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Albina and the Dog-Men
Coming in May, 2016, Albina and the Dog-Men is Jodorowsky’s werewolf novel-cum-Western novel, in which a beautiful albino giantess turns the men of a small Chilean village—literally—into slavering dogs. A hybrid of mystical folktale, road novel, horror story, and social parable, Albina and the Dog-Men weaves a dark sensual fantasy into a universal story of love against the odds and what makes us human.
Where the Bird Sings Best
“No one alive today, anywhere, has been able to demonstrate the sheer possibilities of artistic invention—and in so many disciplines—as powerfully as Alejandro Jodorowsky.… Where the Bird Sings Best is his magnum opus, a fantastical something that in many ways mirrors the author himself: It is brilliant, mad, unpredictable.”
—NPR, Best Books of 2015
The Face Sale: A Distinctive New Essay Series
A groundbreaking new series of personal nonfiction in which a diverse group of writers takes readers on a guided tour of that most intimate terrain: their own faces.
Alternately philosophical, funny, personal, political, and poetic, the short memoirs in The Face series offer unique perspectives on race, culture, identity, and the human experience from some of our most dynamic literary writers. Coming March 2016.
The Face: A Time Code, by Ruth Ozeki
The bestselling author of A Tale for the Time Being and a Zen Buddhist priest, Ruth Ozeki challenges herself to spend three hours gazing into her own reflection, recording her thoughts, and noticing every possible detail. Those solitary hours open up a lifetime’s worth of meditations on race, aging, family, death, the body, self-doubt, and, finally, acceptance. The Face: A Time Code is a rich and utterly unique portrait of a life as told through a face.
The Face: Cartography of the Void, by Chris Abani
In Chris Abani’s The Face: Cartography of the Void, the acclaimed poet, novelist, and screenwriter begins with his early childhood immersed in the Igbo culture of West Africa and unfurls a lushly poetic, insightful, and funny narrative that investigates the role of race, culture, and language in fashioning our sense of self. As Abani so lovingly puts it, he contemplates “all the people who have touched my face, slapped it, punched it, kissed it, washed it, shaved it. All of that human contact must leave some trace.”
The Face: Strangers on a Pier, by Tash Aw
In Tash Aw’s The Face: Strangers on a Pier, the award-winning author of Five Star Billionaire explores the panoramic cultural vitality of modern Asia through his own complicated family story of migration and adaptation, which is reflected in his own face. Aw weaves together stories of insiders and outsiders, images from rural villages to megacity night clubs, and voices in a dizzying variety of languages, dialects, and slangs, to create an intricate and astoundingly vivid portrait of a place caught between the fast-approaching future and a past that won’t let go.