Memoir / Biography
Translated from the Spanish by Robert Croll
The second installment of Argentine literary giant Ricardo Piglia’s acclaimed bibliophilic trilogy follows his alter ego, Emilio Renzi, as his literary career begins to take off in the tumultuous years 1968-1975—running a magazine, working as a publisher, and encountering the literary stars among whom he would soon take his place: Borges, Puig, Roa Bastos, Piñera.
List Price: $21.99 ISBN: 9781632061980 • Publication: 11/20/18 • 5.5" x 8.25" • 512 pages • Fiction: Autofiction / Latin American; Literary Autobiography • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632061997
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
Introduction by Ilan Stavans
Translated from the Spanish by Robert Croll
Work published within the framework of "Sur" Translation Support Program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Argentine Republic
Obra editada en el marco del Programa "Sur" de Apoyo a las Traducciones del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto de la República Argentina
“Cognizant of his impending death, Piglia, the Argentine titan of letters who died of A.L.S. in January, prepared his 327 notebooks for publication in a trilogy…. Splendidly crafted and interspliced with essays and stories, this beguiling work is to a diary as Piglia is to “Emilio Renzi”: a lifelong alter ego, a highly self-conscious shadow volume that brings to bear all of Piglia’s prowess as it illuminates his process of critical reading and the inevitable tensions between art and life.”
—The New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice
Paperback • List Price: $19.99 • ISBN: 9781632061621 • Publication: Nov 14, 2017 • 6” x 9” • 496 pages • Fiction—Autofiction / Latin American • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632061638
by Ruth Ozeki
“Ruth Ozeki, a Zen Buddhist priest, sets herself the task of staring at her face in a mirror for three full, uninterrupted hours; her ruminations ripple out from personal and familial memories to wise and honest meditations on families and aging, race and the body.”
—Minneapolis Star Tribune
Paperback List Price: $9.99 • ISBN: 9781632060525 • Publication: 3/1/16 • 4-1/2" x 6” • 176 pages • Memoir / Personal Essay / Race and Diversity / Asian American / Zen Buddhism • Territory: World • eBook ISBN: 9781632060150
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: Jan 17, 2017 • 5” x 7.125” • 224 pages • Memoir: Grief / Fathers and Sons / Austrian • Territory: North America • eBook ISBN: 9781632061072
By Chris Abani
“A fascinating meditation on identity that explores the novelist’s own mixed heritage and mixed feelings….[Abani is] a true citizen of the world….With great insight and compassion, Abani reveals that behind his—and every—face are unseen scars.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
Paperback List Price: $9.99 • ISBN: 9781632060433 • Publication: Mar 1, 2016 • 4-1/2" x 6” • 96 pages • Memoir / Personal Essay / African American • Territory: World • eBook ISBN: 9781632060143
by Tash Aw
“Tash Aw’s The Face, so wise and so well done, made me wish it were much longer than it is.”
—Chimamanda Adichie, The Guardian's Best Books of 2016
From the the award-winning author of Five Star Billionaire and The Harmony Silk Factory comes a whirlwind personal history of modern Asia, as told through his Malaysian and Chinese heritage.
Paperback List Price: $9.99 • ISBN: 9781632060457 • Publication: 3/1/16 • 4-1/2" x 6” • 80 pages • Memoir / Personal Essay / Southeast Asia • Territory: World • eBook ISBN: 9781632060594
by Githa Hariharan
“In essays that bespeak a thoroughly cosmopolitan sensibility, Githa Hariharan not only takes us on illuminating tours through cities rich in history, but gives a voice to urban people from all over the world—Kashmir, Palestine, Delhi—trying to live with basic human dignity under circumstances of dire repression or crushing poverty.”
—J. M. Coetzee
Paperback List Price: $16.99 • ISBN: 9781632060617 • Publication: 3/22/16 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 304 pages • Travel: India / Essays / Memoir • Territory: North America • eBook ISBN: 9781632060631
by Paquito D'Rivera
Translated from the Spanish by Rosario Moreno
A captivating memoir from one of jazz's most beloved practitioners, fourteen-time Grammy winner Paquito D’Rivera’s Letters to Yeyito is a fascinating tour of a life lived in music, and a useful guidebook for aspiring artists everywhere.
Paperback List Price: $15.99 • ISBN: 9781632060198 • Publication: 11/10/15 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 240 pages • Memoir: Music / Jazz Musicians / Cuban • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632060648