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Ryan Madej - Rife with vice and a pervading sense of loss, the decaying urban landscape of Midtown serves as an extension of the nature of self. The Threshold and the Key is a literary exorcism that combines the esoteric with reflections on the work of major writers like Nabokov, Burroughs, and Vila-Matas

Luis Martín­ Santos - 'The bravura and lyricism of the prose, the casual deftness of the symbols, and most of all the brilliant concluding monologue leave no doubt that the author was not content with a realistic novel

Jurgis Kunčinas - This remarkable love story, told by an unnamed narrator and at times in the shape of a bat, takes us through a world that was closed to the West, and furthermore, into a part of it we would have been unlikely to know even in our own society: the world of drunks, vagabonds, drifters, the mentally ill.

Ctrlcreep - Angels, androids, AI, gods. From sexbots to suicide booths, we thread a path through wonder: coral super-computers, drones, galaxies as libraries and spines. The cosmos vibrates with beauty and horror, and there is so much to explore

Paul Kerschen - What if John Keats had not died in Rome at twenty-five, just as he was coming to realize his gifts? In this audaciously imagined alternate life story, the young poet is pulled back from the brink of death only to find his troubles far from over

Moyshe Kulbak - a classic of Yiddish literature, one of the great comic novels of the twentieth century. Four generations of a Jewish family are depicted in riveting and often uproarious detail as they face the profound changes brought on by the demands of the Soviet regime