Coming in 2018: Divorce, Dog Style by Maria Flook

Maria FlookA beleaguered womanizer, Grafton, attempts to win back an old girlfriend, Caroline, whose son has recently died in a wind turbine accident.  Yet there are other men and ex-lovers in line before him, including a veterinarian who is coming to her house to put down Caroline’s dog with the “two-injection method.”  Caroline plans to commemorate the event with a formal dinner party, which features a cast of volatile guests, some invited, some not.  The novel takes place in one day.  Flook’s iconic blend of black comedy, biting wisdom, and characteristic lyricism explores the raw sanctuaries where women and men connect and disconnect.

 

Coming in 2018: The Guardian Angel of Lawyers by Laura Chalar

bw_chalar_small-1-of-1A well-respected lawyer is haunted by a crime he committed in his youth. Violence between a young couple offers a harried criminal judge an unlikely chance for redemption. A controversial college professor enlists one of his students to obtain the skull of a murderer in order to prove a groundbreaking theory. In this collection of stories, many of them drawing from her experience of the legal profession, Uruguayan author Laura Chalar explores issues of morality and conflict, shedding light on our most questionable actions and on the enduring effects of the things we do to others and ourselves.

Stay tuned for more about Laura and her upcoming collection!

Welcome Back!

Roundabout Press welcomes you back! Our long hiatus has ended. We have a new site, a new staff, and have been filling our upcoming catalogue with new fiction by authors willing to challenge conventions.

On the site, you’ll see the books we’ve published in the past, which are still available for purchase. As the new books roll off the press, they will appear for sale there alongside our backlist, as well as in internet and real-world bookstores. We encourage you to purchase directly through us to better help keep us running and able to produce physical books of the highest quality, books that offer a rewarding aesthetic experience for our authors and our readers.

What we need now is a team of writers to cover the underbelly of the literary scene for Uncommon Sense, our blog for topics at the fringe. That means digging into the past and wading in the currents of contemporary literature to find things less exposed to the mainstream.

To apply, send a brief cover letter describing your literary interests and why you’re a good fit. Also, please include a sample post (500 words max) to demonstrate the direction and quality of your work. Send materials to editor@roundaboutpress.com with “Uncommon Sense” in the subject line. Since our operating budget is quite low right now, we can pay only in dedicated editorial support and promotion of your work.
Again, the hardiest welcomes from the gang here at Roundabout Press!