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The Underground$14.99 – $16.99
“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 Way Back$12.64
This book of poems written originally in Sámi, a language spoken by about 20,000 people in Finland, Norway, and Sweden, explores connections between Buddhist philosophy and Sámi philosophy.
The Winterlings$14.99 – $16.99
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$9.99 – $17.95
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$15.95
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.
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$16.95
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!
Alisher Navoiy, or Nizam-al-Din ‘Ali-Shir, a fifteenth century poet, mystic and artist, is reawakened in Daly’s sublime translations. True to their spirit yet infused with a modern idiom, these ghazals tremble on the tongue, sparkle on the sheaf.
Two Colors of the Soul: The Selected Poetry of Dmytro Pavlychko$17.00
In the tradition of poet-statesmen Neruda and Seferis, Pavlychko writes about his twin passions, love and history. Courageous, direct, and plain-spoken, he has long deserved a place on the international literary stage and Michael Naydan’s skillfully edited selections should confirm it.
— Askold Melnyczuk
Easy Rider meets Pedro Páramo in this darkly funny, fast-paced road novel that barrels through eastern Ukraine’s ravaged industrial landscape.
“These poems are never merely pastoral, and their emotional range belies their small size. Here are poems that move from the lyrical and humorous to the acerbic, the rueful, and even the creepy. ‘Every little whipstitch,’ we can hear Randi Ward’s haunted and haunting voice moving between worlds like a wily shape-shifter.” — Maggie Anderson
Who is Martha$9.99 – $15.99
A rollicking tale about facing death with verve and style, richly told with great feeling and historical depth.