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LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN

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Written by ANTONIO DI BENEDETTO
Preface by ESTHER ALLEN
Translator ESTHER ALLEN

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 08/23/2016

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17717-4

First published in 1956, Zama is now universally recognized as one of the masterpieces of modern Argentinean and Spanish-language literature.

Written in a style that is both precise and sumptuous, Zama takes place in the last decade of the eighteenth century and describes the solitary, suspended existence of Don Diego de Zama, a highly placed servant of the Spanish crown who has been posted to Asunción, the capital of remote Paraguay. Eaten up by pride, lust, petty grudges, and paranoid...

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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 SANDRA CISNEROS

Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 04/28/2015

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-87250-5

From much-beloved, bestselling author Sandra Cisneros comes a vibrantly beautiful collection of poems. First published in 1987, in My Wicked Wicked WaysCisneros embraces her first passion—verse—in poems remarkable for their plainspoken radiance. In lines both comic and sad, the author of The House on Mango Street deftly—and dazzlingly—explores the human experience. For those familiar with Cisneros only from her fiction, My Wicked Wicked Ways shows the acclaimed author in an entirely new...

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A WALK THROUGH CARNIVAL IN JACMEL, HAITI (UPDATED)
Written by EDWIDGE DANTICAT

Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 04/28/2015

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-87291-8

As a child, acclaimed author Edwidge Danticat was terrified by Carnival festivities—until 2002, when she returned home to Haiti determined to understand the lure of this famed event. Here she chronicles her journey to the coastal town of Jacmel, where she met with the performers, artists, and organizers who re-create the myths and legends that bring the festival to life. In the process, Danticat traces the heroic and tragic history of the island, from French colonists and Haitian...

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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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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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Written by ANTONIO SKARMETA
Translator JOHN CULLEN

Format: Hardcover, 112 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 09/16/2014

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51625-6

Jacques is a schoolteacher in a small Chilean village, and a French translator for the local paper. He owes his passion for the French language to his Parisian father, Pierre, who, one year before, abruptly returned to France without a word of explanation. Jacques and his mother's sense of abandonment is made more acute by their isolation in this small community where few read or think. While Jacques finds distraction in a crush on his student's older sister, his preoccupation with his...

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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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