The Beforeland

Set in the Mojave Desert and the suburbs of Southern California, this revelatory novel moves swiftly among characters caught between the deprivations of the past and the mysteries of the future. With unflinching precision and stunning prose, Vallianatos unearths the vulnerability and volatility at our cores.


Persephone in the Late Anthropocene

Through lyric verse, magical-realist prose poems, and speculative crypto-studies of the Anthropocene, this ecopoetic collection explores both environmental crisis and the nature of story itself.


Grace for Grace

These wildly imaginative stories present characters in search of meaning and belonging, and often, at the same time, redemption and revenge.



This riveting debut is a reclamation of power for black women and nonbinary people whose bodies have become the very weapons used against them.


Big Familia

With wit, insight, and tenderness, this novel explores the complexities of desire, devotion, and the mysteries of the heart.