Friday, March 27, 2009

Two Dollar Twitter

We finally broke down and joined Twitter.

[Long sigh.]

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Shanghai Gesture Now Available as a Serialized Audio Book From BOMB & AIR

An Audio Book of Gary Indiana reading from his first novel since 2003's Do Everything In The Dark, The Shanghai Gesture, is now available as a podcast from BOMB Magazine and Art International Radio.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Shanghai Gesture a Village Voice 'Spring Book Pick'

The Shanghai Gesture, a novel by Gary Indiana (April), was selected by the Village Voice as a "Spring Book Pick."
They say:
"This enormously playful seventh novel from Gary Indiana is a riff on Sax Rohmer's infamously effeminate and evil villain, Fu Manchu, and the two "medicament"-addicted Sherlock Holmes types who attempt to stop him. The sarcastic, unyielding fury that permeated last year's criticism collection Utopia's Debris is here, too, but sublimated: Narcolepsy, an astonishingly degraded Holiday Inn, and a ship called The Ardent Somdomite feature prominently."

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Some Things That Meant the World to Me -- Starred Review

Joshua Mohr's first review for his first novel, Some Things That Meant the World to Me (we'll be releasing his second novel June 2010), is a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

Here's a snippet:

"Mohr's first novel is biting and heartbreaking, a piercing look at the indelible scars a violent past has left on a young man named Rhonda. The disturbing narrative engine - Rhonda's renaming and reimagining of the world around him to fit into his damaged logic - keeps the story creepily moving as it touches on homebrew prison wine and Rhonda's friendship with his childhood self, little-Rhonda. Mohr uses punchy, tightly wound prose to pull readers into a nightmarish landscape, but he never loses the heart of his story; it's as touching as it is shocking."

Friday, March 13, 2009

Erotomania's Spanish Cover.

Erotomania: A Romance is to be published in Spain by Tusquets Editores.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

2 ForeWord Book of the Year Finalists.

1940, by Jay Neugeboren, is a finalist for historical fiction in ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards.

The Drop Edge of Yonder, by Rudolph Wurlitzer, is a finalist for literary fiction in ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards.

Winners will be announced at Book Expo America, late-May. Stay tuned...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

James Gibbons Hits Nail on Head in Bookforum review of The Shanghai Gesture

James Gibbons provides a tremendously enthusiastic review of The Shanghai Gesture, by Gary Indiana, in the April / May issue of Bookforum, bestowing the book (and author) with some much-deserved praise:

"An uproarious, confounding, turbocharged fantasia that manages, alongside all its imaginative bravura, to hold up to our globalized epoch the fun-house mirror it deserves.

"This most socially astute writer has fashioned a riotous artifact that is both self-contained and self-consuming; The Shanghai Gesture is at once a wicked riposte to contemporary failings and an aesthete's hallucinatory folktale. That the writing can balance Indiana's thoroughgoing pessimism with a yarn of such imaginative buoyancy is not the least of its achievements."

The book is now available for sale through various booksellers, as well as through our website.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Drop Edge in The Believer's Top 20.

The Drop Edge of Yonder by Rudolph Wurlitzer was praised by readers of The Believer as one of the "strongest works of fiction published in 2008."

Apparently, once all the tabs were tabulated and all the hanging chads were swept under the doormat, they found it to be the 19th highest vote-getter.

Over at The Believer website, they have the top twenty books in the reader survey arranged, before listing what appear to be the next 30 or 40 in no apparent order.

Boom goes the dynamite.