Enjoy this collection of books and broadsheets from Coffee House Press.
In Dear Sandy, HelloTed and Sandy Berrigan's honeymoon ends when her father, a well-connected doctor, forces Sandy into a mental hospital, has Ted run out of town by the sheriff, and hires private detectives to investigate his friends. These intimate, irresistible letters, written over the course of their three-month separation, read like a passionate, epistolary novel-- full of longing, intrigue, and gossip. Bookforum said, ". . . For anybody with a taste for Ted, this book is another sweet addition." In addition Publishers Weekly said, "Even those unfamiliar with Ted’s poetry will be fascinated by the drama inherent in this collection."
The Cry of the Sloth is set in middle America during the economic hard times of the Nixon era. This tragicomic, epistolary masterpiece chronicles everything Andrew Whittaker—literary journal editor, negligent landlord, and aspiring novelist—commits to paper over the course of four critical months. Winner of a 1999 Publishers Weekly Best Book of the year. The Minneapolis Star Tribune raved, ". . .That it has been pulled off as a marvelously slapstick tragedy says volumes about Sam Savage’s talent: Turns out this late bloomer is also a repeat bloomer." Time Out Chicago said, ". . .The Cry of the Sloth reminds us of the great Russian satirist Ivan Goncharov, who also saw the tragedy in pretending to be productive."
In Glass Houses, George Rabasa offers nineteen stories, generously infused with irony, compassion, and an edgy wit. From the deceptively tranquil lull of a suburban street, to the incessant buzz of a Midwestern city, to the fragility of rural American, this book reveals people we know: our husbands, wives, and children, our neighbors and our co-workers. Humorous and unsettling, Glass Houses is a rich collection of stories about the delicate balance of our not-so-private contemporary lives and our ardent attempts to keep the structure sound. Winner of 1997 Minnesota Book Award for Short Fiction. Publishers Weekly has said, "Each story is more entertaining than the last, and the overall effect is refreshing. . . . The greatest strength of this collection is its dialogue. Rabasa recreates the subtle misunderstandings of everyday banter, giving each character such a distinct voice that the dialogue could practically stand on its own."
Ten years ago Erin Haley, Your Name Here, was a young woman named Corinne Staub who was possibly gang-raped. She changed her name. She changed cities. She thought she changed her life. But there is no getting past her strange dreams and oddly distorted memories. Compelled to return to her store-away journals for the truth, Erin confronts what really happened to the person she once was. Larry McCaffery said, "Penetrating examinations of gender roles and identities. . . . Highly original." And Carole Maso has said, "A complicated, disturbing, unflinching portrait of violence, complicity and rage."
This collection also includes:
- 2 Limited edition handset letterpress broadsides: "Ball of Light" and "The Worth of a Bookstore" and,
- Coffee House Press seasonal bookmark
Coffee House Press, founded by Allan Kornblum, has grown from a poetry magazine and letterpress to one of the premier nonprofit literary publishers in the nation.
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