This Week’s News and Reviews

Sergei Lebedev, trans. Antonina W. Bouis | New Vessel Press | 9781939931900 | February 2021
“The topicality of this fierce novel risks overshadowing its literary and literary historical qualities. To my mind it invites comparisons with two beacons of extremism from the earlier twentieth century: Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon and the terrifyingly aestheticized war diaries of Ernst Jünger.”—Times Literary Supplement

The Foreign Girls
Sergei Olguín, trans. Miranda France | Bitter Lemon Press | 9781913394387 | March 2021
“Skillfully translated by Miranda France . . . . The Foreign Girls presents something more existential: being a woman in a world of men.”—Los Angeles Review of Books

The Power of Forgiveness
Eva Mozes Kor | Central Recovery Press | 9781949481440 | February 2021
“The Power of Forgiveness will be an asset for anyone looking to regain agency or move on from anger. For those in thrall to the atmosphere of toxic political animosity and victimhood culture, Kor’s words may create a path to productive dialogue.”—Washington Examiner

Sea Loves Me
Mia Couto | Biblioasis | 9781771963886 | February 2021
Sea Loves Me is a thrilling addition to Couto’s extraordinary body of work, bringing together new and old stories that evoke past and present Mozambique, memories and dreamscapes, natural and spirit worlds. War, race, sky and sea, death and desire—these are just a few of the eternal elements Couto uses to mold his wise, enchanting fiction.”—World Literature Today

After the Body
Cleopatra Mathis | Sarabande Books | 9781946448606 | July 2020
“Deeply moving, beautiful.”—Literary North

A Room with a Darker View
Claire Phillips | Doppelhouse Press | 9781733957908 | August 2020
“The book is incredibly informative and to the point regarding its subject matter but still remains a beautiful and tragic examination of a woman gradually losing her mother. Claire Phillips generously invites her readers into her world and shares her experience without any hesitation.”—Write or Die Tribe

Langosh and Peppi: Fugitive Days
Veronica Post | Conundrum Press | 9781772620443 | May 2020
“Examining the topic from an intriguingly different perspective Langosh & Peppi: Fugitive Days makes a valuable contribution to the growing list of comics works on the refugee crisis. . . . Another excellent example of Conundrum Press’s ever admirable approach to showcasing the widest variety of approaches to the form.”—Broken Frontier

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