"Ere the Cock Crows is a thoughtful and affecting novel about the psychological impacts of Nazism."
We're thrilled to report that Ere the Cock Crows, the first English-language edition of Norwegian author Jens Bjørneboe's novel, translated by Esther Greenleaf Mürer, has received a "5 out of 5" Clarion rating on Foreword Reviews.
This edition contains a re-creation by the translator of the original play, as well as an essay by the translator and an introduction by Joe Martin of Johns Hopkins University.
The reviewer notes that "...the novel, play, and essay operate together to contextualize the work in its original post-war form, as well as in its new form." Read the full review here:
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
More about the book here: Jeremiah Hacker: Journalist, Anarchist, Abolitionist
Read the full review here: www.friendsjournal.org/jeremiah-hacker-journalist-anarchist-abolitionist/
Happy New Year from Frayed Edge Press!
What we're looking forward to in 2020: poetry from Daniel Hales, short stories from James McAdams, new translations of two works by Jens Bjørneboe, and more!
See all the details via links here: https://www.frayededgepress.com/books-overview.html
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