Evan's Staff Picks

The Copenhagen Trilogy: Childhood; Youth; Dependency Cover Image
By Tove Ditlevsen, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by), Michael Favala Goldman (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250829788
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Published: Picador - February 22nd, 2022

MARCH 2022

A searing, tragic, and mostly autobiographical account of an artist's life  in mid-century Copenhagen, beginning in her impoverished childhood in the years before WWII and taking the reader through her ascent as a poet and a writer and her descent as a drug addict.
 
Ditlevsen has garnered comparisons to her American contemporary, Sylvia Plath, and those are certainly well earned, but she has a distinct voice and style of her own and her perspective on the trials of being a woman in the modern era is still fresh today.


Homesick for Another World: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399562907
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Published: Penguin Books - December 5th, 2017

FEBRUARY 2022

An excellent collection of stories from the greatest writer of the millennial generation. These stories follow the thoughts and actions of the most unlikely of protagonists, from an alcoholic teacher to a scorned husband escaping into the woods to a young girl convinced she is from another world.
 
I read this collection in the first July of the pandemic and it was a mind balm for the beginning months of these strange times. Moshfeigh's prose is truly captivating.


No One Is Talking About This: A Novel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593189580
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 16th, 2021

JANUARY 2022

This was my favorite book of 2021. There is no one talking about this indeed. I have never read a better encapsulation of what it is like to live online, of what the internet has done to our minds and to our culture and to our society.
 
What begins as an indictment of our internet use and media consumption quickly becomes an evaluation on what is really important in life.
 
A timely examination of being alive today.