from BOA Editions



These stories navigate turbulent waters from American shores, Aegean islands, and both sides of the Bosphorus. Thereís a new version of the Adam and Eve story as well as a contemporary take on Ovidís songs.

A woman with a birthmark in the shape of a map has a penchant for risky travel.

A contemporary Oedipus, living with his mother in a house full of cats, is cured of his blindness.

A treatise on monsters. A Bulgarian migrant cleaning woman whose gold teeth turn silver.

Odysseus and Penelope contemplate the Trojan War of a long marriage from both sides of the Golden Horn.

A herd of goats gnaw on notepads stolen from a NYC hotel.

An argument with caffeine.

Obnoxious peacocks, a camera that records a sheep slaughter.

A man called Adam paints scenes on his Eva's back.

Tourists stuff their bags with fiery food in an attempt to imbibe the land.

Lost empires are contemplated and mourned, a young woman starves herself while trying to follow her father toward sainthood.

Lightning strikes, minds are lost to disease, new languages are invented.

An anthropologist communicates with an icon of the Virgin Mary. Perfect, stillborn lambs are buried beneath an olive tree.

A girl named Hera buys junk food, another named Artemis drinks soy milk; both eat ice cream called "Nirvana."