Slavic and Baltic Literature
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
By Anton Chekhov
Introduction by Boris Fishman
Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett, Ilan Stavans, and Alexander Gurvets
Illustrations by Matt McCann
The Restless Classics edition of Chekhov: Stories for Our Time presents a must-have collection by the great Russian author who captured humanity in all its complexity, and reintroduces Chekhov as a funny, playful, deeply human, and thoroughly modern writer.
Paperback List Price: $22.99 • ISBN: 9781632061805 • Publication: Jul 24, 2018 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 384 pages • Classics: Russian Literature / Short Stories • Territory: World • eBook ISBN: 9781632061812
By Ismail Kadare
Translated from the Albanian by Ani Kokobobo
The Man Booker International–winning author of Broken April and The Siege, Albania’s most renowned novelist, and perennial Nobel Prize contender Ismail Kadare explores three giants of world literature—Aeschylus, Dante, and Shakespeare—through the lens of resisting totalitarianism.
Paperback List Price: $19.99 • ISBN: 9781632061744• Publication: Feb 20, 2018 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 304 pages • Literary Criticism: World literature / Aeschylus / Shakespeare / Dante • Territory: World all Languages • eBook ISBN: 9781632061751
By Filip Springer
Translated from the Polish by Sean Gasper Bye
Winner of Asymptote Journal’s 2016 Close Approximations Translation Contest and Shortlisted for the Ryszard Kapuściński Prize, History of a Disappearance is the fascinating true story of a small mining town in the southwest of Poland that, after seven centuries of history, disappeared.
Paperback List Price: $17.99 • ISBN: 9781632061157 • Publication: Apr 4, 2017 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 352 pages • History: Poland / 20th Century Europe • Territory: North America and Open Market • eBook ISBN: 9781632061164
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 Oleg Kashin
Translated from the Russian by Will Evans
Introduction by Max Seddon
The forces of science, human error, and power run amok collide in a wildly inventive, funny, and razor-sharp political satire about Putin’s Russia, from one of the country’s most fearless journalists.
"A brisk read that will nevertheless leave one with a disquieting picture of contemporary life in that cursed country.… The book is a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of a country whose demons rarely pause in tormenting its populace.”
—The Chicago Tribune
Paperback List Price: $14.99 • ISBN: 9781632060396 • Publication: 1/12/16 • 5” x 7-1/8” • 224 pages • Fiction: Satire / Russian Literature • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632060273
by Hamid Ismailov
Translated from the Russian by Carol Ermakova
"Ismailov tells a haunting tale of an Afro-Russian boy's search for love. Generous in spirit yet unsparing in its honesty, The Underground illuminates a loneliness that is as devastating as it is universal. In breathtaking prose, Ismailov reminds us again and again that even the slimmest thread of light can pierce through the darkest of days."
—Maaza Mengiste, author of Beneath the Lion's Gaze
“One of the best Russian novels of the 21st century.”
"Hamid Ismailov has the capacity of Salman Rushdie at his best to show the grotesque realization of history on the ground."
Paperback List Price: $16.99 • ISBN: 9781632060440 • Publication: 9/22/15 • 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" • 288 pages • Fiction: Contemporary Russian Literature / Race and Diversity • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9780989983242