The Millions

Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Chapman, Miller, Cásares, Auster, and More

Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from the likes of Ryan Chapman, Mary Miller, Oscar Cásares, Paul Auster, and more—that are publishing this week.

Want to learn more about upcoming titles? Then go read our most recent book preview. Want to help The Millions keep churning out great books coverage? Then sign up to be a member today.

Riots I Have Known by Ryan Chapman

Here’s what  about : “While fellow inmates at the Westbrook prison in upstate New York are rioting, an erudite unnamed Sri Lankan intellectual attempts to put into words his philosophy, personal history, and, eventually, the events that led up to the riot in Chapman’s funny and excellent debut. The narrator has barricaded himself in the Media Center, trying to finish what could be the final issue of his in-house magazine, . The narrative gets its most solid comic charge from the ironic disparity between the rough circumstances of prison life and the incongruous need of humans to intellectualize. The narrator reports

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Millions

The Millions15 min read
Is There A Poet Laureate Of The Anthropocene?
As far back as the 17th century, authors have been capturing the era of humankind's impact on the natural environment. The post Is There a Poet Laureate of the Anthropocene? appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions5 min read
The Best Book You’ve Never Read
In the decades since Richard Yates's death, Revolutionary Road has kept his reputation alive. The Easter Parade, by contrast, sold just more than 10,000 copies. The post The Best Book You’ve Never Read appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions7 min read
Why Do Found Texts Fascinate Us So Much?
We don’t know the writer, nor the intended recipient, nor the intention. The text comes from nowhere and finds us as much as we find it. It haunts us. The post Why Do Found Texts Fascinate Us So Much? appeared first on The Millions.