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Indie Spotlight on Verso Books

By Priyanka Joshi, Elizabeth Haslam and William Swift

New Releases

The Last Sane Woman by Hannah Regel

The Last Sane Woman is a gripping exploration of a woman's descent into madness set against a backdrop of societal expectations and personal trauma. The protagonist grapples with her unravelling sanity while navigating a world where reality and delusion are blurred. Regel's writing is poetic and raw, with vivid imagery that immerses the reader in the protagonist's turbulent inner world. Her prose is both introspective and unflinchingly honest, capturing the complexities of mental illness with sensitivity and nuance. This book is perfect for readers who enjoy character-driven stories with deep psychological insights and a poetic touch.

The Price is Wrong: Why Capitalism Won’t Save the Planet by Brett Christophers

The Price Is Wrong examines the economic and social impacts of price setting and market dynamics; exploring historical case studies to show how pricing policies have evolved and their long-term consequences. Christophers combines rigorous analysis with an engaging narrative by illustrating how pricing affects inequality and societal well-being. The writing is clear and insightful making complex economic concepts accessible to a wide audience. For anyone looking to understand the hidden mechanisms of market pricing and its far-reaching consequences, whether an economics student, a policy maker or a curious reader, Christophers' work offers valuable insights into the forces shaping our world.

Faraway the Southern Sky by Joseph Andras

Faraway the Southern Sky is a poignant novel that captures the essence of human resilience and the quest for justice. Set against a landscape of political turmoil, the story follows a young revolutionary fighting for freedom and dignity in an oppressive regime. Andras' writing is lyrical yet uncompromisingly direct as it weaves together personal and political narratives with elegance and intensity. His richly detailed prose paints vivid scenes that immerse the reader in the protagonist's world. Faraway the Southern Sky offers a gripping and thought-provoking experience for readers seeking both a literary journey and a reflection on the human condition.

Notable Reads

Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation by Mateo Hoke and Cate Malek

Over the last sixty years, the relationship between Israel and Palestine has become one of the world’s most widely reported human rights crises. In Palestine Speaks men and women from the West Bank and Gaza describe how their own lives have been affected by this commonly misunderstood conflict. From children and soldiers to professional athletes, the range of eyewitness accounts within this book brings to light the near-universal experience of personal tragedy for the people living within these areas. The testimonies within this rare and powerful book speak to the courage of the individuals telling their own stories.


On Extinction: Beginning Again At The End by Ben Ware

At a time when the threat from climate change seems stronger than ever, On Extinction takes a philosophical approach to this desperate situation. As the human race faces “the end of all things,” Ben Ware claims that facing the apocalyptic future head-on is the only way to examine the current state of our planet. Drawing on lessons from Kant, Hegel, Adorno and Lacan, as well as pop culture and ecology, Ware argues that the most urgent issues of our times can only be resolved when we treat our collective end as the starting point. This heavy topic is imbued with moments of comedy, making it not only an important read but also a highly enjoyable one. 

Bluebeard’s Castle by Anna Biller

When successful British Mystery Writer, Judith Moore, is swept off her feet by the charming and handsome Baron, a whirlwind romance ensues. However, once the honeymoon is over, Judith finds herself trapped in her new husband’s secluded Gothic castle, battling internal and external demons, including gaslighting, alcoholism and domestic abuse. Anna Biller gives the old tale of Bluebeard a feminist and Gothic makeover in this sexy yet troubling modern romance which, through Judith’s layered fantasy life with many parallels to that of the Gothic female romance heroine, looks at why women stay in abusive relationships. This subversive reimagining of the classic tale of Bluebeard is a must-read for fans of Jane Eyre.



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