Stillhouse Press Publishes First Deluxe Box Set of Three Novellas

Available for Preorder Now

Stillhouse Press is thrilled to announce the release of three novellas-- The Rolodex Happenings, Liddle Deaths, and The Atlas of Remedies-- to be released March 5th, 2024. For the very first time, readers can get their hands on not one, but three new publications from Stillhouse Press. 

Described by Old Newgate Road and The Oregon Experiment author Keith Scribner as “smart, funny, playful, (...) a brilliant book from a truly original writer,” Dennis James Sweeney's The Rolodex Happenings follows Guy Sutter Jr. as he flips through a seemingly innocuous Rolodex discovered among his late father’s belongings. However, the yellowing typewritten cards recount moments of play, odd, joy, sexual awakening, jealousy and fear that compromise both a secret history and a startling new window into Guy’s own childhood.

Dennis James Sweeney is the author of You’re the Woods Too (Essay Press, 2023) and In the Antarctic Circle (Autumn House Press, 2021). His writing has appeared in Ecotone, Five Points, Ninth Letter, The New York Times, and The Southern Review, among others. Formerly a Small Press Editor of Entropy and Assistant Editor of Denver Quarterly, he has an MFA from Oregon State University and a PhD from the University of Denver. He currently lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he teaches at Amherst College.

Morgan Christie's Liddle Deaths follows fledgling writer Niya, who is expected to read the eulogy at her father’s funeral and finds she does cannot. In her grief, she seeks to reconcile the world she thought she knew with the history that now emerges—her parents’ declining marriage, her father’s mysterious medical troubles, her place in the family dynamic., all while, Niya grapples with the “editorial deaths” she sees in her own written work. Described by Wendy J. Fox, author of What If We Were Somewhere Else and If the Ice Had Held as "Beautifully written and artfully paced," Liddle Deaths details the search for meaning in our closest relationships and underscores the surprising ways a sense of duty can lead to new depths of compassion and understanding.

Morgan Christie's ’s work has appeared in Callaloo, Room, The Hawai’i Review, Sports Literate, as well as other publications. She is the author of four poetry chapbooks and her first full-length short story manuscript, “These Bodies” (Tolsun Books 2020), was nominated for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in fiction. She is the 2022 Arc Poetry Poem of the Year Prize recipient and her poetry chapbook, “when they come” (Black Sunflowers Press 2021) was featured in the Forward Arts Foundation’s National Poetry Day exhibit. Her collection People Without Wings was the winner of the 2022 Digging Chapbook Series Prize and her essay collection Boolean Logic was the winner of the Howling Bird Book Prize (2023). 

Paul Jaskunas’s The Atlas of Remedies follows Karolina as she steps out into the cold and unforgiving city streets to buy chamomile flowers--a tried-and-true remedy from her old life in Lithuania--frightened that the grippe will steal away the life of her beloved cousin, the only family she has in New York. Meanwhile, her children struggle to navigate through Cossack-occupied Europe to reach the port of Hamburg and sail to America for a desperately sought reunion. Set in 1901, Paul Jaskunas’s multi-generational immigrant saga in-miniature nimbly blends historical realism with a dreamlike aesthetic to create a unique and arresting portrait of one family fervently hoping that America will make good on its promise. Paul Jaskunas’s writing is gorgeous and precise, and his affection for these characters illuminates every page," stated Michelle Ross, author of Shapeshifting, They Kept Running and There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You "The Atlas of Remedies is a dazzling accomplishment. ” 

Paul Jaskunas is the author of the novel Hidden (Free Press), which won the Friends of American Writers Award, and of Mother Ship, a poetry chapbook forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, America, Tab: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics, and The Vilnius Review, among many other publications. Since 2008, he has taught literature and writing at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, where he edits Full Bleed, an annual journal devoted to the intersection of the visual and literary arts.  

 

The Rolodex Happenings, Liddle Deaths, and The Atlas of Remedies are available for preorder now and will be released March 5th, 2024. For more information, visit Stillhouse Press's website here

Stillhouse Press is George Mason University’s teaching press, one of the few literary presses in the country designed to give students the keys to the publishing house, offering experiential education in the field of publishing to undergraduate and graduate students alike. The Rolodex Happenings, Liddle Deaths, and The Atlas of Remedies are their first deluxe box set of novellas.