restless books Spring 2017 catalog
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By W. E. B. Du Bois
Introduction by Vann R. Newkirk II
Illustrations by Steve Prince
Restless Classics presents The Souls of Black Folk: W. E. B. Du Bois’s seminal work of sociology, with searing insights into our complex, corrosive relationship with race and the African-American consciousness. Reconsidered for the era of Obama, Trump, and Black Lives Matter, the new edition includes an incisive introduction from rising cultural critic Vann R. Newkirk II and stunning illustrations by the artist Steve Prince.
Paperback List Price: $19.99 • ISBN: 9781632060976 • Publication: 2/7/17 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 208 pages • Sociology: African-American Studies / Discrimination and Race Relations • Territory: World • Nonmerch ISBN: 9781632061461 • eBook ISBN: 9781632060983
By Deepak Unnikrishnan
"Guest workers of the United Arab Emirates embody multiple worlds and identities and long for home in a fantastical debut work of fiction, winner of the inaugural Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing.… The author's crisp, imaginative prose packs a punch, and his whimsical depiction of characters who oscillate between two lands on either side of the Arabian Sea unspools the kind of immigrant narratives that are rarely told. An enchanting, unparalleled anthem of displacement and repatriation."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Paperback List Price: $17.99 • ISBN: 9781632061423 • Publication: 3/14/17 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 224 pages • Fiction: Middle East—United Arab Emirates / Immigration / Globalism / Literary • Territory: World • eBook ISBN: 9781632061447
By Filip Springer
Translated from the Polish by Sean Gasper Bye
Winner of Asymptote Journal’s 2016 Close Approximations Translation Contest and Shortlisted for the Ryszard Kapuściński Prize, History of a Disappearance is the fascinating true story of a small mining town in the southwest of Poland that, after seven centuries of history, disappeared.
Paperback List Price: $17.99 • ISBN: 9781632061157 • Publication: 4/4/17 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 352 pages • History: Poland / 20th Century Europe • Territory: North America and Open Market • eBook ISBN: 9781632061164
By Jorge Zepeda Patterson
Translated from the Spanish by Adrian Nathan West
Winner of the Premio Planeta—the Spanish-speaking world’s richest literary prize
“The spirit of Stieg Larsson visits Mexico City" (Kirkus): Milena, or The Most Beautiful Femur in the World is a pulse-pounding international political thriller about sex, power, and information—and the extreme lengths people go to get them.
Paperback List Price: $18.99 • ISBN: 9781632061256 • Pub: 5/2/17 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 448 pages • Fiction: Political Thriller / Sex Trafficking / Mexico • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632061263