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Not Heaven, Somewhere Else
by Rebecca Brown

Short stories. 80 pages. Paperback. October 2018
Cover art by Robyn O’Neil

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If heaven is somewhere, it isn’t with us, but somewhere we want to get — a state, a place, a turning to home. Novel- and essayist Rebecca Brown’s thirteenth book is narrative cycle that revamps old fairy tales, movies, and myths, as it leads the reader from darkness to light, from harshness to love, from where we are to where we might go. “Aside from ‘genius,'” writes Paul Constant in the Seattle Review of Books “the other word I would use to describe Rebecca Brown is ‘elemental’…. It feels dangerous and exciting, like if she puts her big brain to it long enough, she could completely rewrite the story of who we are.”

Not Heaven, Somewhere Else
by Rebecca Brown

Short stories. 80 pages. Paperback. October 2018
Cover art by Robyn O’Neil

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If heaven is somewhere, it isn’t with us, but somewhere we want to get — a state, a place, a turning to home. Novel- and essayist Rebecca Brown’s thirteenth book is narrative cycle that revamps old fairy tales, movies, and myths, as it leads the reader from darkness to light, from harshness to love, from where we are to where we might go. “Aside from ‘genius,'” writes Paul Constant in the Seattle Review of Books “the other word I would use to describe Rebecca Brown is ‘elemental’…. It feels dangerous and exciting, like if she puts her big brain to it long enough, she could completely rewrite the story of who we are.”

water & power
by Steven Dunn

Novel. 180 pages. Paperback. October 2018
Cover photo by Jay Halsey.

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Navy veteran Steven Dunn’s second novel, water & power, plunges into military culture and engages with perceptions of heroism and terrorism. In this shifting landscape, deployments are feared, absurd bureaucracy is normalized, and service members are consecrated. water & power is a collage of voices, documents, and critical explorations that disrupt the usual frequency channels of military narratives. “Collapses the boundaries between poetry and prose, memoir and fiction.” (Nikki Wallschlaeger) Difficult, funny, abject, exhilarating, heartbreaking…. Read this book and understand the veterans in your life better … who we are, complex and bold and conflicted and powerful and terrified and tough and human. (Khadijah Queen)

water & power
by Steven Dunn

Novel. 180 pages. Paperback. October 2018
Cover photo by Jay Halsey.

READ MORE

Navy veteran Steven Dunn’s second novel, water & power, plunges into military culture and engages with perceptions of heroism and terrorism. In this shifting landscape, deployments are feared, absurd bureaucracy is normalized, and service members are consecrated. water & power is a collage of voices, documents, and critical explorations that disrupt the usual frequency channels of military narratives. “Collapses the boundaries between poetry and prose, memoir and fiction.” (Nikki Wallschlaeger) Difficult, funny, abject, exhilarating, heartbreaking…. Read this book and understand the veterans in your life better … who we are, complex and bold and conflicted and powerful and terrified and tough and human. (Khadijah Queen)

TS Press News

Kenyon Review on Amy King’s “The Missing Museum”

At Kenyon Review, editor Janet McAdams dives into Amy King's The Missing Museum (TS Press 2016): "A visceral stunner ... and an instruction manual.... King’s archival work testifies to the power—however obscured by the daily noise of our historical moment—of art, of the possibility for artists to legislate the world."

Lambda Literary Reviews The Missing Museum by Amy King (TS 2016)

The books we publish are often "difficult." Some reviewers have the chops to deal with it. Others, not so much. We get lucky with Heather Seggel at Lambda Literary, who is willing to to tackle Amy King's latest, The Missing Museum, a book that is precisely as difficult as, you know, the rest of life.

Aaron Apps’s Intersex (TS 2015) in American Book Review

"Graphic vignettes involving live alligators, diarrhea in department store bathrooms, domesticity, dissected animals, and the medicalization of sex…. Aaron Apps’s hybrid work extends beyond the lyrical and textual… An abandonment of sorts, a style of writing unafraid of failure and therefore willing to employ risk as a model for confronting violence, living with it, learning from it."

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New essay by TS author Piper J. Daniels featured at Entropy Mag

"What I finally understand is that the stories for and about people like us are not real. They are borne of fear and control. They are ghost stories authored by people who haven’t the courage to place their fingers upon the planchette, never mind open themselves to the apparition." -- Piper J. Daniels

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