New and Upcoming Titles From Mcsweeney's

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By McSweeney's Publishing

Tragic Magic: (Of the Diaspora - North America)

Wesley Brown

$24.00 $22.08

" Tragic Magic is a tremendous affirmation. One hell of a writer." - James Baldwin

Spilt Milk

Courtney Zoffness

$22.00 $20.24

“Gentle, playful and laced with subtle wit, these essays are a welcome balm in an insane and un-gentle time.” —Mary Gaitskill, author of This is Pleasure and Bad Behavior

Praisesong for the Widow: (Of the Diaspora - North America)

$24.00 $22.08

“There is no limit to the kind of readership to which this novel will appeal.” —Booklist

McSweeney's Issue 63 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern)

$26.00 $23.92

featuring four posthumous, never-before-published short stories by acclaimed author and dear friend Stephen Dixon, with an introduction and retrospective on the late writer’s work by author—and onetime Dixon student—Porochista Khakpour

The Lights and Types of Ships at Night

Dave Eggers and Annie Dills

$18.99 $17.47

“You may have heard of Dave Eggers. You may also have heard of this book, soaked in candy-colored lights and childlike hyperbole in service of beauty. Eggers takes the rudimentary idea of a picture book about boats and turns it into a collection of nighttime images that seep off the page into your dreams. Unforgettable.” —Betsy Bird, Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library, and the former Youth Materials Specialist of New York Public Library

You People

Nikita Lalwani

$26.00 $23.92

“(C)ompact yet powerful… this timely and adept novel deserves wide readership.” —Booklist

Ivory Shoals

John Brandon

$26.00 $23.92

“John Brandon is a marvelous storyteller. With diamond-cut elegance and wit, Brandon’s suspenseful tale depicts a young man’s search for kinship in a beguiling and often terrifying world. Ivory Shoals is a book of grit, heart, and intricate beauty.” —Patrick Cottrell, author of Sorry to Disrupt the Peace

Black Imagination: Black Voices on Black Futures

$14.00 $12.88

“Black Imagination is somehow as innovatively utopic as it is sincerely soulful. I’ve never felt the physical feeling of pages melting in my hands or chapters folding themselves into squadrons of black airplanes flying to freedom because I’ve never experienced an art object like Black Imagination. It is exquisite art in action.” —Kiese Laymon

My Favorite Girlfriend Was a French Bulldog

Legna Rodriguez Iglesias

$22.00 $20.24

“This profound and delightful novel-in-stories… is a breathtaking exploration of identity, country, art, and family.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The Game: A Digital Turning Point

Alessandro Baricco

$24.00 $22.08

“Are our Big Tech overlords rewiring our brains? Do they know precisely how, or what the end result will be? Who can guide us through this territory with the appropriate mixture of slyness and sure-footedness, delight and terror, with subtle and jarring insights arriving at the rate of at least one per paragraph? The answers, respectively, are absolutely, absolutely not, and Alessandro Barrico.” —Andrew Marantz of The New Yorker

My Gaza: A City in Photographs

$35.00 $32.20

“Blistering portraits of a territory plagued by violence… atmospheric, visually moving.” —Kirkus (starred review)

The Fire in His Wake

Spencer Wolff

$28.00 $25.76

“There is not a page of “The Fire in His Wake” that is not skillfully written and compelling… an utterly successful first novel, one that sports a flair for harrowing adventure matched with a complex political conscience… it is not too early to say Mr. Wolff’s novel will be one of the best debuts of the year.” —The East Hampton Star

Of Color: Essays

Jaswinder Bolina

$18.00 $16.56

“Jaswinder Bolina’s insightful, raw and honest collection of brilliant essays illuminate the joys and pains of being a specific person Of Color and through his unique lens we also come to understand the universal ongoing story of America.” —Wajahat Ali


Emerson Whitney

$24.00 $22.08

“Emerson Whitney’s first prose book is a frank and absorbing examination of transness, brokenness, mothering, femininity, embodiment and truth.” —Ms. Magazine

Illustoria: For Creative Kids and Their Grownups: Issue #12: Upcycle: Stories, Comics, DIY

$16.00 $14.72

"This is the kind of magazine you keep on your bookshelves with your favorite books." - Cece Bell, author of El Deafo

One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses

Lucy Corin


A timely classic, back in print at last!

In the Shape of a Human Body I Am Visiting the Earth: Poems from Far and Wide


Long out of print, a not-to-be-missed collection of international poetry.

Keep Scrolling Till You Feel Something: 21 Years of Humor from McSweeney's Internet Tendency

$30.00 $27.60

The only cure for the world’s malaise is a 3-lb humor book with gilt edges, thumb cuts, and a ribbon marker. Now in its second printing.