Friday Catalogs: Simon & Schuster and Counterpoint/Soft Skull Summer ’08
Simon & Schuster
First up is a book I’ve been hearing a lot about lately, The Book of Chameleons by Angolan Jose Eduardo Agualusa (available, trans. Daniel Hahn). The book received last year’s Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and has been likened to Barges and Calvino. It involves a man who sells pasts, and the plot deals with Angola’s history. Reviews in The Complete Review and the Orlando Sentinel.
I’m heartened to see Simon & Schuster publishing a collection of short stories in . . . continue reading, and add your comments