02 Apr 2020

Category: Contemporary

Contemporary

Plotting for Beginners 

“Charming, intelligent and side-splittingly funny. Anyone who is a wife or mother will find a ‘yes’ moment on every page.”-Lynne Barrett-Lee Women reach fifty and think they’re on the verge of liberation and excitement, and their broken-down men just want to stay home and fart….

Contemporary

City Of Masks 

City of Masks is a swashbuckling adventure in a setting reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Italy (complete with twins). In the city-state of Bonvidaeo, by custom and law everyone must wear a mask and act in character with it, or face civil, social and religious penalties. Gregorius…

Contemporary

Where Are We Now? 

By the author of Gull, Where Are We Now? is a moving, funny and topical novel about lost love, growing older and the realities of life in a society that is still coming to terms with thirty years of violence, some of that violence still…

Contemporary

Knockout: Stories 

The work of John Jodzio has already made waves across the literary community. Some readers noticed his nimble blending of humor with painful truths reminded them of George Saunders. His creativity and fresh voice reminded others of Wells Tower’s Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned. But with…

Contemporary

Come Again 

Kate still sleeps with her husband’s T-shirt, but it doesn’t smell of Luke any more. She misses him every day. One morning, Kate wakes up back at college. She’s eighteen years old. She remembers everything. And she realises that this is the week that she…

Biography & History

The Fictions of American Capitalism: Working Fictions and the Economic Novel (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Culture and Economics) 

The Fictions of American Capitalism: Working Fictions and the Economic Novel introduces a new way of thinking about fiction in connection with capitalism, especially American capitalism. These essays demonstrate how fiction fulfills a major function of the American capitalist engine, presenting various formulations of American…

Contemporary

Mercy House: A Novel 

“Never underestimate the power of a group of women. Fierce, thoughtful and dramatic—this is a story of true courage.” —Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author She would stop at nothing to protect the women under her care. Inside a century-old row house in Brooklyn,…

Contemporary

The Dare 

Have you ever had one of those really bad days at work? You know, one where your hot boss catches you photocopying your backside in his office? No? Just me then? I blame my bestie and partner in chaos. She challenged me with a not-so-innocent…

Arts & Photography

Posthuman Biopolitics: The Science Fiction of Joan Slonczewski (Palgrave Studies in Science and Popular Culture) 

This volume presents the first collection of essays dedicated to the science fiction of microbiologist Joan Slonczewski. Posthuman Biopolitics consolidates the scholarly literature on Slonczewski’s fiction and demonstrates fruitful lines of engagement for the critical, cultural, and theoretical treatment of her characters, plots, and storyworlds….

Contemporary

Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology 

Cyberpunk is dead. The revolution has been co-opted by half-assed heroes, overclocked CGI, and tricked-out shades. Once radical, cyberpunk is now nothing more than a brand. Time to stop flipping the channel. These sixteen extreme stories reveal a government ninja routed by a bicycle repairman,…