Blessed Hands: Stories
by Frume Halpern
Translated by Yermiyahu Ahron Taub
These slice-of-life stories first appeared in the Yiddish radical press in mid-20th century New York. An over-looked master of the short story genre, Frume Halpern's fiction is now available for the first time, in its entirety, to English-language readers.
These psychologically insightful stories present the lives of protagonists who are working-class poor, social outcasts, and those experiencing illness, disability, and racism. Halpern worked as a massage therapist in a hospital and many of these stories are about those who work with their hands.
Available for pre-publication ordering at a 20% discount, now through October 16, 2023.
Pre-Order - Short Story Collection by an Overlooked Woman Author, Available for the First Time in English
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
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
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!
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