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Excellent cover for Yasutaka Tsutsui’s Paprika, which will be published in the States for the first time next month. Design by Kelly Blair.
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☞ YR PSYCHIC INTEGRITY IS AT RISK. And, frankly, the only way to protect yrself from the dangers that loom thick in the astral interstice is to take a master class from our premiere spectral spectator: JULAVITS.
☞ BONUS CONTENT: the stage will be shared by Hari Kunzru, who will be launching the paperback of HIS critically-acclaimed novel GODS WITHOUT MEN, as well.
☞ As our narrator warns us in THE VANISHERS’s opening pages, “this is not just a story about how you can become sick by knowing other people. This is a story about how other people can become sick by knowing you.” Accordingly, if I know you and you don’t attend? You make me sick and I will make you sick.
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“It was a typical fall Friday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with visitors massing on the steps and milling awe-struck around the Great Hall. Among them was the cultural critic Camille Paglia, a pint-size martinet in a black military-style jacket who strode purposefully through the crowds with a scowl on her face and a reporter in tow.
“‘I don’t particularly think this is inspiring,’ she said with withering scorn, as she entered the dimly lighted galleries of the Egyptian wing.”
HOT STUFF COMING THROUGH.
Everybody’s got something. In the end, what choice does one really have but to understand that truth, to really take it in, and then shop for groceries, get a haircut, do one’s work; get on with the business of one’s life.
That’s the hope, anyway.
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Entertainment Weekly has a slideshow up giving you a peek at the newly repackaged Truman Capote backlist from Vintage. Pretty good pretty good! :
”Do shiny new covers make you want to re-read old favorites? I’m not ashamed to admit that re-issues are one publishing marketing ploy that I’m entirely susceptible to, especially when they’re done with originality and care. Vintage Books recently released Breakfast at Tiffany’sand other Truman Capote classics as e-books, but these new editions, designed by Megan Wilson, might rekindle your loyalty to paperback. Like Capote himself, the updated covers (coming this July) are stylish and daring with an undertone of darkness. Click through to see the seven re-issued covers, and tell us your favorite in the comments. Mine is Answered Prayers.”
BABE ALERT: Meg Howrey’s THE CRANES DANCE
The Fan who Knew Too Much by Anthony Heilbut is in!. Check the hot pink jacket by Carol Carson.
Excuse me, but: that subtitle!
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Mega-babe David Rakoff is the subject of this week’s “Grub Street Diet” feature over at New York Magazine. Utter, utter bliss.
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IF YOU THOUGHT I WAS DONE RUNNING MY MOUTH ABOUT THE VANISHERS BY HEIDI JULAVITS, YOU WERE WRONG. <END TRANSMITTAL>
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“I read Selina’s book all through again & cried all over again… it really is a very good book.”
—Diana, in a letter to Pamela
Here’s the cover for Vintage’s forthcoming edition of Selina Hasting’s biography NANCY MITFORD. The title design is adapted from a custom bookplate that Naunce used in her private collection.
SURPRISE: I recommend you put this hot number on your summer reading list. It’s just as entertaining and compelling as Naunce’s own novels—you can gobble it up in an afternoon, but it will stay with you forever.
“No one ever admits that a mother’s greatest heartbreak is when she begins to see her child as the embodiment of her own worst self. Literally, it is as if her worst self—that shameful part she’s able, most days, to quarantine—has been loosed upon the world and refuses any longer to take orders from her.”
—Heidi Julavits, The Vanishers
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