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“I have never been com­fort­able in my own body.” Sick (Harper Peren­nial, June 2018) by Porochista Khakpour. Third book, first mem­oir. Agent: Seth Fish­man. Edi­tor: Laura Brown. Pub­li­cist: Lily Lopate.

“when you are sit­ting / with the corpse of your friend / this is what to do / when what do you do” Trick­ster Fem­i­nism (Pen­guin Books, July 2018) by Anne Wald­man. Forty-sixth book, po­etry col­lec­tion. Agent: None. Edi­tor: Paul Slo­vak. Pub­li­cist: Theresa Gaffney.

“Sonja is sit­ting in a car, and she’s brought her dic­tio­nary along.” Mir­ror, Shoul­der,

Sig­nal (Gray­wolf Press, June 2018) by Dorthe Nors, trans­lated from the Dan­ish by Misha Hoekstra. Sev­enth book, fourth novel. Agent: Astri von Arbin Ah­lander. Edi­tor: Fiona McCrae. Pub­li­cist: Caro­line Nitz.

“The man next to me on the plane was so tall he couldn’t fit in his seat.” Ku­dos (Far­rar, Straus and Giroux, June 2018) by Rachel Cusk. Thir­teenth book, tenth novel. Agent: Sarah Chal­fant. Edi­tor: Eric Chin­ski. Pub­li­cist: Lottchen Shiv­ers.

“When it wasn’t prof­itable to bury / us you didn’t & that’s the story / of the ground.” Sons

of Achilles (YesYes Books, June 2018) by Na­bila Lovelace. First book, po­etry col­lec­tion. Agent: None. Edi­tor: KMA Sul­li­van. Pub­li­cist: Jill Ko­lon­gowski.

“The rain had been fall­ing with a pound­ing mean­ness, with­out ceas­ing for two days, and then the wa­ter rose all at once in the mid­dle of the night, a bru­tal rush so fast Asher thought at first a dam might have bro­ken some­where up­stream.” South­ern­most (Al­go­nquin Books, June 2018) by Si­las House. Fifth book, novel. Agent: Joy Har­ris. Edi­tor: Kathy Pories. Pub­li­cist: Michael McKen­zie.

“When­ever I woke up, night or day, I’d shuffle through the bright mar­ble foyer of my build­ing and go up the block and around the cor­ner where there was a bodega that never closed.” My Year of Rest and Re­lax­ation (Pen­guin Press, July 2018) by Ottessa Mosh­fegh. Fourth book, sec­ond novel. Agent: Bill Clegg. Edi­tor: Scott Moy­ers. Pub­li­cist: Elis­a­beth Cala­mari.

“These are the prac­tices of bod­ily art—/ Burn an al­mond, col­lect the soot, mix it with but­ter.” At­mo­spheric Em­broi­dery (TriQuar­terly Books, June 2018) by Meena Alexan­der. Twelfth book, ninth po­etry col­lec­tion. Agent: Priya Do­raswamy. Edi­tor: Par­neshia Jones. Pub­li­cist: Greta Ben­nion.

“She is on the phone.” Days of Awe (Vik­ing, June 2018) by A. M. Homes. Twelfth book, third story col­lec­tion. Agent: Sarah Chal­fant. Edi­tor: An­drea Schulz. Pub­li­cist: Olivia Taus­sig.

“You are old when you learn it’s May by notic­ing that daf­fodils erupt out­side your win­dow.”

A Car­ni­val of Losses: Notes Near­ing Ninety (Houghton Mif­flin Har­court, July 2018) by Don­ald Hall. Forty-eighth book, eighth mem­oir. Agent: Wendy Stroth­man. Edi­tor: Deanne Urmy. Pub­li­cist: Leila Meglio.

“The ma­chine said the man should eat tan­ger­ines.” Tell the Ma­chine Good­night (River­head Books, June 2018) by Katie Wil­liams. Third book, novel. Agent: Dou­glas Stewart. Edi­tor: Sarah Mc­Grath. Pub­li­cist: Glory Anne Plata.

“Time sticks numbers on the world and marks spa­ces I can’t see.” Lit­tle Panic: Dis­patches

From an Anx­ious Life (Grand Cen­tral Pub­lish­ing, June 2018) by Amanda Stern. Thir­teenth book, first mem­oir. Agent: Bill Clegg. Edi­tor: Mil­li­cent Ben­nett. Pub­li­cist: Caitlin Mul­rooney-Lyski.

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