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A NOVEL
Written by KEI MILLER

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 05/23/2017

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-87161-4

11 April 1982: a smell is coming down John Golding Road right alongside the boy-child, something attached to him, like a spirit but not quite. Ma Taffy is growing worried. She knows that something is going to happen. Something terrible is going to pour out into the world. But if she can hold it off for just a little bit longer, she will. So she asks a question that surprises herself even as she asks it, "Kaia, I ever tell you bout the flying preacherman?"

Set in the backlands of Jamaica,...

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A NOVEL
Written by MICHEL STONE

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages

Publisher: Nan A. Talese

On Sale: 04/04/2017

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-54164-0

For Héctor and Lilia, pursuit of the American Dream became every parent's worst fear when their infant daughter vanished as they crossed from Mexico to the United States—now they must try to get her back. With great empathy and a keen awareness of current events, Michel Stone delivers a novel of surpassing sensitivity and heart. 

Young lovers Héctor and Lilia dreamed of a brighter future for their family in the United States. Héctor left Mexico first, to secure work and housing, but when...

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THE CARIBBEAN AND THE WORLD

Format: Hardcover, 464 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 11/22/2016

Price: $28.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-34976-5

A masterwork of travel literature and of history: voyaging from Cuba to Jamaica, Puerto Rico to Trinidad, Haiti to Barbados, and islands in between, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of each society, its culture and politics, connecting this region’s common heritage to its fierce grip on the world’s imagination.
 
From the moment Columbus gazed out from the Santa María's deck in 1492 at what he mistook for an island off Asia, the Caribbean has been subjected to the...

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Written by GUADALUPE NETTEL
Translator J.T. LICHTENSTEIN

Format: Hardcover, 208 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 06/16/2015

Price: $22.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80526-5

The first novel to appear in English by one of the most talked-about and critically acclaimed writers of new Mexican fiction.
 
From a psychoanalyst's couch, the narrator looks back on her bizarre childhood—in which she was born with an abnormality in her eye into a family intent on fixing it. In a world without the time and space for innocence, the narrator intimately recalls her younger self—a fierce and discerning girl open to life’s pleasures and keen to its ruthless cycle of tragedy.

With...

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Written by GUADALUPE NETTEL
Translator J. T. LICHTENSTEIN

Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 06/16/2015

Price: $12.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80605-7

Siamese fighting fish, cockroaches, cats, a snake, and a strange fungus all serve here as mirrors that reflect the unconfessable aspects of human nature buried within us. The traits and fates of these animals illuminate such deeply natural, human experiences as the cruelty born of cohabitation, the desire to reproduce and the impulse not to, and the inexplicable connection that can bind, eerily, two beings together. Each Nettel tale creates, with tightly wound narrative tension, a space...

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THE STORY OF THE CUBAN FIVE
Written by FERNANDO MORAIS

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 06/16/2015

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68876-2

Here is the story of political prisoners finally freed in December 2014, after being held captive by the United States since the late 1990s.

Through the 1980s and 1990s, violent anti-Castro groups based in Florida carried out hundreds of military attacks on Cuba, bombing hotels and shooting up Cuban beaches with machine guns. The Cuban government struck back with the Wasp Network—a dozen men and two women—sent to infiltrate those organizations.

The Last Soldiers of the Cold War tells the...

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Written by ALAN PAULS
Translator ELLIE ROBINS

Format: Hardcover, 208 pages

Publisher: Melville House

On Sale: 06/02/2015

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-1-612-19423-3

A major new novel from the writer Roberto Bolaño called “one of the best living Latin American writers”

Alan Pauls, one of Latin American literature's rising stars, combines the intimate and the political in a novel that, although it is set in Argentina in the 1970s and ’80s, will bring to mind books like Choire Sicha’s Very Recent History and Sam Lipsyte’s The Ask in its subtle, brilliant depiction of the place of money in its protagonists’ lives.

It begins with a body: a top executive of...

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DINERO, OBSEQUIO Y SOCIEDAD EN LA ERA DE TRANSICIóN

Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages

Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS

On Sale: 04/14/2015

Price: $22.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-94883-5

Sacroeconomía analiza la historia del dinero desde las antiguas economías del obsequio hasta el capitalismo moderno, revelando hasta qué punto el sistema monetario ha contribuido a la alienación, la competencia y la escasez, ha destruido el sentimiento de comunidad y ha obligado al crecimiento ilimitado. Estas tendencias han llegado a su extremo hoy en día. Sin embargo, tras su derrumbe podríamos hallar una gran oportunidad para acometer la transición hacia un modo de ser más interconectado,...

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Written by SILVINA OCAMPO
Translator JASON WEISS

Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages

Publisher: NYRB Poets

On Sale: 01/27/2015

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 978-1-590-17774-7

Silvina Ocampo possessed her own special enchantment as a poet, and only now is her extraordinary poetic achievement becoming more widely recognized beyond Latin America.

Remarkably, this is the first collection of Ocampo’s poetry to appear in English. From her early sonnets on the native Argentine landscape, to her meditations on love’s travails, to her explorations of the kinship between plant and animal realms, to her clairvoyant inquiries into history and myth and memory, readers will...

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A FATHER'S MEMOIR IN 424 STEPS
Written by DIOGO MAINARDI
Translator MARGARET JULL COSTA

Format: Hardcover, 176 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 10/07/2014

Price: $20.00

ISBN: 978-1-590-51700-0

THE FALL is a memoir like no other. Its 424 short passages match the number of steps taken by Diogo Mainardi's son Tito as he walks, with great difficulty, alongside his father through the streets of Venice, the city where a medical mishap during Tito's birth left him with Cerebral Palsy.

As they make their way toward the hospital where both their lives changed forever, Mainairdi begins to draw on his knowledge of art and history, seeking to better explain a tragedy that was entirely...

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RIDING THE RAILS AND DODGING NARCOS ON THE MIGRANT TRAIL
Written by OSCAR MARTINEZ
Introduction by FRANCISCO GOLDMAN
Translator DANIELA MARIA UGAZ, JOHN WASHINGTON

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 06/03/2014

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68297-5

One day a few years ago, 300 migrants were kidnapped between the remote desert towns of Altar, Mexico, and Sasabe, Arizona. A local priest got 120 released, many with broken ankles and other marks of abuse, but the rest vanished. Óscar Martínez, a young writer from El Salvador, was in Altar soon after the abduction, and his account of the migrant disappearances is only one of the harrowing stories he garnered from two years spent traveling up and down the migrant trail from Central America...

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CREATING COMMUNITY IN VIOLENT TIMES
Written by LUIS J. RODRIGUEZ

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 05/13/2014

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80553-1

Hearts and Hands focuses on healing through community building. Empowered by thirty years of experience with gangs in Los Angeles and Chicago, Rodríguez offers a unique book of change. He makes concrete suggestions, shows how we can create nonviolent opportunities for youth today, and redirects kids into productive and satisfying lives. And he warns that we sacrifice community values for material gain when we incarcerate or marginalize people already on the edge of society. His drive to...

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