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2017
$27.95
An international sensation and winner of the Russian Booker prize, Olga Slavnikova’s elegant dystopian novel, makes its long-awaited English language debut. Learn More

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Actress in the House
$26.95

A riveting new novel-a story of abuse, shock, and redemption-by the author hailed for his "intellectual reach, his passionately earnest sensibility, and his desire to reformulate American fiction." (Tom LeClair, The New Republic)

When Joseph McElroy's debut novel, A Smuggler's Bible, was first published in 1966, it was hailed in the New York Times as a novel of "daring, range, and brilliant subtlety to ignore it would be as shameful an act of blind self-deprivation as that which so many of us performed when The Recognitions and Under the Volcano were first published." Actress in the House is his first novel in twelve years, a provocative and imaginative work that explores the mysterious interaction of memory, abuse, love, and violence.

Struck in the face, the actress on stage is staggered but doesn't fall. She gazes into the audience, staring with bloody nose at the middle-aged man in the eighth row of this obscure downtown warehouse theater who is drawn in by this violence unmistakably over the line. Daley has never set eyes on this actress before, yet is not entirely unacquainted with her either. Almost against his will, her life will invade his, her efforts to break free of those who have tried to control her, and worse.

As Becca and Daley begin the uncertain process of discovering one another, talking surprisingly, absorbingly, with a humor and uncanny closeness on the night streets of mid-1990s New York, they slowly unearth the buried trauma that has brought them together and may tear them apart.

"McElroy uses writing as a physicist might use an accelerator, to put us in touch with truths that, like atoms, are beyond the scope of everyday perception." –Los Angeles Times

"McElroy's novels combine to be one of the most significant accomplishments in contemporary fiction." –Chicago Tribune

Joseph McElroy was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1930. He is the author of eight novels, including A Smuggler's Bible, Hind's Kidnap, Ancient History, Lookout Cartridge, Plus, Women and Men, and The Letter Left to Me, and a forthcoming volume of essays. He received the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Ingram Merrill Foundations, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has taught at Columbia, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Paris. He lives in New York City.

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Actress in the House (Paperback)
$16.95

A riveting new novel-a story of abuse, shock, and redemption-by the author hailed for his "intellectual reach, his passionately earnest sensibility, and his desire to reformulate American fiction." (Tom LeClair, The New Republic)

When Joseph McElroy's debut novel, A Smuggler's Bible, was first published in 1966, it was hailed in the New York Times as a novel of "daring, range, and brilliant subtlety to ignore it would be as shameful an act of blind self-deprivation as that which so many of us performed when The Recognitions and Under the Volcano were first published." Actress in the House is his first novel in twelve years, a provocative and imaginative work that explores the mysterious interaction of memory, abuse, love, and violence.

Struck in the face, the actress on stage is staggered but doesn't fall. She gazes into the audience, staring with bloody nose at the middle-aged man in the eighth row of this obscure downtown warehouse theater who is drawn in by this violence unmistakably over the line. Daley has never set eyes on this actress before, yet is not entirely unacquainted with her either. Almost against his will, her life will invade his, her efforts to break free of those who have tried to control her, and worse.

As Becca and Daley begin the uncertain process of discovering one another, talking surprisingly, absorbingly, with a humor and uncanny closeness on the night streets of mid-1990s New York, they slowly unearth the buried trauma that has brought them together and may tear them apart.

"McElroy uses writing as a physicist might use an accelerator, to put us in touch with truths that, like atoms, are beyond the scope of everyday perception." – Los Angeles Times

"McElroy's novels combine to be one of the most significant accomplishments in contemporary fiction." –Chicago Tribune

Joseph McElroy was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1930. He is the author of eight novels, including A Smuggler's Bible, Hind's Kidnap, Ancient History, Lookout Cartridge, Plus, Women and Men, and The Letter Left to Me, and a forthcoming volume of essays. He received the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Ingram Merrill Foundations, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has taught at Columbia, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Paris. He lives in New York City.

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After Annie
$24.95
The beguiling debut with the charm of Lost in Translation, by turns laugh-out-loud funny, bittersweet...and profound Learn More

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After Annie
$14.95
The rollicking debut, ranking with the best of Sam Lipsyte or Howard Jacobson, by turns laugh-out-loud funny, bittersweet, yet profound Learn More

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Ali and Nino
$14.95
“A heartbreaking . . . shimmering classic.” —Entertainment Weekly. A classic and long-running paperback success soon to be a major movie. Learn More

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Ali and Nino: A Love Story
$15.95
Now a major motion picture, the worldwide bestseller and epic novel of enduring romance in a time of war. Learn More

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Almost a Crime
$27.95
Penny Vincenzi has sold millions across the globe to adoring readers, and since the heart-stopping success of The Spoils of Time trilogy (The Lytton Trilogy) fans in the U.S. have been anxious to get their hands on Vincenzi's latest page-turner, new from Overlook, Almost a Crime. Learn More

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Almost a Crime (Paperback)
$15.95
Penny Vincenzi has sold millions across the globe to adoring readers, and since the heart-stopping success of The Spoils of Time trilogy (The Lytton Trilogy) fans in the U.S. have been anxious to get their hands on Vincenzi's latest page-turner, new from Overlook, Almost a Crime. Learn More

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Another Woman
$27.95
A dream wedding turns to nightmare when
the bride disappears in this engrossing new
Vincenzi blockbuster Learn More

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