Announcing our upcoming books

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We’re always working to find the best new boundary-pushing literature out there, so we're excited to share just a few of the books we’ll be publishing over the next several years, including Justin Phillip Reed's second collection, new fiction from Karen Tei Yamashita, and two new translations. You’ll find new literature to be excited about, too.

The Malevolent Volume by National Book Award winner Justin Phillip Reed

An exploration of the myths and transformations of black being, on a continuum between the monstrous and the sublime (Spring 2020).

JA by Karen Tei Yamashita

Short fictions based on Jane Austen’s seven novels but set “in a small provincial armpit of postwar [California] sunshine” in sixties and seventies Japanese America (Spring 2020).

The Sprawl by Jason Diamond

A reconsideration of the American suburbs and their creative potential, from garage rock to films by David Lynch, Greta Gerwig, George A. Romero, and Jordan Peele, to the television shows Riverdale and Fresh Off the Boat (Spring 2020).

One Night Two Souls Went Walking by Ellen Cooney

Over the course of a single night shift, a spirited young hospital chaplain far too busy tending to the souls of others to do anything about her own interacts with patients in various states of consciousness and with various relationships to spirituality, gaining insight into her own life and pinpointing our most human vulnerabilities and impulses (Fall 2020).

Reel Bay by Jana Larson

Following the writer’s decades-long attempt to uncover the story of a young woman who traveled from Japan to North Dakota in search of the fictional ransom money Steve Buscemi buries at the end of the movie Fargo. A shapeshifting essay that’s part mystery, part memoir, part travelogue (Fall 2020).

Azares del Cuerpo by Maria Ospina Pizano, translated by Heather Cleary

Tracing the movements of bodies through space in Bogotá, the unlikely relationships that form between women and the subtle ways they push against the limits of their lives (Spring 2021).


Jawbone by Monica Ojeda, translated by Sarah Booker

A group of students at an all-girls school in Ecuador plays a series of increasingly dangerous games, blurring the fine line between intense adolescent love and violence as they negotiate relationships with their teachers, mothers, sisters, and best friends (Fall 2021).

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