New & Noteworthy Books

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Posted on July 14, 2011


Afterglow coverAfterglow/Tras el Rayo

Poetry by Alberto Blanco

Translated from the Spanish by Jennifer Rathbun

Bitter Oleander Press, June 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0978633554

Paperback: 144pp; $21.00

This is the first complete book of [Alberto Blanco's] work in English accompanied by its facing Spanish text.


Already it is Dusk coverAlready it is Dusk

Chapbook by Joe Fletcher

Brooklyn Arts Press, September 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-936767-00-7

Chapbook: 51pp; $8.00

James Tate says "Powerful, fully-realized complications…demonstrations of the twists and turns a human mind can take, of the serious dark deep dangers and beautiful kind."


Fantastic Women coverFantastic Women

18 tales of the surreal and the sublime from Tin House

Edited by Rob Spillman

Tin House Books, August 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-935639-10-7

Paperback: 280pp; $18.95

Fantastic Women assembles the work of eighteen inventive, insightful women authors who steep their narratives in a heady potion of surrealism and macabre black comedy.


Karaoke Culture coverKaraoke Culture

Nonfiction by Dubravka Ugresic

Translated from the Croation by David Williams

Open Letter, October 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-934824-57-3

Paperback: 324pp; $15.95

Karaoke Culture is full of candid, personal, and opinionated accounts of topics ranging from the baffling worldwide-pop-culture phenomena to the detriments of conformist nationalism.


The Lizard's Tale coverThe Lizard's Tale

Fiction by Jose Donoso

Translated from the Spanish by Jill Levine

Northwestern Univ Press, October 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-8101-2702-9

Paperback: 224pp; $23.95

Defeated and hiding in his Barcelona apartment, painter Antonio Munoz-Roa…relates the story of his fight with Luisa, his cousin, lover, and benefactor, after his scandalous desertion from the "Informalist" movement, […] in which he had been a member of certain standing.


The Necessity of Certain Behaviors coverThe Necessity of Certain Behaviors

Fiction by Shannon Cain

Univ of Pittsburgh Press, September 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-8229-4410-2

Paperback: 160pp; $24.95

Winner of the 2011 Drue Heinz Literature Prize selected by acclaimed author Alice Mattison. The stories in The Necessity of Certain Behaviors chart the treacherous and often absurd territory of the illicit.


Send Me Work coverSend Me Work

Fiction by Katherine Karlin

TriQuarterly Books, October 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-8101-5220-5

Paperback: 336pp; $17.95

Unlike the heroines of domestic fiction, Katherine Karlin's women face their biggest challenges outside of the house.


New & Noteworthy Books

Full list of new & noteworthy books received

July 14, 2011


Fantastic Women: 18 tales of the surreal and the sublime from Tin House, Ed. Rob Spillman, Tin House Books



Already it is Dusk, Joe Fletcher, Brooklyn Arts Press



Concertos, No Collective, Ugly Duckling Presse

Cursivism, Will Hubbard, Ugly Duckling Presse 

An Old Junker: a senior represents, Howard Junker, IF SF publishing



Broken Irish: A Novel, Edward J. Delaney, Turtle Point Press 

Crash & Tell, Stories, Lori Baker, Louisiana State Univ Press 

The Lizard's Tale, Jose Donoso, Northwestern Univ Press 

Magpies, Lynne Barrett, Carnegie Mellon Univ Press 

My Two Worlds, Sergio Chejfec, Open Letter 

The Necessity of Certain Behaviors, Shannon Cain, Univ of Pittsburgh Press

Re-Visions: Stories from Stories, Meredith Sue Willis, Hamilton Stone Editions 

Send Me Work, Katherine Karlin, TriQuarterly Books 

That Paris Year, Joanna Biggar, Alan Squire Publishing

When the de la Cruz Family Danced, Donna Miscolta, Signal 8 Press 



Don't Shoot the Gentile, James C. Work, Univ of Oklahoma Press 

Karaoke Culture, Dubravka Ugresic, Open Letter 



Afterglow/Tras el Rayo, Alberto Blanco, Bitter Oleander Press

Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems, David Trinidad, Turtle Point Press

The Hermit, Laura Solomon, Ugly Duckling Presse

Lucky Fish, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Tupelo Press

Saint Monica, Mary Biddinger, Black Lawrence Press

What have you done to our ears to make us hear echoes?, Arlene Kim, Milkweed Editions