Archive for November, 2013

Contributor Books This November

I’ve seen quite a few lists of books to read this November, including at Flavorwire, Book Riot, and Amazon. One thing I noticed is that most of these lists have Monkeybicycle contributors on them, which is wonderful. And a few that didn’t make any of these lists (but probably should have) also have books coming out this month. Here’s a rundown. Please, buy these up, fast. I haven’t read all of them yet, but knowing the authors, I think it’s a safe bet that they’re all fantastic.

This is Between Us (Tin House Books)
Kevin Sampsell

“well written . . . . consisting of telling moments and epiphanies rendered in precise, poetic prose.”
—Publishers Weekly

The Laughter of Strangers (Lazy Fascist Press)
Michael J. Seidlinger

“This elastic, hurtling narrative pivots (and pivots again) on a recurring image of almost unimaginable dread—that of being laughed at in your hour of need by an audience of strangers.”
—Grace Krilanovich, author of The Orange Eats Creeps

The Isle of Youth (FSG Originals)
Laura van den Berg

“. . . absolutely captivating.”
—Vanity Fair


The Desert Places (Curbside Splendor)
Amber Sparks, Robert Kloss, and Matt Kish

It’s really exciting to see our contributors doing such great things. Help support their efforts and pick of copies of them all!