Soho Press Reveals 2014 Preview of Priority Titles

JANUARY 2014

FOREIGN GODS, INC.

BY OKEY NDIBE

Soho Press | Hardcover | 9781616953133

"Like the love child of Chinua Achebe and Victor LaValle."-Tayari Jones,Silver Sparrow
After reading an article in New York Magazine about a high-end Manhattan art dealer specializing in the sale of divine effigies, a rakish Nigerian emigre cabdriver-who has had no end of frustrations while living in New York City-plots to resolve his gambling debts and other woes by stealing the god of war from his home village in Nigeria. At once a post-colonial novel reminiscent of Rushdie and Achebe's early works-with strong themes concerning race and the clash of culture and religion-Foreign Gods, Inc. yet also invokes the existential crisis of Dostoevsky's devilish morality tales.

FEBRUARY 2014

COLD STORAGE, ALASKA

BY JOHN STRALEY

Soho Crime | Hardcover | 9781616953065
"Wise, wayward, wonderfully unhinged."-James Sallis, Drive

After a seven-year jail stint, Clive "The Milkman" McCahon returns to his withering Alaskan hometown of Cold Storage with a plan to open a bar (slash church) and settle down for good. But trouble is close behind and the sleepy town may not survive his homecoming. A crime novel that privileges the mystery of how isolated communities endure despite their own best efforts over the traditional concerns of a whodunit, Shamus Award winner Straley proves that his fiction is as singular as the Alaskan wilderness his eccentric cast of characters calls home.

FEBRUARY 2014

THE ROVING PARTY

BY ROHAN WILSON

Soho Press | Hardcover | 9781616953119
The influence of Cormac McCarthy is evident in this multiple prize-winning novel by from the Tasmanian author, Rohan Wilson. Wilson's bleak yet powerfully moving tale of a "roving party" as it ventures deep into Van Diemen's Land. Set in 1829 and featuring a cast of historical personages, places, and events, Wilson's grim novel tells the story of Melbourne-founder and fringe lawman John Batman, who before brokering a lopsided treaty with Aborigines led countless roving parties to terrorize and exterminate the indigenous people.

MARCH 2014

MURDER IN PIGALLE

BY CARA BLACK

Soho Crime | Hardcover | 9781616952846

Cara Black, New York Times bestselling doyenne of Parisian mysteries, returns with her fourteenth blockbuster Aimée Leduc investigation. Paris' most infamous quarter leaps off of the page as Aimée, now five months pregnant, is forced to confront her own complicated feelings about motherhood when her 13-year-old neighbor and protégé is kidnapped.

APRIL 2014

SONGS ONLY YOU KNOW

BY SEAN MADIGAN HOEN

Soho Press | Hardcover | 9781616953362
Sean Madigan Hoen's unflinching debut memoir plunges readers into the Detroit hardcore scene and tells the story of his family's shocking disintegration, his band (Thoughts of Ionesco), and the music that saved his life. By turns poignant and brutal, Hoen's story of young manhood marks the arrival of a fiercely original voice reminiscent of Nick Flynn's Another Bullshit Night in Suck City and Tobias Wolff's In Pharaoh's Army.

MAY 2014

JACK OF SPIES

BY DAVID DOWNING

Soho Crime | Hardcover | 9781616952686
With the critically acclaimed "Station Series" now complete, master spy fiction author David Downing launches a meticulously crafted new series set at the dawn of espionage. It is 1913 and globe-trotting luxury car salesman Jack McColl is putting his military background and ear for languages to work for the fledgling Royal Navy intelligence services. The world is on the brink of calamity, as Germany and Europe inch closer to the First World War, and Jack's sporting interest in spycraft soon becomes a deadly game of cat and mouse with profound strategic implications. Set in Shanghai, San Francisco, New York, Tampico and Dublin, and with a complex set of players-ranging from Indian, Mexican, and Irish independence factions to the Kaiser's most deadly agents-Jack of Spies marks the beginning of Downing's greatest work yet.

JUNE 2014

THE CITY SON

BY SAMRAT UPADHYAY

Soho Press | Hardcover | 9781616953812
A dark, tragic fable of family, obsession, and revenge set in a lusciously rendered Nepal, Updhyay's native country. When Didi discovers that her husband, the Masterji, has been hiding a lover and their young son Tarun in a nearby city, she moves into the small city apartment, expelling his second family-with the exception of Tarun. Tarun's mother, heartsick and devastated, slowly begins to lose her mind, and Tarun has no choice but to turn to Didi for the mothering he longs for. But Didi's revenge knows no bounds: she casts a diabolical spell on Tarun, with devastating consequences.

JULY 2014

HERBIE'S GAME

BY TIMOTHY HALLINAN

Soho Crime | Hardcover | 9781616954291
"Junior Bender is today's Los Angeles as Raymond Chandler might have written it. Tim [Hallinan] is a master at tossing out the kind of hard-boiled lines that I wish I thought of first."-Bruce DeSilva, Macavity & Edgar Award-winning author of Rogue Island
Wisecracking LA burglar Junior Bender has the rug pulled out from under him when he learns his burglar mentor has been murdered in this dark, side-splittingly funny new installment in the critic and fan-favorite series.

SEPTEMBER 2014

RAINEY ROYAL

BY DYLAN LANDIS

Soho Press | Hardcover | 9781616954529
The harrowing, heartbreaking and ultimately affirming story of teenage Rainey Royal. Rainey lives in 1970's Greenwich Village with her father, a jazz musician with a cult personality who takes in adoring acolytes. Her mother has abandoned the family, and Rainey fends off advances from her father's best friend while trying desperately to nurture her own creative drives and create a substitute family for herself. Edgy, provocative, and deeply moving.

OCTOBER 2014

LAST WINTER WE PARTED

BY FUMINORI NAKAMURA

Soho Press | Hardcover | 9781616954550

The third book of an ongoing translation project bringing the Akutagawa and O?prizewinning Japanese literary noir wunderkind Fuminori Nakamura to English continues with a mind-twisting new novel about an investigative journalist who is writing a biography of a death row convict-only to become so obsessed with the man that the journalist begins to subsume his identity.

NOVEMBER 2014

BOMB: THE AUTHOR INTERVIEWS

ED. BY BETSY SUSSLER

Soho Press | Hardcover | 9781616953799
Drawing on three decades of BOMB Magazine, this anthology features conversations between sixty of literature's most important and provocative writers from around the globe: Jonathan Franzen, Edwidge Danticat, Roberto Bolaño, Jennifer Egan, Colm Toibin, Geoff Dyer, Sam Lipsyte, A.M. Homes, Rachel Kushner and many more.

DECEMBER 2014

THE BISHOP'S WIFE

BY METTE IVIE HARRISON

Soho Crime | Hardcover | 9781616954765
When a young wife and mother in a Utah-based Mormon church ward disappears, the bishop's wife suspects the woman was murdered by her husband, and becomes obsessed with finding the truth. Is she wrong to go against her husband, the bishop, despite her abiding suspicions and increasingly critical view of the church's secrecy? Or is Linda, who in her youth dreamed of being a detective, letting her imagination run away with her? A revelatory suspense novel from a practicing Mormon that lifts the veil on the LDS world.




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