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Working Title 1.5: Strange Mercies

Pete Duval evokes a world of staggering heat and blinding midday light, a world of stray dogs and curlews. It is into this world that Mayhew arrives, a cameraman for a Catholic news network as much fleeing the desiccation of his marriage as pursuing the story of a young woman who may or may not bemarked by stigmata. Read an excerpt or purchase on WeightlessAmazon or Kobo.

“Duval is an inventive stylist.” — Publishers Weekly

“A fresh voice and approach…” Booklist, ALA

“Intriguing . . . Duval is the master of convincing details.” — Boston Globe

Pete Duval is the author of Rear View: Stories, a Bakeless Prize winner and finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He teaches at West Chester University and in Spalding University’s low residency MFA in Writing Program and lives in Philadelphia.

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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