Nidhi Ajay of the lafammeabsurde blog recently interviewed Yearning for the Sea translator Selma Marks and the FEP publisher about Mexican author Esther Seligson, and translating and publishing her work.
Nidhi's post is entitled "Esther Seligson and a feminist retelling of Homer's Odyssey: A Mexican feminist scholar/writer, and the women who brought her voice to the English-speaking world." You can read entire the interview here.
Frayed Edge Press is proud to have published the first English-language translation of Seligson's Sed de mar. Find out more about the book here: https://www.frayededgepress.com/yearning.html.
In Madison's Cave, an epistolary dialogue between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams by Douglas Anderson will officially launch on September 14th. You can pre-order your copy now, at 20% off the list price.
In a series of chapters that mimic those of his infamous book, Notes on the State of Virginia, Jefferson ushers Adams into the underworld of the human psyche, filled with both its monsters and its redemptive lessons. This experimental novel considers early American history, government & politics, education, race relations, and other themes that still resonate in modern American life.
Douglas Anderson was educated at Oberlin College and the University of Virginia. He was the Sterling-Goodman Professor of English at the University of Georgia, and has published a number of critical studies in American literature. He currently resides in Portland, OR.
For more information, visit: https://www.frayededgepress.com/madisons_cave.html
Pre-Publication 20% Off Sale Pricing Now Available for Two New Novels from Norwegian Author Jens Bjørneboe
Louise MacGregor's New Adult novel, Right Guy, Wrong Time: A #MeToo Love Story is now available for pre-sale. Receive 20% off the list price if you order before the official February 23, 2021 launch date.
When the perfect guy turns up at the worst possible time, Edie has to figure out what romance and sex mean to her in the aftermath of rape. This offbeat feminist romance moves beyond “girl meets guy,” dealing empathetically with sexual dysfunction, the ubiquity of rape culture, and what recovery can look like in the #MeToo era. Although it tackles a difficult subject, Right Guy, Wrong Time does so in a way that empowers the reader. The protagonist of this New Adult novel is a relatable character who in many ways provides a good role model for others.
"...skillfully portrays the reality of assault from a woman’s perspective. [S]ome readers...may find solace in seeing this topic addressed in a romance novel."-- Library Journal
"...the best portrayal of the aftermath of a rape that I have ever read in a novel."
--Steff Pasciuti, Reader Fox Blog
For more information and a link to pre-order the book, visit: Right Guy, Wrong Time
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Frayed Edge Press author Daniel Hales recently participated in a virtual poetry reading organized by the Warwick Free Public Library, in Warwick, MA.
Daniel read from his recent book of poems, ¿Cómo Hacer Preguntas? or How To Make Questions: 69 Instructional Poems in English and answered audience questions over Zoom.
A profile of Daniel and the virtual reading appeared in the Greenfield Recorder -- "Local author explores 'the spaces from which questions arise' with latest poetry book," written by Zack DeLuca. Daniel reflected on his writing process, the interplay of his music and his poetry, and how he recognizes when something's about to become a poem or song.
"The poems take readers on a journey and interrogate everything from the mundane through poems like 'How To Pass The Time,' to thoughts of fading love in 'How to Change Your Mind.'”
Coming in 2021! First English-language translations of two works by renown Norwegian author, Jens Bjørneboe and translated by Esther Greenleaf Mürer. More more information, see: https://www.frayededgepress.com/bjorneboe.html
Officially Launched - Daniel Hales' ¿Cómo Hacer Preguntas? or How To Make Questions: 69 Instructional Poems in English
Daniel Hales' new book, ¿Cómo Hacer Preguntas? or How To Make Questions: 69 Instructional Poems
in English, has officially launched! Enjoy watching the official launch party reading below, and find out more about the book by visiting this page.
Daniel Hales' ¿Cómo Hacer Preguntas? or How To Make Questions: 69 Instructional Poems in English Reviewed in The Montague Reporter
Like a good, fast-paced crime story? Are you someone who can appreciate the "ironic contrast between tropical paradise and dirty dealing"? Like a strong female lead? Meet Officer Jenny Freitas as she races to solve a series of murders on the Big Island of Hawaii, even as evidence is being gobbled up by the lava flow from the angry goddess Pele.
"Tucher made a good choice in setting the story in the midst of Kilauea’s eruption. It is not only an unusual adversary, akin to a hurricane or an avalanche, it adds an overlay of dread to the story – things are out of control. . . . Pele’s Domain is a quick fun read!" -- Vicki Weisfeld in Crime Fiction Lover
Pele's Domain by Albert Tucher
Street Smart Series #4
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