Megan's New Year Reads

Books that will be arriving on our shelves in the near future include (KLAXONS) new Yuri Herrera, my number one Mexican borderland symbolist. A memoir from Patricia Lockwood, in which her father undergoes a religious conversion on a submarine. Plus suicide comedy, post-punk oral history, and a fresh title from Tilted Axis.

Kingdom Cons

Yuri Herrera, translated by Lisa Dillman

From the publisher:

Beats, daggers, girls, and graft: can the Artist sing truth to power where a Mexican drug baron holds court?

Priestdaddy: A Memoir

Patricia Lockwood

The childhood of Patricia Lockwood, the poet dubbed "The Smutty-Metaphor Queen of Lawrence, Kansas" by The New York Times, was unusual in many respects. There was the location: an impoverished, ...

The Sad Part Was

Prabda Yoon, translated by Mui Poopoksakul

In these witty, postmodern stories, Yoon riffs on pop culture, experiments with punctuation, flirts with sci-fi and, in a metafictional twist, mocks his own position as omnipotent author. Highly ...