A national bestseller from the “prolific and exceptionally insightful” (Globe and Mail) Roxane Gay,Difficult Women is a collection of stories of rare force that paints a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America. Difficult Women tells of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky... More Info
Based on the popular Wall Street Journal column, Anatomy of a Song captures the stories behind 45 influential rock, R&B, and pop hits through oral-history interviews with the artists who wrote and recorded them--including Keith Richards on "Street Fighting Man," Rod Stewart on "Maggie May," and... More Info
From the author of the international bestseller Night Train to Lisbon, a riveting novel about a father's boundless love for his daughter as her obsessive desire to become a concert violinist drives them both to the brink of destruction
From the renowned social critic, energy expert, and bestselling author James Howard Kunstler,The Harrows of Spring concludes the quartet of his extraordinary World Made By Hand novels, set in an American future of economic and political collapse, where electricity, automobiles, and the familiar... More Info
"Whether he’s in Cuba, Mozambique, or attempting to climb Mount Ararat, [Shacochis] vividly places you in both the past and present of his destinations . . . [his] restlessness and recklessness, all couched in a headlong maximalist prose, are impossible to resist.”--Boston Globe "Shacochis’... More Info
"A rare and extraordinary book . . . heart-stopping . . . spellbinding.”--San Francisco Chronicle "A page turner that attains the status of literature.”--Newsweek "Finely drawn, full of dark beauty and presentiment.”--New Yorker "An astonishing first novel.”--New York Review of Books... More Info
Set against the vibrant backdrop of Burma from the 1940s to the 1960s, Miss Burma is a powerful and epic novel that follows one prominent Burmese family struggling to overcome war and political repression while trying to build a meaningful life
The third literary anthology in the series that has been called "ambitious” (O Magazine) and "strikingly international” (Boston Globe),Freeman’s: Home, continues to push boundaries in diversity and scope, with stunning new pieces from emerging writers and literary luminaries alike. As the... More Info
A "New York Times" bestseller, "The Ancient Minstrel" is a stunning collection of novellas that highlight Jim Harrison s phenomenal range as a writer, shot through with his trademark wit and keen insight into the human condition. Harrison has tremendous fun with his own reputation in the title... More Info
Allen Ginsberg s poems, from Howl to Kaddish to The Fall of America, have influenced generations of writers and made him a defining figure of the twentieth century. Ginsberg s "Collected Poems," first published in 1984, and expanded in 1997, was originally thought to contain all of his poetic work.... More Info
Before Helen Macdonald rose to international acclaim with her "beautiful and nearly feral" ("New York Times") bestselling memoir "H Is for Hawk," she wrote a collection of poetry, "Shaler's Fish." In robust, lyrical verse, "Shaler's Fish" roams both the outer and inner landscapes of the poet's... More Info
Viet Thanh Nguyen's "The Sympathizer" was one of the most widely and highly praised novels of 2015, the winner not only of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, but also the Center for Fiction Debut Novel Prize, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, the ALA Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the... More Info
"The Three Battles of Wanat" features the best long-form pieces on war, profiles, sports reporting, and essays on culture from one of the nation s top journalists, "New York Times" bestselling author Mark Bowden. The title storywhich begins on one of the bloodiest days in the war in Afghanistan and... More Info
From the New York Times bestselling author of Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? comes an enchanting collection of stories for the holiday season. For years Jeanette Winterson has loved writing a new story at Christmas time and here she brings together twelve of her brilliantly imaginative,... More Info
"New York Times" bestselling author Jim Harrison was one of America s most beloved and critically acclaimed writers. The classic "Legends of the Fall" is Harrison at his most memorable: a striking collection of novellas written with exceptional brilliance and a ferocious love of life. The title... More Info
Raw, poetic and compulsively readable. In Molly Brodak s dazzling memoir, "Bandit," her eye is so honest, I found myself nodding like I was agreeing with her, sometimes cringing at what she sustained, and laughingoften. I can t wait to buy a copy for everyone I know. Kathryn Stockett, author of... More Info
"No volume serves juicier dish on punk’s New York birth . . . Tales of sex, drugs and music that will make you wish you’d been there.”--Rolling Stone "Ranks up there with the great rock & roll books of all time.”--Time Out New York Once the most reviled musical movement in history, now... More Info
Rob Spillman--the award-winning, charismatic cofounding editor of the legendary Tin House magazine--has devoted his life to the rebellious pursuit of artistic authenticity. Born in Germany to two driven musicians, his childhood was spent among the West Berlin cognoscenti, in a city two hundred... More Info
Gregory David Robert’s epic debut novel,Shantaram, introduced millions of readers to the heart of India through Lin, an Australian fugitive working as a passport forger for a branch of the Bombay mafia. InThe Mountain Shadow, the long awaited sequel, Lin must find his way in a Bombay run by a... More Info
We live today in constant motion, traveling distances rapidly, small ones daily, arriving in new states. In this inaugural edition of Freeman's, a new biannual of unpublished writing, former Granta editor and NBCC president John Freeman brings together the best new fiction, nonfiction, and poetry... More Info
May 4th, 1970. A week earlier President Nixon has ordered American ground forces into Cambodia to pursue the Vietcong. By the end of the day four students will be shot dead by the National Guards in the grounds of Kent State University. On the other side of the Atlantic, it's a brilliant sunny... More Info
Examines the life of a man who rose from being an outcast and prisoner during Communist rule to becoming the last president of Czechoslovakia, the first president of the newly democratic Czech Republic and a human-rights activist.
A Danish national-turned-associate of al-Qaida, provides an inside look at his decade as a radical Islamist, as well as his ultimate decision to leave the jihadist life and become a double-agent for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence. 35,000 first printing.
Curfew takes place during one twenty-four hour period in January 1985. Matilde Neruda, widow of the Nobel Prize-winning poet, has just passed away, and various factions are rallying to turn the event to their advantage: for Pinochet's junta, it represents a chance to assert political authority,... More Info
Returning to his Cornwell fishing hometown after surviving World War I, Daniel is haunted by memories of his closest friend and his first love before suffering the unforeseen consequences of a lie. By the award-winning author of The Siege. 20,000 first printing.
Fusing the personal and the political in high-voltage verse, Amiri Baraka?"whose long illumination of the black experience in America was called incandescent in some quarters and incendiary in others" (New York Times)?was one of the preeminent writers of the past century. This volume comprises the... More Info
An obsessive introvert in Beirut, eschewed by her family and neighbors for her divorced status and lack of religious reverence, quietly translates favorite books into Arabic while struggling with her aging body until an unthinkable disaster threatens what little life remains to her. By the... More Info
Her perfect life is shattered when Mireille is kidnapped by armed men in front of her father's estate in Haiti and she must endure the horrors and torments of her captors while her father inexplicably resists paying for her ransom.
“[A] classic psychological thriller.”—USA Today Originally published in 1964, and the winner of the CWA Best Foreign Novel Award, Patricia Highsmith’s The Two Faces of January is a chilling tale of suspense, suffused with her trademark slow, creeping unease. In a grubby Athens hotel, Rydal... More Info
A total assault on the powers that turn humans into machines by writing and fixing our life scripts, Burroughs’ original “cut-up” book was itself rewritten in three different forms. This new edition of The Soft Machine clarifies for the first time the extraordinary history of its writing and... More Info
As this new edition reveals, the cultural reach of The Ticket That Exploded has expanded with the viral logic of Burroughs’s multimedia methods, recycling itself into our digital environment. A last chance antidote to the virus of lies spread by the ad men and con men of the Nova Mob,... More Info
The most ferociously political and prophetic book of Burroughs's "cut-up" trilogy, Nova Express fires the reader into a textual outer space the better to see our burning planet and the operations of the Nova Mob in all their ugliness. As the new edition demonstrates, the shortest of the three books... More Info
The author of The Miracle Detective traces the story of Michael Jackson's life from his famous childhood through his final four years, drawing on interviews with his friends, enemies and other associates to include coverage of his international travels, business acumen and parenting approaches.... More Info
Since its original publication in Paris in 1959, Naked Lunch has become one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. Exerting its influence on the relationship of art and obscenity, it is one of the books that redefined not just literature but American culture.
Since its original publication twenty years ago Rian Malan's classic work of narrative nonfiction My Traitor's Heart has earned its author comparisons to masters of literary nonfiction like Michael Herr and Ryszard Kapuscinski. The Lion Sleeps Tonight is Malan's remarkable chronicle of South... More Info
"Sheer pleasure. . . . Wonderfully entertaining."—Chicago Sun-Times Acclaimed by Norman Mailer more than twenty years ago as "possibly the only American writer of genius," William S. Burroughs has produced a body of work unique in our time. In these scintillating essays, he writes wittily and... More Info
A mystifying climatic incongruity begins the award-winning novel Lenin's Kisses?an absurdist, tragicomic masterpiece set in modern day China. Nestled deep within the Balou mountains, spared from the government's watchful eye, the harmonious people of Liven had enough food and leisure to be fully... More Info
Dashiell Hammett was a crime writer who elevated the genre to true literature, and The Thin Man was Hammett's last--and most successful--novel. Following the enormous success of "The Thin Man" movie in 1934, Hammett was commissioned to write stories for additional films. He wrote two full-length... More Info
"Alexie once again reasserts himself as one the most compelling contemporary practitioners of the short story. In Blasphemy, the author demonstrates his talent on nearly every page. . . . Will appeal to fans of Junot Diaz, George Saunders, and readers new to Alexie will find this enriching... More Info
Soraya was just fifteen, a schoolgirl in the coastal town of Sirte, when she was given the honor of presenting a bouquet of flowers to Colonel Gaddafi, ?the Guide,” on a visit he was making to her school the following week. This one meeting?a presentation of flowers, a pat on the head from... More Info
Drawing on his background as a decorated Vietnam War veteran, the author offers insight into his war experiences, maintaining that combat troops are ill prepared for the psychological and spiritual trauma of battle.
In a story by a decorated Marine veteran who fought in the Vietnam War, Lieutenant Waino Mellas and his fellow Marines venture into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and fight their way into manhood, meeting not only external obstacles but also those between each other, including racial... More Info