Translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
From Alejandro Jodorowsky—the legendary director of The Holy Mountain, spiritual guru behind Psychomagic and The Way of Tarot, and author of Where the Bird Sings Best—comes another autobiographical tour-de-force: a mythopoetic portrait of the artist as a young man in Chile in the tumultuous 1930s.
Hardcover List Price: $25.99 ISBN: 9781632060532 • Publication: 11/6/2018 • 5.5" x 8.25" • 224 pages • Fiction: Autobiographical / Chilean / Visionary / Family Saga • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632060761
By David Albahari
Translated from the Serbian by Ellen Elias-Bursac
From the award-winning Serbian author David Albahari comes a devastating and Kafkaesque war fable about an army unit sent to guard a military checkpoint with no idea where they are or who the enemy might be.
Paperback List Price: $16.99 • ISBN: 9781632061928 • Publication: Sep 11, 2018 • 5” x 7.125” • 208 pages • Fiction: Literary / War Satire / Serbian • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632061935
Translated from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam
“No one alive today, anywhere, has been able to demonstrate the sheer possibilities of artistic invention—and in so many disciplines—as powerfully as Alejandro Jodorowsky.… His new semi-autobiographical novel Where the Bird Sings Best is his magnum opus, a fantastical something that in many ways mirrors the author himself: It is brilliant, mad, unpredictable.”
—NPR, Best Books of 2015
"One of the most inspiring artists of our time.... A prophet of creativity."
Hardcover List Price: $27.99 • ISBN: 9781632060280 • Paperback List Price: $19.99 • ISBN: 9781632060952 • Pub: Mar 31, 2015 • 6” x 9” • 400 pages • Fiction: Hispanic & Latino / Autobiography—artists and directors / Spiritual / Jewish / Family Sagas • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632060075
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: Nov 3, 2015 • 6” x 9” • 832 pages • Fiction: Jewish / Historical—Ancient Rome / Coming-of-age / Epic • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632060211
by Yoram Kaniuk
Translated from the Hebrew by Barbara Harshav
The final literary testament of “one of Israel’s greatest and least celebrated writers” (Nicole Krauss), Between Life and Death is a startlingly brave, funny, poetic, and moving autobiographical novel about the four months Yoram Kaniuk spent in a coma near the end of his life.
Hardcover List Price: $22.99 • ISBN: 9781632060921 • Publication: 9/13/16 • 5” x 7.125” • 208 pages • $22.99 • Fiction: Medical / End-of-Life / Israeli / Jewish / Autofiction • Territory: World • eBook ISBN: 9781632060938
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
by Nurit Zarchi
Illustrations by Rutu Modan
Translated from the Hebrew by Tal Goldfajn
Yonder: Restless Books for Young Readers | Ages 5 - 10
The Mermaid in the Bathtub is a charming, gorgeously retro retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story “The Little Mermaid,” by beloved Israeli author and illustrator duo Nurit Zarchi and Rutu Modan.
List Price: $22.99 ISBN: 9781632062116 • Publication: 10/1/2019 • 9” x 11.5” • 36 pages • Children's Fiction / Israeli / Friendship / Fantasy / Accepting Difference • Ages 5 - 10 • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632062123
by Tal Nitzán
Translated from the Hebrew by Tal Nitzán with Vivian Eden, Irit Sela, Aliza Raz, and Rachel Tzvia Back
"Facing one another
we turn our backs to the world’s calamities.
Behind our closed eyes and curtains
both heat and war
erupted at once."
eBook List Price: $9.99 • ISBN: 9781632060037 • Publication: 6/17/14 • Poetry / Hebrew Literature
by Shulamith Hareven
Translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin
“First-rate fiction, beautifully translated, by one of the world's great contemporary women writers.”
"The success of Thirst rests entirely on the author's evocative and lush prose.”
—The New York Times
eBook Original List Price: $9.99
Edited by Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert
A momentous and diverse anthology of the influences and inspirations of Yiddish voices in America—radical, dangerous, and seductive, but also sweet, generous, and full of life—edited by award-winning authors and scholars Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert.
Hardcover List Price: $29.99 • ISBN: 9781632062628 • Publication: Jan 21, 2020 • 6" x 9" • 496 pages • Cultural History—Jewish / Yiddish / Anthology • Territory: World • eBook ISBN: 9781632062642