New Month! New books! March is here and with it an array of exciting new LGBT titles鈥攔anging from academic聽studies to poetry.

The satirical聽and humane walk hand and hand in聽Mundo Cruel (Seven Stories Press),聽the debut short story collection from聽Luis Negr贸n. Translated from Spanish by Suzanne聽Jill Levine, this聽beautifully subversive collection offers a series of聽聽“short stories [that] open a door into working class Santurce, Puerto Rico.”

From the publisher:

Luis Negr贸n鈥檚 debut collection reveals the intimate world of a small community in Puerto Rico joined together by its transgressive sexuality. The writing straddles the shifting line between pure, unadorned storytelling and satire, exploring the sometimes hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking nature of survival in a decidedly cruel world.

Acclaimed聽author聽Barrie Jean Borich’s new聽genre-bending memoir,聽Body Geographic (University of Nebraska Press),聽lyrically maps the intersecting points of聽the personal, geographical, and historical.

From University of Nebraska Press:

A memoir from the award-winning author of聽My Lesbian Husband, Barrie Jean Borich鈥檚聽Body Geographic聽turns personal history into an inspired reflection on the points where place and person intersect, where running away meets running toward, and where聽dislocation means finding oneself.

One coordinate of Borich鈥檚 story is Chicago, the prototypical Great Lakes port city built by immigrants like her great-grandfather Big Petar, and the other is her own port of immigration, Minneapolis, the combined skylines of these two cities tattooed on Borich鈥檚 own back. Between Chicago and Minneapolis Borich maps her own Midwest, a true heartland in which she measures the distance between the dreams and realities of her own life, her family鈥檚, and her fellow travelers鈥 in the endless American migration. Covering rough terrain鈥攆rom the hardships of her immigrant ancestors to the travails of her often-drunk young self, longing to be madly awake in the world, from the changing demographics of midwestern cities to the personal transformations of coming out and living as a lesbian鈥Body Geographic聽is cartography of high literary order, plotting routes, real and imagined, and putting an alternate landscape on the map.

This month also sees the release of 聽The Albino Album: A Novel聽by聽Chavisa Woods.

From Seven Stories Press:

Emerging author Chavisa Woods, noted for capturing a “strange, troubling vision of domestic life in the rural聽U.S.” (Go Magazine), here presents a technicolored vision of rural adolescence.聽The Albino Album聽breaks into聽a whirlwind tour of the underbelly of America spanning countryside to cityscape, from the cornfields of聽Louisiana, to the big brass sound of Mardi Gras, and the heights of the Empire State Building. In the tradition of聽the southern gothic novel, Woods presents a new land of contemporary misfits including fire dancers, pseudo-Nazis who breed albino animals, circus performers, catholic workers, horse thieves, and the聽archangel Gabrielle.

A bold exploration of the intersections of race, class, and sexuality,聽The Albino Album聽contemplates the聽relationships between political action, art and romance, as our heroine tries on a series of bewitchingly聽fantastical families looking for the place to call home.

Royalty need love too. This month, Bold Strokes Books is聽releasing聽the monarchy-minded聽romance聽novel聽The Princess Affair聽by Nell Stark:

Rhodes Scholar Kerry Donovan has never had anything handed to her on a silver platter. As she arrives at Oxford to begin her course of study, she is determined to make the most out of this latest opportunity. But when she meets Her Royal Highness Princess Sasha, second in line to the British throne, Kerry鈥檚 priorities are eclipsed by an attraction neither of them can ignore. 鈥淪assy Sasha鈥 is a tabloid favorite who appears to delight in scandalizing her people, but beneath her vexed public image, Sasha longs to be truly seen.

Will the tenuous connection she forms with Kerry be broken by the weight of the crown? Or will they find true love despite the forces endeavoring to keep them apart?

Poetry lovers rejoice! This month, expect new releases from poets聽Ana Bo啪i膷evi膰, Eloise Klein Healy,聽David Bergman, and聽Alex Dimitrov.

As always, if we missed an author or book, or if you have a book coming out next month, please email us.





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