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By Guernica Magazine

By Guernica Magazine

The books we're talking about.

The Crying Book

Heather Christle

$16.95 $15.59

"With a poet’s touch, gentle and delightfully promiscuous, Christle moves fluidly across disparate disciplines and between her sources’ professional and personal lives." - Fathima Cader

Cleanness

Garth Greenwell

$26.00 $23.40

"The book is an argument against convention, both structurally and on the character level—the melding of forms makes Cleanness feel both unique and familiar as it explores the boundaries of longing and the turbulence of love." - Adam Dalva

Animalia

Jean-Baptiste del Amo

$27.00 $24.30

"Animalia will come as no surprise. It does not speculate. It doesn’t offer warnings. Which is fine, because if climate change has taught us anything, it’s that warning signs don’t mean shit." - Hunter Braithwaite

Real Life

Brandon Taylor

$26.00 $23.40

"In its discussions of race, relationships, and graduate school, Real Life recalls Weike Wang’s debut novel Chemistry—both are anxious narratives illuminated by precise, lush meditations on the beauty of science." - Taylor Poulos

After the Winter

Guadalupe Nettel

$16.95 $15.59

"Free of complexes, free of systematic philosophies, of trends and repressive ideologies, free of the need to please, Nettel, who was born in Mexico City and has lived between Mexico and France, has become a compelling example of contemporary Latin American literature." - Valeria Luiselli

Uncanny Valley: A Memoir

Anna Wiener

$27.00 $24.30

"She doesn’t offer any career advice; her enviably happy ending involved writing a memoir and securing a perch at The New Yorker. But Wiener shrewdly suggests that to feel smug and laugh too loudly at the Silicon Valley set is to ignore the myriad ways that we are the butt of our own joke." - Eryn Loeb

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir

T Kira Madden

$27.00 $24.30

"With Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, we have a job done intricately, intensely, over years of labor. Something that should be celebrated." - Adam Dalva

Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage: The Selected Stories of Bette Howland

Bette Howland

$26.00 $23.40

"In Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, we encounter a writer questioning the meaning of existence, playfully knocking over a sacred jar and watching the contents slowly spill across the counter." - Jenessa Abrams

The Cheffe: A Cook's Novel

Marie Ndiaye

$26.95 $24.26

"If [the] popular interest in cooking comes in part from our insatiable appetite for fame and fortune, it’s intriguing, maybe even refreshing, that NDiaye’s Cheffe doesn’t aspire to more – no cookbook, no TV show, no empire." - Francesca Giacco

Living in a World That Can't Be Fixed: Reimagining Counterculture Today

Curtis White

$24.99 $22.49

"It’s a relief that White’s polemic isn’t oppressively utopian. Counterculture to him is about the assertion of the impractical, improvisational, and unconventional, which are arguably the only ways forward for art and politics." - Nicholas Cannariato

At Dusk

Hwang Sok-Yong

$14.95 $13.75

Princess Bari

Hwang Sok-Yong

$16.00 $14.72

Familiar Things

Hwang Sok-Yong

$14.95 $13.75