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Welcome to the 2022 May Day sale!

In celebration of International Workers Day, from now until May 5th you can enjoy 40% off the entire Seven Stories catalog.

Below, you can browse books hand-picked by Seven Stories staffers, as well as other noteworthy titles, ranging from stylish fiction from all over the globe, to thought-provoking examinations of our current moment.

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Stories that are as fresh as they are timeless, Things To Do When You’re Goth in the Country, uses vivid, funny, and occasionally biting language to paint a portrait of life on the edges of America. Any fish out water will feel distinctly at home in this book.

A book that only grows more urgent by the day, The New Handbook For A Post-Roe America is a thoughtful, nuanced, and well-researched look at where we are, how we got here, and where we’re headed.

Transmutation is a brilliant and eerie collection of short stories from author (and baker!) Alex DiFrancesco. The characters in these stories sometimes return from their experiences stronger and wiser, but sometimes they do not return at all. Wry and dark, this book tests the limits of what it means to be human. 

Sweet and thought provoking, this story about zombies, witches, werewolves and fey will instantly appeal to anyone who has ever had to rapidly adjust to new surroundings, and in the process, find the people who mean the most.

Smart, literary, and downright daring, The Night is a big picture look at language, politics, and the breaking points of both. Switching frantically between crime thriller and metafictional thought experiment, this is the debut novel of a thrilling new force in Latin American fiction. Not to be missed.

In an era of unprecedentedly vicious attacks on journalists and journalism, Project Censored’s annual State of the Free Press is more vital than ever. The 2022 edition takes a look at how America’s abandoning of media literacy is building a focus on information-free clickbait, and how “both-sides” reporting is anything but balanced. Ultimately, the diverse group of contributors in the 2022 edition advocate, optimistically, for a more robust press, and provide ideas and vision for how to restore the integrity of the news.

Award winning playwright, novelist, and activist Kia Corthron returns with Moon And The Mars, a profoundly moving historical novel whose themes and ideas are as relevant as ever. Set in the mid-1800s, as American attitudes are beginning to shift about slavery, class, race, and women’s role in society, Theodora Brigid Brook is coming of age in Manhattan’s infamous Five Points district. Written with unforgettable energy, we follow Theo as she navigates growing up, and finding her place in both a city, and a nation, that are approaching a pivotal moment.

Written with serrated, knife-like prose, A Country For Dying swirls through Paris in the summer of 2010, following a cast of characters through their reckoning with postcolonial life. These interlocking narratives will offer readers an unforgettable view into the inner lives of others.

The Next Republic is a unique and timely book offering a who’s-who guide to the progressive leaders of tomorrow. A deeply hopeful look toward the future of post-Trump America.

All throughout history, the powerful have always fought to restrict the flow of information in ways that will benefit them (see also, Virus and Project Censored's State of the Free Press), and yet, people will always be there to combat this restriction and bring truth to light. In The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge a new contract is established, aiming to help all of us fight against “The Monsterverse” and those that seek to perpetuate it.

If you’re feeling like everyone has lost their minds, let this book be your antidote (or vaccine). Virus: Vaccinations, The CDC, and The Hijacking of America’s Response to the Pandemic offers a clear-eyed road map through a period of near-unrivaled chaos, and how ideology, nativism, and the embrace of conspiracy theories and disinformation in the interest of political power have resulted in hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths.

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