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SEVEN STORIES PRESS FALL 2015


SE V E N S T OR I E S PR E S S Fall 2015 Catalog including new titles from Triangle Square books for young readers and Siete Cuentos

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Recent Awards and Honors Guadalupe Nettel

author of the body where i was born

Winner of the 2014 Herralde Novel Prize for Después del invierno Mundo Cruel luis negrón

Winner of the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Gay General Fiction Project Censored Winner of the 2014 Pillar Award for New Media and Journalism The Albino Album chavisa woods

Finalist for the 2013 Lambda Award for Lesbian General Fiction What Makes a Baby cory silverberg

Finalist for the 2013 Lambda Award for LGBT Children/Young Adult Generation Roe

Suzanne Jill Levine

translator of mundo cruel

Winner of the 2012 PEN Center USA Translation Award Stephanie McMillan

author of the minimum security chronicles

Winner of the 2012 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award LoveStar

andri snÆr magnason

Winner of the Philip K. Dick Award Special Citation of Excellence 2012 The Story of the Blue Planet andri snÆr magnason

Selected as an Honor Book for The Nature Generation’s 2013 Green Earth Book Award in Children’s Fiction Birth Matters

ina may gaskin

sarah erdreich

Named one of the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s Top 6 Books of 2011

The Graphic Canon

loretta napoleoni

Selected for honor by the 2014 ALA Amanda Bloomer Project

Maonomics

edited by russ kick

First prize for a work on Economics by the Italian Association for Economic Development

A New York Times Book Review “Editor’s Choice”

author of birth matters

Publishers Weekly Top 10 Graphic Books of the Season “The graphic literary publishing event of the year!”

Honorable Mention for “Comics World’s 2012 Graphic Novel Critics’ Poll” (Vols. 1 & 2) Brain Pickings Best Graphic Novels of 2013 (Volume 2) Great Reads in Store: Indie Booksellers Pick 2012’s Best (NPR) Prum Vannak

author of the dead eye and the deep blue sea

2012 State Department Human Rights Defender Award

Ina May Gaskin

Winner of the Right Livelihood Award, 2011 God Breaketh Not All Men’s Hearts Alike stanley moss

Winner of the Pushcart Prize for “Song of No God” Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? johan harstad

Named a Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction title of 2011 Named one of Electric Literature’s Most Beautiful Books of the Year, 2011 3


contents Triangle Square Books for Young Readers 1493 for Young People charles c. mann

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Counting on Community innosanto nagara

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Adam and Thomas aharon appelfeld

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Come On, Sing It! meryl danziger in collaboration with pete seeger

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Siete Cuentos Col贸n y otros canibales jack d. forbes

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Seven Stories Press Snowden ted rall

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The State of Play daniel goldberg and linus larsson

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Surveillance A to Z danny schechter

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Censored 2016 mickey huff and andy lee roth with project censored

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The Walls of Delhi uday prakash

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Burning the Grass wojciech jagielski

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Trees on Mars hal niedzviecki

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Writers barry gifford

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The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter kia corthron

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Postcards from the End of America linh dinh

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Dirty in Cashmere peter plate

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Recently Published

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About Seven Stories Press

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Seven Stories Staff

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Distribution Information

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Contact Information

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T R I A NGL E SQUA R E books for young readers


1493 for Young People

From Columbus’s Voyage to Globalization

char l e s c. m a n n adapted by r e be cc a s t e fof f for middle grade readers

The previously untold story of early globalization by means of trade, slavery, and conquest. The fourth title in our World History Series of illustrated adaptations of bestselling books, 1493 for Young People tells the gripping story of globalization through travel, trade, colonization, and migration from its beginnings in the fifteenth century to the present. How did the lowly potato plant feed the poor across Europe and then cause the deaths of millions? How did the rubber plant enable industrialization? What is the connection between malaria, slavery, and the outcome of the American Revolution? Here is the story of how sometimes the greatest leaps also posed the greatest threats to human advancement. Mann’s language is as plainspoken as it is provocative, his research as vast as his conclusions are stimulating. 1493 for Young People provides tools for wrestling with the most pressing issues of today—from the political consequences of epidemics to the relationship between ecology and empire. Along with Howard Zinn’s A Young People’s History of the United States, Ronald Takaki’s A Different Mirror for Young People, and Jared Diamond’s The Third Chimpanzee for Young People, this is a book that will empower young people as they wrestle with a changing world. CHARLES C. MANN is the author of 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created, a New York Times bestseller, and 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, which won the US National Academy of Sciences’ Keck Award for the best book of the year. As a journalist, Mann has covered the intersection of science, technology, and commerce for many publications in the United States and abroad. In addition to 1491 and 1493, he is the co-author of five other books, including a young person’s version of 1491 titled Before Columbus. REBECCA STEFOFF has devoted her career to writing nonfiction books for young readers. She has also adapted a number of landmark works in history and science, including Charles C. Mann’s 1491 and, for Seven Stories, Howard Zinn’s A Young People’s History of the United States, both bestsellers. august 4, 2015 hardcover • $40.00 • 978-1-60980-630-9 trade paperback • $18.95 • 978-1-60980-663-7 5.5" x 8" • 416 pages E-isbn 978-1-60980-631-6

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“An engrossing history of almost everything—ecology, botany, politics, economics, disease, and anthropology—since Columbus’s arrival in and departure from the Americas, 1493 for Young People will inform and engage its audience.”—Cynthia Levinson, author of We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March “This is a book of big ideas and grand movements in human history, told through engaging stories about explorers, mountains of silver, deadly mosquitoes, and much more.”—Steve Sheinkin, author of Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon “A fascinating story of how our modern world came to be. Globalization isn’t the recent phenomenon we thought . . . Watch with horror the domino effect caused by greed for silver, and find out how something as tiny as a mosquito changed the world. A captivating mosaic of game changers that shaped modernity.”—Jill Rubalcaba, author of Every Bone Tells a Story Praise for the adult edition of 1493: “Fascinating. . . . Lively. . . . A convincing explanation of why our world is the way it is.” —Ian Morris, New York Times Book Review 9


Counting on Community written and illustrated by for infants and toddlers

i n nos a n t o nag ara

A counting book from the author of A is for Activist. Counting on Community is Innosanta Nagara’s follow-up to his bestselling ABC book, A is for Activist, and the new Spanish-language edition, A de activista. Counting up from one stuffed piñata to ten hefty hens—and always counting on each other—children are encouraged to recognize the value of their community, the joys inherent in healthy eco-friendly activities, and the agency they possess to make change. A broad and inspiring vision of diversity is told through stories in words and pictures. And of course, there is a duck to find on every page! INNOSANTO NAGARA’s new wave board books encourage children to grow up with confidence in themselves, and to be proactive citizens who are passionate about causes from environmental issues to LGBTQ rights and civil rights. Nagara was born and raised in Indonesia, and moved to the US in 1988. After studying zoology and philosophy at UC Davis, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he worked as a graphic designer for a range of social change organizations, before founding the Design Action Collective, a worker-owned cooperative design studio in Oakland, California.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 BOARD • $8.99 5.625" x 5.625" • 24 pages 978-1-60980-632-3 E-ISBN: 978-1-60980-633-0

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“Meaningful change begins with doing small things at the local level, like picking up trash on the street, helping a neighbor, planting a community garden. Counting on Community encourages our children to embrace the power within each of us to create the world anew, to become SOLUTIONARIES.” —Grace Lee Boggs, lifelong social activist and author of The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century “Not only is Counting on Community an endearing and beautifully illustrated book, it represents the best hopes and dreams for our communities.” —Bryant Terry, food justice activist, host of the PBS series The Endless Feast, and author of Afro-Vegan “Innosanto Nagara is writing a new kind of children’s book. Besides being a fun, rhythmic, and lively text to read, the book’s illustrations present a world of diversity and complex, inclusive beauty. We should shower our children, schools, libraries, and our communities with books like this one.” —Julia Alvarez, author of numerous books, including A Wedding in Haiti: the Story of a Friendship and In the Time of the Butterflies, and founding member of Border of Lights, an ongoing movement to promote peace and collaboration between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, borderoflights.org

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Adam and Thomas

aharon appe l f e l d translated by j e f f r e y gr e e n illustrated throughout with watercolors by for middle grade readers

ph i l i ppe du m a s

A novel for young readers by world-renowned author Aharon Appelfeld, which tells a story of friendship and survival in World War II. Adam and Thomas is the story of two nine-year-old Jewish boys who survive the last winter of World War II by banding together in the forest. They are alone there, visited every few days by Mina, a mercurial girl who herself has found refuge from the war by living with a peasant family. Adam and Thomas must learn to survive and survive they do. Adam’s family dog, Miro, manages to find his way to him, to the joy of both boys. Miro brings the warmth of home with him. Echoes of the war are felt in the forest. The boys meet fugitives fleeing for their lives and try to help them. They learn to disappear in moments of danger. And they barely survive winter’s harshest weather. But just when things seem to be at their worst, the boys’ perseverance is rewarded. First championed in the English language by Irving Howe and Philip Roth, AHARON APPELFELD was born in a village near Czernowitz, Bukovina, in 1932. During World War II, he was deported to a concentration camp in Transnistria, but escaped. For the next three years, he wandered the forests. In 1944, he was picked up by the Red Army, served in field kitchens in Ukraine, then made his way to Italy. He reached Palestine in 1946. Appelfeld has won numerous prizes, including the Israel Prize and the 2012 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. He lives in Israel. JEFFREY GREEN is a writer and translator living in Israel. He has a doctorate in Comparative Literature from Harvard and has translated several previous books by Aharon Appelfeld. PHILIPPE DUMAS is an author and illustrator of dozens of books for children and adults. A graduate of the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, he divides his time between illustration and set design for the theater.

October 6, 2015 hardcover • $18.95 5.5" x 8.5" • 160 pages 978-1-60980-634-7 E-ISBN: 978-1-60980-652-1

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“Adam and Thomas is at once a finely wrought fable and a realistic tale of survival—a tale of resourcefulness, of friendship, of the kindness of strangers, of the mysterious ways of fate. It’s a book that shows us how sheer will and hope can sustain life in the direst of circumstances. It’s a book that teaches us to marvel at simple miracles: a piece of bread, a sip of milk, the sight of a familiar dog. Most of all it’s a story of generosity, one that suggests that the act of giving may be as necessary to our survival as food or drink. Thank you, Mr. Appelfeld, for the gift of this magical book.” —Julie Orringer, author of The Invisible Bridge Praise for Aharon Appelfeld: “No one surpasses Aharon Appelfeld in portraying the crisis of European civilization both before and after the second World War . . . He’s one of the best novelists alive.”—Irving Howe “Appelfeld . . . has used his memories of life from ages 8 to 13 to create a literature that explores the range of the human soul, in which his characters are subject to extreme conditions and respond in ways that are often horrifying, but can also be surprisingly graceful and courageous.”—David B. Green, Haaretz 13


Come On, Sing It! The Story of Pete Seeger

m e ry l da nz ige r in collaboration with pe t e se e ge r for middle grade readers The first biography for young people of the great singer-songwriteractivist, who died in 2014. A tall, skinny man in blue jeans stands on a stage, one hand on his banjo, the other one raised to the crowd of fifteen thousand people who have come to celebrate his ninetieth birthday. “Come on, sing it!” he shouts, and everyone sings. How did a humble, banjo-playing Harvard University dropout become one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century? This is the story of Pete Seeger—singer, songwriter, social activist, environmentalist—who filled his toolbox with songs and set out to repair whatever in the world was broken. His story, told here in his own voice, intertwines with a century of American history: from Red Scare tactics that blacklisted Seeger’s band The Weavers, to the intertwining of folk music and protest in the 1960s, to the electrification of Bob Dylan and rock ’n’ roll mania. Readers will be surprised to discover how many familiar songs, people, and projects somehow connect back to this one individual. Through learning of his life of activism, readers will become links in the chain, inspired to reflect on their own power to make change. Like Pete Seeger, MERYL DANZIGER was raised in a musical household where she was free to explore, experiment, and figure things out on her own. A career as a violinist and then as a school music teacher took her all over the globe. She began creating original songs, stories, and plays designed to pass on the legacies of influential musicians. One of these plays, written in honor of Pete Seeger’s ninetieth birthday, led to Pete encouraging the author to write this book. Meryl lives in New York City and is the author of Music House: Liberating the Music Lesson.

November 3, 2015 hardcover • $17.95 5.25" x 8" • 112 pages 978-1-60980-655-2 E-ISBN: 978-1-60980-656-9

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SIETE CUENTOS


Colón y otros canibales

Le enfermedad de explotación wétiko: Imperialismo y terrorismo

jack d. for be s translated by A M A DO L Á SC A R , Ph D

The new Spanish-language translation of the revolutionary Native American book that forever changed the way we tell American history. When first published in 1978, Jack D. Forbes’s Columbus and Other Cannibals became one of the founding texts of the anticivilization movement. For decades, this pivotal history of terrorism, genocide, and ecocide told from a Native American point of view has continued to inspire America’s most influential activists. Frighteningly, Forbes’s radical critique of the modern “civilized” lifestyle is more relevant today than ever before. JACK D. FORBES (1934–2011) was Professor Emeritus and Chair of Native American Studies at the University of California at Davis. Of Powhatan-Renápe, Delaware-Lenápe, and non-Indian background, he founded the organization Native American Movement in 1961 and started Native American studies programs across the country. Forbes lectured around the world and is the author of over a dozen books, including Apache and Navaho and Spaniard. AMADO J. LÁSCAR, PhD is the author of several books of poetry, short stories, and essays. He teaches Latin American Literature and Culture at Ohio University in Athens. Cuando fue publicada la primera edición de Colón y otros caníbales en 1978 se convirtió en uno de los textos a la base del movimiento contra-civilización. Décadas despues, esta historia fundamental de terrorismo, genocidio y ecocidio dicho desde un punto de vista indígena sigue siendo inspiración para los activistas norte americanos mas influyentes. Espantosamente, la critica radical de Forbes es más relevante que nunca hoy en día. JACK D. FORBES (1934–2011) fue Profesor Emeritus y Chair de la Facultad de Estudios de Indígenas Estadounidenses en la Universidad de California en Davis. Siendo parte Powhatan-Renápe y Delaware-Lenápe junto con descendencia no indígena, Forbes fundo la organización Movimiento para los Indígenas Estadounidenses en 1961 y empezó programas de estudios indígenas por todo el país. Forbes dio clase por todo el mundo, y fue autor de más de una docena de libros, entre ellos Apache, y Navaho y el español. AMADO J. LÁSCAR, PhD (n. Santiago, Chile) es autor de varios libros de poesía, ensayos, y cuentos cortos. Es profesor de Cultura y Literatura Latino Americana en la Universidad de Ohio en Athens. October 6, 2015 trade paperback • $16.95 5.5" x 8" • 256 pages 978-1-60980-659-0 E-ISBN: 978-1-60980-660-6

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Praise for the English-language edition: “Writing from a Native American perspective, Forbes maintains a steady and humble tone throughout the text . . . . It’s the kind of history one doesn’t need to read twice to absorb it. . . . I think it’s crucial that people read books like this.”—Razorcake “Cannibals is a work of philosophy and ideas. . . . a welcome addition to the library of a new generation of scholars and activists who are seeking a philosophical framework for their work in indigenous studies.”—American Indian Quarterly

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SEVEN STORIES PRESS


Snowden

written and illustrated by

t e d ra l l

The first book-length biography of Edward Snowden, from one of America’s leading political minds and graphic artists. As many as 1.4 million citizens with security clearance saw some or all of the same documents that Edward Snowden would later leak to the press. As someone who started out ideologically opposed to whistleblowers, why did he, and no one else, decide to step forward and take on the risks associated with becoming a whistleblower and then a fugitive? Rall delves into Snowden’s early life and work experience, as well as the larger issues of privacy and government intrusion. He also describes Snowden’s political vision and hopes for the future. In a way, the book tells two stories: both Snowden’s and a larger one that describes all of us on the threshold of tremendous technological upheaval and political change. Snowden is a portrait of a brave young man standing up to the most powerful government in the world and, if not winning, at least reaching a stand-off. It is in this way an incitation to us all to measure our courage and ask ourselves what we might have done in his shoes. Twice the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, TED RALL is a syndicated political cartoonist, opinion columnist, graphic novelist, and occasional war correspondent. For Seven Stories, he is the illustrator of the full-length comic Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps, written by Greg Palast, and the author and illustrator of The Book of Obama and The Anti-American Manifesto. His most recent book is After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests.

august 18, 2015 trade paperback • $16.95 5" x 7" • 240 pages 978-1-60980-635-4 E-ISBN: 978-1-60980-636-1

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Praise for Ted Rall: “Rall, unlike practically everyone else, allowed [President Bush] no honeymoon. . . . Given all that has happened since, it appears he was right.”—Neil Genzlinger, New York Times Praise for Rall’s The Anti-American Manifesto: “This great book lays the foundation for the revolution we all know is necessary. This is the book we’ve all been waiting for. Pick this book up. Read it. And then get ready to fight back.” —Derrick Jensen, author of The Culture of Make Believe and Endgame “Rall is a clever and entertaining writer . . . The Anti-American Manifesto stands as a polished polemic against the modern American warfare state and the liberals and leftists who protect it through their obstructionism . . . Essentially, Rall’s ‘manifesto’ is a comprehensive and well-researched call for people to stand up and fight back.” —Mark Hand, Press Action

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The State of Play

Sixteen Voices on Video Games edited by

da n i e l g ol dbe rg

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IAN BOGOST • LEIGH ALEXANDER • ZOE QUINN • ANITA SARKEESIAN & KATHERINE CROSS • IAN SHANAHAN • ANNA ANTHROPY • EVAN NARCISSE • HUSSEIN IBRAHIM • CARA ELLISON & BRENDAN KEOGH • DAN GOLDING • DAVID JOHNSTON • WILLIAM KNOBLAUCH • MERRITT KOPAS • OLA WIKANDER Sixteen leading video game creators and opinion makers on the state of video game culture. The State of Play is a call to consider the high stakes of video game culture and how our digital and real lives collide. Here, video games are not hobbies or pure recreation; they are vehicles for art, sex, race, and class politics. In the essay that heralded the launch of New Games Journalism, Ian Shanahan describes how a lightsaber duel can set the stage for real heroism. Zoe Quinn, the creator of Depression Quest, shares her journey from down-on-her-luck coder to non-fiction video game maverick to active resistor in the face of online harassment. Hussein Ibrahim recounts his time playing war games set in the Middle East, in which the guns are authentic and the Arabs are stereotyped. Ian Bogost narrates the history of Flappy Bird, a game so insidiously addictive that the developer himself pulled it from the market. And Anita Sarkeesian describes her experience as a female gamer and critic at the center of the Gamergate controversy. The State of Play is essential reading for anyone interested in what may well be the defining form of cultural expression of our time. DANIEL GOLDBERG and LINUS LARSSON are two of Sweden’s most important writers on new technology and the Internet. Their first book, Swedish Hackers, was published in 2011 in Sweden. Minecraft, their 2013 story of rogue game-designer Markus “Notch” Persson and the unlikely empire he created, became a surprise bestseller in both Swedish and English, and is now in its seventh printing. A second edition containing three new chapters, including the story of the game’s sale to Microsoft, was released earlier this year. september 8, 2015 hardcover • $17.95 5.25" x 7" • 192 pages 978-1-60980-639-2 E-ISBN: 978-1-60980-640-8

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“Video games are now on the front lines of the culture wars. The State of Play gathers essential voices who are trying to make a more just, more true, more playful gamespace, one that’s fun for everybody.” —McKenzie Wark, author of Gamer Theory “The State of Play is an excellent primer on an emerging field of artists, writers, cultural critics, and independent game developers whose commitment to critical engagement with the content and culture of games and gamers (from identity politics to gender and race representation to sexuality and more) as video games have grown into a distinct field whose future is very much in debate. . . A much needed alternative look at the state and stakes of video game culture today and tomorrow.” — Angela Washko “We are past the era when it was surprising to learn that video games are more than just pleasurable power fantasies. Video games are emotional explorations of race, gender, sex and love. Video games gives us intense experiences of being others, or finding ourselves, alone with the computer or surrounded by crowds, in physical or virtual spaces. The State of Play is a key collection of writings to understand why playing video games matters more than ever.” —Miguel Angel Sicart, author of Play Matters and The Ethics of Computer Games, associate professor at the Center for Computer Game Research at IT University Copenhagen 27


Surveillance A–Z

da n n y sch e ch t e r foreword by A l e x a O’Br i e n ed ited by ja m e s f e a s t An exhaustive account of today’s surveillance society—from WikiLeaks to the NSA—including new interviews with a range of key participants. Just as his Madiba A–Z took a non-narrative approach to illuminate the many sides of Nelson Mandela’s personality, here Danny Schechter uses the same format to throw light on one of the most complex features of contemporary life: surveillance. Based on months of fresh interviews with key players among security experts, government officials, and whistleblowers, Surveillance A–Z blasts open the brave new world in which we are living, where “balance” has become a euphemism to justify massive surveillance, where dissent is equated with criminality, where those who commit crimes against our most basic civil rights seem to be immune from reproach or prosecution, and where a new type of soldier, the “warrior geek,” wages cyber war. Schechter offers cogent insight in straightforward prose across the full spectrum of surveillance culture, from WikiLeaks, Manning, and Snowden to black world ops, from SAPs and ECIs to VRKs, from Dan Ellsberg to Thomas Drake and Bill Binney, from the law to the technology to the reality. Two-time Emmy Award–winning television and radio journalist DANNY SCHECHTER (1942–2015) informed the public for nearly half a century. He was the primary creator of South Africa Now, a weekly half-hour news magazine on South Africa that aired throughout the ’80s, and more recently, the human rights series Rights and Wrongs. For eight years a producer at ABC’s 20/20, Schechter reported from forty-five countries, and his articles appeared regularly in leading national print and online publications. Investigative journalist ALEXA O’BRIEN covered, researched, and transcribed the Bradley Manning case. In 2013 she was shortlisted for the Martha Gelhorn Prize for Journalism for her “outstanding work for justice for Manning.” September 8, 2015 trade paperback • $16.95 5.5" x 8.25" • 272 pages 978-1-60980-643-9 E-ISBN: 978-1-60980-644-6

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Praise for Danny Schechter’s Madiba A–Z: “Here is storytelling that is unique, refreshing, and revealing, and the Nelson Mandela who emerges—more nuanced than I ever understood and even more admirable—is someone you will want to know. You will be both surprised by Mandela’s profoundly complex personality and grateful for Danny Schechter’s creative journalism.” —Bill Moyers “Danny Schechter’s lifelong involvement with the freedom movement in South Africa is very well known and respected. He knows Nelson Mandela’s story deeply and his new book features insights and stories we haven’t heard before.” —Reverend Jesse Jackson

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Censored 2016

The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2014–15 ed ited by m ick e y h u f f a nd a n dy w it h pro j e c t ce nsor e d c a r toons by k ha l i l be n di b

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“[Censored] should be affixed to the bulletin boards in every newsroom in America. And, perhaps read aloud to a few publishers and television executives.”—RALPH NADER The annual yearbook from Project Censored features the year’s most underreported news stories, striving to unmask censorship, self-censorship, and propaganda in corporate-controlled media outlets. Censored features the top-25 most underreported stories, as voted by scholars, journalists, and activists across the country and around the world, along with in-depth analytical chapters exploring timely issues from the previous year. Top stories from Censored 2015 include reports on the links between think tanks and their wealthy donors, Gaza’s dwindling supply of drinking water, and the FBI’s dismissal of a plot to murder Occupy leaders in Houston. Its analytic chapters include an account of how corporate media have whitewashed the legacy of Nelson Mandela and a timely investigation of “justified” homicides committed by members of law enforcement in the United States. MICKEY HUFF is director of Project Censored and serves on the board of the Media Freedom Foundation. He is currently a professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is cochair of the history department. ANDY LEE ROTH is the associate director of Project Censored. He earned a PhD in sociology at the University of CaliforniaLos Angeles and currently teaches sociology at Pomona College. Project Censored founder: CARL JENSEN; director emeritus: PETER PHILLIPS. Berkeley-based, New York Times bestselling editorial cartoonist KHALIL BENDIB’s cartoons are syndicated to over two thousand small and mid-size newspapers across the country, and can be found at www.bendib.com.

October 6, 2015 TRade paperback • $18.95 5.5" x 8.5" • 352 pages 978-1-60980-645-3 E-ISBN: 978-1-60980-646-0

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“Whereas the mainstream media poke and peck at noteworthy events at single points in time, often devoid of historical context or analysis, Project Censored seeks to clarify understanding of real world issues and focus on what’s important. Context is key, and many of its ‘top censored’ stories highlight deeply entrenched policy issues that require more explanation than a simple sound bite can provide.” —San Francisco Bay Guardian

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The Walls of Delhi Three Stories

u day pra k a sh t ra nsl ated by ja son gru n e b au m

Three novellas from one of India’s best-known writers. One of India’s most beloved and audacious writers, Uday Prakash weaves three stinging and comic tales of living and surviving in today’s globalized India. Prakash portrays realities about caste and class with an authenticity rarely seen in Englishlanguage fiction about South Asia. In one story, a sweeper discovers a cache of black-market money and escapes to see the Taj Mahal with his underage mistress. Next, an untouchable races to reclaim his life, stolen by an upper-caste identity thief. And finally, a slum baby’s head gets bigger and bigger as he gets smarter and smarter, while his family races to find a cure. Told in a compelling, vivid, and thoroughly modern voice, sharply political but free of heavy-handedness, these novellas leave an imprint on the mind and heart long after the final page is turned. UDAY PRAKASH is one of contemporary Hindi literature’s most important voices. His volumes of fiction and poetry, published over the past twenty-five years, have earned him Indian and international literary awards, and his work has been translated into ten languages. Also a filmmaker and playwright, Prakash divides his time between New Delhi and Sitapur in Madhya Pradesh. Translator JASON GRUNEBAUM’s translation of Uday Prakash’s The Girl with the Golden Parasol was awarded a PEN Translation Fund grant and published by Penguin India. He is senior lecturer in Hindi at the University of Chicago, where he also teaches creative writing.

october 6, 2015 trade paperback • $14.95 5.5" x 8.25" • 240 pages 978-1-60980-651-4 E-ISBN: 978-1-60980-529-6

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“The narrative is hypnotic, not only in its ability to reveal sociopolitical situations and extreme poverty, but in the way it interweaves the stories with legends and then offers candid statements referencing world events that make the truth of the message of poverty and corruption very real.” —Maya Fleischman, Foreword Reviews “Prakash’s stories are illuminated by gentle sparkles of humor and hints of magic.”—Canberra Times “Three . . . stingingly comic tales [with an] appealing mix of social realism and pungent sarcasm. Uday Prakash uses a kind of wry documentary style, combining incisive humour with gentle pathos, interspersed with occasional poetic passages, creating a new kind of narrative style that has been well caught by the translator.” —Frontline (India)

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Burning the Grass

At the Heart of Change in South Africa, 1990–2011

wo jc i e ch jagi e l sk i t ra nsl ated f rom t he Pol ish by A NTONI A LLOYD - JONES A brutal murder in a small South African town during the transition from apartheid to democracy reveals the nature of racism and historic change as no other story could. In the great modern narrative nonfiction tradition of Ryszard Kapuściński, Burning the Grass is a literary masterpiece of true crime based on the April 2010 murder of Eugène Terre’Blanche, firebrand leader of the far-right AWB party, which espoused white Afrikaner rule even as it was coming to an end in South Africa. By inserting himself into the intimate lives of one family in particular, Jagielski gives us writing that jumps off the page for its immediacy, scope and ambition. Never before has there been a book about South Africa quite like this. As in Janet Malcolm’s true-crime narratives, or Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, Jagielski uses death to enter into life, keeping our faces close enough to the pulse of it to let us smell the blood and know it as our own. Hailed by Kapuściński as the Polish writer who best continued his work into the next generation, WOJCIECH JAGIELSKI was for many years a journalist at Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland’s leading independent daily. His two previous books published by Seven Stories are The Night Wanderers, about the child soldiers of Uganda, and Towers of Stone: The Battle of Wills in Chechnya. ANTONIA LLOYD-JONES, twice winner of the Found in Translation award, has translated works by several of Poland’s leading contemporary novelists and authors of reportage. She lives in London.

october 20, 2015 trade paperback • $19.95 5.5" x 8.25" • 352 pages 978-1-60980-647-7 E-ISBN: 978-1-60980-648-4

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Praise for Towers of Stone: “Wojciech Jagielski has already achieved recognition for his reporting on the most inflamed points around the globe. [This] will only confirm his reputation.”—Ryszard Kapuściński “Wojciech Jagielski’s book sets new standards for gritty reporting. . . . [He] brings to life the danger, squalor, and misery of daily life in Chechnya with almost unbearable clarity.” —The Economist Praise for The Night Wanderers: “This is not strictly a journalistic account of war and mayhem; it is something more powerful and lasting: a literary sojourn through an African landscape of haunted horrors, observed with extraordinary patience and empathy by an exceptional writer and reporter.” —Pamela Constable, author of Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself

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Trees on Mars

Our Obsession with the Future

ha l N i e dz v i e ck i

A roller-coaster tour through our obsession with the future. What is it like to live in a society utterly focused on what is going to happen next? In Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future, cultural critic and indie entrepreneur Hal Niedzviecki asks how and when we started believing we could and should “create the future.” Tech bloggers livecast the launch of the latest Kindle, stock markets surge and recede on rumors of what Intel and Microsoft have in the pipeline, and, on college campuses across the country, universities offer master’s degrees in Future Studies. . . . But to what end? Trees on Mars will introduce readers to futurist consultants who preach the need for constant change, to a group of Stanford undergraduates pulling all-nighters in an effort to produce the next must-have app, to a Michigan teacher struggling to integrate mandatory iPad use into her third-grade curriculum, and to a recently laid off auto worker being sent to state-sponsored retraining. Through these characters and others, Niedzviecki shows how future-obsession and future-anxiety are affecting real people. One of North America’s smartest and most explosive contrarians, HAL NIEDZVIECKI is a writer, speaker, and cultural commentator known for challenging preconceptions and exploring the new patterns of our tech-infused everyday life. He is the author of three previous books of nonfiction, including The Peep Diaries: How We’re Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbors and numerous articles on contemporary life, which have appeared in periodicals across the world. Niedzviecki currently lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters.

october 13, 2015 trade paperback • $18.95 6" x 9" • 320 pages 978-1-60980-637-8 E-ISBN: 978-1-60980-638-5

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“Hal Niedzviecki . . . is one of the wisest, funniest and most acute cultural critics writing today.” —Naomi Klein, author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine “Niedzviecki’s smart mixture of reportage and reflection avoids alarmism and hype while capturing the strange power of our urge to see and be seen.”—Publishers Weekly on The Peep Diaries “Writing with astonishing clarity—and even beauty—Niedzviecki piles on the ironies. In peep culture, TV shows like Cops, originally intended to curb crime, wind up promoting it. . . . Essential reading.”—NOW Magazine on The Peep Diaries

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Writers

w r it ten a nd i l lust rated by

b arry gi f for d

A writer’s writer writing on writers. In Writers, great American storyteller Barry Gifford paints portraits of famous writers caught in imaginary vulnerable moments in their lives. In prose that is funny, grotesque, and a touch brutal, Gifford shows these writers at their most human and exposed. Here is Emily Dickinson as an unpublished poet, Ernest Hemingway drunkenly setting explosive trip wires outside his home in Havana, and Albert Camus conversing with a young prostitute while staring at himself in the mirror of a New York City hotel room. Gifford also conjures up Martha Gelhorn, Jack Kerouac, B. Traven, John Huston, Nelson Algren, Arthur Rimbaud, Jane Bowles, Marcel Proust, Herman Melville, Charles Baudelaire, Jorge Luis Borges, Roberto Bolaño, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett. In Gifford’s house of mirrors, we are offered a unique perspective on this group of literary greats. We see their obsessions loom large—and none larger than a shared preoccupation with mortality. And yet these stories, which are meant to be performed as plays, are also tender and thoughtful exercises in empathy. Gifford asks: What does it mean to devote oneself entirely to art? And as an artist, what defines success and failure? BARRY GIFFORD is the author of more than forty published works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages. His most recent prose works are The UpDown and The Roy Stories, along with two new editions of classic early work—Landscape With Traveler: The Pillow Book of Francis Reeves and Jack’s Book: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac. His most recent poetry collection is Imagining Paradise: New and Selected Poems. Gifford lives in the San Francisco area.

november 3, 2015 hardcover • $18.00 5" x 8" • 128 pages 978-1-60980-649-1 E-ISBN: 978-1-60980-650-7

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“Barry Gifford invented his own American vernacular— William Faulkner by way of B-movie film noir, porn paperbacks, and Sun Records rockabilly.”—Jonathan Lethem “The experience of reading Gifford is like starting a car and realizing, too late, that someone has cut its brake lines. A spectacular wreck is imminent, so you might as well enjoy the adrenaline rush. . . .” —Nathaniel Rich, New York Review of Books “Gifford cuts right through the heart of what makes a good novel readable and entertaining. . . . The way Barry Gifford does it, it’s high art.” —Elmore Leonard “Gifford is a master.” —Los Angeles Times

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The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter A Novel

k i a cort hron

An American epic about family and the catastrophe of racism. The hotly anticipated first novel by lauded playwright Kia Corthron, The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter sweeps American history from 1941 to the twenty-first century through the lives of four men—two white brothers from rural Alabama and two black brothers from small-town Maryland—whose journeys culminate in an explosive and devastating encounter between the two families. Each of the four characters is made to confront the fierce resistance to the early civil rights movement, each is ultimately uprooted, and each speaks differently as a child, as a young man and again later in life, making for one of the novel’s most remarkable elements. Corthron’s ear for dialogue, honed from years of theater work, brings to life all the major concerns and movements of America’s past century through the organic growth of her marginalized characters, and embraces a quiet beauty in their everyday existences. Sharing a cultural and literary heritage with the work of Toni Morrison, William Faulkner, and Edward P. Jones, Kia Corthron’s The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter is a monumental epic, deftly bridging the political and the poetic, and wrought by one of America’s most recently recognized treasures. The author of more than fifteen plays produced nationally and internationally, KIA CORTHRON came to national attention in the early nineties with her play Come Down Burning. Portraying characters who live in extreme poverty or crisis and whose lives are otherwise invisible, her plays paint a disturbing picture of American history. Corthron’s most recent awards include the prestigious Windham Campbell Prize for Drama and the Writers Guild Outstanding Drama Series Award for The Wire. Corthron grew up in Cumberland, Maryland, and lives in Harlem, New York City. january 12, 2016 Hardcover • $32.00 6" x 9" • 800 pages 978-1-60980-657-6 E-ISBN: 978-1-60980-658-3

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“What makes [Corthron’s] drama an occasion of great joy . . . is the presence of a unique and powerful voice in the theater. Not since the emergence of August Wilson has there been a playwright who has created language in such a fever of fervent poetry.” —Richard Christiansen, Chicago Tribune “Kia is invested in the dimensionality of her creations. Her people live in ideas, and also in bodies, in feelings, in specific communities, in specific parts of town. And they live in their words, their dazzling language, Kia’s dazzling language. . . . You can hear echoes of older African American writers like Amiri Baraka and Adrienne Kennedy, those most political and personal of playwrights, even as you are aware of another foundation, laid by British playwrights, social and political dramatists, over the past several decades, a tradition that Kia is Americanizing and making sound altogether new.”—HowlRound “Ms. Corthron can write lively, spiky and funny dialogue. . . .” —Charles Isherwood, New York Times

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Postcards from the End of America l i n h di n h

A nonfiction account of America’s have-nots, as told by one of our finest poets and short story writers. Growing out of a photo and political writing blog Dinh has maintained since 2009, Postcards from the End of America is an unflinching diary of what he sees as the accelerating collapse of America, and the uncanny power of those caught in its wreckage. Roaming the US by bus and train, on a shoestring budget and without any institutional support, Linh Dinh set out to document, in words and pictures, what life is like today for the working and nonworking poor across this great land. From Los Angeles, Cheyenne, and New Orleans, to Jackson and Wolf Point—he walked miles and miles through unfamiliar neighborhoods, talking to whoever would talk to him: the homeless living in tent cities, the peddlers, the protestors, the public preachers, the prostitutes. With the uncompromising eye of a Walker Evans or a Dorothea Lange, and the indomitable, forthright prose of a modern-day Nelson Algren or James Agee, Dinh documents the appalling and the absurd with warmth and honesty, giving voice to America’s often forgotten citizens and championing the awesome strength it takes for those on the bottom to survive. LINH DINH’s books span a number of genres and forms without ever losing their wit, dark humor, and unabashed political pointedness. He is the author of two collections of stories, Fake House and Blood and Soap; a novel, Love Like Hate; as well as five books of poems. Dinh is the recipient of a Pew Foundation grant, the David T. Wong Fellowship, a Lannan Residency, and the Asian American Literary Award. His blog, Postcards from the End of America, can be found at linhdinhphotos.blogspot.com.

january 12, 2016 trade paperback • $25.00 8.5" x 8.5" • 320 pages 978-1-60980-653-8 E-ISBN: 978-1-60980-654-5

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Praise for Linh Dinh’s previous writing: “The total effect of Blood and Soap is impossible to describe. . . . It owes a certain debt to Jorge Luis Borges, but uses Borgesian metafiction and genre-bending to depict a sense of absurdity, confusion, and displacement peculiar to being a contemporary world citizen.”—Matthew Sharpe, Brooklyn Rail “Linh Dinh is already one of the secret masters of short fiction. Love Like Hate is something like a traditional cross-cultural novel that’s been shocked into life by Dinh’s uncanny ability to tell us stories we didn’t even know we wanted to hear.” —Ed Park, editor of the Believer and author of Personal Days “Dinh’s abrupt epiphanies mix ADD with Thoreau’s economy, Calvino’s globe-trotting, and a pungent eroticism reminiscent of Kawabata’s Palm-of-the-Hand Stories.” —Village Voice

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Dirty in Cashmere A Novel

pe t e r pl at e

From San Francisco, a noir tale about wealth and poverty in twentyfirst-century America.

photo by nina glaser

Ricky Bellamy is shot in the head by a vigilante at the corner of Geneva and Mission in San Francisco. He’s declared brain-dead and hooked up to life support, but ten months later he emerges from his coma. The bullet stays lodged in his head—inoperable, the doctors say—but with it comes what Ricky calls “visions, a third eye.” Dirty in Cashmere follows Ricky through the recent past of San Francisco, a city dealing with the fall-out from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, after which massive contamination spread across the Pacific Ocean to California. He’s set adrift in a world in which Life—the street name of an experimental radiation vaccine—is the currency by which both criminal enterprises and survival are won. As he squats in abandoned houses and brands himself as an “oracle” who can see the future, Ricky wonders whether there isn’t a bigger picture out there, one that maybe he can’t focus on or perhaps one that someone’s hiding from him. And as his skills as an oracle are called upon by more powerful forces, it becomes clear that the one thing Ricky wants most to predict is the city’s future—the mirror of his own destiny. PETER PLATE taught himself to write fiction while squatting in abandoned buildings. He is the author of many books, including his eight neo-noir “psychic histories” of San Francisco.

january 19, 2016 trade paperback • $14.95 5.5" x 8.25" • 160 pages 978-1-60980-617-0 E-ISBN: 978-1-60980-618-7

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Praise for Peter Plate: “With little fanfare or support, against the real life backdrop of police sweeps of the homeless and the start of the dot-com boom, Plate has produced a shelf of books that represent a lonely, yet noble and deeply radical literary effort to write noir crime fiction in which the criminals, not the cops, are the protagonists. Taken as a whole, they offer a compelling and defiant portrait of the psychic toll the disappearance of loved people, places, and opportunity from the city has taken on those left behind.” —San Francisco Bay Guardian “I found a certain sweetness to the telling of Peter Plate’s walk on the San Francisco wild side.” —Alan Cheuse for NPR’s All Things Considered “Through vivid detailing of both his characters and the city of San Francisco, Plate brings conflict to life with skillful precision and undeniable poignancy.”—Rain Taxi “Plate creates a poetry of the street.”—The Willamette Week

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From Dirty in Cashmere

I

scoped the corner, the shops, the baleful stoplights, the traffic moving in the street. I

scanned the cracked concrete at my feet, fifty yards from Acme Surplus. This was where I was dusted. There should’ve been a shrine, an altar. Something to mark the spot. There wasn’t even a bloodstain. Nothing to let me know a crime-crazed vigilante had gunned me down here on a foggy night in the first week of the new year. I patted my shirt pocket, the tabs of Life were still there. I started west on Geneva, past stucco homes, each one a tiny continent of anonymity, a fine metallic mist in the air. The rain blinded me, the wind slid over my wet hair. My arms swung back and forth. Everything seemed to be working just fine. But the bullet pulsed in my head. It was like the sun. The rest of my body circled around it; my legs and arms, dick and stomach were planets in orbit. Except that my left leg had a tendency to drift off on its own, forcing me to limp.


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“You could send your kid to college and graduate school, and years of therapy, to learn how to lovingly come to terms with their gender and sexuality. Or you could simply read this book with them. . . .”—Kate Bornstein A comic book about sex for kids ages 8 and up that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identities. THE THIRD CHIMPANZEE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE EVOLUTION AND FUTURE OF THE HUMAN ANIMAL JARED DIAMOND ADAPTED BY REBECCA StefOFF $17.95 • 368 PAGES PAPERBACK • 978-1-60980-611-8

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With a pictorial style as beautiful as it is faithful to history, this is a book on Egypt for young readers unlike any other. Told from the perspective of a family of embalmers, Bower’s tale also includes sidebars on hieroglyphs and their meanings, a detailed map, and an afterword including factual information about Ancient Egyptian burial processes and culture. 48


THE ISLAMIST PHOENIX THE ISLAMIC STATE (ISIS) AND THE REDRAWING OF THE MIDDLE EAST LORETTA NAPOLEONI $13.95 • 160 PAGES PAPERBACK • 978-1-60980-629-3

“A vital contribution to our understanding of what is happening in the Middle East.”—Chris Hedges A timely, piercing study of the Islamic State, from one of the world’s leading experts on the politics and economics of terrorism. MY FLORENCE A 70-YEAR LOVE STORY ART SHAY $14.95 • 96 PAGES PAPERBACK • 978-1-60980-625-5

“Florence Shay was a force to be reckoned with . . . Art Shay’s photographs bring us into their family, so immediately and warmly that it is a little shocking and quite wonderful.”—Audrey Niffenegger The love affair between renowned Chicago photojournalist Art Shay and antiquarian bookseller Florence Shay began in 1942 and continued for seven decades. My Florence is a collection of striking images encompassing their shared life together—from the couple’s honeymoon to cross-country road trips to latelife hospital care. 13 WAYS OF LOOKING AT THE DEATH PENALTY MARIO MARAZZITI AFTERWORD BY PAUL ELIE $18.95 • 224 PAGES HARDCOVER • 978-1-60980-567-8

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compañeras zapatista women’s stories hilary klein $19.95 • 384 pages trade paperback • 978-1-60980-587-6

“A guiding light for a new generation of feminists and others who would challenge patriarchy, poverty, gender oppression, racism, and all the other inhumanities maintained by global capitalism.”—Elaine Brown, former Black Panther Party leader and author of A Taste of Power The untold story of the women of the Zapatista movement, in their own words. WORLD REPORT 2015 EVENTS OF 2014 HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH $32.00 • 656 PAGES PAPERBACK • 978-60980-581-4

“A wonderful report. An attempt to bring rationality where emotion tends to dominate.”—Simon Jenkins, former editor of the Times (London) The human rights record of more than ninety countries and territories is put into perspective in this yearly report. Topics for 2015 include armed conflicts in Syria, international drug reform, drones, electronic mass surveillance, and more. MA, I’M GETTIN MESELF A NEW MAMMY MARTHA LONG $14.95 • 352 PAGES TRADE PAPERBACK • 978-1-60980-614-9

After numerous arrests for shoplifting, Martha is sent to a convent, where she is treated cruelly by the other children but finds solace in her studies. The second of seven parts in Long’s wrenching series of books about her Dublin childhood, this memoir is filled with grief, leavened with mischief, and sparkles with the author’s irrepressible verve. 50


MA, IT’S A COLD AUL NIGHT AND I’M LOOKIN FOR A BED MARTHA LONG $24.95 • 352 PAGES HARDCOVER • 978-1-60980-598-2

“[A] gritty, grueling, and heartbreaking testament to one girl’s unbreakable spirit.”—Publisher’s Weekly The third volume of Long’s memoir brings readers on the journey of Martha’s first months of freedom in Dublin after leaving the convent where she has spent her adolescence. LISTEN, YANKEE! WHY CUBA MATTERS TOM HAYDEN BASED IN PART ON CONVERSATIONS WITH RICARDO ALARCÓN $23.95 • 288 PAGES HARDCOVER • 978-1-60980-597-5

Based on unprecedented access to both Cuban and American officials, here is a book that offers fresh insight into one of history’s most enigmatic relationships between nation states—from one of America’s best-known voices of political and social activism.

THE EMPEROR, C’EST MOI HUGO HORIOT TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH BY LINDA COVERDALE WITH An afterword BY FRANÇOISE LEFÉVRE $21.95 • 176 PAGES HARDCOVER • 978-1-60980-612-5

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RETURN TO SENDER UNANSWERED LETTERS TO THE PRESIDENT, 2001–2014 RALPH NADER $21.95 • 240 PAGES HARDCOVER • 978-60980-656-2

“For a half century Ralph Nader has said what he thinks, written what he believes, and told it like it is—even to presidents. Too bad they don’t write back. I’d love to know how they’d explain themselves to Ralph, and to the American people.” —Robert B. Reich A collection of prescient but ignored letters of warning and advice sent to presidents Bush and Obama. With his signature dry wit, Nader holds these presidents to their campaign promises and provides incisive critiques of more than a decade of American policy. CONGRESS AND THE SHAPING OF THE MIDDLE EAST KIRK J. BEATTIE $30.00 • 320 PAGES HARDCOVER • 978-1-60980-561-6

An in-depth look at how the inner workings of Congress and the influence of special interest groups affect the United States’ role in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

MY DEPRESSION A PICTURE BOOK ELIZABETH SWADOS $16.95 • 176 PAGES PAPERBACK • 978-1-60980-604-0

“A startling, honest . . . surprisingly charming, funny, and poignant illustrated memoir.”—Time Out New York A poignant look at one woman’s fight for her own well-being, told in expressively scrawled drawings and captions.

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BALLAD OF THE BLACK AND BLUE MIND A NOVEL ANNE ROIPHE $23.95 • 240 PAGES HARDCOVER • 978-1-60980-608-8

“[Roiphe’s] writing is alive with unsparing insight and keen feeling.”—Morris Dickstein Ballad of the Black and Blue Mind weaves stories of psychoanalysts and their patients against the bright-lights backdrop of New York City, focusing in on the life of Dr. Estelle Berman, a distinguished psychiatrist who must now face her own family difficulties and physical decline. THE BODY WHERE I WAS BORN GUADALUPE NETTEL TRANSLATED FROM THE SPANISH BY J. T. LICHTENSTEIN $22.95 • 208 PAGES HARDCOVER • 978-1-60980-526-5

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FROM THE THIRD EYE THE EVERGREEN REVIEW FILM READER ED HALTER AND BARNEY ROSSET WITH B&W PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATIONS $24.95 • 586 PAGES PAPERBACK • 978-1-60980-615-6

The first collection of film writing from the trailblazing Evergreen Review features Norman Mailer, Amos Vogel, Nat Hentoff, and others on pornography, censorship, and the rise of underground and experimental cinema. The collection also includes contemporary reactions to the work of of Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ousmane Sembéne, Andy Warhol, and other leading directors of independent cinema. A HISTORY OF MARRIAGE FROM SAME SEX UNIONS TO PRIVATE VOWS AND COMMON LAW, THE SURPRISING DIVERSITY OF A TRADITION ELIZABETH ABBOTT $22.95 • 496 PAGES PAPERBACK • 978-1-60980-619-4

“Sure to provoke and surprise.”—The Globe and Mail What does the “tradition of marriage” really look like? In A History of Marriage, Elizabeth Abbott paints a surprising and complex picture of this most public, yet most intimate, of institutions. 54


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