D+Q Picks of the Week: Maandag's foolish men, new Ocean Vuong, orange worlds, and the last issue of Tin House!

June 6, 2019

D+Q Picks of the Week: Maandag's foolish men, new Ocean Vuong, orange worlds, and the last issue of Tin House!
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The Follies of Richard Wadsworth

Nick Maandag

A dark, bizarre comedy where teachers push boundaries into preposterous places. The Follies of Richard Wadsworth showcases Nick Maandag's signature blend of deadpan satire...

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The Follies of Richard Wadsworth, Nick Maandag

Best known as the artist behind the cult comic Streakers, Nick Maandag has come out with a new collection published Drawn & Quarterly that is très drole. Do you enjoy watching foolish men look silly and fail miserably at life? Yes? This book is for you.

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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong

Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Oprah.com, Huffington Post, The A.V....

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On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong

With luminaries like Marlon James, Tommy Orange, Celeste Ng, and Ben Lerner singing its praises, there’s no shortage of anticipation for the debut novel of Ocean Vuong. He follows the success of Night Sky with Exit Wounds with a complex, urgent meditation on race, class, and masculinity, all delivered as a letter from a son to a mother who can’t read.

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In Waves

AJ Dungo

A tale of love, heartbreak and surfing from an important new voice in comics. In Waves is Craig Thompson's Blankets meets William Finnegan's Barbarian...

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In Waves, AJ Dungo

Coloured in cool blue and sandy brown tones, In Waves is a beautifully drawn love letter to surf. It offers a history of surfing, its danger, its heroes, and Dungo’s longing ties to the sport. For real surfers and summertime dreamers.

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Orange World and Other Stories

Karen Russell

From the Pulitzer Finalist and universally beloved author of the New York Times best sellers Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, a stunning...

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Orange World and Other Stories, Karen Russell

Weirdo at heart and enigmatic storyteller, Karen Russell has come out with a new short story collection that is as strange and wild as you would hope. She finds the familiar in the utterly fantastic, mixing the stylings of Italo Calvino, Sabrina Orah Mark, and Helen Oyeyemi under the umbrella of climate speculations.

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Tin House 80

After two decades of publication, Tin House releases The Final Issue, featuring new stories, poems, and essays by Tin House writers from throughout our twenty-year history.“Twenty years ago...

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Tin House 80: The Final Issue

The beloved Tin House magazine is closing shop and has released its final issue! Spotlighting writing from a truly impressive array of writers, this is a not-to-miss publication. Featuring store favs like Man Booker International Winner Olga Tokarczuk, Colson Whitehead, Etgar Keret, Kelly Link, the aforementioned Karen Russell, and Brian Blanchfield.

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