coming spring 2023 from
shabby doll house,
two EXCITING new books by two of our favourite writers, both long-time collaborators and inspirations.
we couldn't be more pleased to FINALLY announce:
THE NOVELLA BY SEBASTIAN CASTILLO:
& THE BOOK LENGTH POEM BY CAROLINE RAYNER:
THE MOAN WILDS
A young poet travels to a mysterious country named SALMON to escape “the dailiness of life.” but His plan is thwarted by derelict trains, ambivalent pirates, and a deity-like mushroom that seems to disappear the world one object at a time. Sebastian Castillo’s madcap, surreal NOVELLA SALMON is a modern picaresque for the back pocket.
Lighting fireworks in the yard during a party, then escaping into the house to cut your hair in the bathtub, or down the road to where everyone promised you could perfectly see the moon. Sharing a bottle of wine while riding through the Blue Ridge Mountains in the back of a station wagon with no air conditioning and nothing but weather and sports on the radio. Writing each other’s names on the windows with melting lipstick. Putting glitter on your eyes. Crossing your legs over her legs to make a move on a giant rock in the river. Getting blood on your dress. Sweating in pink sheets until noon with someone you got to sing "Someday I Will Treat You Good" then "Trains Across the Sea" then "Farewell Transmission" with at karaoke. Yelling on the phone from the porch about a psychedelic kind of light coming in like water but also like velvet through the magnolia that everyone needs to see to believe and we can make a whole goddamn night out of it if someone goes to get more wine.
The Moan Wilds by Caroline Rayner is her LONG-AWAITED first book.
Caroline Rayner is a writer and teacher from Virginia. She wrote a chapbook called calorie world (Sad Spell, 2017). Her poetry can be found in Annulet, bLush, KEITH LLC, jubilat, Peach Mag, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. She currently lives in western Massachusetts. caroline's writing WAS FIRST PUBLISHED BY SHABBY DOLL HOUSE IN 2015!
SEBASTIAN CASTILLO is a writer and teacher who lives in philadelphia. HE was born in Caracas, Venezuela and grew up in new york. He is the author of 49 Venezuelan novels (bottlecap press, 2017) and not i (word west, 2020). Sebastian's writing was first published by shabby doll house in 2012!
We Die in Italy is Sarah Jean Alexander's second full-length collection of poetry. She wrote many of these poems in Brooklyn, New York, while wired shut with a broken jaw and drinking her meals through a straw.
Writing, running, reading poetry, talking with Chinese children, eating cheese and drinking red wine with death in the distance.
Troisième Vague by lucy k shaw is an epistolary nonfiction novel set in a small French town.
*YOU CAN ALSO ASK YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE OR LIBRARY TO ORDER A COPY FOR YOU! THE BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM MANY online retailers in many different countries :)