An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell, by Deborah Levy

Staff Pick

Levy's brief work is cast as a poetic dialogue between an angel from Heaven and an accountant from Hell. The angel wants to spirit the accountant away from his dreary existence of disengaged routine; the accountant, however, despite vague notions of a better life, prefers to stick to what he knows. As their meeting becomes a romantic and comedic romp with modern malaise as a backdrop, Levy makes us laugh even as she poses troubling questions.
 

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781913505257
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Published: And Other Stories - January 31st, 2023

Bilbao-New York-Bilbao, by Kirmen Uribe

Staff Pick

Uribe's mashup of fiction and nonfiction gives us a narrative centered on a novelistic version of himself as he tries to piece together both his family’s and Spain's complicated histories. A poet, Uribe constructs sentences that have a slow, melancholy air, lending a meditative quality to his prose, and, through frequent digressions on art and writing, he makes this beautiful homage to family and roots also a love letter to the power of craft and the written word.


 


 

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By Kirmen Uribe, Elizabeth Macklin (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781566896498
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 4th, 2022

The Gospel of Orla, by Eoghan Walls

Staff Pick

Walls's assured and compelling debut novel explores grief and faith through the story of Orla, a teenager who has recently lost her mother. When she meets a man who claims to be the resurrected Christ, the two plan to flee to Northern Ireland. Walls tells this story with unflagging kinetic energy--and in Orla he has created a memorably sympathetic and magnetic character.

 

 

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781644212820
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Published: Seven Stories Press - March 7th, 2023

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