Jump for June: Pre-orders
Books >>>>>> bunting. Read 'em with Pride! 10% off all month, and we're celebrating translations (as we do every month), plus great new poetry and essays.
All Our Yesterdays, Natalia Ginzburg, trans. Angus Davidson
Hello trying to raise a child under the encroaching threat of fascism. A great place to start with the master of mid-century Italian fiction, and a great addition to Daunt's Ginzburg shelf.
Bi: The Hidden Culture, History and Science of Bisexuality, Dr Julia Shaw
Finally proof that unicorns exist! Or actually a winning piece of cultural history that encompasses multiple ways of thinking about and living bisexuality.
Dogs of Summer, Andrea Abreu, trans. Julia Sanches
Shit <3 Isora. But Shit is 9 and Isora is a teenager. Northern Tenerife swelters in the summer, far from tourist beaches & Shit is hot and bothered by her crush on the older girl who doesn't see it. Simmering.
Experience London, Tharik Hussain and Demi Perera
Even jaded Londoners will find hidden surprises & new ways to encounter the city in this great guide.
Poems written directly on leaves and feathers, with an antique typewriter. Beautiful words celebrating the beauty of the world in the face of grief.
Fight Night, Miriam Toews
Swiv's mom is pregnant, and her grandma is teaching her maths with Amish jigsaws. Three generations of women with fight pull together in Toews' inimitable style.
Immanuel, Matthew McNaught
Winner of the first Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize, this book launches a searing search into faith, organised religion, community, friendship & doubt.
Lapvona, Ottessa Moshfegh
Feral Girl Summer as Moshfegh goes A24 with this medieval horror tale, pivoting on the blind midwife Ina, possessed of second sight. Ofc powerful men hate her. Which way will her ward Marek turn?
Follow Nadal v. Djokovic w/ this perfect down the line shot from Geoff Dyer. Also serving Nietzsche, Dylan, Coltrane (J.) & Rhys (J.). Illumination from the dying of the light.
Living Pictures, Polina Barskova, trans. Catherine Ciepiela
Leningrad writer uncovers the fragmented archive buried under official history, to uncover voices from the Nazi blockade of the city, ending in a haunting of the Hermitage.
Nettleblack, Nat Reeve
One for all the queers who <3 bicycles, uniforms, journals, romance, markets, crimes, haircuts, bars & finding urself. So… everyone.
Quiet, Victoria Adukwei Bulley
Scattered All Over the Earth, Yoko Tawada, trans. Margaret Mitsutani
Only Yoko Tawada could deliver this cheerfully dystopian novel about Japanese climate refugees finding each other & new words for their experiences.
Speaking Bones, Ken Liu
Finally! An epic and rousing conclusion to the Dandelion Dynasty from one of contemporary fantasy's greats. Everything & everyone is in motion – will it bring peace between the empires?
Still Born, Guadalupe Nettel, trans. Rosalind Harvey
STILL BORN takes on the complexity of having / not having / caring for / wanting children with Nettel's sharp insight.
Thread Ripper, Amalie Smith, trans. Jennifer Russell
Ada Lovelace meets AI weaving & the question of love in climate crisis, in this warp-and-weft novel of creative practice and critical thinking, wrapped up in gorgeous threads.
Tove Jansson, Paul Gravett
The best possible combination: comics genius Paul Gravett on comics genius Tove Jansson, creator of Moomins & more! Part of the Thames & Hudson Illustrator series, celebrating the pictures that make books.
The Visitors, Jessie Jesewska Stevens
There's no place like gnome. C confronts systems collapse, computer code, capitalism & falling for her ex. The code of the novel itself goes rogue…
Yield: The Journal of an Artist, Anne Truitt, introduction by Rachel Kushner
What are the responsibilities & reflections of an artist? Anne Truitt wrote about it for herself for over 30 years & we get to read and learn from her unflinching honesty.