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, ...

Sorry to Disrupt the Peace

Patty Yumi Cottrell

Helen’s adoptive brother has killed himself. According to the internet, there are six possible reasons for suicide. But Helen knows better: she knows that six reasons is only shorthand for the ...

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 ...