<3’s to Patti
Thank you to all who helped LAUNCH Derek Palacio last week by buying your share package of How to Shake the Other Man. Four books in, and we are continually heartened by the large number of people excited to read novellas.
If you missed LAUNCH week, never fear: regularly priced copies are available on the site now. Team Nouvella hopes you enjoy!
Last day to launch How to Shake the Other Man! Don’t miss your chance to get a signed first edition, an ebook, and a handwritten thank-you note from the author.
In addition to Erin McGraw calling it “gorgeous,” Jennine Capo Crucet calling it “unflinching,” and Caitlin Horrocks calling it “electrifying and haunting,” a Goodreads reviewer also strongly recommends you be wary of the “unorthodox sex content.”
“a very strange but emtional short story about for one another. this novella may not appeal to everyone due to it’s unorthodox sexual content but if you can look past that the story may be worth the read.”
From a How to Shake the Other Man Goodreads review. In addition to the novella’s brilliance, it also has a special knack for identifying homophobia.
LAUNCH week for Derek Palacio’s How to Shake the Other Man is already half gone, and there are so few share packages left on our shelves that they’re getting lonely.
THERE IS ONLY A MINUTE OR SO LEFT IN THE MATCH, Javi is certain, but he has never sparred for this long before, a full extra round three days before his first fight. He wonders if Oscar is still watching him or if he has gone to check his books or instruct the other fighters, or maybe even inspect the equipment. Oscar has been circling the gym nonstop since Marcel’s shooting ten days ago. It’s still not clear what happened. Gunshots and two bodies: one Marcel’s, the other, one of his coffee vendors. Javi thinks the not knowing is Oscar’s reason for pacing his mats. The man stands still long enough and the whole world hits him. Better to keep moving. Better to keep ducking the punch. Which is all Javi can manage to do right now. He long ago gave up trying to beat his partner, a better fighter than Javi, which had been Oscar’s intent.
“You won’t learn anything stepping on chickadees,” he told Javi this morning. “Got to peck a rooster if you want to take down the henhouse.
The launch packages for Derek Palacio’s How to Shake the Other Man are flying off the virtual shelves. Get your signed, limited first-edition copy, ebook and handwritten thank-you note before they’re gone. And as an added bonus: If you reblog this post, you’ll be entered to win one of these handsome, limited edition, silkscreened Novella Month posters that we’re not releasing ‘til next month.
Only 200 share packages, and they’re going fast after only day one. $16 for a signed first edition copy, handwritten thank you note from the author, and e-book version of the novella. This one’s right in front of you, guys. Don’t kick yourself later.
$16 (plus $4 S&H) gets you a signed, numbered limited-first-edition copy of the novella, an ebook file, and a handwritten thank-you note from Mr. Palacio himself.
One week. Only 200 launch packages. See what Erin McGraw, Jennine Capó Crucet and Caitlin Horrocks have to say about it and why Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading selected an excerpt to publish in March.
AND, for anyone that reblogs this post, you’ll be entered to win one of our silkscreened, limited-edition Novella Month posters that we are showing the world for the first time this very instant. Get it before anyone else can even reach for their electronic wallet and help us spread the word about this incredible novella.