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How to Leave the World

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How to Leave the World

(trans. Lara Vergnaud)

Marouane Bakhti
Sep 2024

How to Leave the World

trans. Lara Vergnaud

Marouane Bakhti

A rare book that depicts the isolation and poetry of rural life.

Annie Ernaux

“I was born somewhere that could in no way prepare us for the world. A place that kills your dreams and swallows your hopes. It’s flat in every direction, bleak but with a few green spots.”

Growing up in rural France with Muslim faith, macho culture and homosexual desire, a young man is haunted by one thing: running away. A story of reconciling the violence of the father and the softness of the mother, in a society where the protagonist is both the “Arab” and the “faggot”. How to Leave the World is a journey: from the forest to the city, from Paris to Tangiers, from dating apps to spiritual discovery.

  • 978-1-7395161-3-0
  • 21.6 x 13.9 cm
  • 132 p.
  • Paperback
  • September 2024

About the author

Marouane Bakhti is a writer and arts journalist. Born in Nantes, France to a Moroccan father and a French mother, he studied history and journalism at Sorbonne University. He writes criticism for Mouvement magazine. He lives in Paris.

About the translator

Lara Vergnaud is a literary translator of French and has translated over a dozen novels, including works by Zahia Rahmani, Fatima Daas, Ahmed Bouanani, Mohamed Leftah, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, and Joy Sorman. Her writing and translations have been featured in The Paris Review, Literary Hub, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications. Lara was born in Tunisia, grew up in the United States, and currently lives in southern France.

Wave of Blood

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Wave of Blood

Ariana Reines
Oct 2024

Wave of Blood

Ariana Reines

Wave of Blood is an experimental essay in the poetry of witness, a contemporary war notebook, and a family chronicle.

  • 978-1-7395161-4-7
  • 21.6 x 13.9 cm
  • 160 p.
  • Paperback
  • October 2024

About the author

Ariana Reines is a poet, playwright, and performing artist from Salem, Massachusetts and based in New York. Her books include A Sand Book (2019), winner of the 2020 Kingsley Tufts Award and longlisted for the National Book Award, Mercury, Coeur de Lion, and The Cow, which won the Alberta Prize from Fence in 2006. Her Obie-winning play Telephone was commissioned by The Foundry Theatre with a sold-out run at the Cherry Lane Theatre in 2009. Reines has created performances for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Swiss Institute, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, Le Mouvement Biel/Bienne, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and Performance Space New York. She has taught poetry at UC Berkeley (Holloway Poet), Columbia, NYU, and Scripps College (Mary Routt Chair), been a visiting critic at Yale School of Art, and for community organisations including The Poetry Project and Poets House. Her poetry and prose have been published in The New Yorker, Poetry, Artforum, Frieze, Harper's, and many others. In 2020, while a Divinity student at Harvard, Reines created Invisible College, an online space devoted to the study of poetry, sacred texts, and the arts.

In Thrall

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In Thrall

Jane DeLynn
Nov 2024

In Thrall

Jane DeLynn

Dear Miss Maxfield … what I’m really afraid of is that I am a homosexual human being. I wish you were one too but I don’t think it’s possible there could be so many in one school, do you?—probably there is only one person who is homosexual in one place at one time and that one person (I am afraid) is me …

After sixteen-year-old Lynn writes her thirty-seven-year-old English teacher a letter they embark on one of the funniest—and saddest—love affairs in fiction, shrouded in secrecy and guilt. Set in 1963, all Lynn knows about “lezbos” is that they wear their hair in crew cuts, buy suits like her father’s, and sprout mustaches over their upper lips. Trying to pass, Lynn continues to neck with her boyfriend and make bigoted jokes with her friends. Feigning innocence with her parents, each night she checks the mirror for telltale signs of perversion. Profound, witty, poignant, and highly charged, In Thrall credibly gives sexuality and authority back their lack of identity.

Introduction by Colm Tóibín

  • 978-1-7395161-6-1
  • 21.6 x 13.9 cm
  • 280 p.
  • Paperback
  • November 2024

About the author

Jane DeLynn is the author of the widely acclaimed novels Leash, Real Estate, and Some Do. Her work has appeared in the Paris Review, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, the New York Times, New York Observer, and Tikkun, and she lived in Saudi Arabia as a correspondent for Mirabella and Rolling Stone during the Gulf War. Her novel Real Estate was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

Property Property Property

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Property Property Property

Luce deLire
Dec 2024

Property Property Property

Luce deLire

A radical transfeminist philosopher of secular infinity, Luce deLire writes that the concepts of liberation we have to hand—intersectionality, respect, freedom, identity—are condemned by the logic of property and commodity that legitimises their use.

  • 978-1-7398431-3-7
  • 21.6 x 13.9 cm
  • 170 p.
  • Paperback
  • December 2024

About the author

Luce deLire is a ship with eight sails and she lays off the quay. A time traveller and collector of mediocre jokes by day, when night falls, she turns into a philosopher, performer and media theorist. She loves visual art, installations, video art, etc. She could be seen curating, performing, directing, planning and publishing (on) various events. She is working on and with the philosophy of treason, infinity, post-secularism, self-destruction, fascism and seduction – all in mixed media.