Publisher: Coffee House Press
Think “sexy Wall-E”: Trafik is a super fun, zany, engaging read, full of fun Easter egg references to history and pop culture. There’s also a very touching thread about the enduring importance of books and art.
Trafik is a fantastic mix of sci-fi and experimental literary fiction. We’re discovering that readers increasingly look to Coffee House to find the intersection of highly literary and genre work, so this fits right in with that.
Rikki is a legend with an enthusiastic readership. This is her tenth novel, the third with Coffee House. She has also published many books of poetry and is a well-known visual artist. She has won an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award and two Lannan Literary Awards, and was a finalist for the NBCC Award.
Rikki’s past work has been beloved by indie booksellers, and we plan to get lots of bookseller support for Trafik early on.
Past review coverage for Rikki’s work has included the New York Times,Los Angeles Times,The Nation,Boston Globe, and more. We’ll include highlights of past praise in the frontmatter of the book.
For fans of Yoko Tawada’s The Emissary, Jeff VanderMeer’s Dead Astronauts, and Philip K. Dick/Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.