A Hundred Lovers, Richie Hofmann

Staff Pick

Hofmann's slim volume of erotic poetry harnesses classical imagery and landscapes for an intimate look at the depths of desire and love in a queer relationship. With only the details of technology and modern comforts to date its true provenance, this relationship not only plays out within the wider context of timeless poetic traditions, but such is Hoffmann's mastery of language and genre that his work often feels like it was written centuries ago itself.



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ISBN: 9780593320983
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Published: Knopf - February 8th, 2022

Bibliolepsy, by Gina Apostol

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Bibliolepsy was first published in 1997 and announced the arrival of a powerful new voice in Philippine literature. Finally available to US readers, this multi-layered novel begins as a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of Ferdinand Marcos's final years in power before focusing more specifically on a woman's sexual awakening. Yet as Primi, a precocious bibliophile, discovers more about herself and the world around her, the fiction reveals its debt to the erotic films made during the Marcos dictatorship to comment on how a repressed society will always express itself despite stifling mores.

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ISBN: 9781641292511
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Published: Soho Press - January 4th, 2022

Linea Nigra, by Jazmina Barrera

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The Mexican writer follows her acclaimed English-language debut, On Lighthouses, with a long essay on pregnancy. This important work of testimony deftly blends powerful cultural criticism--tracing the roles of pregnancy in the history of humanity--with the even more striking details of Barrera's own experience carrying a child, giving birth, and beginning to raise a son. Told in fragmentary paragraphs, this vivid work of history, imagination, and memoir evokes the full range of joys and anxieties related to motherhood.



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ISBN: 9781949641301
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Published: Two Lines Press - May 3rd, 2022