April 13, 2013

Nathaniel Rich spoke about his book, Odds Against Tomorrow, at Politics & Prose on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

In the near future of Rich’s second novel, disaster is big business. The author of The Mayor’s Tongue follows the career of Mitchell Zukor, a mathematician hired to calculate worst-case scenarios—then sell the information to companies so they can indemnify themselves against catastrophes. Despite the planning, there’s still room for unexpected events, both in Zukor’s life and in this new culture of fear.

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ISBN: 9781250043641
Availability: Backordered
Published: Picador - April 1st, 2014

THE DEATH OF FIDEL PEREZ by Elizabeth Huergo

April 6, 2013

Elizabeth Huergo spoke about her book, The Death of Fidel Perez, at Politics & Prose on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

In Havana in 2003 the cry, “Fidel has fallen!” seemingly announces a second revolution. But though the fall at the center of Huergo’s first novel is that of a young man, Fidel Pérez, the event shakes up several people who witness it. As the characters recall the past and try to anticipate the future, their stories intertwine for a haunting portrait of Cuba.

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ISBN: 9781609530952
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Unbridled Books - March 26th, 2013


April 7, 2013

Kristopher Jansma spoke about his book, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, April 7, 2013. In this interview, Jansma speaks about writers as subjects, his own path to publication, and the new opportunities and challenges faced by his writing students.

Jansma’s debut novel is an exuberant and multi-faceted look at fiction and those who are driven to write it. A story of stories, some written, many lost, it follows the fortunes of an anonymous protagonist as he struggles to write, to love, and to be a good friend to Julian, a brilliant and tormented novelist.

You can watch the entire Politics & Prose event below.

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ISBN: 9780143125020
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Penguin Books - February 25th, 2014