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Mem Bethany Morrow

MEM is a rare novel, a small book carrying very big ideas, the kind of story that stays with you long after you’ve finished reading it.

May 2018

Set in the glittering art deco world of a century ago, MEM makes one slight alteration to history: a scientist in Montreal discovers a method allowing people to have their memories extracted from their minds, whole and complete. The Mems exist as mirror-images of their source — zombie-like creatures destined to experience that singular memory over and over, until they expire in the cavernous Vault where they are kept. And then there is Dolores Extract #1, the first Mem capable of creating her own memories. An ageless beauty shrouded in mystery, she is allowed to live on her own, and create her own existence, until one day she is summoned back to the Vault. What happens next is a gorgeously rendered, heart-breaking novel in the vein of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go.

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Debut novelist Bethany Morrow has created an allegory for our own time, exploring profound questions of ownership, and how they relate to identity, memory and history, all in the shadows of Montreal’s now forgotten slave trade.

A California native, Bethany C. Morrow spent six years living in Montreal, Quebec. Her speculative literary fiction uses a focus on character and language to engage with, comment on and investigate.



Silver Girl Leslie Pietrzyck March 2018 Paperback Fiction / Literature $17.00 978-1-944700-51-5 North American Rights: Unnamed Press Other Rights: Curtis Brown, Ltd.

A young woman, desperate to escape the unspoken secrets of her impoverished Midwestern family, bluffs her way into college, arriving at the prestigious “school by the lake” in Chicago where she meets Jess, charismatic and rich and needy, and the two quickly form an insular, competitive friendship. The narrator immerses herself in Jess’s world, collecting her new friend’s hand-me-downs, accompanying her to family dinners and frat parties. As guilt builds for the sister she has left behind, the narrator is drawn into Jess’s apparently effortless existence, with a perfect Yuppie family living nearby, and a doting fiancée. Meanwhile the Tylenol Killer — a local psychopath rumored to be stuffing cyanide into pills sold at the drugstore — is at first just terrifying gossip on campus. But the death of one of his victims triggers a surprising chain of events with major repercussions for the lives of both young women. Suddenly the lifestyle the narrator has come to share with Jess vanishes. As her attempts to restore order and control become increasingly desperate, their fragile friendship is exposed; and both young women must confront the realities of an adulthood neither one expected. Silver Girl is an intimate coming-of-age account of the nuances of female friendship, of obsession and longing, greed and desire. Leslie Pietrzyck delves into the ways class and money dictate one’s sense of self, and how relationships ultimately define who we become.

Leslie Pietrzyk is the author of three novels, Pears on a Willow Tree, A Year and a Day, and Silver Girl, as well as a short story collection, This Angel on My Chest.



Stickle Island Tim Orchard February 2018 Paperback Fiction / Literature $17.00 978-1-944700-5-22 World English Rights: Unnamed Press Other Rights: Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency

British weather is always unpredictable, but the Spring of 1980 was something else entirely – snow, hail, floods, drought and sometimes the whole ticket. Trucks were overturned, motorways closed, trees uprooted, crops flattened. When the sun finally rose on Stickle Island – stuck out there, a mile off Dymchurch in County Kent – six bales of primo marijuana had washed up on shore. Stickle Island follows the island’s myriad residents as they come up with a (not entirely agreed upon) plan to form a co-op and use the profit from pot sales to save the island’s only ferry, which, thanks to the miserly Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, has just been placed on the chopping block. There’s hot-tempered and anarchic DC, a soused farmer Henry Stick, his bitter rival John, a horny vicar, an even hornier Postmistress, and their collected offspring: a clutch of teen punks, all of whom could use a leg up, or at least, a decent toke. Unfortunately for them, a violent and wildly erratic mainland drug dealer called Carter and his soft-hearted henchman Simp have plans of their own, and they’re coming to Stickle to see them through. The islanders must set aside their bitter rivalries and decades long feuds to save the ferry and protect their way of life, navigating the choppy waters of new romances as things grow increasingly, and hilariously, complicated. Brimming with delicious, subversive humor in the tradition of “Waking Ned Devine” and “The Full Monty”—Stickle Island introduces an energetic and gleeful new voice in literature: Tim Orchard, a 67-year-old London-based carpenter formerly from England’s second most unhappy district.



The Miranda Geoff Nicholson October 2017 Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 240 pages Fiction / Literature $15.99 9781944700362 U.S & Canadian Rights: Unnamed Press Other Rights: Union Literary

Praise for Geoff Nicholson: “An offbeat master of black comedy.” — Publishers Weekly “Critics have compared Geoff Nicholson to Evelyn Waugh, Georges Perec and Will Self… Nicholson is incomparable. He doesn’t just give you what you want, he gives you what you never even knew

“The volunteer would complain, of course. I suppose he couldn’t help it. He felt angry or self-righteous or betrayed. He said this was not what he’d signed up for, this was breaking a promise, breaking the rules, this was not the way the good guys conducted themselves. He might say this was a violation of his human rights, a war crime, a crime anyway. And I’d say, ‘You’re probably right,’ and then continued with the process.” Joe’s got a lot to think about, and time on his hands to do it, since divorcing his wife and quitting his job training volunteers for a shadowy government agency. The otherwise nondescript house he’s just moved into boasts one key feature: a circular path in an overgrown backyard, on which Joe plans to walk twenty-five miles a day for a thousand days. Joe figures that walking the circumference of the Earth—safely on his own patch of territory—might just be the thing he needs to move on with his life. But curious neighbors keep sharing their troubles and preoccupations, looping Joe into mundane intrigues, and unwittingly triggering Joe to use the unique problem-solving skills he learned on his old job. With the help of an aspiring bartender, who tests her experimental cocktail recipes as he walks, and philosophical advice from his mailman, Joe stays on pace despite the distractions. But it doesn’t matter how quickly he walks, the past is catching up to Joe, and for the first time, he must prepare himself (and not others) for the worst.

existed.” — The Independent

A brilliant novel by a master storyteller, The Miranda is at turns a biting satire about the secrets we keep from our neighbors, and about the invisible

“An excitingly inventive novelist.” — GQ

and unceasing state of war in which most Westerners unconsciously live.

Geoff Nicholson is the acclaimed author of The Lost Art of Walking, The City Under the Skin, Bleeding London, Bedlam Burning, and the cult classic Footsucker, among many others. His journalism has appeared in many periodicals as varied as GQ, The New York Times, Bookforum, Art Review, London Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, and McSweeney’s. The Miranda is his most recent novel.



After the Flare Deji Bryce Olukotun September 2017 Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 272 pages Fiction / Literature $16.99 9781944700188 World Rights: Unnamed Press

Praise for Nigerians in Space “Fast-paced, well-written and packed with insight and humor. Olukotun is a very talented storyteller.” — Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe “An exquisite blend of unpredictable twists

After the Flare is a dystopian tour de force: The second novel from Brooklyn-based writer and digital rights activist Deji Bryce Olukotun, author of the cult classic Nigerians in Space—the first book ever published by Unnamed Press! A catastrophic solar flare reshapes our world as we know it – in an instant, electricity grids are crippled, followed by devastating cyberattacks that paralyze all communication. Former NASA employee Kwesi Bracket works at the only functioning space program in the world, which just happens to be in Nigeria. With Europe, Asia, and the U.S. knocked off-line, and thousands of dead satellites about to plummet to Earth, the planet’s only hope rests with the Nigerian Space Program. But life on the ground is just as disastrous after the flare. Nigeria has been flooded with advanced biohacking technologies, and the scramble for space supremacy has attracted dangerous peoples from all over Africa. What’s more: the militant Islamic group Boko Haram is slowly encroaching on the spaceport, leaving a trail of destruction, while a group of nomads has discovered an ancient technology more powerful than anything Bracket’s ever imagined.

and lightning-speed plot.” — The Guardian “A madcap first novel that unravels like a spy thriller.” — Flavorwire

Deji Bryce Olukotun is the author of After the Flare and Nigerians in Space. His work has been featured in Vice, Slate, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, The Atlantic, Guernica, The Millions, World Literature Today, ESPN, and elsewhere.



Mother of all Pigs Malu Halasa November 2017 Paperback 5.5 X 8.5 256 pages Fiction / Literature $15.99 9781944700348 U.S & Canadian Rights: Unnamed Press Other Rights: Pontas Literary Agency

“Malu Halasa is one of the most original writers and editors covering the Middle East ... witty, sumptuous and genuinely revelatory.” — The New Statesman Cover art: Haphazard Synchronizations: Majd Masri, YAYA2016

Mother of All Pigs unveils contemporary life in the Middle East, as one family confronts its secrets over the course of a weekend’s festivities. Told from alternating points of view, Halasa’s debut novel is at times witty and energetic, compassionate and awe-inspiring, and over all, unputdownable. The Sabas family lives in a small Jordanian town that for centuries has been descended upon by all manner of invader, the latest a scourge of disconcerting Evangelical tourists. The border town relies on a blackmarket trade of clothes, trinkets , and appliances — the quality of which depends entirely on who’s fighting — but the conflict in nearby Syria has the place even more on edge than usual. Meanwhile, the Sabas home is ruled by women — Mother Fadhma, Laila, Samira, and now, Muna, a niece visiting from America for the first time — and it is brimming with regrets and desires. Clandestine pasts in love, politics, even espionage, threaten the delicate balance of order in the household, as generations clash. The family’s ostensible patriarch — Laila’s husband Hussein — enjoys no such secrets, not in his family or in town, where Hussein is known as the Levant’s only pig butcher, dealing in chops, sausages, and hams, much to the chagrin of his observant neighbors. When a long-lost soldier from Hussein’s military past arrives, the Sabas clan must decide whether to protect or expose him, bringing long-simmering rivalries and injustices to the surface. Enchanting and fearless, Halasa’s prose intertwines the lives of three generations of women as they navigate the often stifling, sometimes absurd, realities of everyday life in the Middle East.

Malu Halasa is a Jordanian Filipina American writer and editor based in London. Born in Oklahoma, she was raised in Ohio and is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University. Her books include: Syria Speaks – Art and Culture from the Frontline (2014); Transit Tehran: Young Iran and Its Inspirations (2009); The Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie: Intimacy and Design (2008); Kaveh Golestan: Recording the Truth in Iran (2007); Transit Beirut: New Writing and Images (2004) and Creating Spaces of Freedom: Culture in Defiance (2002). Mother of All Pigs is her first novel. 12


Djinn City Saad Z. Hossain October 2017 Paperback 6 x 9 416 Pages Fiction / Literature $17.99 9781944700065 World Rights: Unnamed Press

Praise for Escape from Baghdad! “Hossain daringly shows us that war isn’t just hell but absolutely insane.” — Library Journal “Set in the aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq, Bangladeshi author Saad Hossain’s debut novel is a riot of mordant humor and gonzo storytelling… The Gulf war may just have found its CATCH-22.”

Djinn City is a darkly comedic fantasy adventure, and a stirring follow-up to Hossain’s 2015 novel Escape from Baghdad!, which NPR called “a hilarious and searing indictment of the project we euphemistically call ‘nation-building.’ ” Indelbed is a lonely kid living in a crumbling mansion in the super dense, super chaotic third world capital of Bangladesh. His father, Dr. Kaikobad, is the black sheep of their clan, the once illustrious Khan Rahman family. A drunken loutish widower, he refuses to allow Indelbed go to school, and the only thing Indelbed knows about his mother is the official cause of her early demise: “Death by Indelbed.” But When Dr. Kaikobad falls into a supernatural coma, Indelbed and his older cousin, the wise-cracking slacker Rais, learn that Indelbed’s dad was in fact a magician—and a trusted emissary to the djinn world. And the Diinns, as it turns out, are displeased. A “hunt” has been announced, and ten year-old Indelbed is the prey. Still reeling from the fact that genies actually exist, Indelbed finds himself on the run. Soon, the boys are at the center of a great Diinn controversy, one tied to the continuing fallout from an ancient war, with ramifications for the future of life as we know it. Saad Z. Hossain updates the supernatural creatures of Arabian mythology: the Djinns—a superior but by no means perfect species pushed to the brink by the staggering ineptitude of the human race.

— The Financial Times Cover art by Brendan Monroe

Saad Z Hossain is the author of two novels, Escape from Baghdad! and Djinn City. He lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh.



Collision Merle Kröger Translated by Rachel Hildebrandt & Alexandra Roesch

September 2017 Paperback Fiction / Literature 5.5 x 8.5 208 pages $15.99 9781944700195 World English Rights: Unnamed Press Translation Rights: Argument Verlag

A raft with eleven Algerian refugees, running low on fuel. A cruise ship with a small town’s worth of international passengers and crew members. An Irish freighter. A Spanish rescue vessel. One single point of convergence in a vast wash of blue water. Miami-based The Spirit of Europe, the third largest cruise liner in the world, plows through the Mediterranean every summer, offering its passengers a temporary escape from their everyday lives. But even the bloated tackiness of the ship’s much-hyped belly flop competition is not immune to the chaos of the European migration crisis. When a disabled raft nears The Spirit of Europe, the ship’s captain is forced to do something headquarters in Miami wants to avoid at all costs: cut the engines. Collision is a maritime thriller by one of Germany’s most celebrated crime writers, building suspense through the eyes of a diverse array of memorable characters. Central to all of it is Nikhil “Nike” Mehta, the cruise ship’s ambitious head of security who, like an illusionist, makes the ship’s relentless problems disappear. As Collision races toward its surprising conclusion, Nike’s particular solution for the Algerian refugees at sea might be his greatest sleight of hand yet.

Merle Kröger is co-author and producer of the award-winning cinema documentaries Day of the Sparrow (2010) and Revision (2012). Kröger has published several novels and was awarded the German Crime Novel Award 2013. She will be releasing a documentary film in Germany based on the events that served as the inspiration for Collision, a bestseller in Germany. Rachel Hildebrandt has published both fiction and nonfiction works in translation, including Grace: A Biography by Thilo Wydra and Staying Human by Katharina Stegelmann (both from Skyhorse). Alexandra Roesch is a bilingual translator based in Frankfurt. She recently completed a M.A. in Translation at the University of Bristol, including extensive studies of Alfred Döblin, Günter Grass and Ralf Rothmann. She translates extracts and short stories for major German and Swiss publishers. 16


What Future Edited by Torie Bosch and Roy Scranton October 2017 Paperback 6 x 9 352 pages Nonfiction $18.99 9781944700454 World Rights: Unnamed Press

The most dynamic and interesting writing about the future is collected here—challenging us to create a better world. More than an anthology, What Future is a call to action. The future is here and, frankly, it sucks. Without doubt, our culture is at a crossroads. Political strife and economic crises are byproducts of a larger looming challenge, one in which we will have to ask ourselves what constitutes a meaningful life. We must do the hard work of imagining a different kind of reality for ourselves. It’s work that anticipates the worst but sees hope on the other side of catastrophe, or at least possibility; that presumes disaster and says, now what? A best-of-the-year anthology, What Future is a collection of long-form journalism and essays published in 2016 that address a wide range of topics crucial to our future, from the environmental and political, to human health and animal rights, to technology and the economy. What Future includes writing from celebrated authors like Elizabeth Kolbert and Jeff Vandermeer as well as the scientists, journalists, and philosophers who are proposing the options that lay not just ahead, but beyond, in prestigious magazines and journals such as The Atlantic and The New Yorker.

Torie Bosch is the editor of Future Tense, a project of Slate, New America, and Arizona State that looks at the implications of new technologies. Roy Scranton is the author of the novel War Porn (Soho Press, 2016) and the philosophical essay “Learning to Die in the Anthropocene” (City Lights, 2015). He is also one of the editors of Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War (Da Capo, 2013).



Stefan Bucher is a mad scientist of design, constantly looking to incorporate new technologies, and new formats, to introduce the idea of design, of conscientious creation, to the world. In LetterHeads, Bucher has crafted a series of elegant and engaging characters—and yes, the pun is intended!

LetterHeads Stefan G. Bucher November 2017 Paper over board 8 x 8 64 pages Graphic Design $24.99 9781944700492 World Rights: Unnamed Press

From the creator of the popular Daily Monster YouTube series comes a revolutionary new vision for “characters,” one that brings the alphabet hilariously alive. A very special design book, LetterHeads is the first to feature “sculpted“ portraits of letters, employing 3D modeling software, which has been used almost exclusively by Hollywood’s CGI and video game production community. Until now! LetterHeads is a graphic design book for creatives of any age, celebrating diversity and inspired by the people of the artist’s hometown of Los Angeles. Infused with unique personalities, surrounded by playful vocabulary and an intriguing color palette, the letters reflect just how alive language can be. The use of ground-breaking 3D technology acts as a link to not just the future of letterform creation, but education itself.

Stefan G. Bucher is an American writer, graphic designer and illustrator. He is the man behind the award-winning California design studio 344 Design. He is also the creator of the popular online animation series Daily Monster. He lives in Pasadena, CA.



The first book of poetry from Unnamed Press, Chertock’s poems shimmer as she boldly connects the difficulties of life on Earth to the great unknown of outer space in this cosmic collection.

Crumb-Sized Marlena Chertock August 2017 Paperback 5 x 7 96 pages Poetry

Marlena Chertock grew up crumb-sized, with a rare bone disorder. She uses this skeletal dysplasia and chronic pain as a bridge to scientific poetry, often exploring the rich images in science and medicine, threading genetics, space, and nature into her work. With frank humor, Chertock takes on varied and critical aspects of identity—femininity, gender, sexuality—as they relate (or don’t relate) to her disability, somehow succeeding in making them familiar and universal. Her poetry is one that challenges us to see our limitations, not as individuals but as people together, all of us, ultimately, crumbsized. Born in 1991, Chertock’s is an exciting and contemporary voice—brutally honest, deeply humane and ultimately triumphant.

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Marlena Chertock is a poet and digital storyteller. She has appeared in The Washington Post, Marketplace, Electrical Contractor Magazine, News21, and WTOP. Her poems and short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Deaf Poets Society, The Fem, The Little Patuxent Review, Moonsick Magazine, Paper Darts and Wordgathering.



The Border of Paradise Esmé Weijun Wang

“The Border of Paradise is shaped by darkness and the

April 2016 Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 272 pages Fiction / Literature $16.00 9781939419699

page of dynamic character-bouncing perspective (an idea

kind of delicious story that makes for missed train stops and bedtimes, keeping a reader up late for just one more which came to Wang in dreams). It is the author’s stunning introduction to the literary world.” —The New York Times “Wang’s prose is beautiful and restrained, and her generous, precise characterization makes every perspective feel organic and utterly real in the face of increasingly theat-

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rical circumstances. The result — the story of an American family stretched and manipulated into impossible shapes — is an extraordinary literary and gothic novel of the highest order.” — NPR

An epic tale of one iconoclastic family’s inheritance of madness — and money — in Brooklyn, Taiwan, and Northern California.

“A well-wrought multigenerational novel that also appeals for its honest look at mental illness.” — Library Journal

The Annie Year Stephanie Ash

“Stephanie Wilbur Ash’s new novel The Annie Year is a fierce hymn to small Midwestern towns, and the women who live there.” — Minnesota Public Radio

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“This is a keeper, a fresh and quirky ‘Main Street’ for the Midwest... Stephanie Ash writes with a wry smile and an obvious adoration of Iowa small-town life. Its faux-preachy tone keeps us — snooty types from the big cities along the river — at arm’s length while Ash’s character embraces

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her imperfect corner of the world. It’s a bold first novel by Ash.” — The Star Tribune “Ash’s debut novel brilliantly captures the slanted quirkiness of a Midwest full of small-business owners and

A finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, The Annie Year follows a year in the life of Tandy Caide, a small-town CPA on a mission, in this hilarious and heartfelt ode to the modern Midwest.

exploding home-methamphetamine labs... Darkly hilarious and weirdly beguiling.” — Kirkus Reviews


Florence in Ecstasy Jessie Chaffee

“Florence in Ecstasy is a beautiful novel… that must be

May 2017 Paperback 5.4 x 8.5 256 pages Fiction / Literature $16.00 9781944700171

“Jessie Chaffee’s debut novel is an unflinching look at a

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“Jessie Chaffee’s protagonist Hannah finds herself in

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Florence far from home, unseen, unknown, estranged

taken in small doses and savored page by page.” — NPR

woman’s attempt to outrun her demons through an international escape... displaying not only diligent research but also an emotional intuition that brings Hannah to startling life and makes her story quite moving.” — Publishers Weekly

even from her body: in the most literal sense, in ecstasy. Chaffee’s fierce debut brings Hannah’s struggles, discov-

A vivid, visceral debut echoing the novels of Jean Rhys, Elena Ferrante, and Catherine Lacey, Florence in Ecstasy gives us an arresting new vision of a woman’s attempt to find meaning — and find herself — in an unstable world.

eries, and sweet triumphs to life.” — Claire Messud, New York Times best-selling author of The Emperor’s Children

Fingerprints of Previous Owners Rebecca Entel

“This is the first novel by Entel, and it is a magnificent one. Her prose is lyrical, luminous, and each detail has been planted as precisely as a foundation stone.”

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— Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) “Entel’s delicately crafted debut explores the relationships between the resort, an economic center that distorts the island’s history for its own purposes, and the local people and the ways the past infuses the

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present, no matter how hard one tries to forget. Entel gives Myrna a distinctive voice and creates a rich history for the island and its residents. “ — Booklist

In this soulful and timely debut, Fingerprints of Previous Owners follows Myrna, a maid at a resort in the Caribbean, as she secretly excavates the ruins of the slave plantation her island community refuses to acknowledge. 22

“Rebecca Entel writes with spellbinding intelligence and a deep knowledge of the human heart. Her writing is true and exquisite, serious and fun.” — Lorrie Moore, author of Bark


Blue Money Janet Capron

“Blue Money is nothing less than a total reboot of a genre

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recalls the voices of that era’s literary enfant terribles—Exley,

hitherto dominated by the male ‘bad boy’ writer. Perfect that this story takes place in the free-wheeling 1970s because it brilliantly McGuane, Donleavy—and in the process creates something thoroughly new and uniquely feminine. A marvelous debut!” — Helaine Olen, author of Pound Foolish “Those who appreciate trigger warnings may not appreciate this book. But for anyone else, Capron’s eloquent and electric

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memoir of radical feminism, avid prostitution, and the wish for

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old-fashioned love will be hard to put down.” — Daniel Bergner, author of What Do Women Want?

Blue Money is an intimate account of life in 1970s New York— and a no-holds-barred portrait of prostitution.

“A modern-day Moll Flanders... terrifically entertaining and brilliantly written.” — Phillip Lopate, author of The Art of the Personal Essay

Arcade Drew Nellins Smith

“Smith has created a narrative that entrances its readers,

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light on a rather unusual lifestyle. A sexy and poignant novel.”

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from — rather than moving toward — the things we value and

constantly giving us excitement and depicting with audacity the rawness of sexuality... a daring and compelling debut that sheds — Kirkus Reviews “With pitch-perfect tone and a voice that is simultaneously dark, erotic, and wry, Drew Nellins Smith offers us a protagonist who is neither hopeless nor hopeful, but somebody trying to forge lasting connections in a world that is all about moving away

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cherish.” — Los Angeles Review of Books “A dark valentine to American men, mailed from a booth in a

A new world opens up to Sam when he discovers a peepshow on the outskirts of town in this groundbreaking look at desire and coming of age.

gay video store. Think Holden Caulfield, trapped in The Last Picture Show. Sardonic, sad, and laugh-out-loud funny.” — Andrew Holleran


Hooper’s Revolution Dennie Wendt

“A novel that sports fans will be rooting for in seasons

May 2017 Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 352 pages Fiction / Literature $16.00 9781944700164

“Wendt’s novel abounds with comic moments, offering a

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Simply put, it feels like The Man in the High Castle, Once

to come.” — Electric Literature

skewed view of soccer’s history in the United States along the way.” — Tobias Carroll, author of Reel “Dennie Wendt’s Hooper’s Revolution is a wildly entertaining read... an eclectic mix of creative alternate history, unruly fiction, and a massive passion for the beautiful game. in a Lifetime, and Hunter S. Thompson rolled together.” — International Soccer Network

Inspired by the North American Soccer League that began in 1968 and ended in 1984, and included 24 teams that spanned the continent, Hooper’s Revolution is a hilarious and heartfelt ode to the beautiful game.

For Love of the Dollar J.M. Servin

“For Love of the Dollar is a strong and compelling portrait

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of an immigrant’s attempt to reach for the American

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but nonetheless a familiar figure: a young man sowing his

of one person’s experience — and perhaps that’s exactly what the country needs right now, an honest, human account Dream.” — Chicago Review of Books “As a poster boy for the Downtrodden, Servín just won’t do. He shows too much spunk for that. At times, the recollections in For Love of the Dollar feel no less than rollicking. Servín caroms around greater New York, carrying false papers wild oats... For Love of the Dollar shatters stereotypes of Mexican illegals.” — The Star Tribune

J.M. Servin’s view of the plight of the undocumented worker confronts as much what it means to be Mexican, as it does American, laying bare a version of the American dream few have had the courage to articulate. 24


West Virginia Joe Halstead

“Beautiful, menacing descriptions of the West Virginian environment… a powerful and authentic voice.” — Publishers Weekly

January 2017 Paperback 5x8 224 pages Fiction / Literature $16.00 9781944700041

“Halstead’s descriptions are thoroughly artistic, whether they’re of the party scene or the big city’s gritty human rainbow or the strip-mined mountains and franchise-glutted highways.” — Kirkus Reviews “Joe Halstead’s West Virginia is a moody wild ride of a novel. Dark, momentous, soulful, deeply human – the

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book turns the mind inside out, questioning the places we live and the reasons why we both leave them and come back.” — Vol.1 Brooklyn

When news of his father’s suicide reaches Jamie Paddock in New York City, memories come roaring back and in his search for answers, he must return to the place he thought he left behind: West Virginia.

Nineveh Henrietta Rose-Innes

“A persuasive, witty exploration of a tough and unconventional young woman—and a consistently lively account of the entanglements of cultural politics, class, and architecture

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in contemporary South Africa.” — Kirkus Reviews “South African writer Rose-Innes creates a thoughtful, textured narrative... Surreal in style and atmosphere, yet grounded in the reality of place and the ever-present threat of insects, this is a quiet but deep look at the ecosystems we create for ourselves as well as those

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we can’t escape.” — Publishers Weekly

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“Both a soberingly telescoped look at post-apartheid South Africa and a brisk, enjoyable read even if you

From award-winning South African novelist Henrietta RoseInnes comes the story of Katya Grubbs, Cape Town’s only ethical pest removal specialist.

are squeamish.” — Library Journal


Experience Mexican Jail! Prisonero Anónimo

The Show House Dan Lopez

March 2017 Paperback 4 x 6 / 128 pages Travel / Humor $10.99 9781939419835 World Rights: Unnamed Press

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The world’s only travel guide for navigating the customs, language, and culture of life in Mexican jail.

In the sprawl of suburban Florida, one family attempts to reunite as another spins out of control: The sinister link connecting them both is hiding in the show house.

In Plain View Julie Shigekuni

One Life David Lida

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Daidai’s life in Los Angeles is turned upside down when she befriends Satsuki, a mysterious Japanese woman with a troubled past.

Richard saves the lives of the guilty: when Mexican nationals face the death penalty in the US, he investigates their pasts in this suspenseful and revelatory novel.

The Shooting James Boice

Falter Kingdom Michael J. Seidlinger

September 2016 Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 / 368 pages Fiction / Literature $17.00 9781939419743 World Rights: Unnamed Press

August 2016 Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 / 240 pages Fiction / Young Adult $16.00 9781939419750 World English Rights: Unnamed Press

A stunning novel of violence and heartbreak in contemporary America.

High school senior Hunter Warden catches a demon, it’s a surefire way to be popular but everyone gets an exorcism eventually, so what happens if he decides to keep it?



Neon Green Margaret Wappler

The Sadness Benjamin Rybeck

July 2016 Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 / 336 pages Fiction / Literature $16.00 9781939419712 US & CA Rights: Unnamed Press Other Rights: Dunow, Carlson & Lerner

June 2016 Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 / 272 pages Fiction / Literature $16.00 9781939419705 World Rights: Unnamed Press

Neon Green will charm readers with its loving depiction of a family of environmentalists in 1994, who find themselves with a flying saucer in their backyard.

A moody, fascinating novel about fame, disappointment, and the burdens of family as twins Max and Kelly reunite in their snowy hometown of Portland, Maine.

Kevin Kramer Starts on Monday Debbie Graber

Ear to the Ground Paul Kolsby & David L. Ulin

May 2016 Paperback 5 x 8 / 176 pages Fiction / Short Stories $14.99 9781939419842 World Rights: Unnamed Press

April 2016 Paperback 5 x 8 / 192 pages Fiction / Literature $14.99 9781939419736 US & CA Rights: Unnamed Press Other Rights: Hill Nadell Literary

A laugh-out-loud collection, Kevin Kramer Starts on Monday skewers corporate culture and re-envisions office life.

Set on the studio lots of Hollywood, this is the story of an impending devastating earthquake, and the race to complete a movie about a devastating earthquake.

Deep Singh Blue Ranbir Singh Sidhu

Dancing in the Baron’s Shadow Fabrienne Josaphat

March 2016 Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 / 256 pages Fiction / Literature $16.00 9781939419682 World English Rights: Unnamed Press

February 2016 Paperback 5.5 x 8.2 / 240 pages Fiction / Literature $16.00 9781939419576 World English Rights: Unnamed Press

Set in rural 80s California, Ranbir Singh Sidhu’s is a coming of age story about “the other Indians—the ones who don’t get talked about and whose stories don’t get written.”

Haiti, 1965. Nicolas is sent to the notorious Fort Dimanche prison by the brutal dictator Papa Doc’s militia, and his brother Raymond must try to save him.


Age of Blight Kristine Ong Muslim Illustrated by Alessandra Hogan

Seahorse Janice Pariat January 2016 Paperback 6 x 8.25 / 258 pages Fiction / Literature $12.00 9781939419552 US & CA Rights: Unnamed Press Other Rights: Pontas Literary Agency

January 2016 Paperback 5 x 8 / 120 pages Fiction / Short Stories $16.00 9781939419569 World Rights: Unnamed Press A fascinating and absorbing collection of speculative stories, Age of Blight addresses climate change in a profoundly original way.

A sweeping tale of love, nostalgia, and memory, interweaving 1990s New Delhi and present-day London, Seahorse tracks one man’s undying love for his former professor across time and place.

Rus Like Everyone Else Bette Adriaanse

Year of the Goose Carly J. Hallman

November 2015 Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 / 224 pages Fiction / Literature $16.00 9781939419538 US, CA & UK Rights: Unnamed Press Other Rights: Greene & Heaton

November 2015 Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 / 294 pages Fiction / Literature $16.00 9781939419514 World Rights: Unnamed Press A satirical send-up of the lives of the wealthy in contemporary China and one of the BBC’s Best Books of 2016.

Adriaanse imagines the lives of people we ignore--the postal workers, the secretaries, the elderly neighbors-- in this hallucinatory and dream-like debut.

Eyes Full of Empty Jérémie Guez

The Revelator Robert Kloss Illustrated by Matt Kish

November 2015 Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 / 192 pages Fiction / Crime $16.00 9781939419439 U.S & Canadian Rights: Unnamed Press

September 2015 Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 / 192 pages Fiction / Literature $16.00 9781939419507 World Rights: Unnamed Press

Private eye Idir is a fixer for the wealthy, and his hunt for a missing heir sends readers on a tour de force through Paris’s seedy underbelly.

An heir of Melville, Faulkner, and McCarthy, this brutal re-telling of the Joseph Smith story is indie darling Robert Kloss at his very best.



Remember the Scorpion Isaac Goldemberg Translated by Jonathan Tittler

The Long Fire Meghan Tifft August 2015 Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 / 306 pages Fiction / Literature $16.00 9781939419446 World Rights: Unnamed Press

June 2015 Paperback 5.25 x 8.0 / 146 pages Fiction / Crime $16.00 9781939419194 World Rights: Unnamed Press

A finalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, The Long Fire sends amateur sleuth Natalie on a wild search for her mother and the Gypsy community she abandoned.

A hard-boiled mystery set in Lima, Peru, where Detective Weiss must confront two forms of trauma: the aftermath of a devastating earthquake and his own memories from the Holocaust.

The Paper Man Gallagher Lawson

The Fine Art of Fucking Up Cate Dicharry

May 2015 Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 / 282 pages Fiction / Literature $16.00 9781939419224 US & CA Rights: Unnamed Press Other Rights: Hill Nadell Literary

April 2015 Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 / 242 pages Fiction / Literature $16.00 9781939419255 US & CA Rights: Unnamed Press Other Rights: Hill Nadell Literary

A young man named Michael — who is, as the result of a dreadful accident, made of paper — navigates a mysterious city by the sea in this modern fable of love and revolution.

It’s war at the School of Visual Arts, and nobody’s art is safe: not even Jackson Pollock’s, in this hilarious and charming debut about one woman’s search for professional, and personal, satisfaction.

Escape from Baghdad! Saad Z. Hossain

Walker on Walker Kristiina Ehin

March 2015 Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 / 306 pages Fiction / Literature $16.00 9781939419248 World Rights: Unnamed Press

June 2014 Paperback Fiction / Short Stories 5.25 x 8.25 / 96 pages $16.00 9781939419071 World English Rights: Unnamed Press

A Catch-22 for Iraq, Escape from Baghdad! weaves fantasy, absurdity and adventure into a moving counter-narrative to the myth of the just war.

Dripping with rich and wild imagery, Estonia’s most important contemporary writer reinvents the folktale for the 21st Century.

Good Night Mr. Kissinger K. Anis Ahmed

Nigerians in Space Deji Olukotun

March 2014 Paperback 5.25 x 8 / 190 pages Fiction / Short Stories $16.00 9781939419040 US & CA Rights: Unnamed Press Other Rights: Asia Literary Agency

February 2014 Paperback 5.25 x 8 / 300 pages Fiction / Literature $16.99 9781939419019 World Rights: Unnamed Press A madcap international thriller following a Nigerian lunar geologist, a South African abalone poacher, and a Zimbabwean super model, embroiled in corruption and conspiracy.

Hailed as Dhaka’s Dubliners, Good Night, Mr. Kissinger traces the modern history of Bangladesh’s capital and its rise from provincial outpost to megacity.


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