BANTAM VENISS TO DEBUT SEPTEMBER 26
Veniss Underground is out from Bantam Books in the U.S. and Canada September 26th (trade paperback). You can pre-order on Amazon. This edition includes the related stories "The Sea, Mendeho, and Moonlight," "Balzac's War," "Detectives and Cadavers," and "A Heart for Lucretia." (All of which do, of course, appear in my collection Secret Life.) If you read this blog, chances are you've already bought Veniss. But it will do my nerves a world of good if you buy a copy of the Bantam edition--for a friend if you liked it, for an enemy if you loathed it. The point is--this is my first book from a major publisher in the U.S. (the disease doesn't really count, since I only edited that one) and I'd like it to do well. It should be available on the new fiction trade paper back in all Borders, among other cool places. I appreciate your support. The Bantam listing is here.
Also, I really can't say enough about Juliet Ulman and her staff at Bantam. She's wonderful, and very funny, too. I seem blessed when it comes to editors.
By the way--Evil Monkey alerted me that "some dumbass bought the venissunderground.com site out from under you about five minutes after it became available again." So that site has now moved to: http://www.veniss-underground.com.