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  • Cape Cod, Revisited

    series Working Titles #18
    Knowing that the Cape is more than tourist-riddled beaches and overpriced ice cream, Michael Thurston takes us on a late-summer retread of one of Thoreau's most famous walks. Blending travel writing and literary criticism, Thurston takes us along two centuries of the shore, reconsidering the dreadful shipwreck of the St. John, and considering the pliability of a hand-painted postcard. From artists ... Read more

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  • Silence Like Blood

    series Working Titles #17
    "My Dear Claire,If I'm writing to you, it's only out of respect for the promise I made, not, as you asked, to tell you everything I see. For I can only see what is shown. . ."So begins Silence Like Blood, Marie-Célie Agnant's epistolery novella about Mnemosyne, a Haitian expat returning to her birth country. Encountering a suspicious entrepreneur, a prudent village girl, and a mysterious hermit ... Read more

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  • Table for One

    series Working Titles #12
    In contemporary South Korea, the nuclear family has given way to individual urban living. Yun Ko Eun sharply captures the dissonance of solitary life in a culture that prizes community and family. In an effort to navigate this 21st century conundrum, her narrator takes rigorous, highly structured classes to learn to eat alone in public. A sly, deeply sympathetic look at our increasingly isolated ... Read more

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  • Just Another Jihadi Jane

    A Novel Excerpt

    series Working Titles #6
    JUST ANOTHER JIHADI JANE follows the radicalization of two young girls growing up in a working-class Muslim neighborhood in the UK. Ameena and Jamilla become close followers of a Jihadi matron deeply involved in the Syrian insurrection—serving a cause they believe has been distorted by Western media. The girls slowly realize that their new reality is a narrow, brutal universe apart from the one ... Read more

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  • Night Hands

    by Jen Cross ...
    series Working Titles #15
    "It had been Tüz's eldest sister, Talia, who first explained that she would lose her hands. Tüz had been horrified, but her sister explained to her that this was the difference between little girls and women. 'You don't want to stay a little girl, do you?'Tüz had shaken her head. 'But how does he do it?'Her sister reluctantly revealed the pale pink opening at the base of her wrist, then she took ... Read more

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  • Emergency Exit

    series Working Titles #4
    "Emergency Exit" unfolds in the disjointed chronology of the perpetually jet-lagged, skipping over months as easily as airplanes cross time zones. In the slight surreality of this enclosed world, Carissa Halston's stewardesses reveal themselves as dark, complicated, fully realized human beings, capable of rage, apathy, humor, compassion, efficiency. . . even friendship. ... Read more

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  • AMOUR

    Fields of Battle, Fields of Love

    series Working Titles #16
    In a world that is at once urban and rural, modern and archaic, rich and poor, African and European, Eloka and Aimée meet across the continents. They choose to share their destinies. Juxtaposing fragments of their daily lives in an African megapolis, Véronique Tadjo’s novella AMOUR: Fields of Battle, Fields of Love alternates between their longings, different perceptions and limitations as their ... Read more

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  • Bird Girl

    series Working Titles #19
    When the protagonist of BIrd Girl, whose job it is to find and salvage lost or abandoned scooters, finds a crashed rider along with her errant scooter, her life quickly proves the point of real-world privacy activists: that privacy is a worthy goal even if you think you have nothing to hide. Upon realizing that the fallen rider is a “masker,” or someone who synthetically alters her features to ... Read more

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  • Strange Mercies

    by Pete Duval ...
    series Working Titles #5
    Meet Mayhew, protagonist of Pete Duval's "Strange Mercies." Once upon a time in a faraway, Spanish-speaking land, Mayhew has a job to do: document via videotape a young woman whose Christ-like wounds bleed on cue and without scientific explanation, whose street-preacher performances might be exposed as trickery or recorded as real, a mystery we can't explain away, "Strange Mercies" evokes a world ... Read more

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  • The Leader

    by Nouri Zarrugh ...
    series Working Titles #10
    THE LEADER follows three generations of a Libyan family during the reign of Muammar Gaddafi, moving back and forth in time over the course of nearly forty years as it traces the ways that violence and repression echo through each member's life. Read an excerpt here and purchase on Kobo, Amazon or Weightless books.Nouri Zarrugh is a Libyan-American writer and illustrator and is currently a fellow ... Read more

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  • The Bombay Liaison (Is Grateful)

    by Dinika Amaral ...
    series Working Titles #1
    In three interlocking stories, Dinika Amaral explores the fantasy and frustrations of post-colonial India. Weaving together the experiences of western visitors, the bustle of a contemporary Bombay marketplace, and figures from sacred Hindu texts, Amaral offers a mercurial, dreamlike vision of Bombay in the twenty-first century: ancient, global, chaotic, dazzling.Dinika Amaral was raised in Bombay, ... Read more

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  • Time Served

    series Working Titles #9
    TIME SERVED explores the plight of military veterans deported after serving time for felonies. In this searing investigative report, J. Malcolm Garcia asks the question, "What makes someone American?" Garcia follows four deported vets as they work to return to their families and the country that they served through multiple tours of duty.J. Malcolm Garcia is a freelance writer and author of The ... Read more

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