It is kimiâ herself––punk-rock aficionado, a scheherazade of our time, storyteller extraordinaire, and above all a modern woman divided between family traditions and her own “disorientalization”––who forms the heart of this bestselling and beloved novel. Kimiâ sadr fled iran at the age of ten in the company of her mother and sisters to join her father in France.
Disoriental #ad - Now twenty-five and facing the future she has built for herself as well as the prospect of a new generation, which come to her in unstoppable, Kimiâ is inundated by her own memories and the stories of her ancestors, uncontainable waves.
Tyler Johnson Was HereLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean. Tyler johnson was here is a powerful and moving portrait of youth and family that speaks to the serious issues of today--from gun control to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Tyler Johnson Was Here #ad - But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid. The next day, tyler has gone missing, and it's up to Marvin to find him. But when tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. A young man searches for answers after the death of his brother at the hands of police in this striking debut novel, for readers of The Hate U Give.
When marvin johnson's twin, tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother.
TrickEuropa Editions #ad - Daniele has been living in a cold northern city for years, focusing obsessively on his work, in virtual solitude, when his daughter asks if he would come to Naples for a few days and babysit Mario while she and her husband attend a conference. Shut inside his childhood home―an apartment in the center of Naples that is filled with the ghosts of Mallarico's past―grandfather and grandson match wits as Daniele heads toward a reckoning with his own ambitions and life choices.
Outside the apartment, violent, pulses Naples, a wily, and passionate city whose influence can never be shaken. The other, mario, is Daniele's four-year-old grandson. Trick is a gripping, brilliantly devised drama, "an extremely playful literary composition, " as Jhumpa Lahiri describes it in her introduction, by the Strega Prize-winning novelist whom many consider to be one of Italy's greatest living writers.
Trick #ad - Trick is a stylish drama about ambition, family, and old-age that goes beyond the ordinary and predictable. One, is a successful illustrator who, in the twilight of his years, Daniele Mallarico, feels that his reputation and his artistic prowess are fading. Imagine a duel between two men. Sharp, succinct storytelling and breathtaking prose combine in this new novel by the author of Ties, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and a Kirkus Reviews and Sunday Times Best Book of the Year.
La BastardaThe Feminist Press at CUNY #ad - Though i live a world away from equatorial Guinea, I saw so much of myself in Okomo: a tomboy itching to be free and to escape society’s rigged game. Forbidden from seeking him out, she enlists the help of other village outcasts: her gay uncle and a gang of “mysterious” girls reveling in their so-called indecency.
La Bastarda #ad - Drawn into their illicit trysts, Okomo finds herself falling in love with their leader and rebelling against the rigid norms of Fang culture. I cheered her on with every page, and wished—for myself and all girls—for the bravery to create our own world. Maggie thrash, la bastarda is the story of the orphaned teen Okomo, author of Honor Girl The first novel by an Equatorial Guinean woman to be translated into English, who lives under the watchful eye of her grandmother and dreams of finding her father.
I'm Afraid of MenPenguin Canada #ad - It is a gift to dive into Vivek's heart and mind. Rupi kaur, bestselling author of the sun and her flowers and Milk and HoneyA trans artist explores how masculinity was imposed on her as a boy and continues to haunt her as a girl--and how we might reimagine gender for the twenty-first century. Vivek shraya has reason to be afraid.
I'm afraid of men is a journey from camouflage to a riot of colour and a blueprint for how we might cherish all that makes us different and conquer all that makes us afraid. As an adult, she makes daily compromises to steel herself against everything from verbal attacks to heartbreak. Now, and transphobia, with raw honesty, Shraya delivers an important record of the cumulative damage caused by misogyny, homophobia, releasing trauma from a body that has always refused to assimilate.
Throughout her life she's endured acts of cruelty and aggression for being too feminine as a boy and not feminine enough as a girl. Named a best book by: the globe and mail, cbc, brooklyn public library, audible, Bitch, Quill & Quire, Indigo, Out Magazine, Apple, Autostraddle, Writers’ Trust of Canada, Kirkus Reviews, and BookRiot.
I'm Afraid of Men #ad - Finalist for the 2019 lambda literary award, transgender nonfictionnominated for the 2019 Forest of Reading Evergreen AwardWinner of the 2018 Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design – Prose Non-Fiction"Cultural rocket fuel. Vanity fair"emotional and painful but also layered with humour, I'm Afraid of Men will widen your lens on gender and challenge you to do better.
This challenge is a necessary one--one we must all take up.
Cherry: A novelKnopf #ad - When he comes home, his PTSD is profound. As the opioid crisis sweeps through the Midwest, it drags both him and Emily along with it. The two of them experience an instant, life-changing connection. Written by a singularly talented, wildly imaginative debut novelist, Cherry is a bracingly funny and unexpectedly tender work of fiction straight from the dark heart of America.
National bestsellera pen/hemingway award finalista new york times notable bookone of the best books of the year: the new yorker • ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY • VULTURE • VOGUE • LIT HUB Jesus' Son meets Reservoir Dogs in a breakneck-paced debut novel about love, bank robberies, war, and heroin.
Cherry: A novel #ad - Many of them die. But when he almost loses her, he chooses to make an indelible statement: he joins the Army. He and his fellow soldiers huff computer duster, abuse painkillers, and watch porn. Nico walker’s cherry might be the first great novel of the opioid epidemic. Vulture “A miracle of literary serendipity.
. As their addictions worsen, and with their money drying up, he stumbles onto what seems like the only possible solution—robbing banks. The outcome will not be good for either of them.
Salvation Army Semiotexte / Native AgentsSemiotext(e) #ad - Salvation army is a coming-of-age novel that tells the story of taïa's life with complete disclosure―from a childhood bound by family order and latent homosexual tensions in the poor city of Salé, through an adolescence in Tangier charged by the young writer's attraction to his eldest brother, to a disappointing arrival in the Western world to study in Geneva in adulthood.
The arrival of salvation army published in french in 2006 in english will be welcomed by an American audience already familiar with a growing cadre of talented Arab writers working in French including Muhammad Dib, Assia Djebar, Abdelkebir Khatibi, Tahar Ben Jelloun, and Katib Yasin. The persistence of prejudices on all sides of the Mediterranean and Atlantic makes the translation of Taïa's work both a literary and political event.
Salvation Army Semiotexte / Native Agents #ad - In so doing, salvation army manages to burn through the author's first-person singularity to embody the complex mélange of fear and desire projected by Arabs on Western culture. An autobiographical coming-of-age novel by the the “only gay man” in Morocco. An autobiographical novel by turn naïve and cunning, funny and moving, this most recent work by Moroccan expatriate Abdellah Taïa is a major addition to the new French literature emerging from the North African Arabic diaspora.
Recently hailed by his native country's press as “the first moroccan to have the courage to publicly assert his difference, ” Taïa, through his calmly transgressive work, has “outed” himself as “the only gay man” in a country whose theocratic law still declares homosexuality a crime.
Fairytales for Lost Childrenangelica entertainment ltd #ad - Fairytales for lost children is narrated by people constantly on the verge of self-revelation. These characters - young, gay and lesbian Somalis - must navigate the complexities of family, identity and the immigrant experience as they tumble towards freedom. Set in kenya, somalia and south london, passion and linguistic playfulness, these stories are imbued with pathos, marking the arrival of a singular new voice in contemporary fiction.
There There: A novelKnopf #ad - This is the book that everyone is talking about right now, and it’s destined to be a classic. Tommy orange has written a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and suicide. It’s “masterful.
Jacquie red feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. There there is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. One of the 10 best books of the year—the new york times book reviewwinner of the center for fiction first novel prizeone of the best books of the year: the washington post, o, time, entertainment weekly, the boston globe, san francisco chronicle, buzzfeed, the dallas morning news, npr, urban indians living in Oakland, GQ, propulsive” People Magazine story of twelve unforgettable characters, BookPage, Kirkus Reviews NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLER Tommy Orange’s “groundbreaking, Library Journal, extraordinary” The New York Times There There is the “brilliant, California, The Oprah Magazine, Publishers Weekly, who converge and collide on one fateful day.
There There: A novel #ad - . As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow—some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent—momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything. Dene oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle’s memory.
And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and loss. White-hot.
Native Country of the Heart: A MemoirFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - As a young woman, elvira left california to work as a cigarette girl in glamorous late-1920s Tijuana, where an ambiguous relationship with a wealthy white man taught her life lessons about power, sex, and opportunity. The mother, was hired out as a child, along with her siblings, Elvira, by their own father to pick cotton in California’s Imperial Valley.
As her mother’s memory fails, Moraga is driven to unearth forgotten remnants of a U. S. As moraga charts her mother’s journey―from impressionable young girl to battle-tested matriarch to, later on, an old woman suffering under the yoke of Alzheimer’s―she traces her own self-discovery of her gender-queer body and Lesbian identity, as well as her passion for activism and the history of her pueblo.
The story of these two women, and of their people, is woven together in an intimate memoir of critical reflection and deep personal revelation. Mexican diaspora, its indigenous origins, and an American story of cultural loss. Poetically wrought and filled with insight into intergenerational trauma, Native Country of the Heart is a reckoning with white American history and a piercing love letter from a fearless daughter to the mother she will never lose.
Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir #ad - The daughter, cherríe Moraga, is a brilliant, pioneering, queer Latina feminist. This memoir's beauty is in its fierce intimacy. Roy hoffman, cherríe moraga charts her own coming-of-age alongside her mother’s decline, The New York Times Book ReviewOne of Literary Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2019From the celebrated editor of This Bridge Called My Back, and also tells the larger story of the Mexican American diaspora.
FreshwaterGrove Press #ad - Born “with one foot on the other side, ” she begins to develop separate selves within her as she grows into adulthood. A national book foundation “5 under 35” honoree finalist for the pen/hemingway award for a debut novel shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize A New York Times Notable Book One of the most highly praised novels of the year, the debut from an astonishing young writer, Freshwater tells the story of Ada, an unusual child who is a source of deep concern to her southern Nigerian family.
Written with stylistic brilliance and based in the author’s realities, Freshwater dazzles with ferocious energy and serpentine grace. And when she travels to america for college, making Ada fade into the background of her own mind as these alters―now protective, a traumatic event on campus crystallizes the selves into something powerful and potentially dangerous, now hedonistic―move into control.
Freshwater #ad - Young ada is troubled, prone to violent fits.