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  • Frances Johnson

    by Stacey Levine

    Verse Chorus Press

    $14.00 List Price

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    Ignatz (Stahlecker Selections)

    by Monica Youn

    Four Way

    $15.95 List Price

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    Stacey Levine, Monica Youn, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Brian Dewan,

    Stacey Levine is the author of Frances Johnson, Girl with Brown Fur, and Dra-. Her collection My Horse and Other Stories won the PEN/West Fiction Award. “Stacey Levine ignores lyricism as an evolutionary dead end. Life is fractious and dire, her prose style says; let fiction serve as razor and torch.”…

    Stacey Levine is the author of Frances Johnson, Girl with Brown Fur, and Dra-. Her collection My Horse and Other Stories won the PEN/West Fiction Award. “Stacey Levine ignores lyricism as an evolutionary dead end. Life is fractious and dire, her prose style says; let fiction serve as razor and torch.” –Bookforum


    Monica Youn is the author of the National Book Award finalist Ignatz, a collection of poetry themed around George Herriman's Krazy Kat comic strips series, which ran from 1913 to 1944 and featured a love triangle between a police officer dog, a good-hearted cat and an anarchist mouse. She is also the author of the collection Barter, active as a lawyer at the Brennan Center for Justice and has appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews.


    Brian Dewan performs original compositions as well as odd traditional folk songs using electric zither/autoharp, accordion, organ and homemade electronics. Dewan’s invention the Swarmatron was used extensively in the soundtrack to The Social Network. His visual art has appeared on album artwork for David Byrne, Neutral Milk Hotel and They Might Be Giants. Dewan has also performed a series of educational film strips, one of which was included on the first of McSweeney's Wholpin DVDs.

    Keith Fullerton Whitman / Hrvatski performs with a combination of electronics and live instrumentation. “Whitman's M.O. is to explore the emotional possibilities at the intersection of disparate technologies and histories—where digital meets analog, ‘live’ meets studio, old meets new.” –Pitchfork

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  • Bunch of Amateurs:

    A Search for the American Character

    by Jack Hitt

    Crown

    $26.00 List Price

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    Cures for Hunger

    by Deni Y. Bechard

    Milkweed Editions

    $24.00 List Price

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    KGB Sunday Night Fiction with Deni Bechard & Jack Hitt

    ABOUT DENI BECHARD Deni Béchard was born in British Columbia to French Canadian and American parents and grew up throughout Canada and the United States. He has also traveled and lived in over thirty countries. His first novel, Vandal Love, (2006, Doubleday Canada) has been published in French and…

    ABOUT DENI BECHARD

    Deni Béchard was born in British Columbia to French Canadian and American parents and grew up throughout Canada and the United States. He has also traveled and lived in over thirty countries. His first novel, Vandal Love, (2006, Doubleday Canada) has been published in French and Arabic, and won the 2007 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, both for the best first book in Canada and for the best overall first book in the British Commonwealth. It was also nominated for Le Prix du Grand Public Salon du Livre Montréal / La Presse, 2008, as well as the French version of Canada Reads (Le Combat des Livres, 2009). On four occasions, he has been a recipient of Canada Council and Québec Arts Council Grants, and he has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Jentel, the Edward Albee Foundation, Ledig House, the Anderson Center and Vermont Studio Center, among others. His articles, stories and translations have appeared in a number of magazines and newspapers, among them the National Post, Maisonneuve, Le Devoir, the Harvard Review and the Harvard Divinity Bulletin. He has done freelance reporting from Northern Iraq as well as from Afghanistan. When not traveling, he divides his time between Cambridge, New York City and Montréal. He reads from his memoir Cures for Hunger.

    “In Vandal Love D.Y. Béchard has re-invented the generational novel with innovative brilliance. The book has all the quirky depth of a great HBO series and a line-to-line literary energy that is very rare. This is an enormously impressive debut by a clearly gifted writer.” Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent From A Strange Mountain

    “Over a vast yet beautifully coherent canvas, Vandal Love follows the panic and privilege of human longing through an amazing coalition of loneliness and adaptation. These characters – injured but unbowed, broken but enduring – introduce a gifted new writer. Béchard’s surety of voice and confident narrative span declare a first rate novel and an eloquent debut.”

    Commonwealth Judging Panel, 2007

    “Though Béchard has a journalism background, this fiction debut,unfolding in punchy prose, recalls Márquez with a French-Canadian twist.” -Publishers Weekly (starred review of Vandal Love)

    ABOUT JACK HITT

    Jack Hitt is the author of a new book, Bunch of Amateurs: A Search for the American Character, out from Crown Books. He is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and the public radio program, This American Life. His book, Off the Road: A Modern-Day Walk Down the Pilgrim’s Route into Spain, was made into a motion picture, “The Way,” directed by Emilio Estévez and starring Martin Sheen and released earlier this year. His worked has won the Peabody, Livingston and Pope Awards. He is currently touring a one-man show, “Making Up the Truth” (www.thejackhittplay.com), a series of his slightly incredible real-life stories woven in with the contemporary brain science that nearly answers the question, “Is any of this true?”

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