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Working Title 1.7: Ambrosia

A young woman living alone sees a mysterious older woman roaming the woods outside her house. As they strike up an unlikely friendship, the narrator finds herself questioning what she knows about love, friendship, and family. Read an excerpt or purchase on WeightlessAmazon, or Kobo.

[Her] language seems an exact reflection of Upton’s startling, invigorating vision… She’s a true original… David Walker

[W]hile she writes in the lyric tradition of Ophelia’s songs, her work is delicacy grounded in strength… For Upton ‘curiosity is the mark // of our relentless experiment,’ and she uses language to test the reality of art. Virginia Quarterly Review

Lee Upton is the author of thirteen books, including The Tao of Humiliation (BOA 2014), winner of the BOA Short Fiction Prize. Upton’s short stories and poems appear widely in such places as The Best American Poetry, the New Republic, American Poetry Review, and the Atlantic. Her awards include the 2014 Cleveland State University Poetry Center Open Book Award; the Lyric Poetry Award and the Writer/Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America; the Pushcart Prize; the National Poetry Series Award; and the Miami University Novella Award. She is the Writer-in-Residence and a professor of English at Lafayette College.

Working Titles Currently Available

Working Title 1.3: Tomorrow We Never Did Talk About It

a story by Eduardo Halfon, translated by Anne McLean

Working Title 1.4: Emergency Exit

a story by Carissa Halston

Working Title 1.5: Strange Mercies

a story by Pete Duval

Working Title 1.6: Just Another Jihadi Jane

a novel excerpt by Tabish Khair

Working Title 1.7: Ambrosia

a story by Lee Upton

Working Title 2.2: Time Served

an essay by J. Malcolm Garcia

Working Title 2.3: The Leader

a story by Nouri Zarrugh

Working Title 3.1: Table for One

A story by Yun Ko Eun, translated by Lizzie Buehler

On the Quay at Smyrna (Working Title 3.2)

a novella by Margot Demopoulos

The Tombs of Guy Debord

An Essay by Jean-Marie Apostolidès, translated by Laure Katsaros and Rene Kooiker

Night Hands

Jen Cross

AMOUR: Fields of Battle, Fields of Love

Véronique Tadjo, translated by Carolyn Shread

Silence Like Blood

Marie-Célie Agnant, translated by Dawn Fulton


Michael Thurston

Bird Girl

Avital Balwit


Jean Améry, translated by Emory Klann

Roe: Telling the Tale

Joyce Avrech Berkman

Working Title 8.1: Coming Home

An Essay by Judith Filc

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