After Claude

After Claude

Harriet Daimler is  getting kicked out by her lover, Claude the French Rat, who is such a rat he expects her to stick around to host one last dinner party. Instead, she goes on a rampage through downtown New York...

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Black Cloud

Black Cloud

The stories in Juliet Escoria's brilliant and elegantly crafted debut introduce us to a series of narrators who tell us about bad situations and surviving them in lucid, darkly humorous prose. Surface straightforwardness belies the complex web of conflict just...

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Cassandra at the Wedding

Cassandra at the Wedding

Cassandra is the witty, high-maintenance, suicidal, gay identical twin of conventional, practical, family-minded Judith. The twins, after a period of creepily-extreme intimacy that lasted into their early twenties, have gone their separate ways, but now they're reuniting at their...

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Empathy

Empathy

"There's something very important that I don't understand. How can I be a woman and still be happy?" Anna O. is a thirtyish New Yorker living in the squalid East Village of 1990. Dead friends and junkies on the...

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Gift Card

Gift Card

Give the gift of Emily Books! Delight the reader in your life with either a full year's subscription to Emily Books or the ebook of her choice. It's the perfect gift for someone who also got an ereader in his...

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Glory Goes and Gets Some

Glory Goes and Gets Some

These stories follow our heroine Glory from a privileged but horrible Upper East Side childhood to the East Village and heroin addiction to rehab in Minnesota and HIV diagnosis.  In Minneapolis, Glory discovers the boring-slash-transcendent everyday life that's her reward...

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How To Get Into the Twin Palms

How To Get Into the Twin Palms

Zosia is an unemployed 25 year old Polish immigrant living in Los Angeles, drifting through days spent eating junk food, lounging by a motel pool and driving around aimlessly, soaking up the sun and the scenery. Not quite American but...

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I'm Trying To Reach You

I'm Trying To Reach You

On the day of Michael Jackson's death, former dancer and current half-assed NYU dance scholar Gray Adams finds himself sad, alone, and bored late at night in a Zagreb hotel with only the Internet for comfort. Two hours after...

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Inferno (a poet's novel)

Inferno (a poet's novel)

"My English teacher's ass was so beautiful."  From its first sentence, Eileen Myles's Inferno captivates. Winding through the story of linked incidents in her life, Myles writes about being a writer, being a woman, being a lesbian, the 1980s...

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King Kong Theory

King Kong Theory

"I want to underline every word in this book," Ruth texted Emily on the day she started reading King Kong Theory. Don't let the word "theory" throw you:  Virginie Despentes's blunt, epigrammatic manifesto has got to be the most...

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