Introducing the Two Lines Press July SALE!!! Up to 50% Off All Two Lines Press Titles!

We’re having a yuuuuge July sale. YUUUUGE!! See below for all the incredible deals, and stock up!


BUNDLES: MAXIMIZE YOUR SAVINGS

Buy a bundle and you’ll get our limited-edition set of beautiful literary postcards!
Plus, our bundles are 50% off the cover price—you just can’t beat that price!


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The “Can’t Put It Down” Set

$23 — BUY NOW

Summer reading is all about riveting plots and incredible characters: these three books are our flat-out most blistering page-turners. Whether it’s Naja Marie Aidt’s surreal Nordic relationships, Xu Zechen’s amazing true-to-life stories of a young Chinese hustler, or Toni Sala’s state-of-the-nation report from Catalonia, these are astonishing glimpses of lives you’ve never seen before. You’ll read them fast, but at 50% off the cover price you’ll have enough money to buy that next summer read!


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The French Riviera Set

$20 — BUY NOW

Every American secretly knows that France is just what we want out of the summer: gorgeous weather, even more gorgeous people, mystery, romance, glamor, world-class espresso. If you can’t quite get to France, you can at least bring France to you with these three books. Intrigue, enchantment, and a dash of trauma make these genre-defying titles unparalleled—find out why these books from Jonathan Littell and Marie NDiaye have been praised from The New Republic to The New Yorker, and everywhere in between. And at 50% off you’ll save enough to read them alongside that glass of red Rhône blend.


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The East European Beach Read Set

$20 — BUY NOW

Nothing says “fun in the sun” like books about madness, runaway paranoia, and smothering coal grime. For the Two Lines Press reader who dares to declare “I resolutely pursue the modernist aesthetic of cruelty, even at the beach!” the East European Beach Read Set is just what you need. Featuring a never-before-translated author from interwar Czechoslovakia (compared to Kafka), an East German declared an “artist of immense stature” by László Krasznahorkai (and compared to Kafka), and a Brazilian master who is surely Eastern European in spirit if not nationality (and compared to Kafka), these three books can be yours at an amazing 50% off the cover price. Make the beach a slightly darker, more insidiously frightening place, just don’t forget the sunscreen!


 

ALL OUR TITLES 40% OFF

For the entire month of July we’re are offering all Two Lines Press titles at an extraordinary 40% off!
Catch up on titles you’ve missed, or be a hero and give the gift of Two Lines to your friends!

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QUIET CREATURE ON THE CORNER BY JOAO GILBERTO NOLL (TR ADAM MORRIS)

$6 — BUY NOW

“One of the most celebrated writers in contemporary Brazilian literature.” — Guernica magazine

“As much as the novel deserves its comparisons with the work of some of the modernist giants, Quiet Creature on the Corner . . . shows Noll blazing past them into his own territory with a story for a different age.” — Cultured Vultures

“As urgently relevant as any contemporary novel. . . . Quiet Creature on the Corner augurs a notable English-language career for João Gilberto Noll.” — Chicago Review of Books

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THE SLEEP OF THE RIGHTEOUS BY WOLFGANG HILBIG (TR ISABEL FARGO COLE)

$9 — BUY NOW

“Wolfgang Hilbig is an artist of immense stature,” — László Krasznahorkai

“­Evokes the luminous prose of W.G. Sebald. . . . Hilbig’s masterly work captures the angst of a man unable to escape the wreckage of his past.” — The New York Times

“Out of the ugliness of history and the wasted landscape of his home, he has created stories of disconsolate beauty.” — The Wall Street Journal

“[Hilbig writes as] Edgar Allan Poe could have written if he had been born in Communist East Germany.” — Los Angeles Review of Books

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THE BOYS BY TONI SALA (TR MARA FAYE LETHEM)

$9 — BUY NOW

An IndieBound Indie Next List selection for December 2015

“[Like] Bolaño’s more Iberian-inflected work—light-footed, death-haunted sentences that tumble along at the shuddering speed of a car crash.” — BOMB magazine

“The Boys is a stark tale of confused people trapped in a wrinkle in time, rendered with painful sensitivity and gut-wrenching bleakness. No surprise that Toni Sala has been praised as one of Catalan’s most important writers.” — Counterpunch

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THE GAME FOR REAL BY RICHARD WEINER (TR BENJAMIN PALOFF)

$9 — BUY NOW

“For me, the pinnacles of prose are Hašek, Kafka, Weiner, Klima.” — Bohumil Hrabal, author of Harlequin’s Millions

“These novellas are intense, funny, and vivid explorations of selfhood and identity. Their publication was long overdue.” — Electric Literature

“Weiner’s strength lies in his exceptional turns of phrase.” — Times Literary Supplement

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SELF-PORTRAIT IN GREEN BY MARIE NDIAYE (TR JORDAN STUMP)

$6 — BUY NOW

Winner of the CLMP Firecracker Award

“NDiaye’s two early books, All My Friends and Self-Portrait in Green . . . are so extraordinarily vivid and controlled” — The New Republic

“Marie NDiaye’s Self-Portrait in Green is phenomenal.” — Idra Novey, author of Ways of Disappearing

“[W]ades through feminine fear, power, and insecurity like no other book I’ve encountered.” — Flavorwire

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BABOON BY NAJA MARIE AIDT (TR DENISE NEWMAN)

$9 — BUY NOW

“I salute thee, Naja Marie Aidt.” — Daniel Handler

“An explosive collection.” — Los Angeles Times

“[A] violent, beautiful, breathlessly paced collection.” — Los Angels Review of Books

“Naja Marie Aidt is the writer of dark secrets.” — Sarah Gerard, author of Binary Star

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RUNNING THROUGH BEIJING BY XU ZECHEN (TR ERIC ABRAHAMSEN)

$9 – BUY NOW

“The novel captures the taste and tension of Beijing better than any I’ve ever read.” — Los Angeles Review of Books

“A window onto Beijing’s seamy, crime-ridden underbelly . . . a vibrant story by one of China’s rising young writers. I’d check it out if I were you.” — Book Riot

“Uplifting, thrilling. . . . The novel itself, with its sharp, detailed prose and vivid storytelling, creates an exhilaration, a giddy hope in the reader . . .” — Numéro Cinq

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THE FATA MORGANA BOOKS BY JONATHAN LITTELL (TR CHARLOTTE MANDELL)

$9 – BUY NOW

“Four nightmarish novellas . . . The writing is sinuous and propulsive; disturbing images are rendered with icy, swift precision.” — The New Yorker

“Littell is fearless in his descriptions of sex, masculinity, and femininity. . . . There is no gendered body in Littell’s work, everything is fluid.” — The Collagist

“These stories lead the reader on a race through the abyss . . .” — Paul La Farge, author of Luminous Airplanes

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ALL MY FRIENDS BY MARIE NDIAYE (TR JORDAN STUMP)

$9 — BUY NOW

“Brings to life an electrifying rogue’s gallery of social outcasts, disgruntled wives, and loony strivers.” — Publishers Weekly

“A superb short story collection.” — Rain Taxi Review of Books

“This book is a world.” — SF Weekly

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HI, THIS IS CONCHITA BY SANTIAGO RONCAGLIOLO (TR EDITH GROSSMAN)

$9 — BUY NOW

“There’s a lot to like—and laugh at—here.” — Publishers Weekly

“Satisfying and unpredictable.” — PopMatters

“Roncagliolo quite cleverly and nicely spins a tale of crossed lives.” — Michael Orthofer, author of The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction


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TWO LINES BACK ISSUES

Summer’s the perfect time to connect with your inner nomad and explore the world. Let us help you by stocking up on hard-to-find issues of Two Lines. We’re selling issues 1 through 20 for just $2 (stock permitting), and Issues 21 through 24 are half off!

$6 ISSUE 24 — FEATURING Jeffrey Yang, Medardo Fraile, Margaret Jull Costa, Rabee Jaber, Kareem James Abu-Zeid

$6 ISSUE 23 — FEATURING Yoko Tawada, Alissa Valles, Katherine Silver, Heather Cleary, Prabda Yoon

$6 ISSUE 22 — FEATURING Lydia Davis, Yuri Herrera, Daniel Levin Becker, Wayne Miller, Jeffrey Angles

$6 ISSUE 21 — FEATURING Johannes Göransson, Antonio Tabucchi, Marcos Giralt Torrente, Natasha Wimmer, and Edward Gauvin

$2 ISSUE 20 — FEATURING Scholastique Mukasonga, Wolfgang Hilbig, Jeffrey Yang, Sergio Chejfec, Susan Bernofsky, and Christopher Merrill

$2 ISSUE 19 — FEATURING Naja Marie Aidt, Lydia Davis, Katrina Dodson, Daniel Hahn, and Camille T. Dungy

$2 ISSUE 18 — FEATURING Alejandra Pizarnik, Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, César Aira, Marilyn Hacker, Albert Cossery, Luc Sante, and Rosanna Warren

$2 ISSUE 17 — FEATURING Inger Christensen, Lydia Davis, Oliverio Girondo, Mikhail Shishkin, Mikhail Shishkin, Natasha Wimmer, and Jeffrey Yang

$2 ISSUE 16 — FEATURING José Manuel Prieto, Anna Szabó, Yoko Tawada, Mahmoud Darwish, George Szirtes, Margaret Jull Costa, and Marilyn Hacker

$2 ISSUE 15 — FEATURING Antonio Muñoz Molina, Margaret Jull Costa, Rodrigo Rey Rosa, John Biguenet, and Sidney Wade

$2 ISSUE 14 — FEATURING Tomas Tranströmer, Robert Hass, Vicente Huidobro, Mercè Rodoreda, and Forrest Gander

$2 ISSUE 13 — FEATURING Jorge Volpi, Suzanne Jill Levine, Dahlia Ravikovitch, Charlotte Mandell, César Vallejo, and Rosmarie Waldrop

$2 ISSUE 12 — FEATURING Ingeborg Bachmann, John Felstiner, Brother Anthony of Taizé, and Yehuda Amichai

$2 ISSUE 11 — FEATURING Don Mee Choi, Donald A. Yates, Eunice Odio, and Marilyn Hacker

$2 ISSUE 10 — FEATURING Pablo Picasso, Suzanne Jill Levine, Marian Schwartz, and Aleksandr Anashevich

SOLD OUT! ISSUE 9  FEATURING Ko Un, Enrique Anderson-Imbert, Giovanni Giudici, and Félix Morisseau-Leroy

$2 ISSUE 8 — FEATURING Yoko Tawada, Cesare Pavese, Umberto Saba, Amélie Nothomb, X-504, and Richard Plantagenet, Coeur-de-Lion

$2 ISSUE 7 — FEATURING Karel Čapek, Luis Cernuda, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Pura López Colomé, and Forrest Gander

$2 ISSUE 6 — FEATURING Henri Michaux, Charles Baudelaire, Beatriz Escalante, Parents & Teachers of Tierra y Libertad, Chiapas, and Saigyo

$2 ISSUE 5 — FEATURING César Vallejo, Peter Handke, Daimon Searls, Jayadeva, and Ryuichi Tamura

$2 ISSUE 4 — FEATURING Juan Goytisolo, Peter Bush, Stephane Mallarmé, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Marian Schwartz, Jack Hirschman, and Alexander Pushkin

$2 ISSUE 3 — FEATURING Julio Cortázar, Eugenio Montale, Natsume Soseki, Dante Alighieri, and King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain

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