Counterpoint Press Book Mail: THE GUNNERS by Rebecca Kauffman & BLACK SWANS by Eve Babitz

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Hello gorgeous covers!! They are both so beautiful and sound amazing!! Thank you to the kind and generous Counterpoint Press for sending me these free advance copies! I’ve already read one of them and loved it so much! I will post both reviews closer to the publication date, so stay turned! I will list the book descriptions below. 

THE GUNNERS by Rebecca Kauffman – 

Following her wonderfully received first novel, Another Place You’ve Never Been, called “mesmerizing,” “powerful,” and “gorgeous,” by critics all over the country, Rebecca Kauffman returns with Mikey Callahan, a thirty-year-old who is suffering from the clouded vision of macular degeneration. He struggles to establish human connections―even his emotional life is a blur.

As the novel begins, he is reconnecting with “The Gunners,” his group of childhood friends, after one of their members has committed suicide. Sally had distanced herself from all of them before ending her life, and she died harboring secrets about the group and its individuals. Mikey especially needs to confront dark secrets about his own past and his father. How much of this darkness accounts for the emotional stupor Mikey is suffering from as he reaches his maturity? And can The Gunners, prompted by Sally’s death, find their way to a new day? The core of this adventure, made by Mikey, Alice, Lynn, Jimmy, and Sam, becomes a search for the core of truth, friendship, and forgiveness.

Publication date is March 20, 2018

BLACK SWANS by Eve Babitz – 

A new reissue of Babitz’s collection of nine stories that look back on the 1980s and early 1990s―decades of dreams, drink, and glimpses of a changing world. Black Swans further celebrates the phenomenon of Eve Babitz, cementing her reputation as the voice of a generation. 

Publication date is April 10, 2018


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