The Night in Gethsemane, by Massimo Recalcati

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In his short meditation on the Agony in the Garden, Recalcati explores the intersection between Christ's humanity and divinity by focusing his own psychoanalytic lens on the most hopeless moments of the Passion. Examining the unanswered prayers, the silence of God, and the betrayal by His apostles, Recalcati traces the connection between Christ's fear and despair and that of mankind. The book is a compelling and brilliant analysis of how Christ’s agony speaks more about the human condition than it does about His own divine aspect.


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By Massimo Recalcati, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
ISBN: 9781609456221
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Published: Europa Compass - November 3rd, 2020

The Magic Fish, by Trung Le Nguyen

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Le Nguyen’s debut graphic novel is full of tenderness and love. The Magic Fish follows Tiâãen as he navigates young adulthood--his interactions with the world, his parents, and his friends made complicated by his uncertainty about whether to reveal his secrets. An immigration narrative, coming-out story, and the retelling of a fairy tale all in one, Le Nguyen's work reminds us how powerful story telling can be against the pernicious dangers of self-doubt, bigotry, and identity crises.  

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ISBN: 9781984851598
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Published: Random House Graphic - October 13th, 2020

Hades, Argentina, by Daniel Loedel

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Continuing the Latin American tradition of investigating and adjudicating a past filled with political turmoil and violence through fiction, Loedel's impressive debut focuses on a returned exile who hopes to bring back his dead love, one of the many Disappeared from his country's Dirty War. As the living interact with the dead, Loedel explores questions of guilt and the complex ways individuals respond to love and history--and announces himself as an exciting new voice in literature.



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ISBN: 9780593188644
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 12th, 2021