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                                                            The Feminist Press publishes twelve to fifteen
                                                            books a year and specializes in an array of genres
                                                            including cutting-edge fiction, activist nonfiction,
                                                            literature in translation, hybrid memoirs, children’s
                                                            books, and more.

                                                            FP seeks to champion intersectional and nuanced
                                                            works that spark much-needed dialogue and
                                                            move the feminist conversation forward. Current
                                                            editorial initiatives include the Louise Meriwether
                                                            First Book Prize, created to highlight debut work
                                                            by women and nonbinary writers of color, and
                                                            Amethyst Editions, a queer imprint founded by
                                                            Michelle Tea.

               The Feminist Press publishes books that      We are seeking political and cultural activist
            ignite movements and social transformation.     nonfiction that furthers our understanding of
             Celebrating our legacy, we lift up insurgent   intersectional feminism. We gravitate toward
              and marginalized voices from around the       voice- and vision-driven stories as well as genre-
                   world to build a more just future.       defying texts, specifically books about economic
                                                            justice written in accessible language, feminist
                                  VISION                    speculative fiction that explores the human
                   To create a world where everyone         condition, and novels and nonfiction by queer,
                   recognizes themselves in a book.         trans, disabled, and neuroatypical writers. We
                                                            do not publish poetry, dramatic works, doctoral
                                                            dissertations, or literary criticism.

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FAT OFF, FAT ON                                                                                           IT CAME FROM THE CLOSET
A Big Bitch Manifesto                                                                                     Queer Reflections on Horror
Clarkisha Kent                                                                                            Edited by Joe Vallese

                                                  There was no easy way for Clarkisha Kent to navi­       Raised over $18,000 on Kickstarter!
                                                  gate personal discovery and self-love. As a fat,
                                                                                                          Horror movies hold a complicated space in the
                                                  dark-skinned child of immigrants facing mental
                                                                                                          hearts of the queer community: historically misog­
                                                  health and intergenerational trauma, Kent some­
                                                                                                          ynist, and often homo- and transphobic, the genre
                                                  times felt like her body was a cosmic punishment.
                                                                                                          has also been inadvertently feminist and open to
                                                  In the face of homophobia, anti-Blackness, body
                                                                                                          subversive readings, thanks to common tropes
                                                  dysmorphia, and respectability politics, the pur­
                                                                                                          such as the circumspect and resilient “final girl,”
                                                  suit of “high self-esteem” seemed oxymoronic.
                                                                                                          body possession, costumed villains, secret identi­
                                                  Fat Off, Fat On is a humorous, at times tragic,         ties, and things that lurk in the closet. Still, view­
                                                  memoir that follows Kent on her journey of realiz­      ers often remain tasked with reading themselves
                                                  ing her body is a gift to be grown into, that some­     into beloved films, seeking out characters and
                                                  times family doesn’t always mean home, and how          set pieces that speak to, mirror, and parallel the
                                                  ill-fated bisexual romances could free her from         unique ways queerness encounters the world.
                                                  gender essentialism. Perfect for readers of Keah
                                                                                                          It Came from the Closet features twenty-five
                                                  Brown’s The Pretty One, Alida Nugent’s You Don’t
                                                                                                          original essays by writers speaking to this rela­
                                                  Have to Like Me, and Stephanie Yeboah’s Fattily
                                                                                                          tionship, through connections both empowering
                                                  Ever After, Kent’s debut is disarming and candid
                                                                                                          and oppressive. From Carmen Maria Machado on
                                                                                                                    It_Came_From_the_Closet_full_cover.indd 1                                                5/10/22 5:08 PM

                                                  about her lived experience of intersectionality. It
                                                                                                          Jennifer’s Body, Jude Ellison S. Doyle on In My          “Taken together, the pieces are a brilliant
                                                  stresses the importance of addressing the violence                                                                 display of expert criticism, wry humor, and
                                                                                                          Skin, Addie Tsai on Dead Ringers, and many more,
                                                  scored upon our minds and our bodies, and how                                                                      original thinking. This is full of surprises.”
                                                                                                          these conversations convey the rich reciprocity
                                                  we might begin the difficult—but joyful—work of
                                                                                                          between queerness and horror from Halloween to                    —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)
                                                  setting ourselves free.
                                                  CLARKISHA KENT is a Nigerian American writer and
                                                                                                          JOE VALLESE is coeditor of the anthology What’s Your
                                                  critic. Her writing has been featured in outlets like
                                                                                                          Exit? A Literary Detour Through New Jersey. His
                                                  Entertainment Weekly, Essence, The Root, BET,
                                                                                                          creative and pop culture writing appears in Bomb,
                                                  Paper, HuffPost, MTV News, and more. She is also
                                                                                                          VICE, Backstage, PopMatters, Southeast Review,
                                                  the creator of #TheKentTest, a media litmus test
                                                                                                          North American Review, Narrative Northeast, and
                                                  designed to evaluate the quality of representation
                                                                                                          VIA: Voices in Italian-Americana, among others.
                                                  that exists for women of color in film and other
                                                                                                          He has been a Pushcart Prize nominee and a
                                                                                                          notable in Best American Essays. He is currently
                                                                                                          Clinical Associate Professor in the Expository
                                                                                                          Writing Program at New York University.

    March 2023 • $19.95 • Memoir/essays • pb • 978-1-952177-74-3 • 272 pages • Rights: World English        October 2022 • $25.95 • Nonfiction anthology • pb • 978-1-952177-79-8 • 312 pages • Rights: World

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PRETEND IT’S MY BODY                                                                                                     WARRIOR PRINCESSES STRIKE BACK
            Stories                                                                                                                  How Lakota Twins Fight Oppression and Heal through Connectedness
            Luke Dani Blue                                                                                                           Sarah Eagle Heart and Emma Eagle Heart–White

                                                               Misfit mothers, prodigal “undaughters,” con art­                      Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is home to the
                                                               ists, and middle-aged runaways populate these                         original people of this land, yet it is also one of
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Warrior Princesses Strike
                                                                                                                                                                “Poignant, raw, and filled with compassion,
                                                               ten short stories that blur the lives we wish for with                the poorest communities
                                                                                                                                                        Back                        in the US. In this inti­
                                                                                                                                                                       gives us an essential look into the historical and contemporary
                                                                                                                                                                 lives of Lakota women. The Eagle Hearts have written a love letter

                                                               the ones we actually lead. A tornado survivor grap­                   mate and vulnerable memoir, Lakota twin sisters
                                                                                                                                                                 to their younger selves and to Indigenous women everywhere——
                                                                                                                                                                 a sacred gift to help the world collectively heal.”
g,                                                                                                                                                                                            ——MARK RUFFALO
                                                               ples with a new identity, a trans teen psychic can                    Sarah Eagle Heart and Emma Eagle Heart–White
                                                                                                                                                                “The Eagle Heart twins share an eye-opening memoir about what
n                                                                                                                                                                it’s like growing up on an Indian reservation in the present day. The
h                                                              read mothers,only       indecisive minds, and a woman informs         recount growing up on the reservation and over­
                                                                                                                                                                 brave Lakota sisters, supported by the wisdom and strength of their

                                                          M   isfit

                                                                             prodigal “undaughters,”
                                                              con artists, and middle-aged
                                                                         family           of her plans to upload her conscious­
                                                                               these ten short
                                                                                                                                                                 community, give readers an inspiring look into the women who are
                                                                                                                                                                 leading the struggle to heal. This book will make you look at America
                                                                                                                                     coming enormous odds, first as teenage girls in a
                                                                                                                                                                 with fresh eyes.”
d                                                                                                                                                                                                 ——PIPER PERABO
                                                          stories that blur the lives we wish for

                                                               ness         and        abandon
                                                          with the ones we actually lead. A tornado
                                                                                                     her body.                       majority-white high            school, and then battling bias
                                                          survivor grapples with a new identity,
                                                          a trans teen psychic can read only                                                        P
                                                                                                                                     in their professional
                                                                                                                                                           ine Ridge Indian Reservation is home to the original people

                                                                                                                                                     in America. Through careers.this intimate Woven
                                                                                                                                                                                                and vulnerable throughout
                                                                                                                                                           of this land, yet it is also one of the poorest communities
                                                               Luke Dani Blue invites the reader into a world of
                                                          indecisive minds, and a woman informs
                                                          her family of her plans to upload her                                                      Lakota twin sisters Sarah Eagle Heart and Emma Eagle Heart–
s                                                         consciousness and abandon her body.                                        are self-help strategies
                                                                                                                                                     White recount growing   centering                women
                                                                                                                                                                                  up on the reservation  and overcoming  of color

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      EMMA EAGLE HEART—WHITE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SARAH EAGLE HEART
                                                               outlier lives made central and magical thinking                                       enormous odds, first as teenage girls in a majority-white high
                                                          Luke Dani Blue invites the reader into a                                   that combine school
                                                                                                                                                     marginalized                        histories,             psychologi­
                                                                                                                                                              and then battling bias in their professional careers. Woven

                                                               made real. Surreal, darkly humorous, and always
                                                          world of outlier lives made central and
                                                                                                                                                     throughout are self-help strategies centering women of color
                                                                                                                                                     that combine marginalized histories, psychological research on
                                                                                                                                     cal research ontrauma,
                                                                                                                                                         trauma,             and        perspectives
                                                                                                                                                                                                 therapy. Through the on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       lens deco­
m                                                         magical thinking made real. Surreal,
of                                                                                                                                                             and perspectives    on decolonial
                                                                  It’s My Body isfelt,     Pretend It’s My Body is bound together
                                                          darkly humorous, and always deeply felt,
                                                                                                                                                     of Indigenous activism, the Eagle Hearts explore the possibility
                                                                                                                                     lonial therapy. ofonhealing
s                                                         Pretend                 bound together
                                                                                                                                                                  intergenerational and personal trauma by focusing
                                                          by the act of searching—for a spark of
                                                               by the
                                                          recognition           act
                                                                       and a story      ofown.searching—for a spark of recognition
                                                                                   of one’s
                                                                                                                                                          traditional strategies of reciprocity, acknowledgment, and

                                                               and a story of one’s own.                                             Interspersing personal memoir with radical notions
                                                                                                                                     of self-help and collective recovery, Warrior Prin-
                                                               LUKE DANI BLUE’s stories have won awards from                                                                                                       ISBN 978-1-55861-293-8 $17.95 US

                                                                                                                                     cesses Strike THE
                                                                                                                                                     Back     focuses on how Indigenous
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                                                                                                                                                             AT THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
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                                                               major literary magazines and been listed in The                                                          FEMINISTPRESS.ORG

                                                                                                                                     activist strategies can be a crucial roadmap for
                                                               Best Amerian Short Stories. Originally from Michi­
                                                                                                                                     contemporary truth and healing.
                                                               gan, Luke Dani Blue is a two-time college dropout
            “Smart and nuanced, the short stories of                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Poignant, raw, and filled with compassion,
                                                               and with an MFA in fiction who resides most reli­                     SARAH EAGLE HEART, Oglála Lakota, is an Emmy
              Pretend It’s My Body mine inventive plots                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Warrior Princesses Strike Back gives us
                                                               ably on the internet. They are also an astrologer.                    Award–winning social justice storyteller, entrepre­
              and fresh characters to race through the                                                                                                                                                                                                                           an essential look into the historical and
                                                               This is their first book.                                             neur, and philanthropic leader. Sarah cofounded
              wreckage of bad choices.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          contemporary lives of Lakota women. The
                                                                                                                                     Zuyá Entertainment to create multiplatform sto­
                                   —FOREWORD REVIEWS                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Eagle Hearts have written a love letter to
                                                                                                                                     ries based on her unique worldview infused by her                                                                                           their younger selves and to Indigenous
                                                                                                                                     Lakota culture. She also cofounded Return to the                                                                                            women everywhere—a sacred gift to help
                                                                                                                                     Heart Foundation and prior to this served as CEO                                                                                            the world collectively heal.”
                                                                                                                                     of Native Americans in Philanthropy.                                                                                                                                  —MARK RUFFALO

                                                                                                                                     EMMA EAGLE HEART–WHITE, Oglála Lakota, is a psy­
                                                                                                                                     chotherapist, life coach, survivor, and advocate.
                                                                                                                                     She began her career on the Oneida Nation of
                                                                                                                                     Wisconsin in the healing field as a youth advocate
                                                                                                                                     for Native American students. Today she works as
                                                                                                                                     a psychotherapist and recently founded Owášte
                                                                                                                                     Healing and Wellness LLC. She is currently work­
                                                                                                                                     ing on her PsyD in clinical psychology.

                November 2022 • $17.95 • Fiction • pb • 978-1-952177-03-3 • 256 pages • Rights: World English                                     January 2023 • $17.95 • Memoir • pb • 978-1-55861-293-8 • 344 pages • Rights: World

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PANICS                                                                                                    THE AGE OF GOODBYES
                       Barbara Molinard                                                                                          Li Zi Shu
                       Preface by Marguerite Duras                                                                               Translated by YZ Chin
                       Translated by Emma Ramadan

                                                                        A close friend and protégé of Marguerite Duras,          In 1969, in the wake of Malaysia’s deadliest race
                                                                        Barbara Molinard wrote and wrote feverishly, but         riots, a woman named Du Li An secures her place
e is as
ngular                             Barbara Molinard                     only managed to publish one book in her lifetime:        in society by marrying a gangster. In a parallel nar­
of her
n, in                                                                   the surreal, nightmarish collection Panics.              rative, a critic known only as The Fourth Person
                                                                                                                                 explores the work of a writer also named Du Li
he                                                                      These thirteen stories beat with a frantic, off-kilter
 all.”                                                                                                                           An. And a third storyline is in the second person:
fferent                                                                 rhythm as Molinard obsesses over sickness, death,
                                                                                                                                 “you” are reading a novel titled The Age of Good-
t has                                                                   and control. A woman becomes transfixed by a boa
                                                                                                                                 byes. Floundering in the wake of your mother’s

                                                                        constrictor at her local zoo, mysterious surgeons
                                                                                                                                 death, you are trying to unpack the secrets sur­
                                                                        dismember their patient, and the author narrates
                                                                                                                                 rounding your lineage.
 een                                                                    to Duras how she was stopped from sleeping in a
                                                                        cemetery vault, only to be haunted by the pain of        The Age of Goodbyes—which begins on page 513,
etery                                                                   sleeping on its stone floor.                             a reference to the riots of May 13, 1969—is the
                                                                                                                                 acclaimed English debut by Li Zi Shu. The win­
                                                                        BARBARA MOLINARD (1921–1986) published only

                                                                                                                                 ner of multiple awards and a Taiwanese bestseller,
                                                                        one book: a collection of short stories titled Viens.
                                                                                                                                 this dazzling novel is a profound exploration of
                                    Preface by Marguerite Duras
                                                                        Everything she wrote, she immediately tore up,
                                                                                                                                 what happens to personal memory when official
2 $15.95 US                         Translated by Emma Ramadan          and it was only through the relentless urging from
                                                                                                                                 accounts of history distort and render it taboo.
                                                                        her husband, the filmmaker Patrice Molinard,
                                                                        and her friend Marguerite Duras, that she finally        LI ZI SHU is the author of more than a dozen books,
                                                                                                                                                                                         “Earthy, sensuous prose evokes the sights,
                           “These surreal, claustrophobic              handed over a single collection of stories to Edi­       including the novels Worldly Land and The Age             sounds, and smells of Malaysia as it
                             stories bear similarities to the works     tions Mercure de France in 1969.                         of Goodbyes, which won the China Times Open               undergoes rapid change from the sixties
                             of Samuel Beckett and Leonora                                                                       Book Award. Her work has been recognized with             through the present.”
                             Carrington, but Molinard writes in a       EMMA RAMADAN is a literary translator based in
                                                                                                                                 multiple literary prizes in Malaysia, Taiwan, and                              —FOREWORD REVIEWS
                             voice that is all her own.”                Brooklyn. She is the recipient of the Albertine
                                                                                                                                 Hong Kong, including several Huazhong Literary                                      (starred review)
                                                                        Prize, the PEN Translation Prize, an NEA
                                                   —NEW YORK TIMES                                                               Awards.
                                                                        Translation Fellowship, and a Fulbright. Her trans-
                                                                        lations include Anne Garréta’s Sphinx, Virginie          YZ CHIN is the author of Edge Case, a New York
                                                                        Despentes’s Pretty Things, Kamel Daoud’s Zabor,          Times Editors’ Choice, and Though I Get Home,
                                                                        or the Psalms, and Abdellah Taïa’s A Country for         winner of the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize.
                                                                        Dying.                                                   Her writing has appeared in the New York Times
                                                                                                                                 Book Review, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Electric
                                                                                                                                 Literature, and elsewhere.

                           September 2022 • $15.95 • Fiction • pb • 978-1-55861-295-2 • 168 pages • Rights: World x France          November 2022 • $17.95 • Fiction • pb • 978-1-952177-69-9 • 376 pages • Rights: World English

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SWEETLUST                                                                                            HEAD ABOVE WATER
Stories                                                                                              Reflections on Illness
Asja Bakić                                                                                          Shahd Alshammari
Translated by Jennifer Zoble

                                              In a dystopian world with no men, women are            Shahd Alshammari is just eighteen when she is
                                              “rehabilitated” at an erotic amusement park. Cli­      diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and told by her
                                              mate change has caused massive flooding and            neurologist that she would not make it past age
                                              warming in the Balkans, where one programmer           thirty. Despite what she is told, by thirty, she has
                                              builds a time machine. And a devious reimagining       become a professor of literature, and has managed
                                              of The Sorrows of Young Werther refocuses to cen­      to navigate education systems in both Kuwait and
                                              ter a sexually adventurous Charlotte.                  the United Kingdom and inspire generations of
                                              In these short stories, Asja Bakić deploys the
                                              speculative and weird to playfully interrogate con­    Head above Water is the painstaking, philosoph­
                                              versations around artificial intelligence, gender      ical memoir of Shahd Alshammari’s life of resis­
                                              fluidity, and environmental degradation. Once          tance and accomplishment, as the daughter of
                                              again Bakić upends her characters’ convictions        a Palestinian mother and Bedouin father, as a
                                              and identities—as she did in her acclaimed debut,      woman marked “ill” by society, and as a lifelong
                                              Mars—and infuses each disorienting universe with       reader, student, and teacher. Charting her jour­
                                              sly humor and off-kilter eroticism. Both visceral      ney with raw honesty, Alshammari explores dis­
                                              and otherworldly, Sweetlust takes apart human          ability, displacement, and belonging—not only of
                                              desire and fragility, repeatedly framing pleasure as   the body, but of culture, gender, and race—and
                                              both inviting and perilous.                            imparts wisdom of profound philosophical value
                                                                                                     throughout. It is people, human connections, that
                                              ASJA BAKIĆ is a Bosnian author of poetry and prose,
                                                                                                     keep us afloat, she argues—“and in storytelling we       “A necessary and beautiful account of
                                              as well as a translator. She was selected as one
                                                                                                     have the power to gain a sense of agency over our          life with a sometimes-invisible and
                                              of Literary Europe Live’s New Voices from Europe
                                                                                                     lives.”                                                    unpredictable disability, complicated
                                              2017, and her writing has been translated into
                                                                                                                                                                by both patriarchy and racism, as well
                                              seven languages. Her debut, Mars, was published        SHAHD ALSHAMMARI is a Kuwaiti-Palestinian author
                                                                                                                                                                as a professor’s love letter to the act of
                                              in English by Feminist Press in 2019. She              and academic. She is the author of the books
                                                                                                                                                                teaching and being taught.”
                                              currently lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.          Notes on the Flesh and Head above Water, as well
                                                                                                                                                                         —MARCIA LYNX QUALEY, ARABLIT
                                                                                                     as numerous other academic publications and
                                              JENNIFER ZOBLE translates Balkan literature into
                                                                                                     papers. Her areas of research include illness nar­
                                              English. Recent books include Call Me Esteban,
                                                                                                     ratives, disability studies, and questions of iden­
                                              her translation of Zovite me Esteban by Lejla
                                                                                                     tity and language in the Arab world.
                                              Kalamujić, and Mars, which was selected by
                                              Publishers Weekly for the fiction list in its “Best
                                              Books 2019” issue. She is on the faculty of
                                              Liberal Studies at New York University, where she
                                              teaches writing and translation.

      February 2023 • $16.95 • Fiction • pb • 978-1-952177-72-9 • 224 pages • World English                July 2023 • $17.95 • Memoir • pb • 978-1-952177-07-1 • 176 pages • Rights: US & Canada

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BODY HORROR                                                                                          QUEER THEN AND NOW
Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes                                                                    The David R. Kessler Lectures, 2002–2020
New and Revised                                                                                      From CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies
Anne Elizabeth Moore                                                                                 Edited by Debanuj DasGupta, Joseph Donica, and Margot Weiss

                                              Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award                 Founded in 1992 by the Center for LGBTQ Stud­
                                              in LGBTQ Nonfiction!                                   ies at the City University of New York, the David R.
                                                                                                     Kessler lectures represent the foreground of queer
                                              Whether for entertainment, under the guise of
                                                                                                     studies in the US, featuring legendary thinkers
                                              medicine, or to propel consumerism, heinous
                                                                                                     such as Cherríe Moraga, Samuel Delaney, Bar­
                                              acts are perpetrated daily on women’s bodies. In
                                                                                                     bara Smith, Judith Butler, and more. Queer Then
                                              Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes,
                                                                                                     and Now collects the speeches given from 2002
                                              award-winning journalist Anne Elizabeth Moore
                                                                                                     to 2020, as well as two scholarly roundtables, by
                                              catalogs the global toll of capitalism on our phys­
                                                                                                     some of the most influential scholars, artists, and
                                              ical autonomy. Weaving together unflinching
                                                                                                     activists of the last two decades, including Sara
                                              research and surprising humor, these essays range
                                                                                                     Ahmed, Cathy J. Cohen, Douglas Crimp, Roderick
                                              from investigative—probing the Cambodian gar­
                                                                                                     Ferguson, Jasbir K. Puar, Adrienne Rich, Gayle
                                              ment industry, the history of menstrual products,
                                                                                                     Rubin, Dean Spade, Urvashi Vaid, and more.
                                              or the gender biases of patent law—to uncomfort­
                                              ably intimate. Moore, who suffers from several         Diverse and dynamic, these intertextual conversa­
                                              autoimmune disorders, examines what it takes           tions tackle some of today’s most important inter­
                                              to seek care and community in the increasingly         ventions from the margins—including the growth
                                              complicated, problematic, and disinterested US         of trans studies, the synergy and disconnect
                                              healthcare system.                                     between theory and activism, the role of LGBTQ+
                                                                                                     art and media, the challenges of transnational and
                                              Featuring an updated introduction and new
 “Anne Elizabeth Moore offers scalpel-                                                              postcolonial theory, and more. Tracing the matu­
                                              essays, as well as illustrations by Xander Marro,
   sharp insight into the ways women’s                                                               ration of queer studies after its foundation in the
   bodies are subject to unspeakable          this new edition of Body Horror is a fascinating,
                                                                                                     1990s, Queer Then and Now lays the groundwork
   horrors under capitalism.”                 insightful portrait of the gore that encapsulates
                                                                                                     in the twenty-first century and beyond.
                     —CHICAGO TRIBUNE
                                              contemporary American politics.
                                                                                                     DEBANUJ DASGUPTA is assistant professor of feminist
                                              ANNE ELIZABETH MOORE was born in Winner, SD. She
                                                                                                     studies at University of California Santa Barbara.
                                              is the author of Unmarketable, Sweet Little Cunt,
                                                                                                     JOSEPH DONICA is associate professor of English at
                                              and Gentrifier: A Memoir, which was an NPR Best
                                                                                                     Bronx Community College, CUNY. MARGOT WEISS
                                              Book of the Year. She is the founding editor of
                                                                                                     is associate professor of American studies and
                                              Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Comics and the
                                                                                                     anthropology at Wesleyan University.
                                              former editor of Punk Planet, The Comics Journal,
                                              and the Chicago Reader. She lives in the Catskills
                                              with her ineffective feline personal assistant, Cap­
                                              tain America.

    April 2023 • $18.95 • Essays • pb • 978-1-55861-286-0 • 288 pages • Rights: World English          August 2023 • $28.95 • Nonfiction anthology • pb • 978-1-55861-245-7 • 336 pages • Rights: World

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HAPPY STORIES, MOSTLY                                                                                HUMAN SACRIFICES
Norman Erikson Pasaribu                                                                              Stories
Translated by Tiffany Tsao                                                                           María Fernanda Ampuero
                                                                                                     Translated by Frances Riddle

                                               Longlisted for the 2022 International Booker Prize!   An undocumented woman answers a job post­
                                                                                                     ing only to find herself held hostage, a group of
                                               In their stunning English-language fiction debut,
                                                                                                     outcasts obsess over boys drowned while surfing,
                                               queer Indonesian writer Norman Erikson Pas­
                                                                                                     and an unhappy couple finds themselves trapped
                                               aribu blends together speculative fiction and dark
                                                                                                     in a terrifying maze. With scalpel-like precision,
                                               absurdism, drawing from Batak and Christian cul­
                                                                                                     Ampuero considers the price paid by those on the
                                               tural elements. Taken together, the twelve stories
                                                                                                     margins so that the elite might lounge comfort­
                                               in this collection ask what it means to be almost
                                                                                                     ably, considering themselves safe in their homes.
                                               happy—to nearly find joy, to sort-of be accepted.
                                                                                                     Simultaneously terrifying and exquisite, Human
                                               An employee navigates their new workplace, a
                                                                                                     Sacrifices is “tropical gothic” at its finest—decay
                                               department of Heaven devoted to archiving unan­
                                                                                                     and oppression underlie this humid and hostile
                                               swered prayers; a tourist in Vietnam seeks solace
                                                                                                     world, where working-class women and children
                                               following her son’s suicide; a young student
                                                                                                     are consistently the weakest links in a capitalist
                                               befriends a classmate obsessed with verifying the
                                                                                                     economy. Against this backdrop of corrosion and
                                               existence of a mythical hundred-foot-tall man.
                                                                                                     rot, these twelve stories contemplate the nature
                                               A tragicomic collection that probes the miracu­
                                                                                                     of exploitation and abuse, illuminating the reali­
                                               lous, melancholy nature of survival amid loneli­
                                                                                                     ties of those society consumes for its own pitiless
                                               ness, Happy Stories, Mostly considers an oblique
                                               approach to human life: In the words of one of the
                                               stories’ narrators, “I work in the dark. Like mush­   MARÍA FERNANDA AMPUERO is a writer and journalist,
“An enticing collection, where the smallest
                                               rooms. I don’t need light to thrive.”                 born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in 1976. She has
  pedestrian acts—such as finding a secret
                                                                                                     been published in newspapers and magazines
  journal or getting a cubicle to work in—     NORMAN ERIKSON PASARIBU is a queer Toba Batak
  have the power to force characters to                                                              around the world, and is the author of two narra­
                                               writer of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Happy
  question their internalized biases.”                                                               tive nonfiction titles and the short story collection
                                               Stories, Mostly (translated by Tiffany Tsao) won
                                                                                                     Cockfight, published by Feminist Press in 2020.
                      —ASYMPTOTE JOURNAL       the 2022 Republic of Consciousness Prize and
                                                                                                     In 2012 she was selected as one of the 100 Most
                                               was longlisted for the 2022 International Booker
                                                                                                     Influential Latin Americans in Spain.
                                                                                                     FRANCES RIDDLE has translated numerous Spanish-
                                               TIFFANY TSAO translates Indonesian fiction and
                                                                                                     language authors and was the recipient of an
                                               poetry. She is the translator of Budi Darma’s Peo-
                                                                                                     English PEN grant in 2021. Her translation of
                                               ple from Bloomington and also writes novels, the
                                                                                                     Claudia Piñeiro’s Elena Knows was shortlisted for
                                               most recent of which is The Majesties. She lives
                                                                                                     the International Booker Prize in 2022. Her work
                                               in Sydney.
                                                                                                     has appeared in journals such as Granta and the
                                                                                                     White Review. Originally from Houston, she now
                                                                                                     lives in Buenos Aires.

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                                                                                                                                                        Oral Histories by LGBT Latino
                                                                                                                                                        Immigrants, which won a 2018
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      queer literature, Latinx literature, and immigrant literature, but also to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      literature, punto.”
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               F IEBRE                                                        beautifully in Fiebre Tropical.” —NEW YORK TIMES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       grow closer to her, even as their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       relationship hurtles toward a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       shattering conclusion.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       American literature.
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                                                                    Against Memoir is Michelle Tea’s first collection of essays, delivered                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           masculine lives and culture.
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                                                                    with her signature candor and dark humor.

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                                                                    BLACK WAVE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       WE WERE WITCHES
                                                                    Michelle Tea                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ariel Gore
                                                                    “An apocalyptic fantasia.” —NEW YORK TIMES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “A singularly spectacular siren song.” —LIDIA YUKNAVITCH

                                                                    It’s San Francisco in 1999 and the world is ending. Drug-addled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ariel is a teen mom, aspiring writer, and feminist witch trying to
                                                                    writer Michelle has alienated most of her friends and lovers with her                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            get a college education in the early nineties during the first Bush
                                                                    drama and heads to LA to write a screenplay, where she endeavors to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              administration.
                                                                    make sense of her life.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Basically she’s screwed.

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                             “Gritty, sexy, very queer—
                              up-all-night compelling.”
                                —ANDREA LAWLOR
                                                                    THE NOT WIVES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Summer of Dead Birds takes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     THE SUMMER OF DEAD BIRDS
                                                                    Carley Moore                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ali Liebegott
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        readers on a lyrical road trip
                                                             T    he Not Wives traces the lives of
                                                                  three women as they navigate the                                                                                                                             “A near mythic journey into life-stopping loss:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        winding through death, breakups,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and the complications of everyday
                                                             Occupy Wall Street movement and                                                                                                                                       a howl, and a hymn to what’s mortal.”
                                                             one another. Stevie is a nontenured                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        living. With a knack for finding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    —MARIE HOWE                                                                                                         humor in grief and absurdity in
                                                             professor and mom in the middle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        beauty, Ali Liebegott embraces life’s
                                                                    “A provocative and well-told story about chosen community, friendship,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “A fierce, funny, agonized, cracked-open aria in homage to the
                                                             of a divorce; her best friend Mel is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “A fierce, funny, agonized, cracked-open aria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 THE SUMMER OF DEAD BIRDS

iendship,                                                    bartender, torn between her long-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          casual highs and inevitable lows,
                                                             term girlfriend and a desire to explore                                                                                                                             in homage to the presence and passing of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        exposing her humanity and inviting
                                                             polyamory; and Johanna is a homeless                                                                                                                                            fiercely loved things.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a connectivity with ourselves and

                                                                      and human frailty.”                   —KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          presence and passing of fiercely loved things.” —MAGGIE NELSON
                                                             teenagertryingtofindherwayinthe                                                                                                                                             —MAGGIE NELSON
rselfwhile                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the people who populate our
                                                             world, who bears shared witness to
                                                             a tragedy that interlaces her life with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        gorgeous, ridiculous, sometimes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “Sweet and so sad and the writing’s perfect.”                                                                                           painful planet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  —EILEEN MYLES
ment of                                                      In the midst of economic collapse and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “A chronicle of grief & its animals—the birds our

                                                                    The Not Wives traces the lives of three women as they navigate the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Summer of Dead Birds, poet Ali Liebegott’s newest novel-in-
                                                                                                                                   © JEN ROSENSTEIN

                                                             complicated exes, these characters                                                                                                                            cities kill, the dogs who are our best friends, the
                                                             piece together a new American                                                                                                                                 lovers we can’t keep, the strange beauty of a mother’s
male lives                                                   identity of resistance—against the                                                                                                                            death, the strange translation of all of death’s old
ely readable                                                 loomingshadowoffinancialprecarity,                                                                                                                              meanings in a time of mass extinction.”
                                                                    Occupy Wall Street movement and one another: Stevie is a non­
                                                             traditional role of wife.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  —ARIANA REINES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     verse, takes readers on a lyrical road trip winding through death,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ALI LIEBEGOTT

 and then                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “Full of wry heartbreak and sweet, sad humor;

                                                                    tenured professor and mom in the middle of a divorce; her best                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   breakups, and the complications of everyday living.
rdinary                                                                                                                                               ALI LIEBEGOTT is a poet, writer,                                               righteous fury and tender grief.”
                                                                                                                                                      and artist who has published three                                                          —MICHELLE TEA
                                                                                                                                                      previous books: The Beautifully
                                                                                                                                                      Worthless, The IHOP Papers, and                                           “A linked sequential lyric memoir balancing

                                                                    friend Mel is a bartender, torn between her long-term girlfriend and
ortrait of
confining                                                                                                                                            Cha-Ching! She is the recipient of                                       aphoristic ingenuity, deadpan irreverence, and
                                                                                                                                                      two Lambda Literary Awards and                                             the deep interior exploration of the soul.”
                                                                                                                                                      a Ferro-Grumley Award. She has                                                                    —SAM SAX
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ENJOY ME AMONG MY RUINS                                                                     APSARA ENGINE
                                                       Juniper Fitzgerald                                                                          Bishakh Som
                                                                                                                                                   Winner of the LA Times Award for Best Graphic Novel!
                                                                                                                                                   Winner of the 2021 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Comics!
                                                       “A lyrical, innovative memoir about sex, parenting, and
                                                         addiction.”                                                                               “Evading standard categories and unsettling familiar
                                                                                                    —KIRKUS REVIEWS                                  narrative patterns, the book is a testament to how trans
                                                                                                                                                     experiences can teach us entirely new ways of imagining
                                                       Combining feminist theories, X-Files fandom, and per­                                         our humanity.” —NPR.org
                                                       sonal memoir, Enjoy Me among My Ruins draws together
                                                                                                                                                   By turns fantastical and familiar, this graphic short story
                                                       a kaleidoscopic archive of Juniper Fitzgerald’s experiences
                                                                                                                                                   collection is immersed in questions of gender, the body,
                                                       as a queer sex-working mother. Plumbing the major events
                                                                                                                                                   and existential conformity.
                                                       that shaped her life, and interspersing her childhood let­
                                                       ters written to cult icon Gillian Anderson, this experimen­
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                                                       upon marginalized people, ultimately rejecting a capitalist
                                                       system that demands our purity and submission over our

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                                                       TASTES LIKE WAR                                                                             VIOLETS
                                                       A Memoir                                                                                    Kyung-Sook Shin
have                                                   Grace M. Cho                                                                                Translated by Anton Hur
                                                       Finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction!
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mall                                                     scholarship in a lived life.”
ar is
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                                                                                                                                                   Kyung-Sook Shin, a neglected young woman experiences
 race                                                  Part memoir, part sociological investigation, Tastes Like
 ated                                                                                                                                              the violence and isolation of contemporary life as she
                                                       War is a hybrid text about one Korean American daughter’s
95 US
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                                                       Grace learned to cook dishes from her mother’s childhood,
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                                                                                                                                                   the agony of erasure in late twentieth-century Korea.
                                                       and over these shared meals, Grace discovered not only
                                                       the things that broke the brilliant, complicated woman who
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t                                          “Grieving is a major reckoning with violence in contemporary           GRIEVING                                                                        “We Were There is the ‘origin story’ we’ve been
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               WE WERE THERE
                                                                                                                   Dispatches from a Wounded Country                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Third World Women’s Alliance and the Second Wave
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                                             —RUBÉN MARTÍNEZ
 e poor,                                                                                                                                                                                                            —CHERRÍE MORAGA
and the

                                                                                                                   Cristina Rivera Garza                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Patricia Romney
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urge of                                                                                                                                                                                         women of color activists to speak across generations

                                                                                                                   Translated by Sarah Booker                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Foreword by Farah Ameen
on, and a                                                                                                                                                                                                and share their lessons learned.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 —BEVERLY DANIEL TATUM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  rom 1970 to 1980, the Third World Women’s Alliance
                                                                                                                                                                                                  lived the dream of third world feminism. The small
                                                                                                                                                                                                  bicoastal organization was one of the earliest groups

                                                                                                                   Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               “We are deeply indebted to Patricia Romney for helping to generate a
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 record of the Alliance’s pioneering contributions.”  —ANGELA Y. DAVIS
                                                                                                                   “A lucid, poignant collection of essays and poetry. . . . Love letters to
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 ive essayist                                                                                                                                                                            worldwide, declaring that US activists had an important role to
                                                                                                                                                                                         play in “global sisterhood.”
                                                                                                                                                                                            Interweaving oral history, scholarly and archival research,

                                                                                                                     writing itself, and to the power of language.”
                                                                                                                                                                                         and first-person memoir, We Were There documents how

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Third World                                                                Interweaving oral history, scholarly research, and first-person mem­
                                                                                                                                                                                         the TWWA shaped and defined second wave feminism, and
                                                                                                                                                                                         highlights the essential contributions of women of color to the
                                                                                                                                                                                         movement. This historical resource will inspire activists today

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Women’s Alliance &
 a Garza’s                                                                                                                                                                               and tomorrow, and remind a new generation that solidarity is
                                                                                                                                                                                         the only way forward.

                                                                                                                                                           —NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW                                                                                                          the Second Wave                                                                oir, We Were There documents the essential contributions of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Third World Women’s Alliance—a bicoastal, women of color–led,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ISBN 978-1-952177-82-8 $19.95 US

                                                                                                                   An acclaimed collection of short crónicas, journalism, and personal                                                                                                                    FOREWORD BY FARAH AMEEN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               revolutionary feminist organization in the US—to the feminist move­
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                                                                                                                   essays on systemic violence in contemporary Mexico.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ment of the 1970s.

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                                              “At turns hilarious and deeply unnerving, this is contemporary
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               WE TOO
                                                                                                                   Mahsa Mohebali                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Essays on Sex Work and Survival
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   by writers who speak from experience within the sex industry.”
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                                                                                                                                                                                      work’ conversation in this new era of informed consent.”                                                                          —MELISSA FEBOS
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urning                                                                                                                                                                               “Raw, gut-wrenching, and transformative, We Too is a powerful addition to the canon

                                                                                                                   Translated by Mariam Rahmani                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Edited by Natalie West, with Tina Horn
 e                                                                                                                                                                                    of books by sex workers and for sex workers and their allies.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                         —KRISTEN J. SOLLÉE, author of Witches, Sluts, Feminists:
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Conjuring the Sex Positive

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Foreword by Selena the Stripper
                                                                                                                                                                                     “Against a #MeToo movement that represents some at a high cost to others, We Too
                                                                                                                                                                                      places sex workers at the front lines of an anti-violence movement for the rest of

                                                                                                                   Shortlisted for the 2022 National Translation Award in Prose!
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                                                                                                                                                                                      solidarity, and that real cultures of consent will come from the ground up.”
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          and Late Capitalism

                                                                                                                                                                                     “We Too is an engrossing collection of essays—a critical resource for understanding

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               “This book and its fierce creators are ready to change the world.”
                                                                                                                                                                                      the complex and diverse world of sex worker experience.”

                                                                                                                   “A brilliant and jarring portrait of contemporary Iran.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                         —ISA MAZZEI, author of Camgirl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          —BOOKLIST (starred review)
hran is                                                                                                                                                                                              his collection of narrative essays by sex workers presents
umper                                                                                                                                                                                                a crystal-clear rejoinder: there’s never been a better time
 city as
                                                                                                                                                                    —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY               to fight for justice. Responding to the resurgence of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     #MeToo movement in 2017, sex workers from across the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     industry—hookers and prostitutes, strippers and dancers,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Responding to the resurgence of the #MeToo movement in 2017,
aws in                                                                                                                                                                                               porn stars, cam models, Dommes and subs alike—com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     plicate narratives of sexual harassment and violence, and

                                                                                                                   Disillusioned, wealthy, and addicted to opium, Shadi wakes up one
 novel                                                                                                                                                                                               expand conversations often limited to normative workplaces.
 l por-
                                                                                                                                                                                     Writing across topics such as homelessness, motherhood, and toxic
y life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sex workers from across the industry complicate narratives of sexual
                                                                                                                                                                                     masculinity, We Too: Essays on Sex Work and Survival gives voice to the
                                                                                                                                                                                     fight for agency and accountability across sex industries. With contri-

                                                                                                                   day to apocalyptic earthquakes in Tehran and roams the crumbling
                                                                                                                                                                                     butions by leading voices in the movement such as Melissa Gira Grant,
                                                                                                                                                                                     Ceyenne Doroshow, Audacia Ray, femi babylon, April Flores, and Yin Q,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               harassment and violence, and expand conversations often limited to
                                                                                                                                                                                     this anthology explores sex work as work, and sex workers as laboring
                                                                                                                                                                                     subjects in need of respect—not rescue.

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ter of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “The images inside of this book weaken the stronghold that
                                                                                                                   Malika Moustadraf (1969–2006) is a feminist icon in contemporary                                                                                                                                                                                              gatekeepers to history hold over our lives.” —CHARLENE CARRUTHERS
                        MALIKA MOUSTADRAF

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 cial class,
                                                                                                                   Moroccan literature, celebrated for her stark interrogation of gender
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               From the ancient Secession of the Plebs to the 2017 protests of the
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of one of                                    The Complete                                                          and sexuality in North Africa. Blood Feast is a collection of her short
                                             Short Stories of
                                             Malika Moustadraf
                                                                                                                   fiction—a sharp provocation to patriarchal power and a celebration                                                                                                                                                                                          Confederate Soldiers Monument in Durham—these posters pay trib­
                                             Translated by Alice Guthrie
89-7 $15.95 US

                                                                                                                   of the life and genius of one of Morocco’s preeminent writers.                                                                                                                                                                                              ute to the long-standing human legacy of revolution, creative activ­
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ism, and grassroots organizing.

                                                                              $15.95 • Fiction • pb • 978-1-952177-89-7 • 176 pages • Rights: US & Canada                                                                                                                                               $28.95 • Collected anthology • hc • 978-1-936932-87-0 • 256 pages • Rights: World x Korea

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