
eBook available

Marketing Plans
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Outreach to WWI and historical/American West
publications and websites
Social media campaign
ALA giveaway and contests; author appearance
at AWP
Promotion through: michaelkeenangutierrez.com

Author Events
Los Angeles, CA Denver, CO Miami, FL
Chicago, IL Amherst, MA Boston, MA
Portsmouth, NH New York, NY
Chapel Hill, NC Charlotte, NC Durham, NC
Raleigh, NC Houston, TX
Contributor Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC

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Girl Singer
Mick Carlon
Young Avery replaces Billie Holiday in Count Basies band.
But a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany changes her life forever.

A fast-paced narrative. . . . compelling and intense reading, by turns funny, tender, and horrifying, Girl Singer is the real deala captivating, well-told tale.
Fred Kasten, Edward R. Murrow Awardw inning journalist
Carlon is a natural heir of Robert Louis Stevenson. If you like good fiction, youll
like Girl Singer.Brian Morton, The Penguin Guide to Jazz
Carlon is a unique educational force, bringing young readers into the pleasures
and drama of jazz.Nat Hentoff, Jazz Country, Boston Bay
An arresting and wonderful story that communicatesthrough a deep relationship between a singer and a Holocaust survivorthe joy of music, self-discovery,
pain, and racism.Dick Golden, host of George Washington University Presents
American Jazz

FICTION
November
6 x 9 | 160 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-935248-73-6 USC
eBook available

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Holocaust publications and websites
Social media campaign
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Promotion through mickcarlon.com

Averys story tackles hard topicsracism, womens rightswhich transcend


time and place. A tale with deep resonance and educational force, that will keep
readers turning pages.Marilyn Lester, executive director, the Duke Ellington
Center for the Arts
Harlem 1938: eighteen-year-old Avery, aspiring singer, is heard by Lester Pres
Young, Count Basies tenor saxophonist. Pres recommends her to Basie, and Avery
is whisked into the jazz life. Years later, with several hit records to her credit, Avery
settles in Greenwich Village. But her life takes a sharp turn when she meets Karl,
a Jewish refugee from Hitlers Germany.
Mick Carlon is a thirty-year veteran English and journalism teacher at the high
and middle school levels, and the author of the middle-g rade novels Riding on
Dukes Train and Travels with Louis. He is a frequent contributor to Jazz Times.

Author Events
Bridgeport, CT Washington, DC
Tallahassee, FL New Orleans, LA
Boston, MA Cape Cod, MA Dartmouth, MA
Marthas Vineyard, MA New York, NY
Providence, RI
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Riding on Dukes Train
Mick Carlon
LeapKids
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Ages 6 to 12

Travels with Louis


Mick Carlon
LeapKids
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Ages 8 to 15

eBook available

eBook available

Manic D Press
Women Street Artists of Latin America
Art Without Fear

Rachel Cassandra and Lauren Gucik


Feminism? Street art? Social change?
Hot topics sizzle in this bilingual full-color edition
highlighting female artists from Latin American countries.

In this groundbreaking, in-depth look at a rarely explored perspective of street


art, more than twenty female artists from seven nations in Latin America discuss themes of social justice, artist process, community, visibility, feminism,
and more. A bilingual edition packed with full-color photographs and interviews, this revealing exploration of contemporary street art includes work from
Colombia, Peru, Panama, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Mexico. Viva!
Rachel Cassandra is a designer and writer. Originally from Princeton, New
Jersey, she received a BA from Wesleyan University. Her artwork has appeared
in 7x7, and her writing has appeared in the Doxa, Night Train, Fusion, and
Adbusters. She lives in San Francisco.
Lauren Gucik is an artist and activist. Originally from Hudson, Ohio, she gradu
ated from Indiana University. Gucik has worked with the SF Mime Troupe,
Brava Theatre, and Precita Eyes Mural Project. She is currently a community
advisor at KQED and working with a food justice nonprofit in San Francisco.

ART
October
8 x 8 | 192 pp
Color photographs
Trade Paper US $24.99 | CAN $31.50
978-1-933149-91-2 W*
Spanish bilingual

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Selected Backlist from Manic D Press

Stencil Nation

Graffiti, Community, and Art


Russell Howze
ART
8 x 8 | 192 pp
400 color photographs
Trade Paper US $24.99 | CAN $30.00
978-1-933149-22-6 W*

Women of the
Underground: Art

Cultural Innovators
Speak for Themselves
Edited by Zora von Burden
ART / SOCIAL SCIENCE
5 x 8 | 240 pp
24 B&W photographs
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-933149-33-2 W*

Wet Reckless

Cassandra Dallett
POETRY
5 x 8 | 128 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-1-933149-84-4 W*

eBook available

A Rule Is To Break

A Childs Guide to Anarchy


John Seven and Jana Christy
JUVENILE FICTION
6 x 9 | 44 pp
Color illustrations
Paper over Board US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-1-933149-25-7 W*
Ages 4 and up
eBook available

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Trans/Love

Radical Sex, Love & Relationships


Beyond the Gender Binary
Edited by Morty Diamond
SOCIAL SCIENCE /
LITERARY COLLECTIONS
5 x 8 | 160 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-1-933149-56-1 W*
eBook available

Painting Their Portraits


in Winter
Stories
Myriam Gurba

FICTION
5 x 8 | 160 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-933149-90-5 W*

Marion Boyars Publishers, Ltd. / Prospect Books


Quinces
Growing & Cooking

Jane McMorland Hunter and Sue Dunster

Quinces were reputed to be the fruit which Paris gave Aphrodite


and are deliciously sweet and scented when cooked.

Quinces have become an undeservedly forgotten fruit. This book reintroduces


them, making them more accessible and providing an inviting range of recipes.
The trees do not require much space, and are easy to grow. The fruits are delicious and versatile and the recipes here extend well beyond jellies and jams.
From Goats Cheese Tart to Quince Chocolates and Liqueurs, there is something for everyone.
The quince has always had a special place among the fruits of Europe. The
ancient Greeks called it the golden apple, the Romans the honey apple. And
it was most likely a quince, not an apple, that Eve plucked from the tree in the
Garden of Eden.
This book describes the cultivation, the history, and the cooking of quinces.
There is a sketch of the glorious history of the fruit in cookery of past ages; there
are some excellent recipes for savory dishes that depend on the quince for that
special flavor, and for all those sweet dishes that bring out the unique qualities
of the fruit. We tend to forget that the first marmalades were made from quinces.
How to grow and care for the most fragrant of fruits
Recipes from around the world and across the centuries
A beautiful volume in The English Kitchen series

COOKING / GARDENING
September
The English Kitchen
Prospect Books
5 x 7 | 128 pp
Trade Paper US $16.00 | CAN $19.99
978-1-909248-41-0 USC

Jane McMorland Hunter studied history at Edinburgh University. She has written a number of books including For the Love of an Orchard and two titles in the
National Trust Kitchen Garden Cookbook series.
Sue Dunster studied fine art at Edinburgh University and then started her own
silk screen printing business. She has a large organic garden with a small orchard
including quince trees she planted over eighteen years ago.

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Cooking & Dining


in Tudor & Early
Stuart England
Peter Brears

COOKING / HISTORY
7 x 10 | 400 pp
Trade Cloth US $45.00 | CAN $56.50
978-1-909248-32-8 USC

The Most Excellent


Book of Cookery
Ken Albala and
Timothy J. Tomasik

COOKING
5 x 8 | 192 pp
Trade Paper US $40.00 | CAN $43.99
978-1-903018-96-5 USC

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Cooking Apicius

High Society Dinners

Apicius

Yuri Lotman and Jelena Pogosjan

COOKING
5 x 8 | 128 pp
20 B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $19.95 | CAN $22.50
978-1-903018-44-6 USC

COOKING
6 x 9 | 400 pp
25 color illustrations
Trade Cloth US $60.00 | CAN $74.99
978-1-903018-98-9 USC

Building a Wood-Fired Oven


for Bread and Pizza

Traditional Recipes of Laos

Tom Jaine

COOKING
5 x 10 | 136 pp
Trade Paper US $19.95 | CAN $21.99
978-1-903018-80-4 USC

Phia Sing Alan Davidson

COOKING
6 x 9 | 320 pp
99 color illustrations
Trade Paper US $40.00 | CAN $43.99
978-1-903018-95-8 USC

Monkfish Book Publishing


The Wizards Guide to Energy Healing
Introducing the Divine Healing Secrets of Merlin

Brett Bevell
His Magical Awakening Treatments have helped me pass through emotional
obstacles and blockages with ease and grace.Carrie Ann Inaba
This book teaches a system of energy healing called Magical Awakening, a play
ful yet powerful style of energy healing based in the Celtic shamanic concept of
the three cauldrons, plus Arthurian imagery. It is a rich, Merlin-i nspired magical
energy healing system as playful as Harry Potter and more powerful than Reiki.
Brett Bevell is the author of The Reiki Magic Guide To Self Attunement, Energy
Healing for Everyone, and two poetry books. Brett teaches at Omega Institute and
The Sanctuary.

BODY, MIND & SPIRIT


September
5 x 8 | 160 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-939681-49-2 USC
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Contributor Hometown: Rhinebeck, NY

A Merlin-inspired magical energy healing


system as playful as Harry Potter
and more powerful than Reiki.

Sorcerers
A Novel

Jacob Needleman
Sorcerers is an enthralling blend of sorcery, religion, and philosophy. Ado
lescent Eliot Appleman joins the Sorcerers, a group of young magicians who
share his yearnings and aspirations. As Eliot discovers he has genuine mystical
powers, he is drawn into a perilous clash between two conflicting forcesthe
compulsion to manipulate others and the need to master his own nature and find
his place in the world.
Jacob Needleman is professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University.
In addition to teaching and writing, he serves as a consultant in the fields of busi
ness, psychology, education, medical ethics, and philanthropy.

FICTION
November
6 x 9 | 248 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-939681-47-8 USC
eBook available

An enthralling blend of sorcery,


religion, and philosophy, from which
Jacob Needleman creates a brilliant
moral fable for our times.

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The Physics of Angels

Exploring the Realm Where


Science and Spirit Meet
Matthew Fox and
Rupert Sheldrake
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / RELIGION
6 x 9 | 256 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-939681-28-7 USC
eBook available

How Do You Pray?

Inspiring Responses from


Religious Leaders, Spiritual
Guides, Healers, Activists and
Other Lovers of Humanity
Edited by Celeste Yacoboni
Foreword by Mirabai Starr

BODY, MIND & SPIRIT


5 x 8 | 288 pp
Trade Paper US $16.00 | CAN $17.50
978-1-939681-23-2 W

Love is Stronger
than Death

The Mystical Union of Two Souls


Cynthia Bourgeault
Foreword by David Steindl-Rast

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY /


BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
5 x 8 | 248 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-939681-35-5 W
eBook available

eBook available

Energy Healing
for Everyone

A Path to Wholeness
and Awakening
Brett Bevell
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
5 x 8 | 172 pp
Trade Paper US $14.99 | CAN $16.50
978-1-939681-19-5 W

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eBook available

Owsley and Me

My LSD Family
Rhoney Stanley with Tom Davis
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / HISTORY
5 x 8 | 260 pp
35 B&W photographs
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.50
978-0-9833589-3-0 USC
eBook available

God of Love

A Guide to the Heart of Judaism,


Christianity and Islam
Mirabai Starr
RELIGION
5 x 8 | 240 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.50
978-0-9833589-2-3 USC
eBook available

New Internationalist
Integrity
Anna Borgeryd

A story about relationships set within the big themes of


economic inequality and the vision of a more sustainable world.

Vera is a nurse from Sweden who, while delivering a dangerous birth in the
Colombian jungle, makes contact with indigenous people who give her a wholly
different outlook on life. A traumatic experience takes her home, her life in pieces,
just like the world as she now sees it. Her quest to put her life back together becomes tied up with her vision of a more sustainable world.
She meets the corporate heir to a company specializing in luxury travel who
has a predatory attitude to women. Could such opposites really attract? And, if
they came together, could they actually do something to halt the global march to
self-destruction?
An exploration of the inter-connectedness of human life and an unexpected
love story, Integrity delves deep into the choices and emotions of a woman trying
to change the world, and a man trying to change with her.
This genre-bending novel has achieved cult status in Sweden where Anna
Borgeryd heads one of the countrys most progressive companies.
Anna Borgeryd has a PhD in conflict management and is chair of a multi awardwinning family business. She is a musician and filmmaker and this, her first
novel, started life as a screenplay which won several awards in Sweden. She has
been an advisor to the Swedish governments Future Commission. She has given
a TEDx lecture on The Dawn of a New Economy and in 2014 she was named
among the fifteen most influential environmentalists in Sweden. She blogs at
Wood and Blue (annaborgeryd.tumblr.com).

FICTION
January
5 x 7 | 368 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-78026-235-2 W*
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New Internationalist
NoNonsense Globalization
Buying and Selling the World
Fourth Edition

Wayne Ellwood
Globalization has shrunk the world in the name of free trade and broken down
many of the boundaries between peoples. But it has also been a powerful driver of
inequality, over-consumption, and corporate control. This fully updated edition
unpacks the complexities of globalization, examines the forces in whose interests
it works, and provides the critical analysis for re-appraising the system.

POLITICAL SCIENCE
September
4 x 7 | 144 pp
Trade Paper US $11.95
978-1-78026-237-6 W* (excludes Canada)

Wayne Ellwood is former co-editor of New Internationalist magazine. He worked


as an associate producer with the BBC television series Global Report, and
edited the reference book The A to Z of World Development. He is author of the
No-Nonsense Guide to Degrowth and Sustainability.

eBook available

Explains and examines globalization


from all anglesand explores strategies
for redesigning the global economy
in the common interest.

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Contributor Hometown: Toronto, ON

NoNonsense International Development


Illusions and Realities
Third Edition

Maggie Black
Development is often misunderstood and can embrace everything from large
infrastructure projects to small-scale environmental initiatives. The idea can
often mask confusion, contradiction, deceit, and corruption. This book is essential reading for anyone wanting to know what development actually is. It covers
all the key themes and critically suggests ways to bring the poor and marginalized
into the process.

SOCIAL SCIENCE / POLITICAL SCIENCE


September
4 x 7 | 144 pp
Trade Paper US $11.95
978-1-78026-239-0 W* (excludes Canada)

Maggie Black has written numerous books including titles for OUP, UNICEF,
and OXFAM. She has worked as a consultant for a number of NGOs (UNICEF,
Anti-Slavery International, and WaterAid, amongst others) and has written for
the Guardian, Economist , and BBC World Service.

eBook available

Explores the myriad shapes of


development, and argues for an organic
approach driven by the people its meant
to benefit.

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New Internationalist
NoNonsense The Money Crisis
How Bankers Have Grabbed Our Money
and How We Can Get It Back
Second Edition

Peter Stalker
Bankers and speculators build castles in the air but when they come crashing
down ordinary people have to pick up the tab. How weve made such a mess of
our money system is explained, from the earliest banks right through to collateralized debt obligations. The author suggests the framework for a fairer financial world: the practical ideas, required regulations, and real-life examples.
Peter Stalker is a former co-editor of the New Internationalist who now works
as a consultant to a number of UN agencies. His books include Workers without Frontiers: The Impact of Globalization on International Migration and the
No-Nonsense Guide to International Migration.

POLITICAL SCIENCE / BUSINESS & ECONOMICS


September
4 x 7 | 144 pp
Trade Paper US $11.95
978-1-78026-241-3 W* (excludes Canada)
eBook available
Previous edition ISBN: 978-1-906523-18-3

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A history of money and an examination


of whats gone wrong and the ideas
which would put people back in charge.

NoNonsense Renewable Energy


Cleaner, Fairer Ways to Power the Planet

Danny Chivers
Few people doubt the threat of climate change and the urgent need to conquer
fossil fuel addiction. But can renewable sources of energy ever be sufficient to
provide modern societies with a decent quality of life? This book is clear they can,
covering all the latest technologies and a road map to powering the world, not
just sustainably, but democratically.
Danny Chivers is an environmental researcher advising NGOs on their carbon
footprint. He is an activist in fossil fuel divestment campaigns working with a
number of groups including 350.org. He is the author of The No-Nonsense Guide to
Climate Change, and a performance poet.

SCIENCE / POLITICAL SCIENCE


September
4 x 7 | 144 pp
Trade Paper US $11.95
978-1-78026-243-7 W* (excludes Canada)
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Explains solar, wind, hydro, wave,


geothermal, and other technologies,
and how to break the barriers to a
100 p
ercent renewable world.

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New Internationalist
Vegan Love Story
tibits and hiltl: The Cookbook

Rolf Hiltl and Reto Frei


Photographs by Juliette Chrtien
Eighty innovative and international vegan dishes from Hiltl, the oldest
vegetarian/vegan restaurant in the world and mini-chain, tibits.

Beautiful, delicious, innovative vegan restaurant dishes for you to embrace at


home. The Vegan Love Story comes from two families sharing their expertise and
passion for vegetarian and vegan cuisine: the Hiltl family, founders, in 1898, of
the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the world in Zurichand the Frei brothers
of tibits, the award-w inning restaurant chain in London and Switzerland.
This successful partnership presents eighty recipes with influences from all
over the world, beautiful photography, and information about some of the key
ingredients in vegan cooking.
Color photography throughout by top Swiss/French photographer, Juliette
Chrtien. Recipes by the Frei brothers and Rolf Hiltl.
COOKING
October
8 x 11 | 232 pp
Color photographs throughout
Trade Cloth US $39.95 | CAN $49.99
978-1-78026-263-5 W*

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Dude Making a Difference
Bamboo Bikes, Dumpster Dives and
Other Extreme Adventures Across America

Rob Greenfield
How far would you go to save the planet? One mans
cross-country journey to radical sustainability.

You want to do something for the planet, but what? Change a light bulb, install
a low-flow faucet, eat organic? How about ride forty-seven hundred miles across
America on a bamboo bicycle, using only water from natural sources, avoiding
fossil fuels almost completely, supplying your few electrical needs with solar
power, and creating nearly zero waste?
Sound crazy? Maybe. But not if youre Rob Greenfield. Then it sounds like
a pretty amazing way to bring your message to as many people as possible, and
to have a great time doing it. Dude Making a Difference is Robs first-person
account of his incredible adventure in radical sustainability. Join him as he
pedals from coast to coast in three and a half months while:
Creating only 2 pounds of trash
Using just 160 gallons of water
Eating 284 pounds of food from grocery store dumpsters
This one-of-a-k ind travelogue will inspire you to reexamine your relationship
with the earths resources. Robs captivating stories of life on the low-impact
road are rounded out by practical guides to help you reduce your personal ecological footprint and plan your own larger-than-life adventures. The authors
proceeds from the sale of Dude Making a Difference will be donated to 1% for
the Planet.
Rob Greenfield is an adventurer and environmental activist whose creative campaigns educate and inspire. Hes crossed the United States twice on a bamboo
bicycle, gone a year without showering, and dived into over one thousand
dumpsters, all to wake people up to the impact of their daily actions and to
instigate social change.

TRAVEL / SELF-HELP
November
6 x 9 | 320 pp
60 B&W photographs
Trade Paper US $19.95
978-0-86571-807-4 W* (excludes Canada)
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Contributor Hometown: San Diego, CA

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The Urban Farmer
Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land

Curtis Stone

Strategies and techniques for making a living with


intensive food production in small spaces.

There are forty-t hree million acres of lawns in North America. In their current
form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and
environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be
seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land is a major barrier
for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part
of this growing movement.
The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help
you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living
growing high-y ield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone
elses). Major benefits include:
GARDENING / TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
November
7 x 9 | 240 pp
75 color photographs, B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $29.95
978-0-86571-801-2 W* (excludes Canada)
eBook available

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Low capital investment and overhead costs


Reduced need for expensive infrastructure
Easy access to markets
Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from
field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local
food movement. Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, The
Urban Farmer is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit
by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces.
Curtis Stone is the owner/operator of Green City Acres, a commercial urban
farm growing vegetables for farmers markets, restaurants, and retail outlets.
During his slower months, Curtis works as a public speaker, teacher, and consultant, sharing his story to inspire a new generation of farmers.

New Society Publishers


The Planet Friendly Diet
Your 21-Day Guide to Sustainable Weight Loss
and Optimal Health

Cat Smiley
Lose weight and maintain optimum health while saving money and
minimizing the environmental impact of your daily food choices.

Would you like to lose weight, feel great, and minimize the impact of your eating habits on the environment? The Planet Friendly Diet is a unique, all-i nclusive
blueprint for a greener lifestyle based on responsible dietary choices. Jump start
your journey to optimum health with the all-inclusive twenty-one-day meal
plan, and then apply the information in the accompanying nutrition guide to
transform short-term success into long-term, sustainable results.
Leading body-transformation expert and former professional skier Cat Smiley
shares her simple step-by-step program for a complete detox and reboot. The diet
is meat, dairy, wheat, and gluten-f ree, and comes with a weekly shopping list to
ensure zero-waste. All single-portion recipes:
Use fresh, every day ingredients
Cost less than $5.00
Are under 500 calories
Take no more than twenty minutes to prepare
Whether you want to give your eating patterns a complete makeover or just kick
start a change towards a healthier life, The Planet Friendly Diet will motivate,
educ ate, and empower you. Fully i llustrated with mouthwatering images of each
internationally inspired recipe, its like having your very own nutrition coach
and personal chef. And not only will you lose weight, get fit, and feel great
youll be contributing to a wider humanitarian cause.
Cat Smiley is an award-w inning body transformation specialist and owner of
Canadas premiere weight-loss retreat for women, Whistler Fitness Vacations. A
former world-class skier, she is a philanthropist, nutritionist, and master trainer,
and is donating 100 percent of author profits to charities around the world.

HEALTH & FITNESS / COOKING


January
7 x 10 | 256 pp
Color photographs
Trade Paper US $29.95
978-0-86571-811-1 W* (excludes Canada)
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The Ethical Meat Handbook
Complete Home Butchery, Charcuterie and
Cooking for the Conscious Omnivore

Meredith Leigh
Small-scale meat processing and preservation for the home cook.

Nutrition, environmental impact, ethics, sustainabilityit seems like theres


no end to the factors we must consider when we think about our food. At the
center of the dietary storm is animal-based agriculture. Was your beef factoryfarmed or pasture-raised? Did your chicken free range, or was it raised in a battery cage? Have you, in short, met your meat?
Most efforts to unravel the complexities of the production and consumption of animal protein tend to pit meat eaters and vegetarians against each
other. The Ethical Meat Handbook seeks a middle ground, arguing that by assuming full responsibility for the food on our fork, and more importantly, the
route by which it gets there, animals can be an optimal source of food, fiber, and
environmental management. This hands-on, practical guide covers:
COOKING
November
7 x 9 | 256 pp
30 color photographs,
B&W photographs and illustrations
Trade Paper US $29.95
978-0-86571-792-3 W* (excludes Canada)
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Integrating animals into your garden or homestead


Basic butchery: whole animal, primals, subprimals, and end-c uts, including
safety and knife skills
Charcuterie: history, general science and math principles, tooling up
Culinary highlights: getting creative, preparing sauces, ferments, difficult
cuts, and extras
Eating diversely may be the most revolutionary and proactive action we can
take to ensure the sustainability of our food system. The Ethical Meat Handbook
challenges us to take a hard look at our individual dietary choices, increase our
self-reliance, and at the same time enjoy delicious food that benefits our health
and our planet.
Meredith Leigh is a food and farming specialist who has worked as a butcher,
chef, teacher, and homesteader, all in search of realistic solutions for sustainable
food.

New Society Publishers


Craft Distilling
Making Liquor Legally at Home

Victoria Redhed Miller


How to distill your own premium alcohol safely and legally.

Many people have experienced great success making their own beer or wine at
home. In recent years a number of hobbyists have become interested in making distilled spirits. However, distilled spirits are more complicated to produce,
and the process presents unique safety issues. In addition, alcohol distillation
without a license is illegal in most countries, including the United States and
Canada.
From mashing and fermenting to building a small column still, Craft Distilling
is a complete guide to creating high-quality whiskey, rum, and more at home.
Experienced brewer, distiller, and self-reliance expert Victoria Redhed Miller
shares a wealth of invaluable information including:
Quality Spirits 101: Step-by-step recipes and techniques
Legal Liquor: An overview of the licensing process in the United States and
Canada
Raising the Bar: Advocacy for fair regulations for hobby distillers
This unique resource will show you everything you need to know to get started
crafting top-quality spirits on a small scaleand do it legally. Sure to appeal
to hobbyists, homesteaders, self-sufficiency enthusiasts, and anyone who cares
about fine food and drink, Craft Distilling is the ideal offering for independent
spirits.
Victoria Redhed Miller is a writer, photographer, and homesteader who lives
on a forty-acre off-grid farm in northwest Washington State with her husband
David. She strives to enhance her familys self-reliance through solar energy, gardening, food preservation, raising heritage poultry, blacksmithing, and other traditional skills. Victoria is the author of Pure Poultry: Living Well with Heritage
Chickens, Turkeys and Ducks.
Also Available

HOUSE & HOME / COOKING


January
7 x 9 | 256 pp
50 B&W photographs and illustrations
Trade Paper US $24.95
978-0-86571-804-3 W* (excludes Canada)
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Contributor Hometown: Sequim, WA

Pure Poultry
Living Well with Heritage Chickens, Turkeys and Ducks
Victoria Redhed Miller
Trade Paper US $19.95
978-0-86571-753-4 W* (excludes Canada)
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Fixing Fashion
Rethinking the Way We Make, Market and Buy Our Clothes

Michael Lavergne

Is global fashion a wolf in sheeps clothing?


An industry insider takes a hard look at the apparel trade.

With sales of more than five hundred billion US dollars a year, the fashion industry is one of the most important sectors of the global economy, employing
millions of men, women, and often children in the developing world. And yet
its record is far from pretty. The collapse of Bangladeshs Rana Plaza with some
thirty-fi ve hundred desperately underpaid garment workers inside was a shocking example of what can go wrong when manufacturers ruthlessly cut costs
while turning a blind eye to labor rights and workplace safety.
Written by an apparel industry insider, Fixing Fashion argues that the true
legacy of Rana Plaza is increased awareness of how cheap, disposable clothing
has led time and time again to serious environmental, community, and labor
rights abuses. Ethical supply chain professional Michael Lavergne explores:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
October
6 x 9 | 256 pp
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The birth of the global apparel trade, from colonialism and slavery to
todays neoliberal trade agenda
How the infamous race to the bottom has led to some of the worst social
and environmental excesses in the global apparel industry
The rise of a new breed of entrepreneurs and stakeholders driving change
and transparency across international supply chains
By taking a hard look at the very real impacts of our consumer cultures addiction to disposable fashion, Fixing Fashion challenges each of us to take full responsibility for understanding the hidden cost of our clothes.
Michael Lavergne is an ethical supply chain professional committed to a sustainable fashion industry and the protection of labor, environmental, and human
rights in the developing world.

New Society Publishers


Drinking Molotov Cocktails
with Gandhi
Mark Boyle
Get ready for the new three Rs: Resist, Revolt, Rewild.

More than ever, people are longing for deep and meaningful change. Another
world is not only possible; it is essential. Yet despite our creative and determined
efforts to attain social justice and ecological sustainability, our global crises continue to deepen.
In Drinking Molotov Cocktails with Gandhi, best-selling author Mark Boyle
argues that our political and economic system has brought us to the brink of
climate catastrophe, ransacking ecosystems and unraveling communities for
the benefit of the few at the expense of the many. He makes a compelling case
that we must rewild the political landscape, as history teaches us that positive social change has always been wrought by movements prepared to use any
means available.
The time has come for pacifists, revolutionaries, and freedom fighters to work
together for the creation of a world worth sustaining. Eloquent, visionary, and
beautifully written, this incendiary manifesto strikes at the heart of the worlds
crises and reframes our understanding of how to solve them, signaling a turning
point in our journey towards an ecologically just society.
The three Rs of the climate change generationreduce, reuse, and recycle
are long overdue for an upgrade. Welcome to resist, revolt, rewild.
Mark Boyle is the author of The Moneyless Man and The Moneyless Manifesto. He
lived completely without money for three years, and is a director of the global
sharing community streetbank.com.

PHILOSOPHY / SOCIAL SCIENCE


October
5 x 8 | 240 pp
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Soil Sisters
A Toolkit for Women Farmers

Lisa Kivirist
The first practical, hands-on guide for female farmers.

Women in agriculture are sprouting up in record numbers, but they face a host
of distinct challenges and opportunities. Blending What Color is Your Parachute-
style career advice with sustainable agriculture practices viewed through a
gender lens, Soil Sisters provides a wealth of invaluable information for fledging
female farming entrepreneurs.
The first manual of its kind, this authoritative and comprehensive blueprint
presents practical considerations from a womans perspective, covering everything from business planning to tool use and ergonomics to integrating children
and family in farm and field operations. Key topics include:
Finding your niche: mid-life encore careers, young and beginning,
Boomerangs, and more
From concept to crop: diversified farm start-up basics
Resources, grants, and loans available especially for women farmers
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / SOCIAL SCIENCE
January
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Soil Sisters also contains case studies, inspirational ideas, and savvy advice nuggets from over one hundred successful women farmers and advocates. Targeted
specifically to members of the fastest-growing demographic in local agriculture,
this highly readable guide is practical and pragmatic Chick Lit for todays food
scene.
Lisa Kivirist is Senior Fellow, Endowed Chair in Agricultural Systems at the
Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture and a national advocate for
women in sustainable agriculture. She founded and directs the Rural Womens
Project of the Midwest Organic Sustainable Education Service, an awardwinning initiative championing female farmers and food-based entrepreneurs.
Together with her husband, John D. Ivanko, Lisa is co-author of Homemade for
Sale, Farmstead Chef, ECOpreneuring, and Rural Renaissance. Lisa and her family
run Inn Serendipity Farm and Bed & Breakfast, completely powered by the wind
and sun in the rolling green hills of southern Wisconsin.

Contributor Hometown: Browntown, WI

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Homemade for Sale
How to Set Up and Market a Food
Business from Your Home Kitchen
Lisa Kivirist and John D. Ivanko
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Farmstead Chef
John D. Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist
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New Society Publishers


Permaculture for the Rest of Us
Abundant Living on Less than an Acre

Jenni Blackmore

Adventures on the road to real-world self-sufficiency.

Many of us want to increase our self-s ufficiency, but few have access to the
ideal five sunny, gently sloping acres of rich, loamy, well-d rained soil. Jenni
Blackmore presents a highly entertaining, personal account of how perma
culture can be practiced in adverse conditions, allowing anyone to learn to live
more sustainably in a less-t han-perfect world. With a rallying cry of If we can
do it, you can too, she distills the wisdom of twenty years of trial and error
into a valuable teaching tool.
The perfect antidote to dense, high-level technical manuals, Permaculture
for the Rest of Us presents the fundamental principles of this sometimes confusing concept in a humorous, reader-friendly way. Each chapter focuses on a specific method or technique, interspersing straightforward explanations with the
authors own experiences. Learn how to successfully retrofit even the smallest
homestead using skills such as:
No-t ill vs. till gardening, composting, and soil-building
Natural pest control and integrating small livestock
Basic greenhouse construction
Harvesting, preservation, and more
Ideal for urban dreamers, suburbanites, and country-dwellers alike, this inspirational and instructional encouragement manual is packed with vibrant photographs documenting the authors journey from adversity to abundance.
Jenni Blackmore is a farmer, artist, writer, and certified Permaculture Design
Consultant who built her house on a rocky, windswept island off the coast of
Nova Scotia almost twenty-five years ago and has been stumbling along the road
to self-sufficient living ever since. A successful micro-farmer, she produces most
of her familys meat, eggs, fruit, and vegetables, in spite of often-c hallenging
conditions.

HOUSE & HOME / GARDENING


October
6 x 9 | 192 pp
75 color photographs, charts, and tables
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Healing Ecology
Finding the Human in Nature

Andreas Weber

Understanding our place in the web of life.

SCIENCE / NATURE
February
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The disconnection between humans and nature is perhaps one of the most fundamental problems faced by our species today. The schism between us and the
natural world is arguably the root cause of most of the environmental catastrophes unraveling around us. However, until we come to terms with the depths
of our alienation, we will continue to fail to understand that what happens to
nature also happens to us.
In Healing Ecology author Andreas Weber proposes a new approach to the
biological sciences that puts the human back in nature. He argues that feelings and emotions, far from being superfluous to the study of organisms, are
the very foundation of life. From this basic premise flows the development of
a poetic ecology which intimately connects our species to everything that surrounds usshowing that subjectivity and imagination are prerequisites of bio
logical existence.
Healing Ecology demonstrates that there is no separation between us and the
world we inhabit, and in so doing it validates the essence of our deep experience.
By reconciling science with meaning, expression, and emotion, this landmark
work brings us to a crucial understanding of our place in the rich and diverse
framework of lifea revolution for biology as groundbreaking as the theory of
relativity for physics.
Dr. Andreas Weber is a German academic, scholar, and author. He is a leader
in the emerging fields of biopoetics and biosemiotics, and his work has been
translated into several languages and published around the globe.

New Society Publishers


The Heart of Sustainability
Ecological Balance from the Inside Out

Andrs R. Edwards
A thriving life and livable future for our planet starts with you.

Amidst the doom and gloom that dominates the headlines, a different kind of
story is unfolding. The players are activists, visionaries, and cultural innovators,
the backdrop is the tipping point of our global and environmental challenges,
and the narrative is the molding of a new paradigm to shape our collective future.
The Heart of Sustainability delves into the human dimension of this burgeoning international movement to build a better world. Author Andrs R. Edwards
frames the conversation about consciousness and sustainability by:
Explaining how self-development is a key driver for planetary change
Describing how the confluence of the consciousness and technological
revolutions provide unique opportunities for balance and fulfillment
Exploring how we can move forward individually and collectively to create
a thriving, livable future from the inside out
This landmark work illustrates the integration of the four Es: ecology, economy,
equity, and educationthe bedrock of the current sustainability framework
with the four Cs: conscious, creative, compassionate, and connected. Focusing
on specific examples and concrete initiatives from around the world, it shows us
how to reconnect with ourselves, each other, and nature in order to tackle the
challenges we face as a global community.
Andrs R. Edwards is author of the award-w inning Thriving Beyond Sustainability
and The Sustainability Revolution. He is founder and president of EduTracks, a
firm specializing in designing and developing exhibits, print, and education programs, and offering consulting services on sustainable practices for green building and business initiatives.

NATURE / BODY, MIND & SPIRIT


November
6 x 9 | 240 pp
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Thriving Beyond Sustainability
Pathways to a Resilient Society
Andrs R. Edwards
Foreword by Bill McKibben
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The Sustainability Revolution


Portrait of a Paradigm Shift
Andrs R. Edwards
Foreword by David W. Orr
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New Society Publishers


The Scoop on Poop
Safely Capturing and Recycling the Nutrients in
Greywater, Humanure, and Urine

Dan Chiras
Waste not, want notan ecological approach to greywater and sewage.

Flush it and forget it is the plumbing mantra of the industrialized world. Most
people just want sewage to go away, preferably without having to see, smell, or
worse yet, touch it. But crap has a bad rap. Human waste is a valuable resource
we can use to support food production. Blackwater, greywater, and solids are actually rich in organic matter, and alternative means of handling these wastes
can conserve enormous quantities of fresh water for other uses.
The Scoop on Poop presents a wide range of ways to answer the call of nature,
and in so doing maximize the benefits of existing waste water. This book explores proven alternatives to Western sanitation. Whether youre interested in
composting toilets, outdoor grey- or blackwater planters, constructed wetlands,
or other innovative solutions, author Dan Chiras will walk you through:

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / ARCHITECTURE


February
7 x 9 | 352 pp
250 B&W photographs and illustrations
Trade Paper US $32.95
978-0-86571-787-9 W* (excludes Canada)
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System pros and cons


Design, construction, and maintenance advice
Costs, permitting issues, and the safe treatment of composted waste
All system plans are relatively simple and straightforward enough for the average
homeowner to build and install. Intended for readers who live in cities, towns,
and rural environments, this is a practical guide to safe, ingenious ways to capture the nutrients from waste and recycle them back into your soil to grow fruit
trees, vegetables, and flowersa ll without running afoul of the ick factor.
Dan Chiras is the author of over thirty books on residential renewable energy
and green building, and is the director of the Evergreen Institutes Center for
Renewable Energy and Green Building.

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The Homeowners Guide
to Renewable Energy
Achieving Energy Independence Through
Solar, Wind, Biomass, and Hydropower
Second Edition
Dan Chiras
Trade Paper US $28.95
978-0-86571-686-5 W*
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Power from the Sun


A Practical Guide to Solar Electricity
Dan Chiras
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978-0-86571-621-6 W*
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New Vessel Press


The 6:41 to Paris
Jean-Philippe Blondel
Translated by Alison Anderson

A brilliant psychological thriller constructed like an intensely intimate


theater performance, a high-wire act of emotions on rails.

A terrific read. Jean-Philippe Blondel writes masterfully about the astonishing private realm, with two alternating monologues that echo one another.LExpress
A fine book, in wonderfully precise and sensitive language, unpretentious and
full of small truths.Die Presse
Funny, wise and conciliatory.Stern
Ccile, a stylish forty-seven-year-old, has spent the weekend visiting her parents in a provincial town southeast of Paris. By early Monday morning, shes exhausted. These trips back home are always stressful and she settles into a train
compartment with an empty seat beside her. But its soon occupied by a man she
instantly recognizes: Philippe Leduc, with whom she had a passionate affair that
ended in her brutal humiliation thirty years ago. In the fraught hour and a half
that ensues, their express train hurtles towards the French capital. Ccile and
Philippe undertake their own face-to-face journeyI n silence? What could they
possibly say to one another?w ith the reader gaining entre to the most private
of thoughts. This is a psychological thriller about past romance, with all its pain
and promise.
Jean-Philippe Blondel was born in 1964 in Troyes, France, where he lives as an
author and English teacher. His novel The 6:41 to Paris has been a bestseller in
both France and Germany.

FICTION
November
5 x 8 | 170 pp
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New Vessel Press


On the Run with Mary
Jonathan Barrow
Peter Rabbit meets Marquis de Sade in this story of a youth and
his troubled talking dog as they romp through posh London streets.

A masterpiece by a young genius, fated to die shortly after he had completed it.
A .N. Wilson, author of Victoria: A Life and Tolstoy: A Biography
A unique masterpiece from a bizarre mind. To say its Lewis Carroll meets Jean
Genet . . . would be to belittle its farcically fi lthy originality.Nicholas Haslam,
author of Redeeming Features

FICTION
November
5 x 8 | 133 pp
25 B&W illustrations
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Shining moments of tender beauty punctuate this story of a youth on the run
after escaping from an elite English boarding school. At Londons Euston
Station, the narrator meets a talking dachshund named Mary and together
theyre off on escapades through posh Mayfair streets and jaunts in a Rolls-
Royce. But the youth soon realizes that the seemingly sweet dog is a handful;
an alcoholic, nymphomaniac, drug-addicted mess who cant stay out of pubs
or off the dance floor. In a world of abusive headmasters and other predators,
the youth discovers that true friends are never needed more than on the mean
streets of 1960s London, as he tries to save his beloved Mary from herself. On
the Run with Mary mirrors the horrors and the joys of the terrible twentieth
century. Jonathan Barrows original drawings accompany the text.
Jonathan Barrow was born in 1947, north of London. His promising career as a
writer and artist was cut short when he was killed at age twenty-t wo in a car crash
alongside his fiance, two weeks before they were to be married. The manuscript
was discovered in Barrows office drawer the day after his death.

New Vessel Press


Oblivion
Sergei Lebedev
Translated by Antonina W. Bois

This masterful novel represents an epic literary attempt


to examine a very troubled Russia.

A monomaniacal meditation on memory and forgetting, presence and empti


ness, Europe and its other. . . . While Solzhenitsyn and Shalamov now have the resounding ineffectiveness of classic writers, Lebedevs magnificent novel has the
potency to become a mirror and wake-up call to a Russia that is blind to history.
Neue Zrcher Zeitung
Sergei Lebedev opens up new territory in literature. Lebedevs prose lives from
the precise images and the authors colossal gift of observation.Der Spiegel
The beauty of the language is almost impossible to bear.Frankfurter Allgemeine
Zeitung
In one of the first twenty-fi rst century Russian novels to probe the legacy of the
Soviet prison camp system, a young man travels to the vast wastelands of the
Far North to uncover the truth about a shadowy neighbor who saved his life,
and whom he knows only as Grandfather II. What he finds, among the forgotten
mines and decrepit barracks of former gulags, is a world relegated to oblivion,
where it is easier to ignore both the victims and the executioners than to come
to terms with a terrible past. This disturbing tale evokes the great and ruined
beauty of a land where man and machine worked in tandem with nature to destroy millions of lives during the Soviet century. Emerging from todays Russia,
where the ills of the past are being forcefully erased from public memory, this
masterful novel represents an epic literary attempt to rescue history from the
brink of oblivion.
Sergei Lebedev was born in Moscow in 1981 and worked for seven years on geological expeditions in northern Russia and Central Asia. His first novel, Oblivion,
has been translated into many languages. Lebedev is one of Russias most lauded
and exciting young writers.

FICTION / HISTORY
January
6 x 8 | 320 pp
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New Vessel Press


The Last Weynfeldt
Martin Suter
Translated by Steph Morris

A refined page-turner about the international art market


that probes the darker recesses of the heart.

The Last Weynfeldt is a must-read. . . . Once started, you will not stop reading until
the end. You will probably forget to eat, not answer text messages and miss your
stop on the bus.Sddeutsche Zeitung
A brilliant talent!Basler Zeitung

FICTION
February
5 x 8 | 280 pp
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Adrian Weynfeldt is an art expert in an international auction house, a bachelor in his mid-fi fties living in a grand Zurich apartment filled with costly paintings and antiques. Always correct and well-mannered, hes given up on love until
one nightentirely out of character for himWeynfeldt decides to take home
a ravishing but unaccountable young woman. The next morning, he finds her
outside on his balcony threatening to jump. Weynfeldt talks her down and soon
finds himself falling for this damaged but alluring beauty, and his buttoned-up ex
istence comes unraveled. As their two lives become entangled, Weynfeldt gets
embroiled in an art forgery scheme that threatens to destroy everything he and
his prominent family have stood for. This refined page-t urner moves behind
eleg ant bourgeois facades into darker recesses of the heart.
Martin Suter, born in Zurich in 1948, is a novelist and screenwriter. He has written a dozen novels, many of them bestsellers in Europe and translated into thirty-
two languages. Suter lives with his family in Zurich.

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Nicholas Brealey Publishing


50 Politics Classics:
Freedom Equality Power
Mind-Changing, World-Changing Ideas from Fifty Landmark Books

Tom Butler-Bowdon
Featuring texts by Rachel Carson, Carl von Clausewitz, Francis
Fukuyama, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela,
Karl Marx, George Orwell, Thomas Paine, Plato, Jean-Jacques Rousseau,
Alexis De Tocqueville, Mary Wollstonecraft, and many more.

Praise for the 50 Classics series:


Butler-Bowdon writes with infectious enthusiasm. A true scholar.USA Today
Tremendous. It educates and edifies, affirms and inspires.Stephen Covey,
author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
50 Politics Classics provides commentaries on the books, pamphlets, and
speeches of major leaders, from Abraham Lincoln to Winston Churchill, and
the texts from Aristotle to Naomi Klein, that drive real-world change.
Tom Butler-Bowdons book spans 2,500 years of thinkers and doers, econo
mists, activists, war strategists, visionary leaders, and philosophers of freedom. Are we living in The Post-A merican World? Is there a Clash of Civilizations?
What is The Future of Power? Whether you consider yourself to be conservative, liberal, socialist, or Marxist, in these politically charged times we could
all benefit from greater understanding of these key ideas. This is the latest bestseller in Butler-Bowdons award-w inning 50 Classics series, which has already
sold 100,000 copies in the United States and 400,000 copies worldwide.
Tom Butler-Bowdon is an expert on the literature of possibility, covering
psychology, philosophy, self-help, spirituality, and prosperity. His first book,
50 Self-Help Classics, won the Benjamin Franklin Award and was a Foreword
magazine Book of the Year. A graduate of the London School of Economics and
the University of Sydney, Tom lives in Oxford, United Kingdom, and Australia.
Visit: butler-bowdon.com.
Also Available in the 50 Classics Series

50 Self-Help Classics
978-1-85788-323-7
50 Success Classics
978-1-85788-333-6

50 Spiritual Classics
978-1-85788-349-7
50 Psychology Classics
978-1-85788-386-2

50 Prosperity Classics
978-1-85788-504-0
50 Philosophy Classics
978-1-85788-596-5

POLITICAL SCIENCE / PHILOSOPHY


September
50 Classics
6 x 9 | 338 pp
Trade Paper US $19.95 | CAN $24.99
978-1-85788-629-0 USC
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Nicholas Brealey Publishing


Speaking of India: Revised Edition
Bridging the Communication Gap When Working with Indians

Craig Storti
Foreword by Ranjini Manian
For Westerners conducting business with Indians and Indians trying
to figure out the Westan indispensable book, newly updated.

Stortis cultural observations about Indians are spot on.R anjini Manian,
CEO, Global Adjustments, and author of Doing Business in India for Dummies
This is a must read! It provides rich insight into why routine interactions are
often misconstrued, and offers practical advice on how to present material so
both the East and West can relate.Nikki Webster, Learning and Development
Director, CNA Insurance Companies

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS


November
Intercultural Press
6 x 9 | 240 pp
Trade Paper US $25.95 | CAN $32.50
978-1-941176-11-5 USC
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Previous edition ISBN: 978-1-931930-34-5

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websites
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Westerners and Indians are working more closely together and in greater numbers than ever before. The opportunities are vast, and so is the cultural divide.
Misunderstanding, misinterpretation, missed deadlines, and frustration due
to cultural differences raise havoc on success. Any Westerner conducting business with Indians and any Indian trying to figure out the West will recognize
the challenge.
In this revised and expanded edition of Speaking of India, author and intercultural communications expert Craig Storti helps to ease the frustration
and bring cultural understanding in business and life. With a new foreword by
Ranjini Manian, the book also features new content on managing remotely, and
the results of a five-year cultural survey.
Craig Storti is a nationally known figure and a leading voice the field of intercultural communications and cross-cultural adaptation. He is the author of
numerous works, including Americans at Work, Art of Coming Home, Cross-
Cultural Dialogues, and Culture Mattersa ll available from Nicholas Brealey
Publishinga s well as a cross-c ultural workbook used by the US government
in over ninety countries. Craig lives in Westminster, Maryland.

Contributor Hometown: Westminister, MD

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The Art of Crossing Cultures
Craig Storti
Intercultural Press
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Figuring Foreigners Out


A Practical Guide
Craig Storti
Intercultural Press
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978-1-877864-70-4
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Nobrow Press
Curveball
Jeremy Sorese
A stunning love story of futuristically epic proportions that juxtaposes
mechanical breakdown against humanitys quiet tenderness.

After years of technological advancement, the relationship between humans


and robots is changing. Reduced energy stores mean humans can no longer rely
on the support of their robotic counterparts. In the midst of this turmoil, one
woman faces her own breakdown at the hands of a manipulative friend. Jeremy
Sorese explores how heartbreak can make us feel like the center of the universe
and how the realization that we arent is often more painful than the heartbreak itself.
This is the gorgeous debut of a talented young cartoonist telling the most
universal of tales: a love story.
Jeremy Sorese was born in Berlin, raised in Virginia, and educated in Georgia
at the Savannah College of Art and Design before becoming a resident of La
Maison des Auteurs in Angouleme, France. He is the creator and current writer
of the Steven Universe comic series, published monthly by BOOM studios. He
lives in Brooklyn, New York.

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


October
7 x 9 | 420 pp
Duotone illustrations
Trade Paper US $19.95 | CAN $21.99
978-1-910620-05-2 USC

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Contributor Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

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Nobrow Press
Geis
A Matter of Life and Death

Alexis Deacon

The first graphic novel in a gripping action, supernatural, and fantasy


trilogy where souls battle to control a magical island.

As the great chief matriarch lay dying, she gave one final decree: Upon her death
there would be a contest. Having no heir of her own blood she called on the
Gods. Let fate decide the one truly worthy to rule in her place. The rich, the
strong, the wise, the powerful; many put forward their names in hope of being
chosen. But when the night came . . . only fifty souls alone were summoned.
Book one in gripping action, supernatural, and historical fantasy graphic
novel trilogy where souls battle in a contest to become the ruler of an island.

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


February
7 x 9 | 168 pp
Color illustrations
Paper over Board US $19.95 | CAN $24.99
978-1-910620-03-8 USC

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Alexis Deacon graduated in 2001 with a first class honors degree in illustration from the University of Brighton. Before graduating he was awarded the
Burt Brill and Cardens award for the second best degree show at his university. The urge to draw has been with Alexis as long as he can remember. Ive
probably drawn compulsively since the age of three or four. Whenever he got
bored playing with a particular toy as a child, rather than put it down and pick
up something else as most kids would do, hed put the toy down and pick up a
sketchbook to carry the game on through pictures on paper. He is best known
for his childrens picture books.

Nobrow Press
101 Artists To Listen To
Before You Die
Ricardo Cavolo
From Bach to Skrillex, Sepultura to Dolly Parton, this illustrated
encyclopedia is a must-have for music lovers young and old!

A graphic novel in the form of Ricardo Cavolos personal diary which follows
the story of music through 101 essential artists; from Bach to Radiohead to
Amy Winehouse, Nirvana, and Daft Punk. With over one hundred uniquely
colorful illustrations and handwritten text, lists, notes, and personal anecdotes,
this is a book to delight in.
Ricardo Cavolo is fast becoming recognized as one of the most exciting illustrators to come out of Spain. He was previously art director at several advertising agencies before he realized his colorful tattooed beings and iconography
should be shown to the world. His illustrations offer a wide range of narratives
that invite the viewer to relate and form a notion of the subject. He has done
commercial illustrations for Y&R, Leo Burnett, Urban Outfitters, Converse,
and Nike. He now lives in Brighton.
MUSIC
September
6 x 9 | 232 pp
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Nobrow Press
Mean Girls Club
Ryan Heshka

This bold and beautiful comic is full of


sassy club-slinging sisters who you dont wanna mess with!

This bold and beautiful comic is full of sassy club-singing sisters who you dont
wanna mess with . . .
Introducing: Pinky, Sweets, Blackie, McQualude, and Wanda. Together they
form the Mean Girls Club, a menacing powerhouse of ruthless rebels.
Ryan Heshka creates a subversive comic that re-interprets images of the
stereot ypical 50s female and gives new and defiant voice to these ladies of leisure.

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


December
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Based in Vancouver, Ryan Heshka is a self-taught artist and illustrator. His childhood influences of antiquated comics, pin-ups, pulp magazines, sci-fi, natural history, music, and movies persist to this day, and his paintings are full of pop-culture
references through the ages. Ryan primarily works in acrylic paint on wood panel,
frequently embellishing with cuttings from pulp magazines. Ryan has exhibited
extensively across Europe and North America including at Roq la Rue in Seattle
and the Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York.

Nobrow Press
An (Un)Reliable History of Tattoos
Paul Thomas

We would love to tell you about the history of tattoos,


but the desire to crack jokes is too strong!

The tattoo is an art form, a practice . . . for some, a ritual. Its history is long and
colorful, dating back to the Neolithic, when our ancestors marked their bodies
with symbolic lines derived from a carbon paste. Today, those same markings
can be made on entering the neon parlors that line our cities.
Maybe its time to stop taking them so seriously!
Paul Thomass work has also appeared in the Sunday Times, the Times, the
Independent, the Daily Telegraph, Private Eye, and Shares magazine. He has illustrated three books by Hunter Davies for Random House.

HUMOR
January
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Color illustrations
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Selected Backlist from Nobrow Press

The Spectators

Fantasy Sports

750 Years in Paris

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


7 x 10 | 128 pp
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Victor Hussenot

Eventually Everything
Connects
Loris Lora

DESIGN / ART
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Sam Bosma

Robert Moses

The Master Builder


of New York City
Pierre Christin and Olivier Balez
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS /
ARCHITECTURE
7 x 10 | 104 pp
Color illustrations
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978-1-907704-96-3 USC

Vincent Mah

Neurocomic

Hana Ros and Matteo Farinella


SCIENCE / MEDICAL
7 x 10 | 144 pp
B&W illustrations
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978-1-907704-70-3 USC

Open Letter
The Things We Dont Do
Andrs Neuman
Translated by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia

This mind-bending set of storiesthe first of Andrs Neumans


in Englishcalls to mind the best of Julio Cortzar and Jorge Luis Borges.

Good readers will find something that can be found only in great literature, the
kind written by real poets, a literature that dares to venture into the dark with
open eyes and that keeps its eyes open no matter what. . . . The literature of the
twenty-fi rst century will belong to Neuman and a few of his blood brothers.
R oberto Bolao
Playful, philosophizing, and gloriously unpredictable, Andrs Neumans short
stories consider love, lechery, history, mortality, family secrets, therapy, Borges,
mysterious underwear, translators, and storytelling itself.
Here a relationship turns on a line drawn in the sand; an analyst treats a patient who believes hes the real analyst; a discovery in a secondhand shop takes
on a cruel significance; a man decides to go to work naked one day. In these small
scenes and brief moments Neuman confounds our expectations with dazzling
sleight of hand.
With a variety of forms and styles, Neuman opens up the possibilities for
fiction, calling to mind other greats of Latin American letters, such as Julio
Cortzar, Roberto Bolao, and Bioy Casares. Intellectually stimulating and told
with a voice that is wry, questioning, sometimes mordantly funny, yet always
generously humane, The Things We Dont Do confirms Neumans place as one of
the most dynamic authors writing today.
Andrs Neuman was born in Buenos Aires, but grew up and lives in Spain. He
was included in Grantas Young Spanish-Language Novelists issue and is the author of almost twenty works, two of whichTraveler of the Century and Talking
to Ourselveshave been translated into English. Traveler of the Century won
the Alfaguara Prize, the National Critics Prize, was longlisted for the 2013 Best
Translated Book Award, and was shortlisted for the 2013 Independent Foreign
Fiction Prize and the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

FICTION
September
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Open Letter
War, So Much War
Merc Rodoreda
Translated by Maruxa Relao and Martha Tennent
Merc Rodoredas final novel is a meditation on the consequences of
moral degradation and the inescapable presence of evil.

Rodoreda plumbs a sadness that reaches beyond historic circumstances . . . an


almost voluptuous vulnerability.Natasha Wimmer, The Nation
It is a total mystery to me why [Rodoreda] isnt widely worshipped; along with
Willa Cather, shes on my list of authors whose works I intend to have read all of
before I die. Tremendous, tremendous writer.John Darnielle, The Mountain
Goats

FICTION
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Despite its title, there is little of war and much of the fantastic in this coming-of-
age story, which was the last novel Merc Rodoreda published during her lifetime.
We first meet its young protagonist, Adri Guinart, as he is leaving Barcelona
out of boredom and a thirst for freedom, embarking on a long journey through
the backwaters of a rural land that one can only suppose is Catalonia, accompanied by the interminable, distant rumblings of an indefinable war. In vignette-
like chapters and with a narrative style imbued with the fantastic, Guinart meets
with numerous adventures and peculiar characters who offer him a composite, if
surrealistic, view of an impoverished, war-ravaged society and shape his perception of his place in the world.
As in Rodoredas Death in Spring, nature and death play a fundamental role
in a narrative that often takes on a phantasmagoric quality and seems to be a
meditation on the consequences of moral degradation and the inescapable presence of evil.
Merc Rodoreda (190883) is widely regarded as the most important Catalan
writer of the twentieth century. Exiled in France and Switzerland following the
Spanish Civil War, Rodoreda began writing the novels and short storiesTwenty-
Two Short Stories, The Time of the Doves, Camellia Street, Garden by the Seat hat
would eventually make her internationally famous.
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Merc Rodoreda
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Open Letter
Rochester Knockings
A Novel of the Fox Sisters

Hubert Haddad
Translated by Jennifer Grotz
The fictional retelling of the most famous spiritualists
of the nineteenth centurythe Fox Sisters, who conned everyone
with their mysterious knockings.

Hats off to one of the most inventive writers of French literature. . . . Hubert
Haddad concocts a colorful novel, funny and inventive, as clever as the Fox sisters
themselves.Jean-Franois Delapr, Saint Christophe bookstore
The Fox sisters grew up just outside of Rochester, New York, in a house that had
a reputation for being haunted, due in large part to a series of strange rappings
or knockings that plagued its inhabitants. Fed up by whatever was responsible
for the knockings, the youngest of the sisters (who was twelve at the time) challenged the ghost and ended up communicating with the spirit of Charles Haynes,
who had been murdered in the house and buried in the cellar.
Thanks to the enthusiasm of one Isaac Post, the Fox sisters became instantly
famous for talking to the dead, launching the Spiritualist Movement in the United
States. After taking Rochester by storm, the sisters moved to New York where they
were the most famous mediums of the time, giving sances for hundreds of people.
Then, it all fell apart, and the sisters were exposed as frauds. Nevertheless, even
today the Fox sisters are considered to be the founders of Spiritualism, one of the
most popular religious movements of the past couple centuries (consider the success of Long Island Medium and the hundreds of thousands who visit Lily Dale
every year).
Rich in historical detail, Rochester Knockings novelizes the rise and fall of
these most infamous of mediums.
Hubert Haddad was born in Tunisia, and is the author of dozens of works, including the novels Palestine (winner of the Prix des Cinq Continents de la
Francophonie), Tango chinois, and La Condition magique (winner of the Grand
Prix du Roman de la Socit des Gens de Lettres).

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October
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Open Letter
Loquela
Carlos Labb
Translated by Will Vanderhyden
Playing with the form of a detective novel, Carlos Labb
investigates the nature and purpose of writing itself.

Begins to fuck with your head from its very first word.Toby Litt
Navidad & Matanza could be the hallucinogenic amalgamation of a Csar Aira
plot with setting and characters conceived by Bolaoif written using Oulipo-
style constraints. . . . With ample imagination and commanding style, Navidad &
Matanza certainly marks Labb as a young author from whom we ought to anticipate great, fascinating things to come.Jeremy Garber, Powells Books

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Loquela, Carlos Labbs fourth novel and second to be translated into English, is
a narrative chameleon, a shape-shifting exploration of fictions possibilities.
At a basic level, this is a distorted detective novel mixed with a love story and a
radical statement about narrative art. Beyond the silence that unites and separates
Carlos and Elisa, beyond the game that estranges the albino girls, Alicia and Violeta,
from pleasant summer evenings, beyond the destiny of Neutriaa city that dis
appears with childhoodand beyond a Chilean literary movement that could be
the last vanguard, while at the same time the greatest falsification, questions arise
concerning who truly writes for whom in a novelt he author or the reader.
Through an array of voices, overlapping storylines, a kaleidoscope of literary references, and a delirious, precise prose, Labb carves out a space for himself among such great form-defying Latin American writers as Juan Carlos Onetti
and Jorge Luis Borges.
Carlos Labb, one of Grantas Best Young Spanish-L anguage Novelists, was
born in Chile and is the author of a collection of short stories and six novels, one
of which, Navidad & Matanza, is available in English from Open Letter. In addition to his writings, he is a musician, and has released three albums.
Will Vanderhyden received an MA in literary translation from the University
of Rochester.
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Open Letter
Party Headquarters
Georgi Tenev
Translated by Angela Rodel

A love story cum political thriller, Party Headquarters lays bare the
difficulties and hypocrisies of Bulgarias transition to democracy.

Winner of the Vick Foundation Novel of the Year Award in 2007, Party
Headquarters takes place in the eighties and nineties, during Bulgarias transition from communist rule to democracy.
The bookwhich is a love story, a parody, and a thriller about a political
hoaxopens with the main character visiting his father-in-law, an old communist party boss who is dying and being tasked with delivering a suitcase filled
with one-a nd-a-half million euros.
Its one of Bulgarias most popular myths: as the communist party fell apart,
high ranking officials squirreled away bags and suitcases containing a significant
portion of the countrys wealth, and that these bags are still circulating through
Europe, waiting to be delivered to various conspirators.
But this is just the beginning of the corruption and inequality that plagued
Bulgaria during this time. While immersing himself in pornography and prostitution, the hero of Party Headquarters reflects back on his life and the emblematic
events that took place around that timet he anticommunist protests, the arson
attack on the Communist Party Headquarters in Sofia, and, most tragically and
crucially, the Chernobyl disaster, during which the families of party officials were
sheltered away and fed special, safe food, while the regular citizens suffered.
Beautiful and tragic, Party Headquarters is an engrossing testament to the
struggles that haunted Bulgaria after the fall of the Soviet Union, many of which
continue to resonate today.
Before penning the Vick Prizew inning novel Party Headquarters, Georgi Tenev
had already published four books, founded the Triumviratus Art Group, hosted
The Library television program about books, and written plays that have been performed in Germany, France, and Russia. He is also a screenwriter for film and TV.
Angela Rodel earned an MA in linguistics from UCLA and received a Fulbright
Fellowship to study and learn Bulgarian.

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Open Letter
Death in Spring
Merc Rodoreda
Translated by Martha Tennent

FICTION
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Death in Spring tells the story of the bizarre and destructive customs of a namelesstownburying the dead in trees after filling their mouths with cement to
prevent their soul from escaping, or sending a man to swim in the river that
courses underneath the townthrough the eyes of a fourteen-year-old boy
who must come to terms with the rhyme and reason of this ritual violence,
and with his wild, child-l ike, and teenaged stepmother, who becomes his playmate. Musical and rhythmic, this is truly the work of a writer at the height of
her powers.
Merc Rodoreda (190883) is widely regarded as the most important Catalan
writer of the twentieth century.
Martha Tennent translates from Spanish and Catalan, and received an NEA
translation fellowship for her work on Rodoreda.

Previous edition ISBN: 978-1-934824-11-5

Rodoredas mythological masterpiece.

The Pets
Bragi lafsson
Translated by Janice Balfour

Back in Reykjavik after a vacation in London, Emil Halldorsson is waiting for


a call from a beautiful girl, Greta, whom he met on the plane ride home, and
hes just put on a pot of coffee when an unexpecteda nd unwantedv isitor
knocks on the door. Emil dives under his bed, hoping to avoid the situation, but
Havarda n unsavory man from his past just back in Reykjavikdecides to
make himself at home, drinking Emils booze and entertaining Emils friends
while Emil himself remains trapped under the bed in the adjacent room . . .
FICTION
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Bragi lafsson is the author of several books of poetry, short stories, and five
novels. He was a member of The Sugarcubes (Bjrks first band), and is a founder
of the publishing company Smekkleysa (Bad Taste). He has also translated Paul
Austers City of Glass into Icelandic.

eBook available

In addition to translating for museums, Janice Balfour has also translated two
collections of short stories by Gyrdir Elasson.

Previous edition ISBN: 978-1-934824-01-6

An absurd bedroom drama.

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Paul Dry Books


Stone Tablets

ukrowski
Wojciech Z
Translated by Stephanie Kraft
1956 in New Delhi, Hungarian diplomat Istvan Terry falls dangerously in love
with a beautiful Australian ophthalmologist. His loyalty to his wife and children in communist Hungary, to his country, and to his religion tear at him as
he must choose between the old life, with its grim realities, and a new life in a
free country with the woman he loves.
Wojciech ukrowski (19162000) was a Polish novelist, screenwriter, and essayist. He worked at the embassy in New Delhi from 1956 to 1959, hence the
Indian setting of his novel. In 1996 Zukrowski won the Reymont Award for lifetime literary achievement.

Contributor Hometown: Amherst, MA

FICTION
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Set in 1956 India, Stone Tablets


portrays the Hungarian diplomat
Istvan Terry caught between love,
politics, and his religions commands.

Mountains and a Shore


A Journey through Southern Turkey

Michael Pereira
Michael Pereira traveled through southern Turkey in the spring and summer of 1965. Traveling by indigenous transport, bus, dolmus, and donkey, staying in third-class hotels for preference, he talked to peoplehe speaks Turkish
fluentlya long the coast from Marmaris to Mersin and also made a detour
through the Taurus Mountains to the old Seljuk capital of Konya.
Michael Pereira (b. 1928) is the author of numerous novels and travel books,
including Istanbul: Aspects of a City, East of Trebizond, and Across the Caucasus.
He lives in Somerset, England.

TRAVEL
October
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Before Turkey was developed for tourism,


Michael Pereira explored the countrys
Mediterranean coast, a region of
exceptional natural beauty.

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Selected Backlist from Paul Dry Books

The Odyssey

A War of Shadows

Translated by Joe Sachs

Afterward by Alan Ogden

POETRY
6 x 9 | 379 pp
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Then & Now

Only the Longest Threads

Homer

The Worlds Center and


the Souls Demesne
Eva Brann
PHILOSOPHY
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W. Stanley Moss

Tasneem Zehra Husain

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Teaching Particulars
Literary Conversations
in Grades 612
Helaine L. Smith

EDUCATION
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Same-Sex Marriage
and American
Constitutionalism
Murray Dry

LAW
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978-1-58988-102-0 USC

Postcart
They Fight With Cameras
Walter Rosenblum in World War II from D-Day to Dachau

Walter Rosenblum
Essay by Daniel Allentuck
A black-and-white book about the war experiences of Walter Rosenblum,
one of the most decorated photographers of WWII. He is the
photographer of the iconic photograph Omaha Beach Rescue.
The book also includes important memorabilia.

Still photographs and memorabilia document the war experiences of Walter


Rosenblum, one of the most decorated photographers of WWII, and allow us
to acknowledge and remember the work of all the photographers in WWII who
chose to fight with cameras.
A photographer for more than fifty years and an important figure in the advancement of twentieth-century photography, Rosenblum is the photographer of
the iconic photograph Omaha Beach Rescue on the cover of this book, still in
use whenever this historic day is recalled. In his essay, Daniel Allentuck provides
an accurate account of the context and circumstances in which Detachment P
163rd Signal Photographic Company worked, and clarifies the history of this
image, supported by original documents.

HISTORY
September
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25 B&W photographs,
18 B&W illustrations, tables
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Postcart
iREVOLUTION
MOBILE-PHOTOGRAPHY and New Perspectives

Irene Alison

Research that synthesizes the knowledge and reflections that have


interests at the heart of the changes of the contemporary photographer.

Through the comparison of reality through EyeEm, scientific support by the big
names of world photography, and interviews with the worlds best-known photographers who express themselves with mobile-photography, the author describes
and informs us about the new frontiers of photography and the new ways of re
inventing the work of a photographer.
The book also shows, through the work of eleven international photographers,
the creative and innovative approach to working with a different technique,
wherein the artist remains conscious. A useful and exciting book.

PHOTOGRAPHY
September
5 x 8 | 224 pp
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Postcart
The WAR
A Sicilian Story

Tony Gentile
Contributions by Davide Enia
Tony Gentile is the photographer of a powerful icon of an Italy that no
longer exists: the judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino together.

Coverage of Palermo: street life, politics, murders, and an undeclared war that
in the nineties hit an entire city. This book reconstructs a piece of Italian history
through memories that will allow a younger generation to know the facts that may
no longer be remembered, knowledge that is essential for growth. In a contact
print from negatives of pictures taken on March 27, 1992, Giovanni Falcone and
Paolo Borsellino are sitting at the same table. Of the four pictures from that afternoon more than twenty years ago, one has become an icon of an Italy that no
longer exists. Capturing a moment in time, as Leonardo Sciascia once put it, can be
a unique photograph, a moment of unrepeatable equilibrium between form and
content. Life and death alternately sweetly. Among his negatives there is neither
indulgence nor any attempt to evoke pity.
They are not part of the baggage he carries while he shoots pictures. Instead,
it is news, documenting an event and passing it on for what it is. He shoots. Others can decode, others can attribute meta-linguistic meanings to what is simply a
picture.

PHOTOGRAPHY
September
6 x 8 | 180 pp
68 B&W photographs
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Finding Homer
Eva Tomei

Finding Homer recounts the Odyssey of Ulysses through the Mediterranean.


Ulysses is a hero and a demigod who, through a long trip and a series of obligatory steps, comes to recognize the parts of himself. The photographer also tells
of the difficulties and emotional and social aspects of the current period.

PHOTOGRAPHY
September
6 x 8 | 80 pp
B&W photographs
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Eva Tomei follows the tracks of Ulyssess


itinerary through the Mediterranean,
capturing it with a black-and-white
melancholic atmosphere.

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Saudade Moon
Brazil Feel

Paolo Marchetti

PHOTOGRAPHY
September
10 x 9 | 104 pp
44 B&W photographs
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978-88-98391-14-1 USC

Saudade Moon is photographers


lunar vision of Brazil, recognizing it in
the eyes of an everyman, and vindicating
himself as a son of the world.

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Saudade Moon is a wonderful and immersive journey across Brazil. The images in this book penetrate the heart and soul, the very existence of the country. Photojournalist Paolo Marchetti captures events, landscapes, and people,
and sees them in a romantic waywith saudade: a Portuguese word referring
to an emotional state related to nostalgia, melancholy, and bittersweet longing.
Through the photographer, who filters reality into his own style, we see Brazil
and its people in an unprecedented, remarkable, and penetrating way. The photographs, both individually and combined, create an ephemeral visual poem that
agitates the senses and ignites emotion.

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Face To Face With The Big
Photographers
Interviews by Manuela De Leonardis Vol. 1

Manuela De Leonardis

This essay is a collection of interviews from twenty-five international masters


of photography: Elliott Erwitt, Sarah Moon, Sebastiao Salgado, Guy Tillim,
Masao Yamamoto, Ren Burri, Letizia Battaglia, Flor Garduno, Eikoh Hosoe,
Ara Guler, Malick Sidib, Walid Raad, Youssef Nabil, Jim Goldberg, Yto
Barrada, Gohar Dashli, Pieter Hugo, Santu Mofokeng, Daido Moryama, Zanele
Muholi, Yinka Shonibare, Dayanila Singh, Bill Viola, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and
Rinko Kawauchi.

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PHOTOGRAPHY
September
First Trade Paper Edition
Postwords Series
4 x 7 | 216 pp
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978-88-98391-36-3 USC

The book is a collection of interviews


with twenty-five international
masters of photography. Every
encounter is a story in itself.

Same But Not


Twins in their Adolescence

Annette Schreyer
Adolescence is a period where egocentrism and self-discovery prevail, but so
does the desire to interact with people of the same age. Both individualism and
group dynamics shape a teenagers opinions and personality. The photographer explores, being herself a twin sister, the relationship between twins during
adolescence. She investigates how similarity may affect the way a twin builds
his or her own identity.

PHOTOGRAPHY
September
7 x 9 | 100 pp
Color photographs
Paper over Board US $29.99 | CAN $37.50
978-88-86795-98-2 USC

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The experience of being one, of being


identicalin their own perception of
one another and in the eyes of others
is precisely what can become a threat
to forming their individual identities.

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Postcart
The Bosnian Identity
Matteo Bastianelli

PHOTOGRAPHY
September
7 x 9 | 208 pp
B&W photographs
Paper over Board US $39.99 | CAN $49.99
978-88-86795-95-1 USC

Bosnian Identity is an iconic journey


through Bosnia. With his photographs,
Matteo Bastianelli depicts the daily life
of Muslim families affected by the war.

The country is still divided between the past and the future, nationalism and
modernization. Hope, black humor, and ongoing suffering are the main characteristics of the Bosnian identity that survived until the end of ex-Yugoslavia. This
photo-report is an occasion to rethink this still-wounded country.
This is a journey into the memory of Bosnia. A dream, an interior image of a
lost generation, traces of an imperceptible line between what happened and what
could be. These are everyday stories of Muslim families, marked by the war. A
voyage of self-awareness amidst the horror of the Srebrenica genocide and the
memory of an ethnic cleansing that will last beyond time.

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MUCCASSASSINA
Photographs by Shirin Amini, Philippe Antonello,
Jacopo Benassi, Giovanni Cocco, and FernandaVeron

PHOTOGRAPHY
September
9 x 12 | 172 pp
Paper over Board US $29.99 | CAN $37.50
978-88-86795-51-7 USC

A glamorous, photographic book about


the most transgressive, erotic, funny,
crazy, and colorful party in Rome.

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Throughout 2010, twenty-one photographers have been invited to share


through their camerasMuccassassinas nights that take place in Rome each
Friday. They show drag-queens dressing up backstage, portraits of dancers and
go-go boys, and last but not least an amazing overview of the crowd while they
enjoy themselves, drink, and dance . . .
Furthermore, a section inside the book is entirely devoted to unfolding
Muccassassinas history through images as well as texts which allows the reader
to fully comprehend the most crucial social and cultural changes that have occurred in Italy over the last twenty years.

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Process
Priestess of Morphine
The Lost Writings of Marie-Madeleine in the Time of Nazis

Edited by Ronald K. Siegel


Translated by Eric A. Bye, MA
Foreword by Stephen J. Gertz

Here are the erotic writings of a Jewish lesbian who


met fame in Germany before and during the Nazi era.

Marie-Madeleine is the pen name of a once-famous German Jewish lesbian poet


and novelist whose passionate sensuality and love for morphine was revealed
in many of her best-selling books, originally released in the early twentieth century. Although Gertrud Gnther (Marie-Madeleines actual name) was married
to an older Nazi Brigadier-General, her unfortunate death is considered to be
one of the earliest due to the Holocaust.
Priestess of Morphine: The Lost Writings of Marie-Madeleine contains many of
this fascinating womans works, and also contains Stephen J. Gertzs foreword
explaining why Marie-M adeleine has become a rediscovered heroine of lesbian
and drug literature. Fascinating images from Marie-M adeleines lost literature
and career supplement this volume.
Editor Ronald K. Siegel is known for his classics in drug literature, including Intoxication: Life in Pursuit of Artificial Paradise and Whispers: The Voices of
Paranoia.

LITERARY COLLECTIONS / HISTORY


December
7 x 10 | 360 pp
100 color and B&W photographs and illustrations
Trade Paper US $34.95 | CAN $43.50
978-1-934170-60-1 W*
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Contributor Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

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Selected Backlist from Process

Hashish The Lost Legend


The First English Translation of
a Great Oriental Romance
Limited Edition
Fritz Lemmermayer
Edited with an introduction
by Ronald K. Siegel, PhD
Translated by Hermann Schibli
and Mindle Crystel Gross

FICTION / BODY, MIND & SPIRIT


6 x 10 | 132 pp
5 color illustrations, 45 B&W illustrations
Slipcased US $65.00 | CAN $71.50
978-1-934170-50-2 USC

Pacific Ocean Park

The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles


Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier
Christopher Merritt
and Domenic Priore
Foreword by Brian Wilson

TRAVEL / HISTORY
11 x 8 | 267 pp
Color and B&W photographs
Paper over Board US $34.95 | CAN $38.50
978-1-934170-52-6 W*

Back to the Wild


A Practical Manual
for Uncivilized Times
Alain Saury

Translated by Rachel LeValley


HOUSE & HOME / NATURE
7 x 10 | 446 pp
Trade Paper US $24.95 | CAN $30.99
978-1-934170-58-8 W*

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eBook available

Moondog

Revised Edition
Robert Scotto

Introduction by Philip Glass


MUSIC / BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
6 x 9 | 320 pp
B&W photographs
Trade Paper US $22.95 | CAN $25.50
978-1-934170-40-3 USC
eBook available

Power of the Seed


Your Guide to Oils
for Health & Beauty
Susan M. Parker

HEALTH & FITNESS / CRAFTS & HOBBIES


6 x 9 | 336 pp
Trade Paper US $19.95 | CAN $24.99
978-1-934170-54-0 W*
eBook available

Profile Books
Language of War, Language of Peace
Palestine, Israel and the Search for Justice

Raja Shehadeh

A passionate and elegant reflection on


the language of the Middle East conflict.

Few Palestinians have opened their minds and hearts with such frankness.
The New York Times
Shehadeh writes beautifully, his language infused with a lyrical, melancholic
sense of loss.The Sunday Telegraph
Shehadeh writes with great clarity and simplicity, but no bitterness about the
unhappy history of his family and country.The Independent
When conflicts become entrenched over generations, the language of war in
filtrates everyday life, concealing destruction and hardening positions. Nowhere
is this truer than in the Middle East.
Award-w inning author Raja Shehadeh explores the politics of language and
the language of politics in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, reflecting on the walls
that they createlegal and culturalthat confine todays Palestinians just
like the borders, checkpoints, and so-c alled Separation Barrier. He shows
how the peace process has been ground to a halt by twists of language and lin
guistic chicanery that have degraded the word peace itself.
The situation at the worlds greatest political fault line has never looked
bleaker, but still Shehadeh finds reason to hope and explains why.
Raja Shehadeh is Palestines leading writer. He is also a lawyer and the founder
of the pioneering Palestinian human rights organization Al-Haq. Shehadeh is the
author of several acclaimed books including Strangers in the House and Occupation
Diaries and is the winner of the 2008 Orwell Prize for Palestinian Walks. He lives
in Ramallah in Palestine.

POLITICAL SCIENCE
November
5 x 7 | 160 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-78125-376-2 USC

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Politics
Ideas in Profile

David Runciman
In the first title of the exciting new Ideas in Profile series, one of the worlds lead
ing political scientists asks the big questions about politics: what is it, why we do
we need it, and where, in these turbulent times, is it heading? From the gap be
tween rich and poor to the impact of social media, via Machiavelli, Hobbes, and
Weber, David Runcimans comprehensive short introduction is concise, clear,
relevant, entertaining, original, and global in scope. Politics makes essential read
ing for students and general readers.
POLITICAL SCIENCE
September
Ideas in Profile
5 x 7 | 176 pp
Trade Paper US $12.95 | CAN $15.99
978-1-78125-257-4 USC

An accessible introduction to politics


from David Runciman, professor of
politics at Cambridge University.

David Runciman is professor of politics at Cambridge University.

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Art In History
600 BC2000 AD: Ideas in Profile

Martin Kemp
When we look at a painting by Raphael, Rembrandt, or Rubens it speaks to
us directly, but its also an historical document, part of a living world. Martin
Kemp takes the reader on an extraordinary trip through art, from devotional
works to the revolutionary techniques of the Renaissance, from the courtly
Masters of the seventeenth century through to the daring avant-garde of the
twentieth century and beyond. Art In History is an indispensable, accessible
and richly detailed guide to our culture, our history, our heritage, and our art.
ART
September
5 x 7 | 240 pp
Color and B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $12.95 | CAN $15.99
978-1-78125-336-6 USC

A journey through the history of art from


religious painting to postmodernism by
one of the worlds greatest art historians.

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Martin Kemp is emeritus professor of the history of art at Oxford University.

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Profile Books
Shakespeare
An Introduction: Ideas in Profile

Paul Edmondson
Paul Edmondson presents Shakespeare afresh as a dramatist and poet, and en
courages us to take ownership of his works for ourselves as words to be spoken
as well as discussed. We get a sense of what his life was like, his language, and
the cultural legacy. We catch glimpses of Shakespeare himself, how he wrote,
and see what his works mean to readers and theater practitioners. We see how
Shakespeare tackled the biggest themes of humanity: power, history, war, and
love.
Paul Edmondson is head of research and knowledge and director of the
Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

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LITERARY CRITICISM
September
5 x 7 | 224 pp
Trade Paper US $12.95 | CAN $15.99
978-1-78125-337-3 USC

An essential exploration
of our greatest writer.

Flashes of Thought
Lessons in Life and Leadership from the Man Behind Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum


Ideas from the man behind Dubai, the city thats home to the worlds tallest
tower, largest mall, and two million people from 220 nationalitiesbacked by
the worlds busiest airport and the biggest manmade seaport on earth. Sheikh
Mohammed shares the many important ideas and inspirations for leadership and
success which not only sit at the heart of his vision for his nation but are also
central to the well-being of society and personal happiness.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Prime Minister and Vice
President of the United Arab Emirates and the Ruler of Dubai.

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POLITICAL SCIENCE
September
4 x 6 | 128 pp
Trade Paper US $12.95 | CAN $15.99
978-1-78125-503-2 W

Packed with ideas and inspiration


for governance, leadership, and life
from the man behind Dubai.

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Selected Backlist from Profile Books

The Tao of Coaching

Boost Your Effectiveness at Work


by Inspiring and Developing
Those Around You
Max Landsberg
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
5 x 7 | 224 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-78125-332-8 USC

The Unpublished
David Ogilvy
David Ogilvy

Foreword by Miles Young


BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
5 x 8 | 192 pp
Trade Paper US $17.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-78125-087-7 USC

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Risk Wise

The Reality Test

Nine Everyday Adventures


Polly Morland

Still Relying on Strategy?


Robert Rowland Smith

PHILOSOPHY
5 x 7 | 144 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-78125-448-6 USC

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS


5 x 7 | 256 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-78125-178-2 USC

Nijinsky

Tales from the


Dead of Night

Lucy Moore
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
5 x 7 | 288 pp
Trade Paper US $17.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-84668-619-1 USC

Thirteen Classic Ghost Stories


Edited by Profile Books
FICTION
5 x 7 | 288 pp
Trade Cloth US $15.95 | CAN $17.50
978-1-78125-094-5 USC

Promopress
Portraits
Jorge Arvalo
A gorgeous collection of 160 portraits of the people you love from music, fashion,
and the movies in the style you know from Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, Rolling
Stone, Esquire, Elle, Icon, Parade, and Vogue.
Jorge Arvalo is an illustrator and designer for international magazines and
brands.
ART | September | 9 x 11 | 162 pp | Color illustrations
Trade Paper US $35.00 | CAN $43.99 | 978-84-15967-81-1 USC

Hidden Nature
A Coloring Book for Grown-Ups

Toc de Groc
Coloring, an apparently simple and mechanical activity, has long been known as
an effective and very pleasant way to sharpen our minds and boost our thought
processes. On top of that, its extremely relaxing, amusing, andbeware!
addictive. A lavish book packed with imaginative patterns inspired by natural
motifs.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES | January | 9 x 9 | 90 pp | B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99 | 978-84-15967-72-9 USC

The Art of Sketching


200 Years of Travel Diaries

Pascale Argod
A memory of elsewhere, the travel diary tells us something about the experience
gained through searching for the other and for ourselves. Travel sketch diaries
have been companions on artists journeys or grand tours and bear witness to
great adventures or intimate experiences, keeping them for us to remember.
TRAVEL / ART | January | 9 x 8 | 160 pp | Color illustrations
Trade Paper US $39.95 | CAN $49.99 | 978-84-15967-76-7 USC

The Art of Folding


Creative Forms in Design and Architecture

Jean-Charles Trebbi
Beginning with the simplest possible form, this book addresses all major fold
ing techniques, showing how they are related and giving examples of both tradi
tional and contemporary variations.
Charles Trebbi is an urban architect, designer, and artist specializing in the infi
nite possibilities of folding, cutting, and assembling all sorts of materials.
DESIGN / ARCHITECTURE
September | 9 x 8 | 142 pp | Color photographs and illustrations
Trade Paper US $29.95 | CAN $37.50 | 978-84-15967-77-4 USC

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Promopress
Ephemeral Architecture
1,000 Ideas by 100 Architects

Alex Sanchez Vidiella


The term ephemeral epitomizes perfectly our times. However, constructions
with a limited lifespan have been a constant in the history of architecture. Re
search into materials and the evolution of design have made this discipline an
essential area of study for scholars, students, and governments alike.
ARCHITECTURE | February | 8 x 9 | 320 pp | Color photographs and illustrations
Paper over Board US $39.95 | CAN $49.99 | 978-84-15967-70-5 USC

Fashion
The Ultimate History of Costume
From Prehistory to the Present Day

Stefanella Sposito
Fashion is one of the features that distinguishes human evolution and culture.
From the first civilizations to the latest trends, this richly illustrated book ana
lyzes the importance and meaning of this field of human behavior. One main
aspect of this book is the influence of historic fashion on todays design.
DESIGN | March | 7 x 10 | 256 pp | Color and B&W photographs and illustrations
Trade Paper US $35.00 | CAN $43.99 | 978-84-15967-82-8 USC

Fashion Patternmaking Techniques Vol. 2


Women / Men How to Make Shirts, Undergarments,
Dresses and Suits, Waistcoats, Mens Jackets

Antonio Donnanno and Elisabetta Kuky Drudy


This second volume guides readers through the various procedures to transform
bodices and create volume, draping, and fitted patterns using different fabrics,
styles, and size grading. Its comprehensive technical analysis of the structures
encourages fashion students, designers, and advanced hobbyists to create their
own patterns combining knowledge and creativity.
DESIGN / CRAFTS & HOBBIES | January | 8 x 11 | 256 pp | B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $39.95 | CAN $49.99 | 978-84-15967-68-2 USC

Printed Textile Design


Profession, Trends and Project Development

Michael Cailloux and Marie-Christine Noel


This useful manual walks us through the different aspects of textile design as a
process and a profession. The authors, both design school teachers, describe the
specific characteristics and steps involved in projects within the fashion, home,
and garden sectors of textile design, paying special attention to trend analysis and
interpretation and collection development.
DESIGN / CRAFTS & HOBBIES | October | 8 x 11 | 198 pp
Trade Paper US $35.00 | CAN $43.99 | 978-84-15967-67-5 USC

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Promopress
Iconicity
Pictograms, Ideograms, Signs for Utility, Usefulness and Pleasure

Sonia Diaz and Gabriel Martinez


Through a collection of ordinary images of daily life, this highly visual booka
compilation of more than 1,350 striking pictograms, symbols, ideograms, and
logosurges us to challenge our perception of our world and analyzes our every
day experiences. Iconicity includes a copyright-free CD containing images in EPS
vector format.
DESIGN | September | First Trade Paper Edition | 8 x 8 | 224 pp | Color illustrations
Trade Paper & CD US $24.95 | CAN $30.99 | 978-84-15967-78-1 USC
Previous edition ISBN: 978-84-936408-2-8

Playful Graphics
Graphic Design that Surprises

Edited by Wang Shaoqiang


Graphic design increasingly emphasizes a user-oriented approach where users
interact with books, brochures, posters, packaging, and albums. Playful Graphics
presents a selection of outstanding interactive design projects, which enable
people to be part of the work, produced by designers from all over the world.
DESIGN | October | 8 x 11 | 240 pp | Color photographs
Paper over Board US $59.95 | CAN $74.99 | 978-84-15967-74-3 USC

You Dont Want to Miss It


Invitations, Greeting Cards, Postcards
and Self-promotion Material

Marta Serrats
In our information-saturated world, in which email has monopolized personal
communication, exclusively designed greeting cards, personal invitations, and
announcement cards offer an element of unique value and charm, bringing to
gether imagination, real texture, and a wide variety of design techniques.
DESIGN | February | 8 x 9 | 256 pp | Color illustrations
Paper over Board US $39.95 | CAN $49.99 | 978-84-15967-71-2 USC

Designing your Identity


Stationery Design

Edited by Wang Shaoqiang


An impressive selection of original and innovative stationery materials created by
designers from all over the world. The book illustrates how stationery items such
as business cards, letterheads, pencils, stickers, and notepads, with well-defined
aesthetics, can play a key role in shaping the image of a company or a professional.
DESIGN | September | 8 x 11 | 240 pp | Color photographs
Paper over Board US $59.95 | CAN $74.99 | 978-84-15967-44-6 USC

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Selected Backlist from Promopress

Art is Trash

Francisco de Pjaro

Foreword by Tommy Blaquiere


ART
7 x 10 | 192 pp
Color photographs
Trade Cloth US $29.95 | CAN $37.50
978-84-15967-34-7 USC

Fashion Details

4,000 Drawings
Elisabetta Kuky Drudi
DESIGN / ARCHITECTURE
7 x 11 | 384 pp
B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $39.95 | CAN $43.99
978-84-92810-95-6 USC

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Human Figure Drawing


Drawing Gestures, Postures
and Movements
Daniela Brambilla

ART
8 x 11 | 256 pp
500 color illustrations
Trade Cloth US $34.95 | CAN $43.50
978-84-15967-04-0 USC

Fabrics in Fashion Design


The Way Successful Fashion
Designers Use Fabrics
Stefanella Sposito

DESIGN
9 x 9 | 336 pp
1,600 color illustrations
Trade Paper US $45.00 | CAN $49.50
978-84-15967-05-7 USC

Fashion Drawing Course


From Human Figure to
Fashion Illustration
Juan Baeza

Preface by Susana Saulquin


DESIGN / ART
8 x 11 | 208 pp
244 color illsutrations,
30 B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $29.95 | CAN $32.99
978-84-15967-06-4 USC

Fashion Patternmaking
Techniques. [ Vol. 1 ]

How to Make Skirts, Trousers and


Shirts. Women & Men. Skirts /
Culottes / Bodices and Blouses
/ Mens Shirts and Trousers /
Size Alterations
Antonio Donnanno
Illustrated by Elisabetta Kuky Drudi
DESIGN
8 x 11 | 256 pp
1,300 B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $39.95 | CAN $43.95
978-84-15967-09-5 USC

Prospect Park Books


Youre the Best
A Celebration of Friendship

Satellite Sisters
Two generations of Satellite Sisters share heartwarming, inspirational,
and, most of all, funny thoughts on the friendships that sustain women.

I owe you for that night at that dive bar on our road trip. I should not line dance under
the influence, and I think we both know that now.
I owe you for letting me borrow that really expensive evening clutch with the feathers.
I had no idea puppies liked feathers.
I owe you for that really poor financial advice I gave to you. It was loud on the subway,
but I thought I heard that guy in the suit say, Buy Enron.
I owe you for Brad. Lets not talk about him ever again.
Youre smart. Youre funny. You text just the right amount. Youre the one person who
tells my about the thing in my teeth without sounding just a little bit superior.
Youre the best.
Youre the Best is a thank-you note to female friends, the women we call when
the best things in our lives happenor the worst. Written by two generations of
Satellite Sisters, this beautifully packaged hardcover book explores how we rely
on our friends to get us up, get us going, get us through, and, most importantly,
get us laughing. It makes a superb gift for friends, sisters, mothers, daughters,
and granddaughters.
The Satellite SistersJulie, Liz, Sheila, Monica, and Lian Dolana re five sisters who believe that a sense of connection is what gives meaning to our lives. The
Dolan sisters created Satellite Sisters first as a nationwide radio show and website. Now, the Satellite Sisters connect with a blog, a podcast, books, personal
appearances, and social media; joining them regularly are their cadre of twenty-
something nieces. After winning twelve Gracie Allen Awards for excellence in
womens media, they still have plenty more to say.

FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / HUMOR


September
6 x 6 | 216 pp
Trade Cloth US $19.95 | CAN $24.99
978-1-938849-58-9 USC
eBook available

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National TV and radio campaign
National print and online campaign
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Promotion through: satellitesisters.com

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Portland, OR Dallas, TX

Helen of Pasadena
Lian Dolan
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.99
978-0-9844102-2-4 USC

Elizabeth the First Wife


Lian Dolan
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.50
978-1-938849-05-3 USC

eBook available

eBook available

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Things I Want to Punch in the Face
Second Edition

Jennifer Worick

A hilarious book featuring Jennifer Woricks finest rants


about her most punch-worthy aggravations.

Anger is like an essential vitamin, and Jen has given me even more reasons to
be angry. I couldnt be happier or healthier.L ewis Black, stand-up comedian,
actor, author, and regular on The Daily Show
The second edition of Things I Want to Punch in the Face brings humor writer
Jennifer Woricks newest and most popular diatribes about the most annoying
things in everyday life and modern American society, including:

HUMOR
September
5 x 7 | 136 pp
Trade Paper US $11.95 | CAN $14.99
978-1-938849-56-5 USC
eBook available
Previous edition ISBN: 978-0-9834594-7-7

Marketing Plans
10,000-copy print run
Co-op available
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LibraryThing

Author Events
Portland, OR Seattle, WA
Contributor Hometown: Seattle, WA

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Cold-Pressed Coffee
TED Talks
Evites
Cosplay
Polar Bear Clubs
Family Car Stickers
Mixologists
Scrabble
Yoga Pants
#blessed
And theres more, so much more. From nail art to Hobbits, passwords to auto-
tune, Worick takes aim at the copious bounty of annoyances that irk her shit.
And ours.
Jennifer Worick has written two dozen books on pop culture, humor, and crafts,
including two Worst Case Scenario books (Chronicle), the hit Nancy Drews Guide
to Life (Running Press), and the successful first edition of Things I Want to Punch
in the Face (Prospect Park Books). She has toured the nation delivering a hilari
ous slide show on dating and sex to college students; she co-r uns The Business
of Books; she writes two blogs; and she has more than twenty-two thousand
Twitter followers. Jen lives in Seattle, Washington.

Prospect Park Books


The Spy on the Tennessee Walker
Linda Lee Peterson

Maggie Fiori stumbles upon a family mystery going back


to the Civil War and cant rest until she solves it.

Praise for Linda Lee Petersons The Devils Interval:


Impossible to put down. Sparkling dialogue, references both musical and literary, and an offbeat cast of believable characters make the pages fly by.
Library Journal, starred review
A fast-paced, intelligent tale of intrigue that will keep readers guessing until
the refreshing end.Publishers Weekly, starred review
Maggie Fiori, San Francisco magazine editor and amateur sleuth, gets a package
that leads her to investigate a family scandal going back to the Civil War. Why
was her great-g reat-g reat grandmother imprisoned for bigamy and espionage?
Was she a criminal or a hero? Did she support the Confederates or the Union?
Maggies husband, Michael, joins her on the trip to Oxford, Mississippi, to dig
deep and solve the mystery.
Combining an engaging contemporary mystery with a carefully researched
Civil War setting and nineteenth-century characters, The Spy on the Tennessee
Walker will appeal to Civil War and American history buffs as well as fans of modern mysteries and historical fiction.
Linda Lee Peterson is the author of two previous Maggie Fiori mysteries,
Edited to Death and The Devils Interval. She has also written several nonfiction
books, including The Stanford Century, On Flowers (Chronicle), and Linens and
Candles (HarperCollins), and has written for several national publications, including the Chicago Tribune. A longtime San Franciscan and an alumna of
Stanford University, Peterson now lives in Portland, Oregon.

FICTION / MYSTERY
October
A Maggie Fiori Mystery
5 x 8 | 200 pp
Trade Paper US $15.00 | CAN $18.99
978-1-938849-61-9 USC
eBook available

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publications
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Available
Edited to Death
Linda Lee Peterson
A Maggie Fiori Mystery
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-1-938849-34-3 USC

The Devils Interval


Linda Lee Peterson
A Maggie Fiori Mystery
Trade Paper US $15.00 | CAN $16.50
978-1-938849-11-4 USC

eBook available

eBook available

Phoenix, AZ Tucson, AZ Los Angeles, CA


San Francisco, CA Oxford, MS Portland, OR
Nashville, TN
Contributor Hometown: Portland, OR

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Selected Backlist from Prospect Park Books

Marry, Kiss, Kill

Plus One

Anne Flett-Giordano

Christopher Noxon

FICTION
5 x 8 | 304 pp
Trade Paper US $15.00 | CAN $18.99
978-1-938849-49-7 USC
Trade Cloth US $24.95 | CAN $30.99
978-1-938849-53-4 USC

FICTION
5 x 8 | 304 pp
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Washing the Dead


Michelle Brafman

FICTION
5 x 8 | 344 pp
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After Abel and


Other Stories

Michal Lemberger

Foreword by Jonathan Kirsch


FICTION
5 x 7 | 288 pp
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Mark Twains Guide to Diet,


Exercise, Beauty, Fashion,
Investment, Romance,
Health & Happiness
Edited by Mark Dawidziak

HUMOR / REFERENCE
5 x 7 | 208 pp
25 B&W illustrations
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Das Cookbook

German Cooking . . .
California Style
Hans Rockenwagner
with Jenn Garbee and
Wolfgang Gussmack
COOKING
8 x 10 | 208 pp
Color photographs
Trade Cloth US $29.95 | CAN $32.99
978-1-938849-33-6 W*
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Redleaf Press
Cultivating the Genius of Black Children
Strategies to Close the Achievement Gap in the Early Years

Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan, EdD

Provides the first practical, hands-on resource to help early childhood


educators create learning environments in which black children thrive.

There has been much attention given to the achievement gap between white and
minority students, especially African American children. Through research and
years of experience, Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan breaks down the cultural influences
on childrens learning styles and provides a practical approach to helping black
children thrive in the classroom.
For black children, which Sullivan defines as those of African descent, there is
a disconnect between learning preferences and learning environments that must
be bridged before the achievement gap can be closed. This hands-on resource is
filled with effective strategies and best practices to help early childhood educators
expand their toolbox for supporting children.
Increasing cultural intelligence will allow us to work across the many differences in our classrooms. As our schools become more diverse, cultural competency will be an increasingly important skill for teachers efficacy and childrens
success. By cultivating the individual genius of each child and meeting chidren
where they are today, we can invigorate the education system and provide children high-quality early education experiences.

EDUCATION
March
7 x 10 | 184 pp
Trade Paper US $29.95
978-1-60554-405-2 US
eBook available

Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan, EdD, is the cofounder and president of Praxis Institute
for Early Childhood Education. She has more than twenty-five years of experience in higher education as a teacher, researcher, and administrator.
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Also
Available
Learning to Lead, Second Edition
Effective Leadership Skills for
Teachers of Young Children
Second Edition
Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan
Trade Paper US $24.95
978-1-60554-018-4 US
eBook available

Learning from the Bumps in the Road


Insights from Early Childhood Leaders
Holly Elissa Bruno, MA, JD;
Janet Gonzalez-Mena, MA;
Luis Antonio Hernandez, MA; and
Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan, EdD
Trade Paper US $29.95
978-1-60554-206-5 US
eBook available

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Redleaf Press
Beyond Babysitting
A Documentary about Child Care Quality, and Why It Matters

Delaware Valley Association for


the Education of Young Children
The story of transforming our child care system into
an early learning system one program at a time.

EDUCATION / FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS


September
5 x 7 | 30 min
DVD US $79.95
978-0-692-32224-6 US

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What is quality, what does it look like, and how do we achieve it? This touching
and eye-opening documentary follows several early care and education professionals at an urban child care center over the course of a three-year improvement
initiative. Using a proven system, you see the low-quality center transform into
an educational opportunity for young children.
Research has shown that high-quality early learning programs set children
up for future success. These children are less likely to drop out of school, require
special education services, or be incarcerated. They are more likely to graduate
high school, pursue a higher degree, and be productive citizens. When we transform one center, we touch the lives of dozens of children, teachers, and the community they are a part of.
Beyond Babysitting shows all of us what it takes to improve the child care system and transform it into an early learning system we will all benefit from for
generations.
Available with closed captioning and English or Spanish subtitles.
Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children is dedi
cated to bringing high-quality child care and education to children from birth
to age eight in southeastern Pennsylvania. With more than two thousand active
members, it is one of the largest NAEYC affiliates. The DVAEYC works to ensure
educational opportunity for every child through coaching of programs and providers on best practices and career development. Its membership acts as a strong
platform for advocating at the government level for improved investment in education and sheds a light on the education gap.

Redleaf Press
Professionalizing Early Childhood
Education As a Field of Practice
A Guide to the Next Era

Stacie G. Goffin
Foreword by Rhian Evans Allvin
A guide to starting the conversation to professionalize
early childhood education as a field of practice.

Where do you begin the important conversation about professionalizing early


childhood education (ECE) as a field of practice? This book is the tool you need
to advance the conversation and shape the future of ECE. Professionalizing Early
Childhood Education As a Field of Practice provides an overview of the topic, a
participant guide, a conversation workbook, and a facilitator guide to move the
conversation forward. Each part supports deep thought and creative discussions to make the overall conversation meaningful and productive for the entire
profession.
Dont just sit back and listen; be a part of this important conversation.
Stacie Goffin is a widely recognized authority in early childhood education
with a passion for raising the competence of ECE as a field of practice. She received a degree in child development from the University of Massachusetts
Amherst, followed by her masters in early childhood from George Washington
University and her executive education certification from Harvard. Stacie currently serves as Principal of the Goffin Strategies Group, where she uses her experience consulting with educational programs to improve effectiveness and
services for young children.

EDUCATION
October
8 x 10 | 120 pp
Trade Paper US $21.95
978-1-60554-434-2 US

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Redleaf Press
Nature Preschools and
Forest Kindergartens
The Handbook for Outdoor Learning

David Sobel
Contributions by Patti Bailie, Ken Finch,
Erin Kenny, and Anne Stires
Everything you need to get started and succeed
in a nature preschool or forest kindergarten.

EDUCATION
December
8 x 10 | 280 pp
Color photographs
Trade Paper US $39.95
978-1-60554-429-8 US

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Environmental education expert David Sobel joins with a variety of colleagues


to share their experiences and steps for creating a successful forest kinder
garten program. Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens walks you through
the European roots of the concept to the recent resurgence of these kinds of
programs in North America.
Going well beyond a history lesson, these experts provide the framework to
understand the concepts and build a learning community that stimulates curiosity and inquisitiveness in a natural environment. This helpful guide provides the
curriculum, ideas, and guidance needed to foster special gifts in children. It also
gives you the nuts and bolts of running a successful nature preschool business,
such as potential obstacles, staff, and curriculum design, best practices for success,
site and facility management, and business planning.
Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens provides the mentorship and guidance to become a leader in nature-based education.
David Sobel has spent the last twenty-five years working in the field of child
development, place-based education, and parenting with nature. He currently
serves as senior faculty in the education department at Antioch University New
England in Keene, New Hampshire. His expertise and passion have led him to
authoring seven books and being identified as one of the gurus and rock stars of
environmental education by Teacher magazine.

Redleaf Press
Bridging the Relationship Gap
Connecting with Children Facing Adversity

Sara E. Langworthy, PhD


Relationships play an important role in human development, especially in the
first years of life. Bridging the Relationship Gap provides caregivers tools and encouragement to be the strong, positive, and nurturing adult these children need
in order to thrive.
Learn more about the factors that contribute to the achievement and relationship gap, including ecological, biological, and cultural differences. Most importantly, find many tools and resources to help you more effectively deal with the
tough situations and become each childs strongest ally.
Sara E. Langworthy, PhD, currently serves as policy coordinator for Extension
Children, Youth, and Family Consortium at the University of Minnesota.

EDUCATION / FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS


December
7 x 10 | 200 pp
Trade Paper US $29.95
978-1-60554-388-8 US

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A resource for working with


children growing up without
nurturing adults at home.

Conversation Compass
A Teachers Guide to High-Quality
Language Learning in Young Children

Stephanie M. Curenton, PhD


Classroom conversation plays an important role in the development of childrens
language and reasoning skills. However, studies show that classroom talk relies
too much on directives and close-ended questions. Conversation Compass provides many tools, including conversation maps and tracking forms, activities and
reflection questions, and more.
Learn to adapt your classroom conversations to meet the diverse needs of
all the children you teach and set them up for academic success.
Stephanie M. Currenton, PhD, is an assistant professor at Rutgers University,
the associate editor of Early Childhood Research Quarterly, and a former member of the governing board of NAEYC.

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EDUCATION
December
8 x 10 | 120 pp
Trade Paper US $17.95
978-1-60554-384-0 US

Help children master oral-language


and reasoning skills through
high-quality conversations.

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Redleaf Press
SAFE and Fun Playgrounds
A Handbook

Heather M. Olsen, EdD; Susan D. Hudson, PhD;


and Donna Thompson, PhD
Play is important for cognitive, emotional, and physical development of children.
Use the four components experts have identified for playground safety: supervision, age-appropriate design, fall-surfacing that contains approved materials, and
equipment maintenance.
This handbook is what you need to maintain an existing, or to create a new,
pleasing, and challenging playground that is safe, but not boring.

EDUCATION / SPORTS & RECREATION


November
7 x 10 | 176 pp
B&W photographs
Trade Paper US $29.95
978-1-60554-460-1 US

Heather M. Olsen, EdD, is executive director of the National Program for


Playground Safety.
Susan D. Hudson, PhD, has been an educator, consultant, and practitioner in
the field of leisure, youth, and human services for over thirty-n ine years.
Donna Thompson, PhD, founded the National Program for Playground Safety.
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A guide to creating and maintaining


safe yet fun and challenging playgrounds.

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Contributor Hometown: Hudson, IA / Cedar Falls, IA

Starting with Character


Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos

Cathy Waggoner and Martha Herndon, PhD


Starting with Character focuses on character development in infants, toddlers,
and twos. This guide provides everything needed for preparing the environment,
creating routines, and evaluating individual learning styles. Lesson plans and
steps for creating new lessons are provided, as well as guides for evaluating childrens progress. Facilitate the development of key character traits in children:
caring, honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, and self-d iscipline.

EDUCATION / FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS


November
8 x 10 | 120 pp
Trade Paper US $24.95
978-1-60554-447-2 US

Activities and lessons for building


good character through play in
infants, toddlers, and twos.

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Cathy Waggoner has worked in the field of education since 1989 with experience as a child care director and administrator at the Promethean Foundation.
Martha Herndon, PhD, has worked as both an ECE educator and researcher
since 1975.

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Redleaf Press
Family Child Care 2015
Tax Workbook and Organizer
Tom Copeland, JD
The most comprehensive resource available, this book contains up-to-date guidance so you can accurately complete your own tax return and take advantage of
all the business deductions that youre entitled to claim. It contains information
about new tax laws, tips to help you save money, and tools that will take the guesswork out of doing your taxes.
The Family Child Care 2015 Tax Workbook and Organizer provides updates on
retirement plan limits and savers credit limits, and highlights from recent tax
court cases.
Tom Copeland, JD, has written numerous books on business issues for the
family child care field.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS /


FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
March
8 x 10 | 280 pp
Trade Paper US $17.95
978-1-60554-444-1 US

A comprehensive resource
for accurately completing your taxes
and getting the maximum business
deductions you are entitled to.

Family Child Care 2015


Tax Companion
Tom Copeland, JD
There are many unique tax rules that affect your family child care business: time-
space percentage, food program and food expenses, general house expenses, and
more. The Family Child Care 2015 Tax Companion is a comprehensive tool that
will help your tax preparer understand your business. Using this resource will
increase your confidence in the tax professional who prepares your return, help
you identify potential errors before your taxes are filed, and ensure that your tax
preparer is claiming all allowable deductions.
Tom Copeland, JD, has written numerous books on business issues for the family child care field.

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS /


FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
March
8 x 10 | 72 pp
Trade Paper US $17.95
978-1-60554-443-4 US

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Have everything you need


to work with your tax preparer to
complete your return with accuracy.

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Selected Backlist from Redleaf Press

Loose Parts

Inspiring Play in Young Children


Lisa Daly and
Miriam Beloglovsky

Designs for Living and


Learning, Second Edition

Photographs by Jenna Daly

Transforming Early Childhood


Environments
Deb Curtis and Margie Carter

EDUCATION
8 x 10 | 232 pp
550 color photographs
Trade Paper US $29.95
978-1-60554-274-4 US

EDUCATION / DESIGN
8 x 10 | 360 pp
Color photographs
Trade Paper US $44.95
978-1-60554-372-7 US

eBook available

eBook available

Mathematizing

An Emergent Math Curriculum


Approach for Young Children
Allen C. Rosales
EDUCATION
8 x 10 | 176 pp
Color photographs
Trade Paper US $29.95
978-1-60554-395-6 US
eBook available

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Evaluating and Supporting


Early Childhood Teachers
Angle Sancho Passe
EDUCATION
8 x 10 | 176 pp
Trade Paper US $24.95
978-1-60554-366-6 US
eBook available

More Than Counting

Math Activities for Preschool and


Kindergarten, Standards Edition
Sally Moomaw and
Brenda Hieronymus
EDUCATION
8 x 10 | 304 pp
Trade Paper US $34.95
978-1-60554-029-0 US
eBook available

Saqi Books
Enemy on the Euphrates
The Battle for Iraq, 19141921

Ian Rutledge

A gripping and fascinating account of the most serious


armed uprising against British rule in the twentieth century.

Material with acute relevance to the crisis now tearing Iraq to pieces.
The Independent
Rutledges account displays a novelists taste for intrigue, espionage, gunboat
diplomacy, personal hardship and murder.BBC History Magazine
[A] rare treasure that combines a fascinating account of important histori
cal events with penetrating geopolitical analysis.P rofessor Michael Klare,
Hampshire College, Amherst
In 1920 an Arab revolt came perilously close to inflicting a shattering defeat
upon the British Empires forces occupying Iraq after the Great War. A huge
peasant army besieged British garrisons and bombarded them with captured ar
tillery. British columns and armored trains were ambushed and destroyed, and
gunboats were captured or sunk. Britains quest for oil was one of the principal
reasons for its continuing occupation of Iraq. However, with around 131,000
Arabs in arms at the height of the conflict, the British were very nearly driven
out. Only a massive infusion of Indian troops prevented a humiliating rout.
Enemy on the Euphrates is the definitive account of the most serious armed
uprising against British rule in the twentieth century. Bringing central players
such as Winston Churchill, T. E. Lawrence, and Gertrude Bell vividly to life, Ian
Rutledges masterful account is a powerful reminder of how Britains imperial ob
jectives sowed the seeds of Iraqs tragic history.

HISTORY
September
5 x 7 | 512 pp
15 B&W photographs, 7 maps
Trade Paper US $18.95 | CAN $23.50
978-0-86356-170-2 USC

Ian Rutledge is research director of the Sheffield Energy Resources Information


Services. A graduate of the University of Cambridge where he received his PhD
in economic history, he has taught at the universities of London and Sheffield. His
other publications include Addicted to Oil: Americas Relentless Drive for Energy
Security.

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Saqi Books
Desert Songs of the Night
1500 Years of Arabic Literature

Edited by Suheil Bushrui and James M. Malarkey

A landmark anthology of the finest poetry


and prose by Arab writers over the last 1,500 years.

A unique and extraordinary collection, Desert Songs of the Night presents some
of the finest poetry and prose by Arab writers, from the Arab East to Andalusia,
over the last 1,500 years.
From the mystical imagery of the Quran and the colorful stories of The
Thousand and One Nights, to the powerful verses of longing of Mahmoud Darwish
and Nazik al-Malaika, this captivating collection includes translated excerpts of
works by the major authors of the period, as well as by lesser-known writers of
equal significance.
Desert Songs of the Night showcases the vibrant and distinctive literary heri
tage of the Arabs. Beautifully produced, this is the ideal gift book for lovers
of world literature and for those who seek an acquaintance with gems of Arab
thought and expression.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / POETRY
October
5 x 7 | 480 pp
Trade Paper US $18.95 | CAN $23.50
978-0-86356-175-7 USC

Contributor Hometown: Yellow Springs, OH

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Suheil Bushrui is a distinguished author, poet, critic, and translator, particularly


revered as an authority on the works of W. B. Yeats and Kahlil Gibran. Bushrui
is currently the emeritus professor and first incumbent of the George and Lisa
Zakhem Kahlil Gibran Chair for Values and Peace at the University of Maryland,
where he is also a Senior Scholar of Peace with the Center for International
Development and Conflict Management. Bushruis publications include The
Wisdom of the Arabs and The Prophet: A New Annotated Edition.
James M. Malarkey is a specialist in Middle Eastern and North African stud
ies. He currently teaches world classics of literature and philosophy at Antioch
University Midwest where he is chair of humanities.

Sarabande Books
Fox Tooth Heart
John McManus

Whiting Awardwinner John McManus crafts nine stories


of twisted humor that show us the dark side of America.

A phenomenal talent blazing up suddenly on the horizon . . . precise, brilliant


language that evokes without ever having to explain. . . . His transcendent vision
gives us devastating glimpses.Elle
John McManus writes visceral prose that explodes within the tight boundaries
of the short story. These narratives possess a graceful internal logic and feature a
wide range of gritty characters rebelling against an indifferent and often brutal
world.Bookforum
The stories in John McManuss Born on a Train are powered by radiant prose.
Vanity Fair
John McManuss long awaited short story collection encompasses the geographic
limits of America, from trailers hidden in deep Southern woods to an Arkansas
ranch converted into an elephant refuge. His lost-soul characters reel precariously between common anxiety and drug-enhanced paranoia, sober reality and
fearsome hallucination. These nine masterpieces of twisted humor and pathos re-
establish McManus as one of the most bracing voices of our time.
John McManus is the author of the novel Bitter Milk and the short story collections Born on a Train and Stop Breakin Down, all published by Picador. His work
has appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, American Short Fiction, the Oxford
American, the Literary Review, Harvard Review, and many other places. He is the
youngest-ever recipient of the Whiting Award.

FICTION / SHORT STORIES


November
5 x 8 | 240 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-941411-10-0 USC
eBook available

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Sarabande Books
Smote
James Kimbrell

Smote is a book of the dark reality of our daily existence; it is a book of abiding
grace.R obert Olen Butler
I release you like the crank-addled truck driver
releases his cargo at the midnight dock
until the warehouse is one in a trail
of crumbs, little light left on behind him.
POETRY
October
6 x 9 | 88 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-941411-09-4 USC

James Kimbrell is the author of The Gatehouse Heaven and My Psychic, and
the co-translator of Three Poets of Modern Korea. He been the recipient of the
Discovery/The Nation Award, a Whiting Award, a fellowship from the NEA, and
a Morton Prize.

eBook available

A haunted American South as told by a


boy hero in lush and comedic language
reminiscent of William Faulkner and
Flannery OConnor.

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Contributor Hometown: Tallahassee, FL

Solarium
Jordan Zandi
Foreword by Henri Cole
Solarium is a completely original gem of a book.Henri Cole, from the
foreword
Bowl of the lake. Bowl of the sky.
Bowl of the lake with the sky in it.
You looked at you in the water.
The blizzard is cold.
And the boy in the blizzard is blue.
POETRY
February
Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry
5 x 8 | 64 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-941411-17-9 USC
eBook available

With straightforward syntax and diction,


Jordan Zandis poems find their way to
fresh sound and unexplored regions
of the interior.

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Jordan Zandi grew up in the rural Midwest, and in 2011 graduated with an MFA
in poetry from Boston University, where he was the recipient of a Robert Pinsky
Global Fellowship to Bolivia. His poetry has appeared in the New Republic and
Little Star.
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Contributor Hometown: Boston, MA

Sarabande Books
You Should Pity Us Instead
Amy Gustine

This debut story collection explores love in its many guises


family, romance, friendshipthrough the lens of religion,
international conflict, and complicated relationships.

Amy Gustines You Should Pity Us Instead is a devastating, funny, and astonishingly frank collection of stories. Gustine can be brutally honest about the
murky calculations, secret dreams and suppressed malice to which most of us
never admit, not even to ourselves.K aren Russell
You Should Pity Us Instead is an unbroken spell from first story to last, despite
the enormous range of subjects and landscapes, sufferings and joys it explores.
L aura Kasischke
Amy Gustines stories cross impossible borders both physical and moral: a
mother looking for her kidnapped son sneaks into Gaza, an Ellis Island inspector mourning his lost love plays God at the boundary between old world and
new. Brave, essential, thrilling, each story in You Should Pity Us Instead takes us
to those places weve never dared visit before.Ben Stroud
You Should Pity Us Instead explores some of our toughest dilemmas: the cost of
Middle East strife at its most intimate level, the likelihood of God considered in
day-to-day terms, the moral stakes of family obligations, and the inescapable
fact of mortality. Amy Gustine exhibits an extraordinary generosity toward her
characters, instilling them with a thriving, vivid presence.
Amy Gustines short fiction has appeared in the Kenyon Review, North American
Review, Black Warrior Review, the Massachusetts Review, and many other places.
She lives in Ohio.

FICTION / SHORT STORIES


February
5 x 8 | 256 pp
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-941411-19-3 USC
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Bowling Green, OH Hudson, OH Toledo, OH
Pittsburgh, PA
Contributor Hometown: Ottawa Hills, OH

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Sarabande Books
Keeper of Limits:
The Mrs. Cavendish Poems
Stephen Dunn
A Pulitzer Prizew inning author details an unconsummated love affair that
sustains political, philosophical, and sexual interest over a lifetime.
The truth is always different
from what anyone says out loud,
but who really cares? Not I, said the man
I chose to be, nor I nor I nor I
among the many of us she left teetering.
POETRY
September
Quarternote Chapbook Series
6 x 9 | 40 pp
Trade Paper US $9.95 | CAN $12.50
978-1-941411-11-7 USC
eBook available

The Pulitzer Prizewinning author


reveals an unconventional love affair
that sustains political, philosophical,
and sexual interest over a lifetime.

Stephen Dunn is a Pulitzer Prize winner and the author of seventeen collections of poetry, most recently Lines of Defense, Here and Now, and What Goes On:
Selected & New Poems: 19952009. He teaches at Richard Stockton College of
New Jersey.
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Swallows and Waves


Paula Bohince
Seated one, loved by the lavishing comb
and fingers of another woman demonstrating how attention and technique coalesce
into art. Where to go
when the mother is gone.
All occupations form to replace her.
What relief to be a girl again for an hour,
beneath the practiced wrists of her avatar.
POETRY
January
5 x 8 | 72 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-941411-15-5 USC
eBook available

The third collection reflecting on


loneliness, eros, doubt, and nature,
drawing from Japanese scroll paintings
and ancient woodblock prints.

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Paula Bohince is the author of The Children and Incident at the Edge of Bayonet
Woods. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Review of
Books, Poetry, Granta, the Nation, and elsewhere.
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Secret Acres
Brooklyn, New York

It can be hard making your way in the big city, and life as an independent comics publisher is no different.
This publishing house came seemingly out of nowhere in 2006, and has been producing vibrant and
essential works by the likes of Ken Dahl, Minty Lewis, Theo Ellsworth and Eamon Espey, ever since.
Suck it, Batman.New York Press, 2010 Best of Manhattan Arts & Entertainment
Not so secret anymore (Douglas Wolk, Publishers Weekly), Secret Acres is a comics company founded
by Barry Matthews and Leon Avelino. The company publishes story collections and original graphic
novels with a focus on emerging artists. Secret Acres also sells and distributes its creators mini-comics
and other self-published works.
Secret Acres titles include:
The multiple Ingatz Awardwinning and Eisner Award nominated Monsters by Ken Dahl,
a Best American Comics 2011 selection soon to be reprinted in a special edition
Theo Ellsworths Capacity, now in its third edition, listed among the best comics of the year by the
Village Voice, the Huffington Post (small press), and the Comics Reporter
I Will Bite You! and Other Stories by Joseph Lambert, winner of the Ignatz Awards for Outstanding
Collection and Outstanding Artist, and an Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee
Edie Fakes Gaylord Phoenix, winner of the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel
Wormdye by Eamon Espey, counted among the best twenty-five comics of the decade by the
Comics Journal
Secret Acres comics are available for purchase on the Secret Acres website, at comics conventions in which
the company exhibits, and at the finest comics retailers and booksellers.
Barry Matthews and Leon Avelino, Publishers
www.secretacres.com
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Palefire
Farel Dalrymple and MK Reed

From two comics superstars comes an explosive, high school noir


romance for everyone with a mind of their own.

Everyone hates Dwayne, the firebug, the bad boy trouble follows everywhere.
Holly finds a warmth to Dwayne, a spark everyones missing. Holly knows what
shes doing, but after tonights fireworks, shell find out who knows best. Can
Holly play with fire without getting burned?
Palefire, the first collaboration between writer MK Reed and artist Farel
Dalrymple, takes us back to high school for a hot date to the party of the year.
When youre not a girl, and not yet a woman, the last thing you want is advice.
The road to hell may be paved with good intentions, but everyone deserves a
second chanceeven if it goes up in flames.

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


September
7 x 9 | 68 pp
B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $11.95 | CAN $14.99
978-0-9888149-7-4 W

Farel Dalrymple is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Wrenchies
(First Second). He has also collaborated with author Jonathan Lethem
(Motherless Brooklyn, The Fortress of Solitude) on Omega the Unknown (Marvel
Comics). His comic Pop Gun War was a Xeric Grant recipient and gold medal
winner from the Society of Illustrators. He is a co-founder of the comic anthology Meathaus.

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MK Reed is the author of the graphic novels Americus and The Cute Girl
Network (First Second). Her work can be found in anthologies like Papercutter,
The Big Feminist But, and the Swedish magazine Galago. Americus was the winner of NAIBAs 2012 Carla Cohen Free Speech Award and was a 2011 American
Booksellers for Childrens New Voices title.

Chicago, IL Baltimore, MD New York, NY


Portland, OR Seattle, WA Toronto, ON
Contributors Hometowns: Brooklyn, NY /
Portland, OR

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Secret Acres
The Understanding Monster
Book Three
Theo Ellsworth
An urgent (and often very funny) attempt to explain a coocoo-rococo cosmology
made up of garbled fragments of role-playing games, Transformers episodes, relaxation exercises and horror movies.The New York Times
The final chapter of this epic trilogy finds our hero, Izadore, awoken with his
mind, body, and soul reunited. The last Monks of the Imaginary Man lead him
beyond Toy Mountain to discover the true nature of the relationship between
imagination and reality.
Not simply concluding the relentless, psychedelic plot, The Understanding
MonsterBook Three explains how our creativity re-shapes our world, how we
can overcome doubt through self-actualization.

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / FICTION


October
9 x 11 | 64 pp
Color illustrations
Paper over Board US $21.95 | CAN $27.50
978-0-9888149-8-1 W

Author Events
Los Angeles, CA Baltimore, MD Missoula, MT New York, NY Portland, OR
Seattle, WA
Contributor Hometown: Missoula, MT

An epic, cosmic, psychedelic journey of


the creative spirit concludes as Izadores
body, mind, and soul are reunited at last.

Capacity
Special Edition

Theo Ellsworth
Capacity tells the fantastically true and truly fantastic personal history of the
artist as a young man. Theo Ellsworths astonishing drawings, which Pitchfork
describes as a combination of Where the Wild Things Are, a fever dream, a pagan
woodland ceremony, and a notebook doodle, give shape to thoughts profound
and silly, bringing familiar doubts and hopes to visionary, new life. Just try to
remember, this all really happened.
Counted among the best books of its original publication year by the Chicago
Tribune, the Village Voice, the Huffington Post, and dozens of others, Capacity is
returning in a deluxe, special edition.

Author Events
Los Angeles, CA Baltimore, MD Missoula, MT New York, NY Portland, OR
Seattle, WA
Contributor Hometown: Missoula, MT

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / FICTION


October
7 x 8 | 336 pp
B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $24.95 | CAN $30.99
978-0-9888149-5-0 W*

Part autobiography, part mythology, and


totally beautiful, Theo Ellsworths much
beloved perennial classic, Capacity,
returns in a special edition!

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Recent & Recommended from Secret Acres


The Understanding MonsterBook One
Theo Ellsworth
In a mutating house full of growing toys, a multi-d imensional robot, a Werewolf
Exorcist, and a reanimated mummy attempt to rescue a complicated being named
Izadore. A Lynd Ward Prize Honor Book, The Understanding MonsterBook One
is an exquisite exploration into the inner workings of an imaginary world.
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / FICTION
Available Now | 9 x 11 | 72 pp | Color illustrations
Paper over Board US $21.95 | CAN $23.99 | 978-0-9831662-4-5 W

The Understanding MonsterBook Two


Theo Ellsworth
The Understanding MonsterBook Two follows Pharoah Tellitome, Inspector
Gimble, and Master Sponko on their quest to awaken Izadore. Constructed with
the same intricate, lush visuals as the first volume, the story returns to the world
of time crystals, afterlife quests, thought projection resurrection, and the ever-
majestic Toy Mountain.
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / FICTION
Available Now | 9 x 11 | 72 pp | Color illustrations
Paper over Board US $21.95 | CAN $23.99 | 978-0-9888149-1-2 W

Get Over It!


Corinne Mucha
A few, very long years ago, Corinne Mucha (Freshman: Tales of 9th Grade
Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense, Zest Books) began exploring the
strange behaviors of her own broken heart. Both giggle- and cringe-inducing,
Get Over It! gives us all the gory, gooey details on the way to wisdom.
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Available Now | 6 x 9 | 104 pp | B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $15.00 | CAN $16.50 | 978-0-9888149-6-7 W

Only Skin
Sean Ford
Sean Ford creates a world thats both eerie and warmly mundane. Not an easy
feat.A lison Bechdel (Fun Home)
Only Skin is an exploration of the hallucinatory and grim landscape of rural
America seen through the eyes of two orphaned siblings searching for answers
in a world filled with terrible questions.
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Available Now | 6 x 9 | 272 pp | B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $21.95 | CAN $23.99 | 978-0-9831662-0-7 W

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Recent & Recommended from Secret Acres


Angie Bongiolatti
Mike Dawson
Just months after 9/11, Angie Bongiolatti leads a Socialist group to protest the
World Economic Forum in Manhattan. This is the story of Angie and the people
surrounding her: co-workers, radical compatriots, and the men from her past,
who may know more about Angie than what she shows the world.
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / FICTION
Available Now | 5 x 8 | 240 pp | B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $20.00 | CAN $21.99 | 978-0-9888149-4-3 W

Troop 142
Mike Dawson
Troop 142 follows a group of campers and counselors on a scout retreat. It is a
story about the blurred line between childhood and manhood, and the hypocrisy
of institutional morality. Mike Dawson captures the hilarious, brutal truths about
boys and men, and the resilience of Spam, and the human spirit.
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / FICTION
Available Now | 6 x 8 | 268 pp | B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $20.00 | CAN $21.99 | 978-0-9799609-9-4 W

Iron Bound
Brendan Leach
Iron Bound is a gritty account of life in the margins of Newarks Ironbound district
in 1961. With elements of a noir crime drama, Brendan Leachs ability to evoke
place and moment elevates the narrative to a complex examination of the tenuous
relationships of characters mired in conflict and fear.
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / FICTION
Available Now | 8 x 7 | 252 pp | B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $21.95 | CAN $23.99 | 978-0-9888149-2-9 W

Songs of the Abyss


Eamon Espey
Songs of the Abyss, the evolution of Eamon Espeys critically acclaimed Wormdye,
advances his obsession with grotesque spirituality. See ancient Egyptian gods
giving birth to biblical giants, Santa Claus as the Devils agent, and a scientists
sadistic experiments in search of enlightenmenta ll immaculately rendered in
Espeys inimitable compositions.
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / FICTION
Available Now | 6 x 10 | 168 pp | B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $18.00 | CAN $19.99 | 978-0-9831662-6-9 W

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Recent & Recommended from Secret Acres


Wormdye
Eamon Espey

Eamon Espeys darkly funny Wormdye, counted among the twenty best books of
the decade by the Comics Journal, illustrates the fever-pitched anxiety of modern life. From the River Styx to the Vatican to the Mitchell Corn Palace, follow
twin brothers Marco and Tommy as they venture through the human struggle.
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / FICTION | June | 6 x 9 | 128 pp | B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $13.00 | CAN $14.50 | 978-0-9799609-1-8 W

I Will Bite You!


Joseph Lambert
Along with several new short stories, I Will Bite You! collects the rare, self-
published mini-comics work of Eisner Awardwinner Joe Lambert. A Los Angeles
Times Book Prize finalist and Best American Comics selection, these comics reveal
sophisticated, unusual, and surprising narratives about animal musicians, mischievous children, cavemen, and heavenly bodies.
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / HUMOR | Available Now | 6 x 9 | 128 pp | Two-color art
Trade Paper US $14.00 | CAN $15.50 | 978-0-9799609-5-6 W

Gaylord Phoenix
Edie Fake
The Ignatz Award winner for Outstanding Graphic Novel, Gaylord Phoenix follows the danger-f raught journeys of the titular creature. Edie Fake confronts
the reader with violent and unexpected manifestations of sexual connection
and romantic possession as the Gaylord Phoenix searches for his lost love, his
origins, and his place in the world.
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / FICTION | Available Now | 5 x 8 | 256 pp | Two-color art
Trade Paper US $17.95 | CAN $19.99 | 978-0-9799609-8-7 W

PS Comics
Minty Lewis
If you dont like talking fruit and animals, what are you, insane?Jack Handey
(Deep Thoughts)
From Minty Lewis of Cartoon Networks Regular Show comes the Ignatz Award
winning PS Comics. They might be strawberries or terriers, but theyre the drunken
coworkers, troubled classmates, and vindictive roommates that haunt everybody.
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Available Now | 5 x 8 | 128 pp | B&W illustrations
Trade Paper US $11.00 | CAN $12.50 | 978-0-9799609-3-2 W

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Serpents Tail
Love Game
A History of Tennis, from Victorian Pastime
to Global Phenomenon

Elizabeth Wilson
A comprehensive narrative history of the worlds
most international sport, from Victorian lawn tennis
to Andy Murrays Wimbledon 2013 triumph.

Hers is a sporting history unlike any Ive readone that, in its sophistication and
thoughtfulness, shows up the hollowness of most other accounts.The Observer
Tennis gladiatorial beauty, stylish duelling, and fashionable court-wear make it
a romantics dream. Ever since young men and women first came together to play
on vicarage lawns, this most Victorian of games has always had a peculiarly passionate undercurrentlove even makes it into the scoring system. And passion
is included in other formst he rivalry of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and
John McEnroes legendary angry outbursts.
Beyond the romance, tennis has always been a barometer of the times. French
star Suzanne Lenglen was a celebrity trailblazer, Jimmy Connors channeled punk,
and Wimbledons Henman Hill is unrecognizable from the days when the All
England Club ostracized working-c lass Fred Perrythe great English tennis
champion who is now more famous as a leisure clothing brand than a sportsman.
Love Game is the must-have companion for tennis fans during the 2015 US
Open. It tells the story of tennis journey from upper-m iddle-class hobby to global
TV spectacle, taking in the innovators and trendsetters, the great players, heroes,
and iconoclasts, and the politics, class wars, and culture clashes of what could
rightfully be called the beautiful game.
Elizabeth Wilson is currently visiting professor at the London College of Fashion
and is the author of several nonfiction books. Her novels The Twilight Hour, War
Damage, and The Girl in Berlin are also published by Serpents Tail.

SPORTS & RECREATION


September
5 x 7 | 320 pp
B&W photographs
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.99
978-1-84668-911-6 USC

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Selected Backlist from Serpents Tail

Missing

Beatrice Hitchman

FICTION
5 x 7 | 384 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-84668-942-0 USC

FICTION
5 x 7 | 288 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-1-84668-907-9 USC

Whatever

They Shoot Horses,


Dont They?

Michel Houellebecq

Tranlated by Paul Hammond


Foreword by Toby Litt
FICTION
5 x 8 | 256 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $17.95
978-1-84668-784-6 USC

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Petite Mort

Sam Hawken

Horace McCoy

FICTION
5 x 8 | 128 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $17.95
978-1-84668-739-6 USC

The Passport
Herta Mller

Translated by Martin Chalmers


FICTION
5 x 7 | 96 pp
Trade Paper US $12.95 | CAN $14.95
978-1-85242-139-7 USC

The Book of Disquiet


Fernando Pessoa

Translated by Margaret Jull Costa


Foreword by William Boyd
FICTION / PHILOSOPHY
5 x 8 | 272 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.00
978-1-84668-735-8 USC

Small Beer Press


The Winged Histories
a novel

Sofia Samatar
Using the sword, pen, body, and voice, four women
confront a rebellion and the older, stranger threat behind it.

Praise for A Stranger in Olondria:


A book about the love of books. Her sentences are intoxicating and one can easily
be lost in their intricacy. . . . Samatars beautifully written book is one that will
be treasured by book lovers everywhere.R aul M. Chapa, BookPeople, Austin,
Texas
A rich, strange landscape, allowing a lavish adventure to unfold that is haunting
and unforgettable.Library Journal, starred review
Mesmerizinga sustained and dreamy enchantment.K aren Joy Fowler,
author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
The excerpt from Sofia Samatars compelling novel A Stranger in Olondria should
be enough to make you run out and buy the book.K . Tempest Bradford, NPR
Captures the ecstasy and pain of encountering the world through books.
B ookslut
Four womensoldier, scholar, poet, and socialiteare caught up on different
sides of a violent rebellion. As war erupts and their families are torn apart, they
fear they may disappear into the unwritten pages of history. Using the sword and
the pen, the body and the voice, they struggle not just to survive, but to make
history.

FICTION
March
5 x 8 | 300 pp
Trade Cloth US $24.00 | CAN $29.99
978-1-61873-114-2 W

Sofia Samatar is the author of the Crawford, British Fantasy, and World
Fantasy award-w inning novel A Stranger in Olondria. She also received the
John W. Campbell Award. She has written for the Guardian, Strange Horizons,
Lightspeed, and many other publications. She lives in California. Her website is
sofiasamatar.com.

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Also Available

eBook available

10,000-copy print run


Co-op available
Advance reader copies: ALA, AWP,
Advance Access, SCIBA, NCIBA
Excerpts in: Tor.com, io9.com
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Giveaways through Goodreads, LibraryThing
Promotion through: sofiasamatar.com

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Los Angeles, CA San Francisco, CA
Boston, MA New York, NY Madison, WI
A Stranger in Olondria
a novel
Sofia Samatar
Trade Paper US $16.00 | CAN $17.50
978-1-931520-76-8 W
eBook available

Contributor Hometown: Ventura, CA

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Small Beer Press


You Have Never Been Here
New and Selected Stories

Mary Rickert

Scalding and dark, these stories remind us of the price of politics,


the costs we all pay, knowing and not.

Praise for Mary Rickerts books:


The Memory Garden is a lovely book of women, friendship, sadness, and healing, and it is genuinely uplifting. Like the garden of its title, this is a book to take
in slowly, to spend time in, to wander through; youll likely find yourselves the
better for it.NPR
This is a novel haunted by mortalityw ith people who died young, with people
now old and dying, with ghosts. But it is often a joyful novel, a novel of life, forgiveness and good meals with friends and strangers.Los Angeles Review of Books
Ive seldom read a book as gentle, and yet as powerful.io9.com
Rickert writes with a blend of poetical language and dark suspense.
The Washington Post
FICTION / SHORT STORIES
November
5 x 8 | 320 pp
Trade Paper US $16.00 | CAN $19.99
978-1-61873-110-4 USCO
eBook available

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New York, NY Saratoga Springs, NY
Madison, WI
Contributor Hometown: Cedarburg, WI

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A poet of the extremes housed within the human heart.Locus


Mary Rickert writes hard, political stories that yet encompass the gentle wisdom of the ages. Here are cruelty and love. War and regeneration. She has long
been an undiscovered master of the short story and this survey collection, including new work, will open the eyes of a wide, astonished audience.
Mary Rickert has worked as kindergarten teacher, barista, Disneyland balloon
vendor, and in the personnel department of Sequoia National Park where she
spent her time off hiking the wilderness. She is the author of two collections
and the novel The Memory Garden and she has received the Shirley Jackson and
World Fantasy awards. She lives in Wisconsin. See more at maryrickert.com.

Small Beer Press


The People in the Castle
Selected Strange Stories

Joan Aiken
Introduction by Lizza Aiken
One day a few years from now youll be busy with something
and these stories will come back to you.

Praise for Joan Aikens stories:


Wildly inventive, darkly lyrical, and always surprising . . . should be cherished.
Publishers Weekly
Darkly whimsical stories. . . . Aiken writes with surpassing spirit and alertness,
her elegant restraint and dry wit never fail to leave their mark.K irkus Reviews
Will appeal to readers of short stories and literary fiction. Highly recommended.
Library Journal
Aikens pastoral meadows and circus chaos, gothic grotesques and quirky romances . . . have a dream-like quality executed with a brevity and wit that is a
testament to her skill as a story-teller.California Literary Review
Here is the whisper in the night, the dog whose loyalty outlasted death, the creak
upstairs, that half-remembered ghost story that wont let you sleep, the sound
that raises gooseflesh, the wish youd checked the lock on the door before dark
fell. Here are tales of suspense and the supernatural that will chill, amuse, and exhilarate. Features a new introduction by the late authors daughter, Lizza Aiken.
Best known for The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Joan Aiken (19242004) wrote
over a hundred books and won the Guardian and Edgar Allan Poe awards. After
her first husbands death, she supported her family by copyediting at Argosy
magaz ine and an advertising agency before turning to fiction. She went on to
write for Vogue, Good Housekeeping, Vanity Fair, Argosy, Womens Own, and many
others. Visit her online at joanaiken.com.

FICTION
January
5 x 8 | 256 pp
Trade Cloth US $24.00 | CAN $29.99
978-1-61873-112-8 USC
eBook available

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Also
Available
The Monkeys Wedding
and Other Stories
Joan Aiken
Introduction by Lizza Aiken
Trade Cloth US $24.00 | CAN $28.95
978-1-931520-74-4 USC

The Serial Garden


Joan Aiken
Introduction by Garth Nix and Lizza Aiken
Trade Paper US $16.00 | CAN $17.50
978-1-931520-82-9 USC
Ages 10 and up

eBook available

eBook available

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Selected Backlist from Small Beer Press

The Liminal War


a novel
Ayize Jama-Everett

FICTION
5 x 8 | 224 pp
Trade Paper US $16.00 | CAN $19.99
978-1-61873-101-2 W
eBook available

Prodigies

a novel
Anglica Gorodischer

Translated by Sue Burke


FICTION
5 x 8 | 192 pp
Trade Paper US $14.00 | CAN $17.50
978-1-61873-099-2 W*

Stories of Your Life


and Others
Ted Chiang

FICTION
5 x 8 | 320 pp
Trade Paper US $16.00 | CAN $19.50
978-1-931520-72-0 W*
eBook available

eBook available

Sherwood Nation

Young Woman in a Garden

FICTION
5 x 8 | 400 pp
Trade Paper US $16.00 | CAN $17.50
978-1-61873-086-2 W*

FICTION
5 x 8 | 300 pp
Trade Paper US $16.00 | CAN $17.50
978-1-61873-091-6 W

eBook available

eBook available

a novel
Benjamin Parzybok

Stories
Delia Sherman

At the Mouth of
the River of Bees
Stories
Kij Johnson

FICTION
5 x 8 | 300 pp
Trade Paper US $16.00 | CAN $17.50
978-1-931520-80-5 W*
eBook available

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Stone Bridge Press


The Inland Sea
Donald Richie

An elegiac prose celebration . . . a classic in its genre.Publishers Weekly


In this acclaimed travel memoir, Donald Richie paints a memorable portrait of
the island-studded Inland Sea. His existential ruminations on food, culture, and
love, and his brilliant descriptions of life and landscape, are a window into an Old
Japan that has now nearly vanished. Included are the twenty black-and-white pho
tographs by Yoichi Midorikawa that accompanied the original 1971 edition.
Donald Richie (19242013) was an internationally recognized expert on Japanese
culture and film.
Yoichi Midorikawa (19152001) was one of Japans foremost nature
photographers.

TRAVEL
October
6 x 9 | 288 pp
20 B&W photographs
Trade Paper US $18.95 | CAN $23.50
978-1-61172-024-2 W
eBook available

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Previous edition ISBN: 978-1-880656-69-3

Co-op available Advance reader copies


Outreach to travel and Japan-focused publications and websites
Social media campaign

The classic travel journal, a quest for


personal discovery, and the ancient
beauties and dying values of modern Japan.

Truth, Justice, and the American Whore


Siouxsie Q

Confessions of the Whore Next Door features striking images of and probing
words by the quintessentially American whore! Wrapped in the American flag,
stating opinions that your mother likely wont approve, constructing arguments
that will make you blush, Siouxsie Q is a storyteller of the first order, and her stories embody sex appeal, political activism, and good humor!
Siouxsie Q is the creator and host of the acclaimed podcast The WhoreCast,
which showcases the stories, art, and voices of American sex workers. Siouxsie Qs
column The Whore Next Door appears in the SF Weekly.
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Outreach to sexuality and LGBT publications and websites
Social media campaign National tour Promotion through: thewhorecast.com

Author Events
Los Angeles, CA San Francisco, CA Chicago, IL Minneapolis, MN New York, NY
Contributor Hometown: San Francisco, CA

SOCIAL SCIENCE
March
ThreeL Media
7 x 7 | 128 pp
15 color photographs
Trade Paper US $18.95 | CAN $23.50
978-0-9905571-5-9 W
eBook available

A uniquely thrilling book that features


striking images of and probing words
by the most American whore there is!

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Stone Bridge Press


Coming Out Like a Porn Star
Essays on Pornography, Protection, and Privacy

Edited by Jiz Lee


This one-of-a-k ind book shares intimate personal stories of porn performers
coming out to family, friends, partners, lovers, and community. The contributors represent a wide range of races, ethnicities, and genders. They include Papi
Coxxx, Oriana Small a.k.a. Ashley Blue, Jackie Strano, Darling, Dylan Ryan, Ed
Lipple, Gala Vanting, Casey Calvert, Lorelei Lee, and many others.
Jiz Lee is a genderqueer performer who has worked in over two hundred projects
within indie, queer, and mainstream adult genres, written on gender and porn in
The Feminist Porn Book, and taught queer sex workshops.
SOCIAL SCIENCE
September
ThreeL Media
5 x 8 | 240 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-0-9905571-6-6 W
eBook available

Porn performers share intimate stories


peppered with wit and wisdom
about coming out (or not)
to loved ones and community.

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Outreach to sexuality and LGBT publications and websites
Social media campaign National book tour National college tour
Promotion through: jizlee.com

Author Events
Los Angeles, CA San Francisco, CA Chicago, IL Minneapolis, MN New York, NY
Contributor Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Carnal Anomaly
Transhuman Form and Flesh

Maxwell Lander
Carnal Anomaly is a fine-a rt photography book that captures images of people
who alter their bodily form and function in order to cohere with their own self-
images. These high-c ontrast and sculpturally lit photographs show us enactments and yearnings of transhumanist explosion of form marked on the flesh.
Maxwell Lander is a Toronto portrait photographer, designer, artist, and fulltime nerd. He makes bold images featured in publications such as VICE, the Globe
and Mail, Xtra!, and Curve. He has shot the face of Gaga and many other icons.
PHOTOGRAPHY
November
ThreeL Media
9 x 12 | 96 pp
Color photographs
Trade Paper US $24.95 | CAN $30.99
978-0-9905571-4-2 W

A fine-art photography book that captures


images of people who have altered their
biological appearances or functions.

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Social media campaign
Promotion through artists photography exhibits at galleries on East Coast
Promotion through: maxwellander.ca/base
Contributor Hometown: Toronto, ON

Sweetmeats Press
Appraised
Compiled by Kojo Black

Five passionate tales of the adorned and the adored. Jewels and gems inspire
lust and love in this seductive collection. All that glitters is sometimes gold and
some jewels are said to be priceless, but the sweet sensation of desire fulfilled is
a gift beyond measure.
Kojo Black has compiled nine previous collections of erotica including Drenched,
Naked Delirium, and Made for Hire, including short stories from authors such as
Kristina Wright and Janine Ashbless.
FICTION
October
5 x 7 | 228 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-910147-14-6 USC
eBook available

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Social media campaign Competitions and giveaways run through top sex bloggers
Promotion through author websites

Five passionate tales of the adorned


and the adored. Jewels and gems inspire
lust and love in this seductive collection.

Inspiring Sexuality, Rachael McCoys


Ultimate Sex Guide
Rachael McCoy
Rachael McCoy, voted the top UK Sexpert in 2013, is an award-winning sex
and relationship coach driven and inspired to help others achieve the relationship and sex life they have always wanted. She conducts workshops for women
to learn more about themselves and how they can communicate their feelings
with their partner. In 2012 Rachael launched Inspiring Sexuality, an online portal to discuss sexuality and relationships for both women and men.

SELF-HELP
December
5 x 7 | 214 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-910147-21-4 W
eBook available

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Social media campaign Competitions and giveaways run through top sex bloggers
Promotion through: rachaelis.com/rachael-mccoy

Inspiring Sexuality is a guide for couples


committed to keeping their sex life fun,
fresh, and full of joy and excitement.

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Selected Backlist from Sweetmeats Press

Diary of a Library Nerd

Drenched

An Erotic Diary of One Womans


Metamorphosis
Kyoko Church

An Anthology of
Wet n Wild Erotica
Janine Ashbless, Lisette Ashton,
Primula Bond, and Justine Elyot

FICTION
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Maid Service
Peter Birch

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Untouched

A Sensory Voyage of Voyeurism


and Discovery
Annabeth Leong
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Fierce Enchantments
Ten Erotic Tales of Myth,
Magic and Desire
Janine Ashbless

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Forbidden Fruit

Compiled by Kojo Black


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The United States of Wind
A Journey by Chance into America

Daniel Canty
Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei
The United States of Wind documents a free-spirited journey through
the American Midwest and on to the woods of Pennsylvania.

I read this book as an essay, a method of thought. Canty doesnt propose so


much a theory of wind as a map of reflections on what emptiness holds, on what
the imperceptible space between us occupies. . . . The true object of this books
love, or quest, is not a weather phenomenon, but rather something more akin to
the American soul.Valrie Lefebvre-Faucher
Set the compass. Hoist the windsock. Ride where the wind wills it.
Mixing tropes of the road narrative, poetic fabulation, and philosophical memoir, The United States of Wind follows Daniel Canty, adventurer and wind seeker.
Aboard the Blue Rider, a venerable midnight-blue Ford Ranger capped with a
weather vane and a retractable windsock, he surrenders himself to the fluidity of
air currents. The adventure leads him and artist Patrick Beaulieu from the plains
of the Midwest up to Chicago, the Windy City, and then into the wind tunnel
linking the Great Lakes, and on through the lost industrial cities of the Rust Belt,
only to veer off into Amish pastoralia and the forests of Pennsylvania, Civil War
ground, where fracking is stirring up the ghosts of the first oil rush. Part travel
book and part fable, The United States of Wind is a book with winged feet, in which
the map of an invisible America slowly unfolds, sparkling with revelations.

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literature and publishing, film and theater, and contemporary art and design.
Oana Avasilichioaei is a translator and poet whose work traverses textual architecture, multilingualism, geography, and public space.

Contributor Hometown: Montreal, QC

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Writing the Okanagan
George Bowering

Born out of a desire to describe the locale and history of sagebrush country that
blazes under a hot familiar sun, where you wipe the desert sweat off your temples and breathe through a tall cloud of dust, over time, George Bowerings
words have come to make a world, as poet Robert Creeley wrote in 1962, describing an Okanagan that is both place and imagination. This compilation
tracks the shift.

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October
6 x 9 | 320 pp
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One of Canadas most celebrated


writers shares a lifetime of poems,
short stories, and essays inspired by
the Okanagan Valley.

George Bowering, Canadas first Parliamentary Poet Laureate (200204), was


born in the Okanagan Valley. A distinguished novelist, poet, editor, professor, historian, and tireless supporter of fellow writers, Bowering authored more than
eighty books.

Contributor Hometown: Vancouver, BC

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Reading Gertrude Steins Tender Buttons

Carl Peters
Carl Peters demonstrates the ways in which Gertrude Steins thought questions everything, underlining reasons that her work has long served as the wellspring for generations of experimental writers, inspiring language movement
poets such as bill bissett, bpNichol, and George Bowering, and novelists such
as William Gass, Sherwood Anderson, and Ernest Hemingway.
Carl Peters is a critical theorist and the author of two previous literary analy
ses, one on the poet bpNichol, the other on poet and visual artist bill bissett.
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November
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Through an astonishing series of


annotations, Carl Peters encourages new
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groundbreaking Modernist prose-poem
Tender Buttons.

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Tales of the Emperor
Jack Winter

This historical novel combines recent archaeological fact with contemporary social awareness to tell the life story of Qin Shi Huang Dit he First Emperor of
Qin (pronounced chin), who unified China in 221 BC. He gave the nation not
only his name but at the end of his life one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the world: the platoons of life-size terracotta soldiers that lined an elabo
rate mausoleum created to accompany Chinas Great Unifier into the afterlife.
Jack Winters many awards include an Academy Award nomination for Best
Short Subject and a Canadian Film Award for Best Documentary Film.

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In a nonlinear, mixed narrative Tales of


the Emperor introduces the reader to a
momentous period in Chinese history.

Sila
Chantal Bilodeau

Our changing climate will have a significant impact on how we organize ourselves. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Arctic, where warming temperatures are displacing entire ecosystems, including the Inuit who call it home.
In Inuit mythology, sila means air, climate, or breath. Silat he first play in
the Arctic Cycle, eight plays that examine the impact of climate change on the
eight countries of the Arcticpoignantly addresses this issue.
Cast of four women and four men.
Chantal Bilodeau is artistic director of the Arctic Cycle international series of
plays and the founder of the blog Artists and Climate Change.

DRAMA
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The Arctic Cycle
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Contributor Hometown: New York, NY

This play shows how climate change and


resource control affects all living creatures
and addresses how we deal with it.

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Jabber
Marcus Youssef
Foreword by Dennis Foon
When anti-Muslim graffiti shows up at school, Fatima, an Egyptian-born girl
who wears a hijab, transfers to another high school. There, she encounters a boy
with a reputation for anger issues. Their mutual attraction leads to an intense exploration of boundariesa nd acceptance.
Cast of two men and one woman.
DRAMA | October | 5 x 8 | 96 pp
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Cerulean Blue
Drew Hayden Taylor
A blues band with nowhere to go ends up in the last place they should betrapped
behind the barricades of a native land-claims protest. This uproarious play deals
with perceptions, politics, and what to do when you discover youre dating your
first cousin.
Cast of ten women and ten men.
DRAMA / PERFORMING ARTS | September | 5 x 8 | 144 pp
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Moss Park and Tough!


The Bobby and Tina Plays

George F. Walker
Canadas top playwright takes on teen pregnancy in two comic dramas for young
people. In Tough! Tina tells Bobby shes pregnant. In Moss Park the on-again, off-
again couple meet with toddler in tow.
Tough!: Cast of one man and two women. Moss Park: Cast of one man and
one woman.
DRAMA | November | 6 x 9 | 192 pp
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The Divine
A Play for Sarah Bernhardt

Michel Marc Bouchard


Translated by Linda Gaboriau
French actress Sarah Bernhardts visit to Quebec City in 1908 sparks a battle for
the hearts and minds of Quebeckers when a Catholic Archbishop asks them to
deliver orders forbidding her to appear onstage.
Cast of five women and eight men.
DRAMA / PERFORMING ARTS | September | 5 x 8 | 96 pp
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Scree
The Collected Earlier Poems, 19621991

Fred Wah
Edited by Jeff Derksen
A founding member of the avant-garde TISH group, which helped turn
Canadian poetry for the first time to a focus on language, Fred Wahs career
has spanned six decades and a range of formal styles and preoccupations. Scree
collects Wahs concrete and sound poetry of the 1960s, his landscape-centric
work of the 1970s, and his ethnicity-oriented poems of the 1980s.
Fred Wah is the author of seventeen books of poetry. He served as Canadas
Parliamentary Poet Laureate (201113) and has mentored a generation of exciting new poets.
Jeff Derksen is a founding member of the Kootenay School of Writing.

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Toronto, ON
Contributor Hometown: Vancouver, BC

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of Fred Wahs early poetic reflections
on ethnicity, racial hybridity, language,
and the local.

The Hatch
Colin Browne
This collection extends poet Colin Brownes formal engagement with the margins of new documentary form. Myth, history, and the present are contemporaneous; a rhythmic and political urgency requires the lightning-quick exchange
of forms. In these poems nothing is ever one thing, and nothing is itself for very
long.
POETRY / LITERARY CRITICISM | September | 6 x 9 | 160 pp
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Peacock Blue
The Collected Poems

Phyllis Webb
Edited by John F. Hulcoop
Peacock Blue compiles in a single volume all of Phyllis Webbs published, un
published, and uncollected works from a writing career that spanned fifty years.
POETRY | September | First Trade Paper Edition | 6 x 9 | 512 pp
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Cosmophilia
Rahat Kurd
Cosmophilia means love of ornament. These poems might be thought of as
elaborationsdeliberate acts of imaginationthat ornament the objects or
events that inspired their creation. The central poems are drawn from the poets
memories of time spent with her family in Kashmir and, in particular, from
contemplations on traditional Kashmiri handicrafts.
POETRY | October | 6 x 9 | 96 pp
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Prairie Harbour
Garry Thomas Morse
Garry Thomas Morse continues the long-poem tradition with strength and
energy, exploring notions of inner landscape and a harbor for the mind. The
reader is led through chaotic crescendos and responses to twentieth-century
music and art, toward a kind of literary abstract expressionism, and ultimately
back to a place of quietude.
POETRY / MUSIC | September | 6 x 9 | 176 pp
Trade Paper US $18.95 | 978-0-88922-940-2 W* (excludes Canada)

Rom Com
Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli
In this quirky collection, two of poetrys sharpest observers examine real-world
emotions through a Hollywood lens. These collaboratively written poems engage
with romantic comedy films from It Happened One Night (1934) to Love, Actually
(2003), through which the narrators examine the pop culture, celebrities, and
narrative tropes associated with them.
POETRY / PERFORMING ARTS | October | 5 x 8 | 128 pp
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Impeccable Regret
Judith Fitzgerald
Foreword by Thomas Dilworth
Four sections of sixteen poetic sequences, each dedicated to our seasonsboth
in terms of weather and weathering a lifedemonstrate that culture has replaced
nature as humanitys defining context. What happens when nature no longer provides solace? Is it a matter of finding, as Arthur Miller said, the right regrets?
POETRY | October | 6 x 9 | 80 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | 978-0-88922-949-5 W* (excludes Canada)

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In Certain Circles
Second Edition

Elizabeth Harrower

The internationally acclaimed novel by the award-winning author of


The Watch Tower. Now available for the first time in paperback.

Like a treasure from an unearthed time capsule.The Wall Street Journal


I cant recommend this brilliant, austere writer strongly enough. . . . Harrower
is funny and elegant and devastating.James Wood, The New Yorker
Subtle yet wounding, and very much alive.The Guardian
Harrower evokes the waste and futility of a decadent class with all the bite and
poignancy of F. Scott Fitzgerald.Eimear McBride, New Statesman
Harrower can pierce your heart.M ichael Dirda, The Washington Post
Zoe Howard is seventeen when her brother, Russell, introduces her to Stephen
Quayle. Aloof and harsh, Stephen is unlike anyone she has ever met. His sister,
Anna, is shy and thoughtful. Zoe and Russell, Stephen and Anna: they come from
different social worlds but the four of them will spend their lives moving in and
out of each others shadow. Set amid the lush gardens and grand stone houses of
Sydney Harbour, In Certain Circles is an intense psychological drama about family and love, tyranny, and freedom.
Elizabeth Harrower published only four novels in her short but brilliant career. This fifth novel was completed in 1971, but withdrawn from publication at
the last minute. The manuscript languished in the National Library of Australia
archives for forty years before Michael Heyward of Text Publishing was allowed
to read it. He knew immediately that it must be published. In Certain Circles has
been lauded internationally, and its publication coincides with a massive resurgence of interest in Harrowers work.

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Elizabeth Harrower
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Bloodhound
Searching for My Father

Ramona Koval

A personal quest to uncover the truth about her parents


and her birth, by the daughter of Holocaust survivors.

Irresistible . . . generous, warm and fearless.Kerryn Goldsworthy


[Kovals] accessibly written foray into the science of DNA and familial lineages,
and what makes us who we are, is beautifully intertwined with her meditations
on identity and belonging. Koval also seamlessly blends first-hand testimonies
and documents from the war into her family history.B ooks+Publishing

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Ramona Kovals parents fled Poland and settled in Melbourne. As a child, Koval
learned little about their livesonly snippets from traumatic tales of destruction and escape. But she always suspected that the man who raised her was not
her biological father.
One day in the 1990s, long after her mothers death, she decided she must
know the truth. A phone call led to a photograph in the mail, then tea with
strangers. Before long Koval was interrogating a nursing-home patient, meeting
a horse whisperer in tropical Queensland, journeying to rural Poland, learning
other languages, and dealing with Kafkaesque bureaucracy, all in the hope of finding an answer.
A quest for identity recounted with Kovals customary humor, Bloodhound
takes hold of the reader and never lets go. It is a moving story of the terrible cost
of war and of family secrets.
Ramona Koval is a writer, journalist, broadcaster, and editor. From 2006 to
2011 she presented Radio Nationals Book Show, and she has written for the
Age and the Australian. In 1995, Ramona received the Order of Australia Media
Award for her work on Radio National.

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Ramona Koval
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Paint Your Wife
Lloyd Jones

Playful and perceptive. A touching, fable-like story of love


and a magnificent tribute to the redemptive power of art.

A delightful read, moving and uplifting, and loaded with gorgeous prose. . . .
Highly recommended.BookMooch
A gentle, whimsical book. . . . Joness writing is easy and sophisticated, reminding me of Steinbeck at his humorous best . . . the whole fanciful sprawl is a
delight.Th e Age
Jones is a daring writer who can be relied on to ignore expectation, and is becoming one of the most interesting, honest and thought-provoking novelists
working today.The Guardian
Long ago, when the men were away at the war, Alma began painting the women
of the town. They sat for him in lieu of payment for his work catching rats. Alice,
his favorite, returned his attentions. When her husband George came home from
the war, he set out to prove his love and reclaim his wife by moving a hill
wheelbarrow by wheelbarrowfor her.
Decades later the townspeople, looking to escape various corners of despair,
turn to drawing classes. For when you draw, the only thing that matters is what lies
before you. Paint Your Wife is a colorful, sensual novel, brimming with rich stories
and even richer characters.
Lloyd Jones was born in New Zealand in 1955. His best-k nown works include
Mister Pip, winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and shortlisted for the
Man Booker Prize; The Book of Fame, winner of numerous literary awards; Hand
Me Down World; and his acclaimed memoir A History of Silence. Jones lives in
Wellington, New Zealand.

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The Adventures of Holly White
and the Incredible Sex Machine
Krissy Kneen
An amazing literary science fiction superhero sex romp
from Australias genre-defying queen of erotica.

Holly White should appeal to those awoken to the possibilities of sex literature
by the popularity of books such as Fifty Shades of Grey, but looking for something more sophisticated. Fans of Nicholson Baker and Angela Carter will be
in heaven! A riotous romp.Books+Publishing

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Holly White wears a ring that says True Love Waits and worries because her
boyfriend isnt trying to persuade her otherwise. She lives with her parents and
knows exactly how to make them proud. Her friends have agreed to remain
chaste until marriage. Then Holly is invited to join a book club. Not just any
book club. Plunged into in the classics of erotic literature, Holly is fascinated:
by the strange new world of Eros, by the increasing power she senses in her
own bodya nd by a weird blue glow emanating from the most private part of
her self.
But Salter and Nabokov are one thing. When Holly encounters The Infernal
Desire Machines of Dr Hoffmanq uickly followed by the infamous orgone
generator of Wilhelm Reicht hings are set to explode. Her journey of sexual awakening will take her across the globe and into what might just be a secret conspiracy to prevent the world from learning the true power of sex. But
perhaps the most surprising place she encounters is the one she returns to
her own home.
A romp through the canon of erotic literature, effortlessly combined with the
laugh-out loud tale of Hollys sexual awakening.

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Out of the Line of Fire
Mark Henshaw
Introduction by Stephen Romei
Experimental, extraordinary. . . . One of my favorite Australian novels.
The Australian
When a brilliant young philosophy student begins recounting his lifefrom his
inquisitorial father and passionate mother to his eccentric grandmother who
paid for his sexual initiation with the beautiful Andreawe are lured into a
mysterious and erotic maze. But what in fact is fact, and what in fiction is fiction?
Brilliantly seductive, Out of the Line of Fire was the literary sensation of the year
when it was first published in 1988 and was a hit in France, Germany, and Italy.

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Brilliantly seductive, effortlessly clever,


this was the literary sensation of the year
when it was first published in 1988.

The Refuge
A Confession

Kenneth Mackenzie
Introduction by Nicolas Rothwell
The history of a crime told as excitingly and with as much dramatic tension as
anything by Graham Greene or Raymond Chandler.Sun
Late at night Lloyd Fitzherbert, police reporter with the Sydney Gazette, is called
for a meeting at the morgue. A body has been found in the harbor. Irma, a beautiful young woman who fled persecution in Nazi Europe, is dead. She was
Fitzherberts lover. And though the police dont know it yet, he was her killer.
Gripping and atmospheric, The Refuge is a murderers confessiona tale of wartime Sydney with its paranoia about communism and spies.

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November
Text Classics
5 x 7 | 448 pp
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A page-turning thriller. Its central question


is not who murdered the beautiful emigre
from war-torn Europe, but how and why?

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Isobel on the Way to the Corner Shop
Amy Witting
Introduction by Maria Takolander
Isobel Callaghan is struggling to survive as a writer. She is isolated, poor, and
hungry. Leaving her boarding house in search of food, she has a breakdown on
the way to the corner shop. Waking in the hospital, Isobel learns that she will
be confined to a sanatorium. There, among the motley patients, and with the
aid of great works of literature, she confronts the horrors of her past. But can
she find a way to face the future? Confronting and compassionate, profound
and funny, the second Isobel novel confirmed Amy Witting as one of the finest
Australian writers of her time.
FICTION
October
Text Classics
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A beautifully drawn portrait of madness,


and of the way in which we discover
other worlds through literature.

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The Delinquents
Criena Rohan
Introduction by Nick Earls

A back-street Tristan and Isolde.Daily Mail, 1962


A triumph.The Times Literary Supplement, 1962

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September
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Criena Rohans 1962 novel of rock n roll,


youthful rebellion, and big dreams
is a love story for the ages.

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Brownie and Lola are young and in love. But the oddsnot to mention their
mothers, the cops, welfare officers, and the stifling conventions of 1950s
Brisbanea re against them. When they are forced to face adult responsibilities, will they rise to the challenge, or fall apart? Criena Rohans classic novel of
rock and roll, youthful rebellion, and big dreams is a love story for the ages. The
1989 film adaptation of this book was a box-office success and Kylie Minogues
first film.

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Father Comes Home From the Wars
(Parts 1, 2 & 3)
Suzan-Lori Parks
A stunning masterwork: a new American Odyssey,
set over the course of the Civil War.

By turns philosophical and playful, lyrical and earthy, Father Comes Home from
the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), swoops, leaps, dives and soars, reimagining a turbulent point in American history through a cockeyed contemporary lens. . . . The
finest work yet from this gifted writer.The New York Times
Thrilling. . . . A masterpiece. . . . A story that engages the deepest possible issues
in the most gripping possible ways.New York
Offered his freedom if he joins his master in the ranks of the Confederacy, Hero, a
slave, must choose whether to leave the woman and people he loves for what may
be another empty promise. As his decision brings him face to face with a nation at
war with itself, the ones Hero left behind debate whether to escape or wait for his
return, only to discover that for Hero, freedom may have come at a great spiritual
cost. A devastatingly beautiful dramatic work, Father Comes Home from the Wars
(Parts 1, 2, & 3) is the opening trilogy of a projected nine-play cycle that will ultimately take us into the present.
Suzan-L ori Parks became the first African American woman to receive the
Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Topdog/Underdog in 2002. Her other plays
include The Book of Grace, In the Blood, Venus, The Death of the Last Black Man in
the Whole Entire World, Fucking A, Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom,
and The America Play. In 2007 her 365 Days/365 Plays was produced at more than
seven hundred theaters worldwide. Parks is a MacArthur Fellow and the Master
Writer Chair at the Public Theater.

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China Doll
David Mamet

A major new work from the revered playwright


of Glengarry Glen Ross.

The finest American author of his generation.Sunday Mail


This complex new work from celebrated playwright David Mamet revolves
around a wealthy man, his young fiance, and an airplane. The man has just
bought a new plane as a wedding present for the girl. He intends to go into semi
retirement and enjoy himself. While in the process of leaving his office, and giving last-minute instructions to his young assistant, he takes one final phone call.
The new, widely anticipated play premieres on Broadway this fall, starring
Tony and Academy Awardw inning actor Al Pacino, for whom the play was
written. Pacino described the role of billionaire Mickey Ross as one of the
most daunting and challenging roles Ive been given to explore in theater and
declared, it blew me away.
Brigitte Lacombe

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David Mamet is an American playwright, director, and screenwriter whose most


notable works include Glengarry Glen Ross (Pulitzer Prize for Drama), American
Buffalo, Speed-the-Plow, Oleanna, November, Race, and The Anarchist. Besides the
film adaptations of his plays, his major screenwriting credits include The Postman
Always Rings Twice, The Verdict, Rising Sun, Wag the Dog, and Hannibal. Over
the course of his prolific career, Mamet has earned Tony Award nominations,
Academy Award nominations, Drama Desk Awards, and Screenwriter of the
Year from the London Critics Circle Film Awards.

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David Mamet
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Race
David Mamet
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Straight White Men
Young Jean Lee
An edgy new work on class and privilege
from one of our most adventurous playwrights.

Ms. Lees fascinating play . . . goes far beyond cheap satire, ultimately becoming
a compassionate and stimulating exploration of one mans existential crisis. . . .
She proves unexpectedly adept at strict naturalism. . . . [A] mournful and in
quisitive play.The New York Times
She sacrifices nothing; bodies, voices, jokes, food, tragedy, cities are all artistic
fodder, as are her various selves and the mirthful, bloody life of her imagination.
The New Yorker
Provocative playwright Young Jean Lee lends her shrewd perspective to this
atypical take on the family drama. A father and his three sons unite and unravel,
both aware of and undone by privilege and its pressure. When inherent social expectation conflicts with a desire to remain stagnant, the resulting identity confusion is new territory for the tight-knit family. Strikingly observant and curiously
drawn, Lee departs from her experimental style to create a naturalistic observation of the most socially unobstructed of our species, the straight white male.
Young Jean Lee has been hailed as one of the best experimental playwrights in
America by Time Out New York. She has written and directed nine shows in New
York with Young Jean Lees Theater Company and toured her work to over twenty
cities around the world. Her other plays include Were Gonna Die, Untitled Feminist
Show, The Shipment, Lear, and Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven. Awards include two Obies, the Festival Prize of the Zuercher Theater Spektakel, a Prize
in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim
Fellowship, and a Doris Duke Artist Award.

Blaine Davis

DRAMA
February
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Young Jean Lee
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Songs of the Dragons


Flying to Heaven
and Other Plays
Young Jean Lee
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The Motherfucker with the Hat &
Between Riverside and Crazy
Stephen Adley Guirgis
Two dynamic new plays from an esteemed
and provocative playwright.

A bold, highly articulate and deceptively compassionate Stephen Adley Guirgis


drama about the peaks, valleys, minefields and revelations of addiction in an
urban underclass.Chicago Tribune on The Motherfucker with the Hat
Completely compelling. . . . Galvanizing but not importunate. You could cry
(I did), but you are always free simply to laugh instead.New York on
Between Riverside and Crazy

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DRAMA
December
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His empathetic, poetic tales of ex-cons, addicts, and other men whom society
would label losers return us, again and again, to a world that Guirgis, by virtue
of his particular religiont he church of the streetsi lluminates with the bright
and crooked light of his faith.The New Yorker
With a keen insight into the lives of downtrodden city dwellers, Stephen Adly
Guirgis delves into the challenges of pride and self-transformation, and the
intricacies of love in a working-c lass world. The Motherfucker with the Hat
Guirgiss Broadway debutnot only blends comedy with drama, but also love
with addiction and betrayal with loss, in a story about a recovering junkie and
the misguided characters trying to help him. Between Riverside and Crazy centers around Pops, a retired cop and the would-be patriarch of his misfit lodgers,
as he struggles to maintain control in an unraveling world.
Stephen Adly Guirgiss other plays include Jesus Hopped the A Train, Our Lady of
121st Street, In Arabia Wed All Be Kings, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The Little
Flower of East Orange, Den of Thieves, Race Religion Politics, and Dominica: The
Fat Ugly Ho. He is a former co-a rtistic director of LABryinth Theater Company.
Awards include the Yale Wyndham-Campbell Prize, a PEN/Laura Pels Award,
a Whiting Award, and a 2014 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award.

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Sotto Voce
Nilo Cruz

An exquisite new drama from the Pulitzer Prizewinning playwright


of Anna in the Tropics.

The poetry of Cruzs writing is what those who love his work cite most often
about his style, and Sotto Voce has that. Yet it also contains passages that are realistic, whimsical, sensual and heartbreaking. Cruz may be that rarity, a poet of the
stage, but he is first and foremost a dramatist.The Miami Herald
Ariel Strauss, a Jewish Cuban man, strives to explore his cultural history when he
encounters Bemadette Kahn, an older woman and famed novelist who seeks to
relive hers. Cruzs passionate romantic drama takes place in a dreamscape, somewhere between history and memory, present and past. Sotto Voce is a work of
dramatic poetry and an imaginative exploration of nostalgia and the ensuing
heartbreak it comes with.
Nilo Cruz was the first Latino playwright to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
for his play Anna in the Tropics. His other plays include Night Train to Bolina,
Dancing on her Knees, A Park in Our House, Two Sisters and a Piano, The Color of
Desire, Hurricane, A Bicycle Country, Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams, Lorca
in a Green Dress, Beauty of the Father, and translations of Lorcas Doa Rosita
the Spinster and The House of Bernarda Alba. He is the third recipient of the
Greenfield Prize, a $30,000 grant to produce new work.

Oskar Landi

DRAMA
September
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Two Sisters and a Piano


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Nilo Cruz
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The Humans
Stephen Karam

An engrossing new work about the people we hold close,


and the anxieties we hold even closer.

A kind, warm, beautifully observed and deeply moving new play, a celebration of
working-class familial imperfection and affection and a game-changing work for
this gifted young playwright.Chicago Tribune
Portentous and penetrating . . . Stephen Karams family drama is a slow-burning
study of psychological unease.Variety

Joanna Eldredge Morrissey

DRAMA
January
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This year for Thanksgiving, the Blake family gathers in a new Chinatown apartment shared by daughter Brigid and her boyfriend: a typical housing space for
New York, cramped with people and all the compassion, cares, and consternation they bring with them. This delirious tragicomedy (Chicago Sun-Times) by
talented young playwright Stephen Karam encapsulates what we all dread most
about the holidays and the pressure to present our best selves to the people who
mean the most to us. The intricate dialogue and delicate interactions weave a
beautifully despondent family portrait, revealing the true depth of each individuals
anxietya nature that is, desperately and accurately, human.

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Stephen Karam is the author of Sons of the Prophet, a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer
Prize and the recipient of the 2012 Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle,
Lucille Lortel and Hull-Warriner Awards for Best Play. His other plays include
Speech & Debate, the inaugural production of Roundabout Underground, and
columbinus (New York Theatre Workshop). He wrote the libretto for Dark Sisters,
an original chamber opera with composer Nico Muhly (co-produced by Gotham
Chamber Opera, MTG and Opera Company of Philadelphia).

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Three Sisters
Anton Chekhov
Adapted by Tracy Letts

A bracing adaptation from the Pulitzer Prizewinning author


of August: Osage County.

Zestier and more colloquial than most translations . . . Letts main achievement
here is to make Chekhov more emotional, accessible and active.Chicago Tribune
Ive seen over a dozen Three Sisters, but never has the final scene . . . registered
so hard. Its the cumulative effect of . . . searing truth-tellingfrom Letts, who
knows family dysfunction as only the author of August: Osage County can, and
Chekhov, the good doctor who diagnoses all our weaknesses that are so strong.
Chicago Theater Beat
When the champion of modern family drama takes on the genres patriarch, the
result is an energetic and vitalizing adaptation of one of Anton Chekhovs most
beloved plays. A cruder, gruffer outline of the plight of the wistful Prozorov sisters serves to emphasize the anguish of their Chekhovian stagnation. This latest work from Tracy Letts envisions the revered classic through a fresh lens that
revives the passionate characters and redoubles the tragic effect of their stunted
dreams.

DRAMA
November
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Tracy Letts was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for
Best Play for August: Osage County. His other plays include Superior Donuts;
Pulitzer Prize fi nalist Man from Nebraska; Killer Joe, which was adapted into a
critically acclaimed film; and Bug, which has played in New York, Chicago, and
London and was adapted into a film. Letts garnered a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway revival of Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Killer Joe
Tracy Letts
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The Big Bang
Universes

Groundbreaking works from a singularly gifted theater ensemble.