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My Heart Is a Drunken Compass by
Domingo Martinez (Nov., $26.95)
Author appearances, including PNBA
In the follow-up to his debut, The Boy
Kings of Texas, which ended with his fiancée plummeting off the side of an
overpass after having a seizure while
driving, the National Book Award finalist chronicles how her accident and subsequent coma caused him to unravel
(dist. by PGW)
Burnt Tongues: Stories, edited by
Chuck Palahniuk, Richard Thomas, and
Dennis Widmyer (Aug., $14.95 paperback original)
Blog tour; author appearances at trade shows;
rights sold to the U.K.
Twenty stories of transgressive fiction—taboo subjects, unique voices, and
shocking images—selected by Chuck
Palahniuk as the best of the Cult Workshop, his official fan website. Introduction by Palahniuk.
Wittgenstein Jr by Lars Iyer (Sept.,
“Fresh from his acclaimed Spurious
Trilogy (Spurious, Dogma, and Exodus),
Iyer mines the history of Western philosophy in this unlikely fusion of a campus novel with high slapstick,” said PW’s
starred review, which calls it his best
Ada’s Algorithm by James Essinger
Pub date on Ada Lovelace Day, Oct. 15
This biography gives Ada Lovelace,
Lord Byron’s daughter, her due for her
work on the earliest computers, for which
Charles Babbage is credited. In the U.K.,
where the book has already been published, the Times Educational Supplement
praised it: “Essinger displays not only
verve and affection... but also great scholarship.”
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Sins of Our Fathers by Shawn Lawrence Otto (Nov., $26)
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The writer and coproducer of House of Sand and Fog makes his fiction debut with a
thriller about a smalltown banker whose specialty is teaching other bankers in towns
near Indian reservations how to profit from casino deposits. When the banker is caught
embezzling funds, he’s blackmailed into sabotaging a Native American banker.
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