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Get our next six books sent straight to your mailbox prior to or immediately upon publication with our official McSweeney’s New Release Subscription. On their own these books can retail for anywhere from $16 to $30, so dollar for book, McSweeney’s New Release Subscription is far and away the best deal we’ve ever put together, and very possibly the best subscription deal out there. With a future full of uncertainty at home and abroad, we’ve got a packed schedule of exciting new releases planned to make sure that one thing you CAN rely on is amazing new books from McSweeney’s Publishing.
Take a look at what you’ll have coming your way:
Pay As You Go by Eskor David Johnson
Longlisted for the Center for Fiction 2023 First Novel Prize
New to town and delusionally confident, Slide imagined himself living in a glossy building with doormen and sweeping views of the skyline. Instead he’s landed in a creaking, stuffy apartment with two roommates: a loping giant who hardly leaves his room, and a weight-obsessed neurotic who keeps no fewer than forty-seven lamps throughout the house, blazing at all hours.
Unwilling to accept this fate, Slide—a barber with an opaque past—embarks on a quest for the perfect apartment, pinballing through the sprawling, madcap city of Polis and its endless procession of neighborhoods. As he bounces from foldout couch to disaster-relief tent, falling in with some tough types, Slide begins to realize that he’s going to have to scratch and claw just to claim a place for himself in this world—let alone a place with in-unit laundry.
An exuberant, fantastical odyssey, Pay As You Go wonders if what we’re searching for is ever really out there. Its pages—surreal, biting, and teeming with life—announce the startling talents of Eskor David Johnson, who knows that all any of us really want is a place to rest our head.
The Honor of Your Presence by Dave Eggers
In this long short story, or short novella, Dave Eggers gives us an unforgettable duo, Helen and Peter Mahoney, a homebody niece and her adventurous, almost-British uncle. Helen designs invitations to parties and galas to which she is not welcome, and is quite comfortable with that. One day, though, Peter wonders, “Why not print an extra invite and I’ll be your plus one?” What starts out as an innocuous lark becomes much more—a very funny and lyrical referendum on why humans congregate and celebrate.
IMPORTANT LOGISTICAL INFORMATION: All subscriptions placed in 2023 will begin with both Pay As You Go and The Honor of Your Presence. Exact book order liable to change due to unforeseen delays. All McSweeney’s New Release Subscriptions automatically renew after six books. Before the start of each six-book renewal, and in the case of any future rate changes, we will notify you via email. If you’d like to cancel your subscription at any time prior to its auto-renewal, you can log in to your account and adjust your subscription settings. Or send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “End New Release Autorenew.” Refunds will be accepted only up until the first issue of your renewal is shipped. Any subscription purchased with the “gift” option marked at checkout will not be enrolled in autorenew.
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