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  • Empty Wardrobes

    By Maria Judite de Carvalho
    Translated from Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa
    $14.95
    “Maria Judite de Carvalho will always be at the forefront of Portuguese literature, whether now or in two or three generations' time.” —A Capital “Maria Judite…
    Forthcoming
  • Cuíer

    By Multiple Authors
    Translated from Portuguese by Multiple Translators
    $16.95
    For the first time ever, and against the backdrop of Bolsonaro’s emboldened far-right regime, Brazil’s legendary and pioneering queer writers appear together in English translation.
    Forthcoming
  • Kaya Days

    By Carl de Souza
    Translated from French by Jeffrey Zuckerman
    $14.95
    A hazy, riotous novel from the Mauritian writer Carl de Souza and award-winning translator Jeffrey Zuckerman, Kaya Days reimagines the 1999 island uprising as an explosive…
    Forthcoming
  • Slipping

    By Mohamed Kheir
    Translated from Arabic by Robin Moger
    $16.95
    “A brilliant, lucid dream of a book.…There are shards of magic to be found on every page of this novel.” –Omar El Akkad, author of…
    Forthcoming
  • Nancy

    By Bruno Lloret
    Translated from Spanish by Ellen Jones
    $19.95
    “This is a gorgeous novel from a writer unafraid to consider the darkness…beyond rewarding. Bleak, beautiful, and incredibly powerful.” —Kirkus (starred review) “An inventory of…
    Forthcoming
  • Elemental

    By Multiple Authors
    Translated from Various Languages by Multiple Translators
    $16.95
    “Stone, earth, water, ice, wind, and burning heat. The stories here dig deep and unexpectedly into life’s fundamentals—the elements and the passions—bringing into English, many…
  • Rabbit Island

    By Elvira Navarro
    Translated from Spanish by Christina MacSweeney
    $19.95
    “In this impressionistic, dreamlike collection, Navarro, a Spanish writer, deploys surrealism to comic, haunting effect.” —New York Times “One thing that distinguishes Navarro in this…
  • Harmada

    By João Gilberto Noll
    Translated from Portuguese by Edgar Garbelotto
    $14.95
    “Highly erotic…Noll’s novel explores the powerlessness of feeling both disoriented and aroused. The narrator’s ambition—which propels the plot—is nearly always based in desire, though the…
  • That Time of Year

    By Marie NDiaye
    Translated from French by Jordan Stump
    $19.95
    “What at first appears to be a Kafkaesque fable about insiders and outsiders quickly morphs into a metaphysical horror story about the bonds between the…
  • Home

    By Multiple Authors
    Translated from Arabic by Multiple Translators
    $16.95
    Nine contemporary Arabic-language poets from eight different countries explore the intimate world of everyday life “Unbelievably exciting…These are poems to read and reread, repeating the…
  • Echo on the Bay

    By Masatsugu Ono
    Translated from Japanese by Angus Turvill
    $16.95
    Winner of the Mishima Prize "Cross García Márquez and Simenon and set the piece on the Sea of Japan, and you’ll have a feel for…
  • On Lighthouses

    By Jazmina Barrera
    Translated from Spanish by Christina MacSweeney
    $19.95
    “Precise and erudite, Barrera’s writing is as alluring and arresting as the landscapes and stories it conveys. Each piece is crafted with care, imbued with…
  • Lake Like a Mirror

    By Ho Sok Fong
    Translated from Chinese by Natascha Bruce
    $16.95
    “Dreamlike…[Ho Sok Fong] has created a world in these stories that is entirely, and uniquely, her own. Straddling the surreal and the pointedly political, Ho…
  • That We May Live

    By Multiple Authors
    Translated from Chinese by Multiple Translators
    $16.95
    “This remarkable anthology of Chinese speculative fiction offers seven tales of societal responsibility and individual freedom. . . . By turns cryptic and revealing, phantasmagorical…
  • b, Book, and Me

    By Kim Sagwa
    Translated from Korean by Sunhee Jeong
    $16.95
    “At turns raw and piercing, dreamy and surreal, Kim’s latest import…is a pressing indictment of today’s too-often onerous transition toward uncertain adulthood.” —Booklist, Starred Review…
  • They Will Drown in Their Mothers’ Tears

    By Johannes Anyuru
    Translated from Swedish by Saskia Vogel
    $16.95 | $22.95
    Winner of the 2020 Firecracker Award for Fiction Winner of the August Prize for Best Work of Literary Fiction “[They Will Drown in Their Mothers' Tears]…
  • This Tilting World

    By Colette Fellous
    Translated from French by Sophie Lewis
    $16.95
    “[Fellous] observes the rituals and language that fabricate an identity, focusing on what happens when these things dissolve or become fragmented… This piece of autofiction…
  • The Skin Is the Elastic Covering that Encases the Entire Body

    By Bjørn Rasmussen
    Translated from Danish by Martin Aitken
    $12.95
    "A feverish combination of stream of conscious, autobiography, collage, and narrative, Skin marks the arrival of a truly original literary voice. Reminiscent of Maggie Nelson’s The…
  • Beyond Babylon

    By Igiaba Scego
    Translated from Italian by Aaron Robertson
    $22.95
    “[Scego] gives voice to multiple lives, experiences, and emotions either silenced or ignored by history. [Beyond Babylon] resembles no other Italian novel to have migrated…
  • Bright

    By Duanwad Pimwana
    Translated from Thai by Mui Poopoksakul
    $16.95
    "Enchanting . . . [a] melancholy-tinged but still exuberant novel." — Publishers Weekly
  • Lord

    By João Gilberto Noll
    Translated from Portuguese by Edgar Garbelotto
    $12.95
    "Noll's daring and original style and sensibility has been brought to life in this expert translation. Lord is a brilliant introduction to a hero of…
  • The Females

    By Wolfgang Hilbig
    Translated from German by Isabel Fargo Cole
    $12.95
    "Beautiful and grotesque, Wolfgang Hilbig’s The Females is a searing indictment of bureaucracy, sexuality and ultimately language itself. Like Dostoevsky’s underground man, Hilbig’s narrator, in…
  • Mina

    By Kim Sagwa
    Translated from Korean by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton
    $14.95
    “Shocking and powerful…Sagwa captures all that’s complicated about adolescence in Mina but goes further, portraying a disaffected generation cracking under the pressures of perfection and the drive…
  • Tidings of the Trees

    By Wolfgang Hilbig
    Translated from German by Isabel Fargo Cole
    $12.95
    "Out of the ugliness of history and the wasted landscape of his home, he has created stories of disconsolate beauty." — the Wall Street Journal
  • Lion Cross Point

    By Masatsugu Ono
    Translated from Japanese by Angus Turvill
    $14.95 | $19.95
    Winner of the Akutagawa Prize, Japan's most prestigious literary award
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