Bright Unbearable Reality, by Anna Badkhen

Staff Pick

Badkhen, already one of the most important chroniclers of our time, here turns her sharp, perceptive eye on both human history and recent events such as the Covid-19 pandemic and systemic violence against migrants and marginalized people. These 11 essays weave scenes of past ages with Badkhen's travels and scholarly work to interrogate the state of humanity with empathy and intelligence.






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ISBN: 9781681377063
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Published: New York Review Books - October 18th, 2022

Getting Lost, by Annie Ernaux

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Thanks to Seven Stories Press, English-speaking readers can jump right into the impressive oeuvre of the 2022 Nobel literature prize-winner, Annie Ernaux. In her latest work,Getting Lost, the French writer best known for her autobiographical novels gives us instead the diary she kept during the period that inspired her 2003 fiction, A Simple Passion; both books describe her affair with a younger married man, and her journal also gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the writer's life--the source for the desire and longing Ernaux's works so powerfully evoke.


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By Annie Ernaux, Alison L. Strayer (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781644212196
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Published: Seven Stories Press - October 4th, 2022

Dogs of Summer, by Andrea Abreu

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Much like summer itself, Abreu’s debut novel is so engrossing that when the end comes, you'll wonder where the time went. Capturing the intimacy of friendships in a visceral way--one reminiscent of Ferrante, but with a certain playfulness about it--this coming-of-age tale keeps its emotions close to the chest, resulting in an almost claustrophobic tone that keeps the reader on edge. Abreu is especially adept at portraying the sometimes very thin line between the platonic and the erotic often experienced in the early, formative years of a life.


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By Andrea Abreu, Julia Sanches (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781662601590
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Published: Astra House - August 2nd, 2022