A woman in a purple skirt goes about her day...and all the while, another woman in a yellow cardigan is observing her, evaluating her, trying to decide how her small life could be improved. For anyone who's yearned for someone they were too scared to talk to: this weird, thrilling little novel gets it.
What do you do when you suspect your new best friend is actually a ghost? This lovely illustrated mystery is perfect for fans of Studio Ghibli - spooky & strange enough to thrill young readers, and sweet enough to capture just about anyone's heart.
Shing Yin Khor's delightful graphic novel makes old tall tales new again and shows us the American frontier as it really was - lively, multicultural, and fiercely independent. While our hero Mei spends her days baking pies and dreaming of giant blue water buffaloes, the harsh realities of racism and xenophobia are never far away. But Mei's fantastic stories have a secret power. Maybe, if Mei tells them well enough, she can create a place where everyone is welcome to settle in and listen.
Fans of Woman World rejoice! Aminder Dhaliwal is back with this sharp-eyed, compassionate meditation on the many ways the world measures and punishes difference. Dhaliwal's super-expressive cyclopean avatars devise creative strategies of humor, care and resistance that can help us all feel whole again.
Shimmering strange stories that stick in your throat. Is there anything more surreal than living in a body?
No one is doing it like DeForge.
A delicately illustrated coming of age tale set in late-90s Long Island, Justine follows its young protagonist as she becomes romantically & platonically obsessed with an impossibly cool grocery store checkout girl. This book nails the tension of its central teenage friendship and the spiralling intensity of Justine's attraction.
Harrowing body horror shot through with glints of blackest humor. For fans of Parasite and Shirley Jackson. Gaze into the hole, but don't jump in...
Merciless critiques of nationalism, pop culture and the literary scene from a true original.
These transfixing, hilarious prose poems give the whole read on beauty, what it means to carry it, and how to claim it for yourself instead of giving it away.
A sprawling, deliciously messy treatise on feminity, natural and constructed, and the tenuous bonds between women: mothers, daughters, sisters, comrades.
A perfect novel of aimless youth in Los Angeles. Pizza Girl will drive you nuts but you'll never stop rooting for her to find her way. She's impossible not to love.
Elegant vacation horror: what you deserve for staying on after the season ends...
Mirk and contributors use the medium of comics to create arresting, visually stunning arguments against the long-ignored abuses of America's secret prison, and share the stories of the detainees who are still fighting for their freedom.
When I'm looking to understand some aspect of our horrible reality I often turn to the writing of Elisa Gabbert, a fabulous poet and one of our best contemporary cultural critics. Gabbert's writings on disease, disaster and the madness of crowds illuminate the ways the irrational still shapes our so-called rational institutions and rules our individual lives.
A stunning bilingual debut novel, Fiebre Tropical crackles with the electricity of living language, and characters who grab you by the hair and won't let go.
Tentacle is a strange and gorgeous beast. Tthis book is constantly shifting: protagonists, alliances, genders, sexualities, countries, time periods, histories, realities. Go with the flow and you'll wind up places you've never seen before.