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  • Faces in the Crowd

    By Valeria Luiselli

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781566893541
    • Publisher: Coffee House Press
    • Published: May 2014
    "An extraordinary new literary talent."?The Daily Telegraph"In part a portrait of the artist as a young woman, this deceptively modest-seeming, astonishingly inventive novel creates an extraordinary intimacy, a sensibility so alive it quietly takes over all your senses, quivering through your nerve endings, opening your eyes and heart. Youth, from unruly student years to early motherhood and a loving marriage?and then, in the book's second half, wilder and something else altogether, the fearless, half-mad imagination of youth, I might as well call it?has rarely been so freshly, charmingly, and unforgettably portrayed. Valeria Luiselli is a masterful, entirely original writer."?Francisco GoldmanIn Mexico City, a young mother is writing a novel of her days as a translator living in New York. In Harlem, a translator is desperate to publish the works of Gilberto Owen, an obscure Mexican poet. And in Philadelphia, Gilberto Owen recalls his friendship with Lorca, and the young woman he saw in the windows of passing trains. Valeria Luiselli's debut signals the arrival of a major international writer and an unexpected and necessary voice in contemporary fiction."Luiselli’s haunting debut novel, about a young mother living in Mexico City who writes a novel looking back on her time spent working as a translator of obscure works at a small independent press in Harlem, erodes the concrete borders of everyday life with a beautiful, melancholy contemplation of disappearance. . . . Luiselli plays with the idea of time and identity with grace and intuition." ?Publishers Weekly
  • Lost Children Archive

    By Valeria Luiselli

    Our Price: $14.00 - $27.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780525520610
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: February 2019
  • Sidewalks

    By Valeria Luiselli

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781566893565
    • Publisher: Coffee House Press
    • Published: 2014
    "Valeria Luiselli is a writer of formidable talent, destined to be an important voice in Latin American letters. Her vision and language are precise, and the power of her intellect is in evidence on every page."—Daniel Alarcón"I'm completely captivated by the beauty of the paragraphs, the elegance of the prose, the joy in the written word, and the literary sense of this author."—Enrique Vilas-MatasValeria Luiselli is an evening cyclist; a literary tourist in Venice, searching for Joseph Brodsky's tomb; an excavator of her own artifacts, unpacking from a move. In essays that are as companionable as they are ambitious, she uses the city to exercise a roving, meandering intelligence, seeking out the questions embedded in our human landscapes.Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983 and grew up in South Africa. Her novel and essays have been translated into many languages and her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Granta, and McSweeney's. Some of her recent projects include a ballet performed by the New York City Ballet in Lincoln Center; a pedestrian sound installation for the Serpentine Gallery in London; and a novella in installments for workers in a juice factory in Mexico. She lives in New York City.
  • Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions

    By Valeria Luiselli

    Our Price: $11.65
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781566894951
    • Publisher: Coffee House Press
    • Published: March 2017
  • The Story of My Teeth

    By Valeria Luiselli

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781566894098
    • Publisher: Coffee House Press
    • Published: September 2015
    Praise for Valeria Luiselli:"Valeria Luiselli's lovely and eccentric first novel is . . . peppered with arresting imagery."The New York Times"Luiselli's extraordinary debut novel Faces in the Crowd signals the arrival of major talent." Jeremy Ellis, Brazos BookstoreWith her first novel, Luiselli has established herself as a brilliant explorer of voice, self, and art."Josh Cook, Porter Square Books"Luiselli's Faces in the Crowd is one of the most mesmerizing debut novels in recent memory." Diesel Bookstore BlogValeria Luiselli's Faces in the Crowd won the 2014 Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum First Fiction Award and was a National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 and Indies Next Pick.I was born in Pachuca, the Beautiful Windy City, with four premature teeth and my body completely covered in a very fine coat of fuzz. But I'm grateful for that inauspicious start because ugliness, as my other uncle, Eurípides López Sánchez, was given to saying, is character forming.Highway is a late-in-life world traveler, yarn spinner, collector, and legendary auctioneer. His most precious possessions are the teeth of the "notorious infamous" like Plato, Petrarch, and Virginia Woolf. Written in collaboration with the workers at a Jumex juice factory, Teeth is an elegant, witty, exhilarating romp through the industrial suburbs of Mexico City and Luiselli's own literary influences.Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983 and grew up in South Africa. Her work has been translated into many languages and has appeared in publications including theNew York Times, Granta, and McSweeney's.

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