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Some more pics of Parallel Stories.

Here’s the title page:

Here’s a spread. As you can see, the text fills up the page. As for reading, I’m finding it much faster than A Book of Memories, although mostly because that book was so so slow to read. But, yes, at any rate much text per page.

And finally, I’m supposing the cover art will end up being based on this. I don’t see any info on the book, but I’d be surprised if this wasn’t an Andre Kertesz photo.

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The actual cover is quite a bit different from this one. It’s listed in FSG’s fall catalog at the following address (pdf, pg. 34):


The Surrender is Veronica Scott Esposito’s “collection of facts” concerning how she embraced her true gender.


Two long essays of 10,000 words each on sex in—and out of—literature . . .

The first essay dives in to Nicholson Baker’s “sex trilogy,” explaining just what Baker is up to here and why these books ultimately fail to be as sexy as Baker might wish.

From there the book moves on to the second essay, which explains just why Spaniard Javier Marías does right what Baker does wrong . . .


5 essays. 2 interviews.

All in all, over 25,000 words of Latin American literary goodness.

3 never-before-published essays, including “The Digression”—a 4,000-word piece on the most important digression in César Aira’s career.

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