Vol.1 Brooklyn’s June 2016 Book Preview

June 2016 brings with it a host of eagerly anticipated books–everything from a history of the great Chicago space The Empty Bottle to new novels by longtime Vol.1 Brooklyn favorites Alexis M. Smith and Gabriel Blackwell. June also brings with it candid memoirs, debut novels, cosmic horror, and fictional takes on everything from South Africa’s recent history to the planet’s future. Here’s a look at some of the books that have caught our eye for the month to come.

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An Abundance of Invocations in the Trailer For “A Book of Uncommon Prayer”

Due out next month from Outpost19, the new anthology A Book of Uncommon Prayer finds dozens of writers revisiting the invocation. The book was edited by Matthew Vollmer, and features contributions from the likes of Leslie Jamison, Gabriel Blackwell, Scott Cheshire, Courtney Maum, Benjamin Samuel, Robert Lopez, and Catherine Lacey. And there’s a trailer for it, featuring music by Alicia Jo Rabins, which you can watch below.

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