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As a boutique press, Two Dollar Radio publishes bold works of literary merit, each book, individually and collectively, providing a sonic progression that we believe to be too loud to ignore.
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    • What We Tried to Bury Grows Here (FORTHCOMING) QUICK VIEW What We Tried to Bury Grows Here (FORTHCOMING) a novel by
      Julian Zabalbeascoa

      November 2024!

      What We Tried to Bury Grows Here is a startling book, beautiful and horrific, that navigates the complexities of Basque Country during the Spanish Civil War, in which fascism and communism, regionalism and nationalism, and faith and skepticism do battle across a brilliantly evoked, suffering landscape."
      —Phil Klay, author of Redeployment and Missionaries


      A masterly crafted and haunting tale of survival, longing, and empathy, set during the Spanish Civil War. Coming Soon!

      What We Tried to Bury Grows Here (FORTHCOMING)

      a novel by
      Julian Zabalbeascoa


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      Julian Zabalbeascoa is a fierce and assured new talent, and <i>What We Tried to Bury Grows Here</i> is a remarkable feat of research and imagination, as well as a transcendent literary accomplishment.

      In late 1936, eighteen-year-old Isidro Elejalde leaves his Basque village in Northern Spain, spurred to join the fight to preserve his country’s democracy from the insurrectionists by the rousing words of a political essayist. Months earlier, Spanish generals launched a military coup to overthrow Spain’s newly elected left-wing government. They assumed the population would welcome the coup, but throughout the country people like Isidro remained loyal to the ideals of democracy, and the Spanish Civil War began in bloody earnest.

      In Bilbao, Mariana raises her two young children while, with her writing, she decries the fascist-backed coup and their German and Italian allies, imploring the world to support democracy. As the Nationalist forces assault the country, Mariana and Isidro’s lives intersect fleetingly, yet in meaningful and lasting ways.

      Through a chorus of voices—a female soldier in an all-male battalion, a reluctant conscript recently emigrated from Cuba, a young girl whose parents have abandoned her in order to fight against the fascists, among others—we follow Isidro and Mariana as they struggle to maintain their humanity in a country determined to tear itself apart.

    • Crapalachia New Classics Edition (FORTHCOMING) QUICK VIEW Crapalachia New Classics Edition (FORTHCOMING) a memoir by
      Scott McClanahan

      A Best Book of 2013
      "[McClanahan] aims to
      lasso the moon."
      New York Times Book Review

      An endearing and haunting coming-of-age story that announces McClanahan as a resounding talent. Coming Soon!

      Crapalachia New Classics Edition (FORTHCOMING)

      a memoir by
      Scott McClanahan


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      *One of the Best Books of 2013The Millions, Flavorwire, Dazed & Confused, The L Magazine, Time Out Chicago

      "McClanahan's prose is miasmic, dizzying, repetitive. A rushing river of words that reflects the chaos and humanity of the place from which he hails. [McClanahan] aims to lasso the moon... He is not a writer of half-measures. The man has purpose. This is his symphony, every note designed to resonate, to linger."
      Allison Glock, New York Times Book Review

       

      Synopsis

      Crapalachia is a portrait of Scott McClanahan’s formative years, coming of age in rural West Virginia, during a stretch of time where he was deeply influenced by his Grandma Ruby and Uncle Nathan, who suffered from cerebral palsy. 

      Peopled by colorful characters and their quirky stories, Crapalachia interweaves oral folklore and area history, providing an ambitious and powerful snapshot of overlooked Americana. 

      Beyond the artistry, there is an optimism, a genuine love for people and the past and memories. Even more, there is a grasp to bridge the disconnect between reader and writer, for McClanahan’s stories to bind us closer to one another.

    • Us Fools (FORTHCOMING) QUICK VIEW Us Fools (FORTHCOMING) a novel by
      Nora Lange

      September 2024!

      "Past and present seep and bleed in this assured, richly ruminative, darkly funny debut. With exacting lyricism, Nora Lange chronicles the tumult and chaotic love between two unforgettable sisters. Us Fools is a marvel of brutal wit and wild charm—a brilliant, sweeping  chronicle of a singular American family."
      —Kimberly King Parsons, author of Black Light


      A tragicomic, intimate American story of two precocious sisters coming of age during the Midwestern farm crisis of the 1980s. Coming Soon!

      Us Fools (FORTHCOMING)

      a novel by
      Nora Lange


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      With her debut novel, Nora Lange has crafted a rambunctious, ambitious, and heart-rending portrait of two idiosyncratic sisters, determined to persevere despite the worst that capitalism and their circumstances has to throw at them.

      A tragicomic, intimate American story of two precocious sisters coming of age during the Midwestern farm crisis of the 1980s.

    • The Only Ones New Classics Edition (FORTHCOMING) QUICK VIEW The Only Ones New Classics Edition (FORTHCOMING) a novel by
      Carola Dibbell

      A Best Book of 2015
      "Breathtaking. [Dibbell has] delivered a debut novel on par with some of the best speculative fiction of the past 30 years." —NPR

      An edgy, intimate portrait of a mother and daughter in a post-pandemic world. Coming Soon!

      The Only Ones New Classics Edition (FORTHCOMING)

      a novel by
      Carola Dibbell


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      *10 Favorite Books of the Year (2015) O, The Oprah Magazine
      *Best science fiction and fantasy books of 2015 The Washington Post
      *One of the most anticipated books of 2015  Dazed & Confused, BuzzFeed

      Inez wanders a post-pandemic world, strangely immune to disease, making her living by volunteering as a test subject. She is hired to provide genetic material to a grief-stricken, affluent mother, who lost all four of her daughters within four short weeks. This experimental genetic work is policed by a hazy network of governmental Ethics committees, and threatened by the Knights of Life, religious zealots who raze the rural farms where much of this experimentation is done.

      When the mother backs out at the last minute, Inez is left responsible for the product, which in this case is a baby girl, Ani. Inez must protect Ani, who is a scientific breakthrough, keeping her alive, dodging authorities and religious fanatics, and trying to provide Ani with the chilldhood tha Inez never had, which means a stable home and an education.

      With a stylish voice, The Only Ones is a time-old story, tender and iconic, about how much we love our children, however they come, as well as a sly commentary on class, politics, and the complexities of reproductive technology.

    • Pages of Mourning QUICK VIEW Pages of Mourning a novel by
      Diego Gerard Morrison

      May 2024!

      "Very funny and very sad and very, very smart. Unafraid to make his fiction work on and around questions of unambiguous gravity, Morrison never forgets the importance, indeed the power, in the endeavor of play."
      —Laird Hunt, author of Zorrie


      Pages of Mourning is a stunning achievement, a pioneering and inventive novel that confronts family history, creativity, Magical Realism, and the impact of violence from Mexico’s drug war, by a magnificent new talent in Diego Gerard Morrison.

      Pages of Mourning

      a novel by
      Diego Gerard Morrison


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      A daring, captivating, darkly funny novel that grapples with uncertainty and loss in a land of violence and superstition, while questioning whether Magical Realism as a genre is capable of confronting the brutal dissonance of a country that awaits the return of the missing while not wholly acknowledging their death.

      Pages of Mourning is a stunning achievement, a pioneering and inventive novel that confronts family history, creativity, Magical Realism, and the impact of violence from Mexico’s drug war, by a magnificent new talent in Diego Gerard Morrison.

    • Personal Score QUICK VIEW Personal Score a collection of essays by
      Ellen van Neerven

      April 2024!

      "Demonstrates a new way to write toward Indigenous freedom. Personal Score hums with the vitality and intelligence of a definitive text."
      —Billy-Ray Belcourt


      Fierce, original, and also abundantly tender, Personal Score is a ground-breaking book that demonstrates van Neerven’s unrivalled talent and courage.

      Personal Score

      a collection of essays by
      Ellen van Neerven


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      Fierce, original, and also abundantly tender, Personal Score is a ground-breaking book that demonstrates van Neerven’s unrivalled talent and courage.

      Fierce, original, and also abundantly tender, Personal Score is a ground-breaking book that demonstrates van Neerven’s unrivalled talent and courage.

    • I Sing to Use the Waiting QUICK VIEW I Sing to Use the Waiting a collection of essays by
      Zachary Pace

      January 2024!

      "These essays span much more than women singers... How beautiful for a book’s form to echo what’s at the heart of this collection: The intersection of pop culture, social issues, and personal experience make up Pace’s claiming of their voice."
      —Rachel León, Split Lip Magazine


      With remarkable grace, candor, and a poet’s ear for prose, Zachary Pace recounts the women singers — from Cat Power to Madonna, Kim Gordon to Rihanna — who shaped them as a young person coming-of-age in rural New York, first discovering their own queer voice.

      I Sing to Use the Waiting

      a collection of essays by
      Zachary Pace


      $ 9.99 $ 10.99
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      With remarkable grace, candor, and a poet’s ear for prose, Zachary Pace recounts the women singers — from Cat Power to Madonna, Kim Gordon to Rihanna — who shaped them as a young person coming-of-age in rural New York, first discovering their own queer voice.

      With remarkable grace, candor, and a poet’s ear for prose, Zachary Pace recounts the women singers — from Cat Power to Madonna, Kim Gordon to Rihanna — who shaped them as a young person coming-of-age in rural New York, first discovering their own queer voice.

    • Landscapes QUICK VIEW Landscapes a novel by
      Christine Lai

      A Best Book of 2023

      "A rich meditation on the burden of remembrance, the ruins of the past, and the ruins that climate crisis will soon bring us, Landscapes is a tightly woven debut that travels easily between epistles, point of view shifts, and art criticism... As much as Landscapes is about destruction and decay, it is equally about picking up the ruins and rebuilding."
      —Christina Wood, Full Stop


      Recalling the works of Rachel Cusk and Kazuo Ishiguro, Landscapes is an evocative reinvention of the pastoral and the country house novel for our age of catastrophe, and announces the arrival of an extraordinarily gifted new writer.

      Landscapes

      a novel by
      Christine Lai


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      An entrancing and prismatic debut novel by Christine Lai, set in a near future fraught with ecological collapse, Landscapes brilliantly explores memory, empathy, preservation, and art as an instrument for recollection and renewal.

      Recalling the works of Rachel Cusk and Kazuo Ishiguro, Landscapes is an evocative reinvention of the pastoral and the country house novel for our age of catastrophe, and announces the arrival of an extraordinarily gifted new writer.

    • The Holy Days of Gregorio Pasos QUICK VIEW The Holy Days of Gregorio Pasos a novel by
      Rodrigo Restrepo Montoya

      "There’s a warmth and solemnity to Gregorio’s voice, as he reflects on death and strain, and the almost inarticulable woe of being an immigrant in the States post-2016. Restrepo Montoya, with poignancy, precision, and subtle force, explores the choices that lead us to the places we end up, and what we carry with us in memory and in action."
      —Nina MacLaughlin, Boston Globe


      Entrancing and sentimental, told with wit and sharp insight, The Holy Days of Gregorio Pasos examines the joys and traumas of the Latinx American experience through the lens of a young man awakening to the nuances of identity, love, colonization, and home.

      The Holy Days of Gregorio Pasos

      a novel by
      Rodrigo Restrepo Montoya


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      "Prescient and timeless, dealing with the inseparability of life and decay, this story, through it all, allowed me to sit deeply with love, family, and forgiveness. Pay attention, a refreshingly honest and singular voice has arrived."
      —Dantiel W. Moniz, author of Milk Blood Heat

      Entrancing and sentimental, told with wit and sharp insight, The Holy Days of Gregorio Pasos examines the joys and traumas of the Latinx American experience through the lens of a young man awakening to the nuances of identity, love, colonization, and home.

    • At the Edge of the Woods QUICK VIEW At the Edge of the Woods a novel by
      Kathryn Bromwich

      A Best Book of 2023

      "An accomplished, unsettling debut... of what it means to inhabit a female body but to reject femininity, and to feel a connection with the natural world that embodies both awe and terror. In this, its themes could not be more timely."
      —Stephanie Merritt,
      The Guardian


      With assurance and remarkable dexterity, Kathryn Bromwich’s masterful debut novel is a rich, gorgeously descriptive account of a woman hiding from old ghosts and new in the Italian Alps, while rekindling her own sense of self through nature.

      At the Edge of the Woods

      a novel by
      Kathryn Bromwich


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      "Bromwich infects the senses with dread and wicked insight from the first page to the last—this is a stunning experience not to be missed."
      —Maryse Meijer, author of The Seventh Mansion

      With assurance and remarkable dexterity, Kathryn Bromwich’s masterful debut novel is a rich, gorgeously descriptive account of a woman hiding from old ghosts and new in the Italian Alps, while rekindling her own sense of self through nature.

    • Dispatches From Puerto Nowhere QUICK VIEW Dispatches From Puerto Nowhere a memoir by
      Robert Lopez

      A Best Book of 2023

      "Original and fearless... This is a sharply written, incisive, and extremely engaging meditation on assimilation that will strike a painful chord with many who have suffered from the same erasure of their culture in this country."
      —Daniel A. Olivas, Latino Book Review


      Through family recollection, the constant banter volleyed across nets within Brooklyn’s diverse tennis community, as well as an imagined fabulist history drawn from his grandfather’s remembered traits, Robert Lopez paints a compassionate portrait of family that attempts to bridge the past to the present, and re-claim a heritage threatened by assimilation and erasure.

      Dispatches From Puerto Nowhere

      a memoir by
      Robert Lopez


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       "A masterpiece clear and honest and alive to the world and its contradictions. Dispatches from Puerto Nowhere will hit you where you live."
      —Justin Torres, author of We the Animals

      Robert Lopez’s grandfather Sixto was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, in 1904, immigrating to the United States in the 1920s, where he lived in a racially proportioned apartment complex in East New York, Brooklyn, until his death in 1987. The family’s efforts to assimilate within their new homeland led to the near complete erasure of their heritage, culture, and language within two generations.

    • They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us QUICK VIEW They Can't Kil