Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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Catalog Tag: short stories

The Nicotine Chronicles

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Lee Child recruits Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Ames, Cara Black, and others to reveal nicotine’s scintillating alter egos.
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Prayer for the Living

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Topical and timely, Booker Prize–winning author Ben Okri’s new collection of short stories blurs parallel realities and walks the line between darkness and magic.

Speculative Los Angeles

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The debut title in a new city-based anthology series featuring all-new stories with speculative, sci-fi, and paranormal themes—each using distinct neighborhood settings as a launching pad.

Tales

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This reissue of a 1967 story collection shows a mind in motion, featuring writing that is provocative, witty, bitter, and aggressive.

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Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist

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Forthcoming: 8/3/21

Iconoclastic guitar player Marc Ribot offers up essays and stories in this darkly funny and subversive debut collection.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before August 3, 2021.

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Cosmogramma

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Forthcoming: 11/2/21

An exquisite collection of speculative fiction stories depicting an alternate future as lived by the African diaspora.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before November 2, 2021.

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