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LITERATURE AND DRAMA

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Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 05/17/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-87285-7

Arriving in Buenos Aires in 1913, with only a suitcase and her father’s cherished violin to her name, seventeen-year-old Leda is shocked to find that the husband she has travelled across an ocean to reach is dead. Unable to return home, alone, and on the brink of destitution, she finds herself seduced by the tango, the dance that underscores every aspect of life in her new city. Knowing that she can never play in public as a woman, Leda disguises herself as a young man to join a troupe of...

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STORIES FROM MY LIFE
Written by SANDRA CISNEROS

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 10/06/2015

Price: $28.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-35133-1

From the author of The House on Mango Street, a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography—an intimate album of a beloved literary legend.

From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreakingThe House on Mango Street to her abode in Mexico in a region where “my ancestors lived for centuries,” the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and...

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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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Written by CRISTINA HENRíQUEZ

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 03/03/2015

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-345-80640-6

Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction

When fifteen-year-old Maribel Rivera sustains a terrible injury, the Riveras leave behind a comfortable life in Mexico and risk everything to come to the United States so that Maribel can have the care she needs. Once they arrive, it’s not long before Maribel attracts the attention of Mayor Toro, the son of one of their new neighbors, who sees a kindred spirit in this beautiful, damaged outsider. Their love story sets in motion events...

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SELECTED STORIES
Written by SILVINA OCAMPO
Preface by JORGE LUIS BORGES
Translator DANIEL BALDERSTON
Introduction by HELEN OYEYEMI

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 01/27/2015

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17767-9

Thus Were Their Faces offers a comprehensive selection of the short fiction of Silvina Ocampo, undoubtedly one of the twentieth century’s great masters of the story and the novella. Here are tales of doubles and impostors, angels and demons, a marble statue of a winged horse that speaks, a beautiful seer who writes the autobiography of her own death, a lapdog who records the dreams of an old woman, a suicidal romance, and much else that is incredible, mad, sublime, and delicious. Italo...

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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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Written by EDWIDGE DANTICAT

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 07/01/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-47227-4

Shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 

A New York Times Book Review and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year; a Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction Book; an NPR "Great Read"; a Library Journal Top Book


Just as her father makes the wrenching decision to send her away for a chance at a better life, Claire Limyè Lanmè—Claire of the Sea Light—suddenly disappears. As the people of the Haitian seaside community of Ville Rose search for her, painful secrets,...

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Written by GUADALUPE NETTEL
Translator J. T. LICHTENSTEIN

Format: Hardcover, 128 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 06/10/2014

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80551-7

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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Written by EDUARDO SACHERI

Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 05/20/2014

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51642-3

When Alejandro “Mono” dies of cancer, his brother and two closest friends, a tight-knit group since childhood, are left to figure out how to take care of his young daughter, Guadalupe. They want to give her all the love they felt for Mono and secure her future, but there isn’t a single peso left in the bank. Mono invested all of his money in a promising soccer player whose talents haven’t panned out, and the three hundred thousand dollars Mono spent on his transfer is soon to be lost for...

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Written by SANDRA CISNEROS
Illustrated by ESTER HERNáNDEZ

Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 04/08/2014

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-74386-2

Have You Seen Marie? Showcases the storytelling magic of Sandra Cisneros, beloved author of The House on Mango Street. This lyrically told, richly illustrated fable for adults is the tale of a woman’s search, in the wake of her mother’s death, for a missing cat—and a reminder that love, even when it goes astray, does not stay lost forever. 

“A real-life bedtime story for grownups.” —The Seattle Times

“Cisneros captures the experience of grief with moving and visceral clarity. . . . Like the...

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Written by PATRICIO PRON
Translator MARA FAYE LETHEM

Format: Trade Paperback, 222 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 03/11/2014

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-74542-2

The American debut of one of Granta’s Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists, My Fathers’ Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain is a daring and deeply affecting story of one Argentine family’s buried secrets. When a young writer returns home to visit his dying father, he finds himself drawn into an obsessive search for a local man gone missing. As the truth—not only about his father but an entire generation—comes to light, the narrator is forced to confront the ghosts of Argentina’s dark political...

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