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Scott Hutchins’s A Working Theory of Love

Welcome to our June episode of Late Night Debut. This month we feature Scott Hutchins’s novel, A Working Theory of Love—a clever book about living, loving, and losing in the 21st century. “Every once in a while a novel comes along and speaks to a generation of men, making a joke of the notion that they

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June 30, 2013

Amy Leach’s Things That Are

Welcome to Late Night Debut! This month we feature Amy Leach’s Things That Are, a collection of essays that chronicles the bizarre beauty of the natural world, from sea cucumbers to red giants. “Reading these essays was like watching a National Geographic special written by alchemical poets,” wrote The Rumpus. Complete with woodcut-inspired illustrations by Nate

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May 31, 2013

Shara Lessley’s Two-Headed Nightingale

Welcome to Late Night Debut. This month we feature poet Shara Lessley’s debut collection, Two-Headed Nightingale. Shara’s collection has been described as a confluence between the natural world and the world of female performers, filled with things deviant, anatomical, and dark. “It’s a vision of the natural world that fuses the sensibilities of Audubon and Ernst

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April 30, 2013

T. Geronimo Johnson’s Hold It ‘Til It Hurts

Welcome to Late Night Debut! This month we feature T. Geronimo Johnson’s debut novel, Hold It ‘Til It Hurts, published in 2012 by Coffee House Press. Johnson’s narrative follows Achilles, a black Afghanistan veteran in search of his lost brother amid the chaos of Hurricane Katrina. ZYZZYVA Magazine called it an “odyssey through wartime America and an

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March 31, 2013

Hannah Gamble’s Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast

Welcome to Late Night Debut! This month we feature Hannah Gamble’s poetry collection, Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast, published by Fence Books in 2012. Poet Bernadette Mayer chose Gamble’s debut collection as winner of the 2011 National Poetry Series. “Like the favorite daughters of a Sufi master, these liberating poems love contradiction and whirling, and intimacy,” wrote

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February 28, 2013

Lisa Wells’ Yeah. No. Totally.

Welcome to Late Night Debut! This month we feature Lisa Well’s debut essay collection, Yeah. No. Totally., published by Perfect Day Publishing in 2011. Lisa’s collection has been described as “a searing portrait of a generation on the brink.” Her essays are fearlessly personal and unpretentious explorations into the expanding interlude between adolescence and adulthood.

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January 31, 2013

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