Our latest lightning-lashed hardcover is a head-exploder from end to end—on the fiction front there’s Thomas McGuane and Aimee Bender, Deb Olin Unferth and Ryan Boudinot, ill-fated river trips and lovelorn robots and Hollywood super-agents bent on revenge; on the nonfiction side there are amazing accounts of upheaval and rebirth in Tehran and Mississippi and Mexico City and Riverside, California. There is full-color art all the way through, too, and a special section of Australian Aboriginal fiction that is so good you won’t believe it. This one is overstuffed in the best summer blockbuster fashion—let it into your life!

Table of Contents:

Letters from Susan Straight, Jason Polan, David Lida, John Flowers, and Cirocco Dunlap.

River Camp by Thomas McGuane
Wordkeepers by Aimee Bender
American Tall Tale by Steven Millhauser
A Land Rush in Iran by Viveca Mellegard
The Wolf and the Wild by Jess Walter
Stay Where You Are by Deb Olin Unferth
The Virago by Henry Bean
What Happens After Sixteen Years in Prison? by J. Malcolm Garcia
Afternoon Street by Jowhor Ile
Robot Sex by Ryan Boudinot
You Can’t Live With the Doubt by Sibylla Brodzinsky and Max Shoening
An Excerpt from A Million Heavens by John Brandon

Terra Australis: Four Stories from Australian Aboriginal Writers
The Promise by Tony Birch
S&J by Ellen van Neerven-Currie
It’s Too Difficult to Explain by Tara June Winch
Tonsils by Melissa Lucashenko