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A Contented Man and other stories$2.99
A man waiting in a tower to be killed by an Albanian sworn virgin as part of a blood vendetta. A mythical Irish puca who refuses to take no as a response to his presence. A man obsessed with a long-dead woman in an Impressionist painting. A boy haunted by what might have happened to a woman pulled dead from a lake.
Calligraphy Lesson is the first English-language collection of short stories by Mikhail Shishkin, the most acclaimed contemporary author in Russia. Spanning his entire writing career, from his first published story, “Calligraphy Lesson,” which heralded an entirely new voice in post-Soviet Russian literature and won him Russia’s prestigious Debut Prize in 1993, to “Nabokov’s Inkblot,” written in 2013 for dramatic adaptation by a theater in Zurich. Shishkin is a master prose writer, a completely unique stylist, and heir to the greatest Russian writers, such as Tolstoy, Bunin, and Pasternak.
Captivity$14.99 – $29.99
A literary sensation, György Spiró’s Captivity is both a highly sophisticated historical novel and a gripping page-turner. Set in the tumultuous first century A.D., between the year of Christ’s death and the outbreak of the Jewish War, Captivity recounts the adventures of the feeble-bodied, bookish Uri, a young Roman Jew.
Fardwor, Russia! A Fantastical Tale of Life Under Putin$14.99
The forces of science, human error, and power run amok collide in a wildly inventive, funny, and razor-sharp political satire about Putin’s Russia, from one of the country’s most fearless journalists.
How to Travel Without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America$14.99 – $15.99
A kaleidoscopic, fast-paced tour of Latin America from one of the Spanish-speaking world’s most outstanding writers.
I Called Him Necktie$9.99 – $15.99
Twenty-year-old Taguchi Hiro has spent the last two years of his life living as a hikikomori—a shut-in who never leaves his room and has no human interaction—in his parents’ home in Tokyo. As Hiro tentatively decides to reenter the world, he spends his days observing life around him from a park bench. Gradually he makes friends with Ohara Tetsu, a middle-aged salaryman who has lost his job but can’t bring himself to tell his wife, and shows up every day in a suit and tie to pass the time on a nearby bench.
If Venice Dies$9.99 – $16.95
What is Venice worth? To whom does this urban treasure belong? This eloquent book by internationally renowned art historian Salvatore Settis urgently poses these questions, igniting a new debate about the Queen of the Adriatic and cultural patrimony at large.
La Superba is a Rabelaisian stylistic tour-de-force set in Genoa, the labyrinthine port city (nicknamed ‘La Superba’) where the author has lived for the last six years. Migration, legal and illegal, is the central theme of this autobiographical novel about a writer who becomes trapped in his walk on the wild side in a mysterious and exotic Old World city.
Land of Love and Ruins$14.99 – $16.99
Love, family lives, bonds to country and earth are questioned in this wonderful Icelandic work. Eir invents a new, intimate language between writer and reader in this enchanting book about being human in the modern world.
Oblivion$9.99 – $15.99
This disturbing tale evokes the great and ruined beauty of a land where man and machine worked in tandem with nature to destroy millions of lives during the Soviet century. Emerging from today’s Russia, where the ills of the past are being forcefully erased from public memory, this masterful novel represents an epic literary attempt to rescue history from the brink of oblivion.
Offscapes: Beyond the Limits of Urban Landscape$8.00
With brilliant poetry and photographs, this exploration of abandoned spaces by Italian poet Vincenzo Bagnoli and photographer/translator Valeria Reggi achieves a startling and sensitive vision — of where we have arrived perhaps, in an architected modern society that has partly lost its way.
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One Hundred Twenty-One Days$14.95
Debut novel by mathematician Oulipo member layers coded narratives across World Wars unlocking the entangled history of politics and science.