A housewife takes up bodybuilding and sees radical changes to her physique which her workaholic husband fails to notice A boy waits at a bus stop, mocking businessmen struggling to keep their umbrellas open in a typhoon until an old man shows him that they hold the secret to flying A woman
A young wife s new job in an enigmatic organization pits her against the unfeeling machinations of the universe in this inventive and compulsively page turning first novel In a windowless building in a remote part of town, the newly employed Josephine inputs an endless string of numbers into
In the basement, through the appliances and past the veil that separates realities, lies a rainbow hued world where a group of kids have found retreat from their suburban mundanity with a coterie of iridescent creatures But in the fraught realm of adolescence, can friendship survive the appeal of
Surrealist writer and painter Leonora Carrington 1917 2011 was a master of the macabre, of gorgeous tableaux, biting satire, roguish comedy, and brilliant, effortless flights of the imagination Nowhere are these qualities ingeniously brought together than in the works of short fiction she
Jim Woodring, one of the most celebrated alternative cartoonists of his generation, returns with an unexpected adventure starring his trademark character, Frank Poochytown takes a deep dive into the psychedelic, ever twisting reality of Woodrings boundless universe, the Unifactor.
Jon Padgett s The Secret of Ventriloquism, named the Best Fiction Book of 2016 by Rue Morgue Magazine, heralds the arrival of a significant new literary talent With themes reminiscent of Shirley Jackson, Thomas Ligotti, and Bruno Schulz, but with a strikingly unique vision, Padgett s work explores
A sure comic touch smart and sweet a tribute to the pleasures of friendship The New Yorker In the heart of New York City, a group of artistic friends struggles with society s standards of beauty At the center are Barb and Lily, two women at opposite ends of the beauty spectrum, but
The reality of life in China today contrasts with the sunny optimism of the Chinese dream in this gripping, gruesome dystopia from one of the masters of modern Chinese literature Jung Chang One dusk in early June, in a town deep in the Balou mountains, fourteen year old Li Niannian notices that
Enjoy Me, a collection of stories by Logan Ryan Smith, tells the tales of unreliable narrator, Luke a down and out, sometimes unemployed writer living in San Francisco among zombies, monsters, and cricket people He navigates this world in search of love, respect, drugs, booze, and satisfaction,
Aaron Smith Teller works in a kabbalistic sweatshop in Silicon Valley, where he and hundreds of other minimum wage workers try to brute force the Holy Names of God All around him, vast forces have been moving their pieces into place for the final confrontation An overworked archangel tries to
An NYRB Classics Original Silvina Ocampo is undoubtedly one of the twentieth centurys great masters of the short story Italo Calvino once said about her, I dont know another writer who better captures the magic inside everyday rituals, the forbidden or hidden face that our mirrors dont show us.
Four talented teenagers are traumatized coping with grief, surviving date rape, facing the anxiety of standardized tests and the neglect of self absorbed adults and they ll do anything to escape the pressure They ll even build an invisible helicopter, to fly far away to a place where everyone will
John and Joey are a young couple immersed in their local midwestern punk scene, who after graduating college sever all ties and move to a perverse and nameless northeastern coastal city They drift in and out of art museums, basement shows, and derelict squats seemingly unfazed as the city slowly
Iris or balletgirl_42 as she s known on the Internet dating circuit is a zookeeper looking for love when she is diagnosed with breast cancer Overnight, her life becomes populated by a carnival of daunting hospital characters Despite the attempts of her friends Maud, Grandma Suggs, Larry the
Kafka on the Shore, a tour de force of metaphysical reality, is powered by two remarkable characters a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long missing mother and sister and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never
Japan s most highly regarded novelist now vaults into the first ranks of international fiction writers with this heroically imaginative novel, which is at once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets of World War II In a Tokyo suburb a