The World According to Raymundo Mata, by Gina Apostol

Staff Pick

The arrival of the Great Philippine Novel on what once was--and arguably still is, the shore of the Philippines' colonial master is not only cause for celebration but one more layer of historical irony for Apostol's exceptional and irreverent postmodern masterpiece, which buttresses what is ostensibly the diary of a Filipino revolutionary with a meta structure of academic repartee that showcases every weapon in the gifted Apostol's literary arsenal.



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ISBN: 9781641291835
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Soho Press - January 12th, 2021

Hurricane Season, by Fernanda Melchor

Staff Pick

Told in eight single-paragraph chapters  by as many different narrators, Hurricane Season is an assault of language that leaves the reader in a state of ecstatic discombobulation, searching for an elusive truth among  the dueling narratives. On its face, this is a story about the murder of a witch and the search for her killers and their motivation, but at a deeper level Melchor has constructed a discordant and wild portrait of a small town riven by poverty, politics, and sex. 

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By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780811230735
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Published: New Directions - October 6th, 2020



Norma Jeane Baker of Troy by Anne Carson

Staff Pick

With her previous translations/versions of ancient Greek plays and poetry, Carson has proved that she is the preeminent classicist of our time. She follows her previous efforts with her own version (read: loosely based) on Euripides’ Helen. In Norma Jeane Baker of Troy, she combines Helen of Troy and Marilyn Monroe into one persona and places both women in each other's milieu. In doing so, Carson creates a powerful, book-length monologue that tells two similar tales of sorrow, separated by millennia, and explores the way the world destroys women through myth-making powered by the male gaze.

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ISBN: 9780811229364
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Published: New Directions - February 25th, 2020