Restless Books will be at the 2016 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Los Angeles, March 30 – April 2! Look out for Restless representatives at the book fair; we'll be at booth 722, right by Coffee House Press, Milkweed Editions, and Tin House, with all the below backlist and newly released titles available.
The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than twelve thousand attendees join the community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature.
When: March 30 - April 2, 2016
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
JW Marriott Los Angeles
900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
by Tash Aw
“Tash Aw’s The Face, so wise and so well done, made me wish it were much longer than it is.”
—Chimamanda Adichie, The Guardian's Best Books of 2016
From the the award-winning author of Five Star Billionaire and The Harmony Silk Factory comes a whirlwind personal history of modern Asia, as told through his Malaysian and Chinese heritage.
Paperback List Price: $9.99 • ISBN: 9781632060457 • Publication: 3/1/16 • 4-1/2" x 6” • 80 pages • Memoir / Personal Essay / Southeast Asia • Territory: World • eBook List Price: $2.99
By Chris Abani
“A fascinating meditation on identity that explores the novelist’s own mixed heritage and mixed feelings….[Abani is] a true citizen of the world….With great insight and compassion, Abani reveals that behind his—and every—face are unseen scars.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
Paperback List Price: $6.99 • ISBN: 9781632060433 • Publication: 3/1/16 • 4-1/2" x 6” • 96 pages • Memoir / Personal Essay / African American • Territory: World • eBook List Price: $2.99
by Ruth Ozeki
“Ruth Ozeki, a Zen Buddhist priest, sets herself the task of staring at her face in a mirror for three full, uninterrupted hours; her ruminations ripple out from personal and familial memories to wise and honest meditations on families and aging, race and the body.”
—Minneapolis Star Tribune
Paperback List Price: $9.99 • ISBN: 9781632060525 • Publication: 3/1/16 • 4-1/2" x 6” • 176 pages • Memoir / Personal Essay / Race and Diversity / Asian American / Zen Buddhism • Territory: World • eBook List Price: $2.99
by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Translated from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam
“No one alive today, anywhere, has been able to demonstrate the sheer possibilities of artistic invention—and in so many disciplines—as powerfully as Alejandro Jodorowsky.… His new semi-autobiographical novel Where the Bird Sings Best is his magnum opus, a fantastical something that in many ways mirrors the author himself: It is brilliant, mad, unpredictable.”
—NPR, Best Books of 2015
"One of the most inspiring artists of our time.... A prophet of creativity."
Hardcover List Price: $27.99 • ISBN: 9781632060280 • Paperback List Price: $19.99 • ISBN: 9781632060952 • Pub: 3/31/15 • 6” x 9” • 400 pages • Fiction: Hispanic & Latino / Autobiography—artists and directors / Spiritual / Jewish / Family Sagas • Territory: World English • eBook List Price: $14.99
Translated from the Spanish by David Frye
“A Planet for Rent is the English-language debut of Yoss, one of Cuba's most lauded writers of science fiction. Translated by David Frye, these linked stories craft a picture of a dystopian future: Aliens called xenoids have invaded planet Earth, and people are looking to flee the economically and socially bankrupt remains of human civilization. Yoss' smart and entertaining novel tackles themes like prostitution, immigration and political corruption. Ultimately, it serves as an empathetic yet impassioned metaphor for modern-day Cuba, where the struggle for power has complicated every facet of society”
—NPR, Best Books of 2015
Paperback List Price: $15.99 • ISBN: 9781632060365 • Publication: 6/2/15 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 272 pages • Science Fiction / Cuban Literature • Territory: World English • eBook List Price: $14.99
by Augustín de Rojas
Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor
“Finally, we have the chance to read a landmark work from one of Cuba’s greatest science fiction writers…. If you like intensely psychological sci-fi that deftly piles on the suspense, this novel’s for you…. The boundaries between dream and reality, and then between human and machine, almost melt away as the story progresses. And it is de Rojas’s skillful manipulation of those boundaries that makes A Legend of the Future so addictive.”
Paperback List Price: $15.99 • ISBN: 9781632060358 • Publication: 6/2/15 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 240 pages • Science Fiction / Cuban Literature • Territory: World English • eBook List Price: $14.99
by Musharraf Ali Farooqi
A finalist for the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize
"The book works like an ache in the heart.... A story that purports to be about decay resounds with the stuff of life. This is a book to be savored like a fine single malt."
"A crisp and elegiac novel….Farooqi’s atmospheric prose is spare and lucid."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Paperback List Price: $14.99 • ISBN: 9781632060372 • Publication: 9/8/15 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 216 pages • Fiction / South Asia / Pakistani Literature • Territory: U.S. • eBook List Price: $14.99
by Hamid Ismailov
Translated from the Russian by Carol Ermakova
"Ismailov tells a haunting tale of an Afro-Russian boy's search for love. Generous in spirit yet unsparing in its honesty, The Underground illuminates a loneliness that is as devastating as it is universal. In breathtaking prose, Ismailov reminds us again and again that even the slimmest thread of light can pierce through the darkest of days."
—Maaza Mengiste, author of Beneath the Lion's Gaze
“One of the best Russian novels of the 21st century.”
"Hamid Ismailov has the capacity of Salman Rushdie at his best to show the grotesque realization of history on the ground."
Paperback List Price: $16.99 • ISBN: 9781632060440 • Publication: 9/22/15 • 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" • 288 pages • Fiction: Contemporary Russian Literature / Race and Diversity • Territory: World English • eBook List Price: $14.99
by Miguel de Cervantes
Translated from the Spanish by John Ormsby
Introduction and Video Lecture Series by Ilan Stavans
Illustrations by Eko
Newly introduced by leading Quixote scholar Ilan Stavans, this 400th Anniversary edition of Don Quixote of La Mancha—called the most popular book in history after the Bible and the first modern novel—inaugurates Restless Classics: interactive encounters with great books and inspired teachers. Each Restless Classic is beautifully designed with original artwork, a new introduction for the trade audience, and an online video teaching series led by passionate experts.
Deluxe Paperback List Price: $22.99 • ISBN: 9781632060754 • Pub. 10/6/15 • 6" x 9" • 960 Pages • Fiction: Classics / Spanish Literature / Picaresque • Territory: World • eBook List Price: $14.99
by György Spiró
Translated from the Hungarian by Tim Wilkinson
Winner of the Aegon Literary Award
“Monumental…. The level of detail is stunning; Mr. Spiró seems to know absolutely everything about the first-century Mediterranean world… [Captivity] never loses steam. In Tim Wilkinson’s forceful translation, we are transported to a world of political corruption and messianic hopes.... You can read it as a parable of the Jewish condition amid the modern empires of Europe, or you can simply lose yourself in the ancient setting it so comprehensively describes.”
—Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal
“BEN HUR, BUT BIGGER AND BETTER. Hungarian writer György Spiró’s newly translated novel Captivity powerfully sets the perils of modern Jewry in Early Christian Rome."
—Adam Kirsch, Tablet
Hardcover List Price: $29.99 • ISBN: 9781632060495 • Paperback List Price: $19.99 • ISBN: 9781632061416 • Pub: 11/3/15 • 6” x 9” • 832 pages • Fiction: Jewish / Historical—Ancient Rome / Coming-of-age / Epic • Territory: World English • eBook List Price $14.99
by Paquito D'Rivera
Translated from the Spanish by Rosario Moreno
A captivating memoir from one of jazz's most beloved practitioners, fourteen-time Grammy winner Paquito D’Rivera’s Letters to Yeyito is a fascinating tour of a life lived in music, and a useful guidebook for aspiring artists everywhere.
Paperback List Price: $15.99 • ISBN: 9781632060198 • Publication: 11/10/15 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 240 pages • Memoir: Music / Jazz Musicians • Territory: World EnglisheBook List Price: $14.99
by Oleg Kashin
Translated from the Russian by Will Evans
Introduction by Max Seddon
The forces of science, human error, and power run amok collide in a wildly inventive, funny, and razor-sharp political satire about Putin’s Russia, from one of the country’s most fearless journalists.
"A brisk read that will nevertheless leave one with a disquieting picture of contemporary life in that cursed country.… The book is a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of a country whose demons rarely pause in tormenting its populace.”
Paperback List Price: $14.99 • ISBN: 9781632060396 • Publication: 1/12/16 • 5” x 7-1/8” • 224 pages • Fiction: Satire / Russian Literature • Territory: World English • eBook List Price: $14.99
by Carlos Velázquez
Translated from the Spanish by Achy Obejas
"The Cowboy Bible will challenge readers to push beyond cultural stereotypes and rethink everything they know about northern Mexico and their homes."
“Playful and clever, inventive but familiar, this brief book is deeply satisfying, and warrants multiple readings.… In her translation, Obejas superbly amplifies Velázquez's style.”
—Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week
Paperback List Price: $14.99 • ISBN: 9781632060228 • Publication: 1/26/16 • 5” x 7-1/8” • 160 pages • Fiction: Short Stories / Mexican Literature • Territory: World English • eBook List Price: $14.99
by Githa Hariharan
“In essays that bespeak a thoroughly cosmopolitan sensibility, Githa Hariharan not only takes us on illuminating tours through cities rich in history, but gives a voice to urban people from all over the world—Kashmir, Palestine, Delhi—trying to live with basic human dignity under circumstances of dire repression or crushing poverty.”
Paperback List Price: $16.99 • ISBN: 9781632060617 • Publication: 3/22/16 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 304 pages • Travel: India / Essays / Memoir • Territory: North America • eBook List Price: $14.99
by Juan Villoro
Translated from the Spanish by Thomas Bunstead
A brilliant, kaleidoscopic exploration of soccer—and the passion, hopes, rivalries, superstitions, and global solidarity it inspires—from Juan Villoro, “Mexico's top fútbol expert” (NBC News).
Paperback List Price: $16.99 • ISBN: 9781632060587 • Publication: 4/19/16 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 256 pages • Sports: Soccer / Essays / Mexican literature • Territory: World English • eBook List Price: $14.99