Palestine + 100 poses a question to twelve Palestinian writers: What might your country look like in the year 2048, a century after the tragedies and trauma of what has come to be called the Nakba?
A collection of stories about community, family and love; about the forces that pull us together or drive us apart — a book rich with vividly imagined characters, hard-won wisdom, and humanity. Vividly set in places from Miami to Port-au-Prince to a small unnamed country in the Caribbean and beyond, these stories showcase Edwige Danticat at her absolute best.
Overthrow is a story about the aftermath of the search for a new moral idealism, in a world where new controls on us — through technology, surveillance, the law — seem to be changing the nature and shape of the boundaries that we imagine around ourselves.
Ophiuchus follows the story of the lone sentry of an ancient gate, inactive until one day, a strange being breaks through and infects her with a virus. Shortly after, she is approached by two machines, who implore her to follow them to the center of the universe to put an end to the virus, a malevolent being which rots all worlds.
A companion to the Eisner Award-winning Smile finds Raina's disappointing bond with a cranky, independent younger sister further challenged by the arrival of a baby brother and an estrangement in their parents' marriage.
When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.
But as the sun sets purple-blue-gold behind Daisy Ramona and her papi, she knows that the love she feels will always be there.
1890, Atlanta: By day, 17-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel Caroline Payne, the daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for "the genteel Southern lady.'"
Struggling with his family's uncomfortable assimilation to American life, Tunde Akinola, the son of Nigerian immigrants, spends his childhood and young adulthood searching for connection after his mother returns to Nigeria and his father remarries.
The discovery of a South American dictator's rotting corpse in the deserted tangle of his crumbling palace prompts a search through his past and colorful chronicle of his progression from popular, beloved, unafraid ruler to isolated, frightened despot. Translated by Gregory Rabassa.
Established by the leaders of the country's only successful slave revolt in the mid-nineteenth century, the fictional town of Cross River, Md., still evokes the fierce rhythms of its founding. In lyrical prose and singular dialect, a saga beats forward that echoes the fables carried down for generations — like the screecher birds who swoop down for their periodic sacrifice, and the water women who lure men to wet deaths.