The Face has landed at Restless HQ in Brooklyn! On March 1st, we'll be launching this groundbreaking new series of personal nonfiction with three of our most original writers—Ruth Ozeki, Tash Aw, and Chris Abani. To celebrate, we are offering a special deal on all three books if you buy direct from Restless.
With The Face, we've asked a diverse group of writers to take readers on a guided tour of that most intimate terrain: their own faces. Alternately philosophical, funny, personal, political, and poetic, the short memoirs in The Face series offer unique perspectives on race, culture, identity, and the human experience from some of our most dynamic literary writers. Our inspiration for The Face comes from a passage by Jorge Luis Borges:
“As the years go by, he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, instruments, stars, horses, and individuals. A short time before he dies, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the lineaments of his own face.”
Get a jump on the series by pre-ordering all three for an even $20. Order here.
Read an excerpt of Tash Aw's The Face: Strangers on a Pier on the New Yorker website.