Playboy by Constance Debre

Staff Pick

The striking Love Me Tender introduced Debre's distinctive auto-fiction to English speaking readers; now indie press Semiotext(e) backs up a bit to issue an earlier work. Playboy shows the author developing her style with short, powerful prose and documenting how she's overhauled her lifestyle by sleeping around with little care for the outcome of her choices--an abandonment readers may revel in as they follow this singular force putting her stamp on the literary world.

 

 

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By Constance Debre, Holly James (Translated by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781635902105
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Published: Semiotext(e) - April 9th, 2024

James by Percival Everett

Staff Pick

Everett tells his enthralling fiction from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn's enslaved Jim's point of view--but you don't need to have read the Twain canon to appreciate and enjoy this twist on one of the Great American Novels. In it, the acclaimed Everett lays bare the cruel soul of the United States in the form of an enveloping adventure, while also treating readers to his trademark dark humor--and thereby cementing himself as one of the 21st century's best writers.


 

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780385550369
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Published: Doubleday - March 19th, 2024

I See Buildings Fall Like Lightning by Keiran Goddard

Staff Pick

In his second novel, the poet focuses his lyrical prose on a class and a place underrepresented in British literature. Rich with lines to savor, the book follows six friends moving toward adulthood in an unnamed Birmingham town as they navigate the maelstrom of mid-life, complete with the difficulties of having kids in the 21st century, the gig economy, the roundabout of financial recession, and the fallout of life choices that grow from fissures to chasms. 

 

 

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$27.00
ISBN: 9798889660088
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Published: Europa Editions - February 20th, 2024

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