Friday, June 25, 2010

Common Boundary: Stories of Immigration (Editions Bibliotekos)

Editions Bibliotekos announces the publication of its second book, Common Boundary: Stories of Immigration, an anthology of twenty-nine creative works (from nineteen contributors) that treat the theme of immigration (loneliness, alienation, self-questioning, doubt, and uncertainty about the past and future) with candor, humor, and insight. This is a book that will touch you in many ways as it hits home for virtually all of us, whoever we are, wherever we are. These stories might be timely because of what you read in the newspaper, but these stories are timeless since they continually intrigue us, constantly pull us back to take another look at origins and major questions.

In his Foreword, Jason Dubow writes: “. . . this book is really an anthology of anthologies: a collection of stories in which the old inextricably blends with the new, in which the tensions between what has been lost and what can be gained are grappled with (but, inevitably, not resolved), and in which the human capacity to imagine a future and make it real (more or less) is explored from a variety of different perspectives.”

The book is edited by Gregory F. Tague, Ph.D., Professor of English at St. Francis College (NY).

Contributors: Janice Eidus, Omer Hadžiselimović, John Guzlowski, Roy Jacobstein, M. Neelika Jayawardane, Rivka Keren, Eva Konstantopoulos, Dagmara J. Kurcz, Mitch Levenberg, Cassandra Lewis, Tim Nees, Muriel Nelson, George Rabasa, Nahid Rachlin, Ruth Sabath Rosenthal, Azarin A. Sadegh, Ruth Knafo Setton, Patty Somlo, Rewa Zeinati.
Honors and Awards Won by these Authors: O. Henry Prize, Bennet Cerf Award, PEN Syndicated Fiction Project Award, James Wright Poetry Prize, Pushcart Prize Nominations, NEA Grants and Fellowships, New Millenium Writings.

About Editions Bibliotekos
Editions Bibliotekos is a small press operating out of Brooklyn, NY, whose mission is “To produce books of literary merit that address important issues, complex ideas, and enduring themes.”
They are now seeking submissions for their anticipated third book, an anthology on the theme of "War" - guidelines.

Common Boundary: Stories of Immigration
Available immediately via
other outlets including bookstores (by request): in late July
198 pages; paperback; ISBN: 978-0982481936; $15.95US

editor's note: there is an additional (and more personal) review of "Common Boundary" up in the editor's blog: "currently reading: Common Boundary"

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