Fiction

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  • The Underground

    by Hamid Ismailov $14.99$16.99
    Fiction from Restless Books
    Translated from Russian

    “I am Moscow’s underground son, the result of one too many nights on the town.” So declares Mbobo, the unforgettable twelve-year-old narrator of this captivating novel by exiled Uzbek author and BBC journalist Hamid Ismailov. Born to a Siberian woman and an African athlete competing in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Mbobo spends his days navigating the subterranean arteries of the Metro and the challenges of being a fatherless, mixed-race boy in the precarious days of the collapse of the Soviet Union.

  • The Winterlings

    by Cristina Sánchez-Andrade $14.99$16.99
    Fiction from Restless Books
    Translated from Spanish

    Galicia, Spain’s northwest region, in the 1950s. After a childhood in exile, two sisters return to their grandfather’s cottage for the first time since his shocking murder during the civil war. Enchanting as a spell, The Winterlings blends Spanish oral tradition, Latin American magic realism, and the American gothic fiction of Flannery O’Connor and Shirley Jackson into an intoxicating story of romance, violent history, and the mysterious forces that move us.

  • The Year of the Comet

    by Sergei Lebedev $9.99$17.95
    Fiction from New Vessel Press
    Translated from Russian

    From the critically acclaimed author of Oblivion comes The Year of the Comet, a story of a Russian boyhood and coming of age as the Soviet Union is on the brink of collapse.

  • Thrown into Nature

    by Milen Ruskov $15.95
    Fiction from Open Letter Books
    Translated from Bulgarian

    A humorous picaresque set in sixteenth-century Spain, Thrown into Nature tells the story of Dr. Nicolás Monardes, whose medical treatise “Of the Tabaco and His Great Vertues” was partially responsible for introducing tobacco to Europe. His Portuguese assistant, Da Silva, narrates the absurd adventures of the wealthy and influential Dr. Monardes, who steadfastly believed that tobacco—whether the leaves were made into a poultice, the smoke was piped into the anus, or through some other bizarre application—was an infallible cure for every physical, and mental, ailment known to man. He even uses clouds of “cigarella” smoke to chase a poltergeist from a church.

  • Tirza

    by Arnon Grunberg $16.95
    Fiction from Open Letter Books
    Translated from Dutch

    A heartrending and masterful story of a man seeking redemption, Tirza marks a high point in Grunberg’s still-developing oeuvre.

  • Trafika Europe: Essential New European Literature, Vol. I

    by various authors $16.95
    Collection from Penn State University Press

    Choice offerings from the first year of the Trafika Europe quarterly journal edited by Andrew Singer, with sumptuous black-and-white photographs from former ASCAP Director of Photography Mark Chester – an excellent gift item!

  • Voroshilovgrad

    by Serhiy Zhadan $15.95
    Fiction from Deep Vellum Publishing

    Easy Rider meets Pedro Páramo in this darkly funny, fast-paced road novel that barrels through eastern Ukraine’s ravaged industrial landscape.

  • Who is Martha

    by Marjana Gaponenko $9.99$15.99
    Fiction from New Vessel Press
    Translated from German

    A rollicking tale about facing death with verve and style, richly told with great feeling and historical depth.

  • Yugoslavia, My Fatherland

    by Goran Vojnović $12.56
    Fiction from Istros Books
    Translated from Slovene

    When Vladan Borojević googles the name of his father Nedelko, a former officer in the Yugoslav People’s Army supposedly killed in the civil war after the decay of Yugoslavia, he unexpectedly discovers a dark family secret.

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