Fresh picks, a few days ahead of schedule this week, because, hey, it’s a long Labor Day weekend, and we are just incredibly excited because it’s…. FERRANTE DAY! Book 4, the final installment of the Neapolitan Series is here! THE STORY OF A LOST CHILD! (Are you ready 4 this jelly? I should hope so!)
Here’s the deal: Following a commission by the Jumex Gallery (yes, an art gallery adjacent to the enormous Mexico City juice factory), Luiselli wrote the novel in collaboration with Jumex factory employees. So, we have “Highway,” a notorious auctioneer and purveyor of celebrity teeth, Cervantes, Borges, clowns, fortune cookies, and even contemporary Latin American writers like Guadalupe Nettel and Francisco Goldman. Wild concepts aside, Luiselli’s sentences are as lyrical and lovely as in her fantastic novel Faces in the Crowd.
And. Freshly signed copies of Mother Football’s newest holy book, Endzone, inscribed by the man himself, John U. Bacon.
All out today. All for you. Come and get it!