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.
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.
Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Abandoned Habana: Scenes from Post-Utopia
Dissident Cuban writer, photographer, and pioneering blogger Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo presents a collection of surreal, irony-laden photos and texts from his native city. His “diary of dystopia”—an unexpected fusion of images and words—brings us closer to Havana’s scaffolded and crumbling facades, ramshackle waterfronts, and teeming human bodies. In this book, as beautiful and bleak as Havana itself, Pardo guides us through the relics and fables of an exhausted Revolution in the waning days of Castro’s Cuba.
Kira Salak Four Corners
Four Corners catalogues Kira Salak's epic, solo jungle trek across the remote Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea—often called the last frontier of adventure travel. Traveling by dugout canoe and on foot, experiencing the dangers and wonders of a largely untouched world, she became the first woman to traverse this remote country and write about it.