Coming soon from Restless
Isaac Diggs and Edward Hillel 125th: Time in Harlem
Two acclaimed photographers examine Harlem's paradox of place: the tension between the everyday reality of its streets—often contentious, always complex—and the cultural brand it has established in our collective imagination. Photographs, videos, and essays explore one of America's great "main streets" during a time of profound transition. 125th: Time in Harlem captures a defining moment of a neighborhood in flux, and the threats to memory and community.
With essays by Vicki Goldberg and Greg Tate.
Xiao Hai Song of Shadows
With delicacy and precision, the Chinese poet Xiao Hai conjures shadows to explore philosophical questions of illusion and reality, history and time, art and language. Deftly translated by Zhu Yu, Song of Shadows brings Wordsworth and Whitman into artful conversation with classical Chinese culture.
The first in a series of bilingual poetry editions.
In the original Chinese and an English translation by Zhu Yu.
Coming in 2014
Taller Tupac Amaru The Art of Protest
The world-renowned Taller Tupac Amaru creates vivid, iconic images that agitate for a more just world. Gathered for the first time in book form, the work of the Oakland poster-art collective takes a righteous stand on issues such as immigration, police brutality, indigenous rights, and the corrupting forces of globalization.
With an introduction by Rubén Martínez.
Yoss A Planet for Rent
A Planet for Rent marks the debut in English of an astonishingly brave and imaginative Latin American voice. The most successful and controversial Cuban science fiction writer of all time, Yoss (aka José Miguel Sánchez Gómez) is known for his acerbic portraits of the island under Communism. In his bestselling A Planet for Rent, Yoss pays homage to Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles and 334 by Thomas M. Disch. A Planet for Rent is both a sendup and a sharp critique of Cuba after the fall of the Soviet Union.
The first title in a series of essential Cuban Science Fiction.
In Spanish and English translation by David Frye.
Edith Wharton A Motor-Flight Through France
"Those who have been charmed with Mrs. Wharton's novels will not be disappointed by her venture into the unfamiliar role of a travel writer." (New York Times, 1908) A Motor-Flight Through France is at once a portrait of turn-of-the-century France and a tribute to the groundbreaking invention of the “motor-car." With a keen eye for architecture and art, and the engrossing style that would earn her a Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, Wharton writes about places that she previously “missed and yearned for from the windows of the train."
The first in a series of classic travel writing by extraordinary women.