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WHAT ANCIENT GREEK TRAGEDIES CAN TEACH US TODAY
Written by BRYAN DOERRIES

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 09/22/2015

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-95945-4

This is the personal and deeply passionate story of a life devoted to reclaiming the timeless power of an ancient artistic tradition to comfort the afflicted. For years, theater director Bryan Doerries has led an innovative public health project that produces ancient tragedies for current and returned soldiers, addicts, tornado and hurricane survivors, and a wide range of other at-risk people in society.

Drawing on these extraordinary firsthand experiences, Doerries clearly and powerfully...

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Written by VICTOR SERGE
Translator RICHARD GREEMAN
Introduction by RICHARD GREEMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 12/16/2014

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17770-9

In 1933, Victor Serge was arrested by Stalin’s police, interrogated, and held in solitary confinement for more than eighty days. Released, he spent two years in exile in remote Orenburg. These experiences were the inspiration for Midnight in the Century, Serge’s searching novel about revolutionaries living in the shadow of Stalin’s betrayal of the revolution. 

Among the exiles gathered in the town of Chenor, or Black-Waters, are the granite-faced Old Bolshevik Ryzhik, stoic yet gentle...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 880 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 10/28/2014

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51706-2

 A True Novel begins in New York in the 1960s, where we meet Taro, a relentlessly ambitious Japanese immigrant trying to make his fortune. Flashbacks and multilayered stories reveal his life: an impoverished upbringing as an orphan, his eventual rise to wealth and success—despite racial and class prejudice—and an obsession with a girl from an affluent family that has haunted him all his life. A True Novel then widens into an examination of Japan’s westernization and the emergence of a middle...

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LIFE AMID THE RUINS OF SRI LANKA'S CIVIL WAR
Written by ROHINI MOHAN

Format: Hardcover, 368 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 10/21/2014

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68600-3

For three decades, Sri Lanka’s civil war tore communities apart. In 2009, the Sri Lankan army finally defeated the separatist Tamil Tigers guerrillas in a fierce battle that swept up about 300,000 civilians and killed more than 40,000. More than a million had been displaced by the conflict, and the resilient among them still dared to hope. But the next five years changed everything.

Rohini Mohan’s searing account of three lives caught up in the devastation looks beyond the heroism of wartime...

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Written by YASUSHI INOUE
Translator MICHAEL EMMERICH

Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages

Publisher: Pushkin Collection

On Sale: 09/23/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-1-782-27001-0

The Hunting Gun follows the consequences of a tragic love affair. Told from the viewpoints of three different women, this is a story of the psychological impact of illicit love. First viewed through the eyes of Shoko, who learns of the affair through reading her mother's diary, then through the eyes of Midori, who had long known about the affair of her husband with Saiko, and finally through the eyes of Saiko herself. This novella is incredibly powerful, with universal resonance and a true...

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Written by MOYOCO ANNO

Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages

Publisher: Vertical

On Sale: 07/22/2014

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-939-13043-3

From the pen of Moyoco Anno comes a stunning tale of self-image and self-loathing. In Clothes Called Fat details the lives of young women earnestly revealing the struggles women may have with their bodies and sexuality.    

Noko appears to be living a great life, she's got a good job and a loving boyfriend, but beneath a thin veneer is a young woman who is struggling with her self-image and self-confidence as she fights to keep her weight down. To Noko, being five pounds overweight means...

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Written by GIUSEPPE TOMASI DI LAMPEDUSA
Introduction by MARINA WARNER
Translator STEPHEN TWILLEY

Format: Trade Paperback, 104 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 06/17/2014

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 978-1-590-17719-8

In the last two years of his life, the Sicilian aristocrat Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa wrote not only the internationally celebrated novel The Leopard but also three shorter pieces of fiction, brought together here in a new translation.

The Professor and the Siren, like The Leopard, meditates on the past and the passage of time, and also on the relationship between erotic love and learning. Professor La Ciura is one of the world’s most distinguished Hellenists; his knowledge, however, came...

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Written by LINN ULLMANN

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 04/08/2014

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51667-6

Siri Brodal, a chef and restaurant owner, is married to Jon Dreyer, a famous novelist plagued by writer’s block. Siri and Jon have two daughters, and together they spend their summers on the coast of Norway, in a mansion belonging to Jenny Brodal, Siri’s stylish and unforgiving mother.
 
Siri and Jon’s marriage is loving but difficult, and troubled by painful secrets. They have a strained relationship with their elder daughter, Alma, who struggles to find her place in the family constellation....

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FROM THE IRON GATES TO MOUNT ATHOS

Format: Hardcover, 392 pages

Publisher: New York Review Books

On Sale: 03/04/2014

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-1-590-17754-9

In the winter of 1933, eighteen-year-old Patrick (“Paddy”) Leigh Fermor set out on a walk across Europe, starting in Holland and ending in Constantinople, a trip that took him almost a year. Decades later, Leigh Fermor told the story of that life-changing journey in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water, two books now celebrated as among the most vivid, absorbing, and beautifully written travel books of all time.

The Broken Road is the long-awaited account of the final leg of...

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Written by JAN-PHILIPP SENDKER

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 01/21/2014

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51640-9

The sequel to the international bestselling novel The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
 
Almost ten years have passed since Julia Win came back from Burma, her father’s native country. Though she is a successful Manhattan lawyer, her private life is at a crossroads; her boyfriend has recently left her and she is, despite her wealth, unhappy with her professional life. Julia is lost and exhausted.
 
One day, in the middle of an important business meeting, she hears a stranger’s voice in her head that...

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Written by SIGIZMUND KRZHIZHANOVSKY
Translator JOANNE TURNBULL
Introduction by ADAM THIRLWELL

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 12/03/2013

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17670-2

The stakes are wildly high in Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s fantastic and blackly comic philosophical fables, which abound in nested narratives and wild paradoxes. This new collection of eleven mind-bending tales includes some of Krzhizhanovsky’s most dazzling conceits: a provincial journalist who moves to Moscow finds his existence consumed by the autobiography of his room’s previous occupant; the fingers of a celebrated pianist’s right hand run away to spend a night alone on the city streets;...

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Written by MIKHAIL BULGAKOV
Translator MICHAEL GLENNY

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Melville House

On Sale: 07/30/2013

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-612-19214-7

A new edition of Bulgakov’s blistering satire about the great Russian director Stanislavski, inventor of “Method acting,” part of Melville House’s reissue of the Bulgakov backlist in Michael Glenny’s celebrated translations.

In 1926, a play based on Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel The White Guard premiered at the prestigious Moscow Arts Theatre and it was an immediate and long-lasting success that laid the ground for the rest of Bulgakov’s career as a playwright and novelist.

But it was not an...

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