restless books Fall 2016 Catalog
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by Carlos Fonseca
Translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
“Beware, reader, in these pages you will experience vertigo, anxiety and joy. You will become a ghostly presence in a Borgesian world, a camera obscura, where mathematics is a secret weapon, and memory the object of an archaeological pursuit. Loosely inspired by the eventful life of the French mathematician Alexander Grothendieck, Fonseca has created a gorgeous opera prima.”
—Valerie Miles, New York Times Book Review
Paperback List Price: $15.99 • ISBN: 9781632061034 • Publication: 10/4/16 • 5” x 7.125” • 208 pages • Fiction: Latin American / Historical—20th Century Europe / Postmodern / Mathematics • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632061041
by György Spiró
Translated from the Hungarian by Tim Wilkinson
Winner of the Aegon Literary Award
“Captivity is a complex and fast-paced tale of Jewish life in the early first century, a sort of sword-and-sandals saga as reimagined by Henry Roth. The narrative follows Uri from Rome to Jerusalem and back, from prospectless dreamer to political operative to pogrom survivor—who along the way also happens to dine with Herod Antipas and Pontius Pilate and get thrown into a cell with a certain Galilean rabble-rouser. Hungarian György Spiró’s deft combination of philosophical inquiry and page-turning brio should overcome that oft-mentioned American timidity toward books in translation.”
—The Wall Street Journal, Best Books of 2015
Hardcover List Price: $29.99 • ISBN: 9781632060495 • Paperback List Price: $19.99 • ISBN: 9781632061416 • Pub: 11/3/15 • 6” x 9” • 832 pages • Fiction: Jewish / Historical—Ancient Rome / Coming-of-age / Epic • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632060211
by Oddný Eir
Translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton
“Oddný Eir is an authentic author, philosopher and mystic. She weaves together diaries and fiction. She is the writer I feel can best express the female psyche of now and has bridged the gap between rural Iceland and Western philosophy. A true pioneer!!!!!!!!”
Paperback List Price: $16.99 • ISBN: 9781632060723 • Publication: 10/25/16 • 5” x 7.125” • 240 pages • Fiction: Autofiction / Icelandic • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632060747
by Cristina Sánchez-Andrade
Translated from the Spanish by Samuel Rutter
“Cristina-Sánchez-Andrade is, simply, one of the best writers in Spain. Her language is vastly rich. A memorable narration. A flawless and unusual novel.”
—El Correo Gallego
Paperback List Price: $16.99 • ISBN: 9781632061096 • Publication: 11/1/16 • 240 pages • Fiction: Gothic / Literary / Historical—Spanish Civil War • Territory: North America • eBook ISBN: 9781632061102
by Arno Geiger
Translated from the German by Stefan Tobler
"How do we keep one another’s company? How might our lives unfold alongside those of our parents with Alzheimer’s nearby? In Arno Geiger’s exquisite memoir, he lets us into the private and sometimes sacred space he found in the company of his father—a relationship nurtured by his own willingness to share a mutual solitude, and to visit those places where his father’s spirit was broken and where it thrived. The tender stories in The Old King in His Exile hold the quiet love between these men, and invite the reader to apprehend more of what it can mean, even in our final days, to be alive."
—Adrian Nicole Leblanc, author of Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble and Coming of Age in the Bronx
Paperback List Price: $15.99 • ISBN: 9781632061065 • Publication: 1/17/17 • 5” x 7.125” • 224 pages • Memoir: Grief / Fathers and Sons / Austrian • Territory: North America • eBook ISBN: 9781632061072
by Jalal Al-e Ahmad
Translated from the Persian and with an essay by Samuel Thrope
Correspondence with Simin Daneshvar
Introduction by Bernard Avishai
The Israeli Republic “suggests how the Iranian and Israeli leaders who feel such intense mutual hostility today actually mirror one another in certain ways, particularly in their foundational attitudes toward religious authority, political and economic populism and the West. That a writer such as Al-e Ahmad, guru to the ayatollahs, liked Israel now seems touching. What he liked about Israel seems cautionary."
—Bernard Avishai, Foreign Affairs
"My intellectual hero."
—Reza Aslan, author of Zealot and No god but God
Paperback List Price: $14.99 • ISBN: 9781632061393 • Pub: 1/31/16 • 5” x 7.125” • 144 pages • Israel & Palestine History/Middle East Political Science • Territory: World • eBook ISBN: 9780989983259