Transactions of the Flesh is Ex Occidente Press’ tribute to French author Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848-1907).
The book features stories by JK Huysmans, Mark Valentine, Jonathan Wood, Jeremy Reed, Adam Golaski, DP Watts, and many others, as well as myself.
The anthology can now be pre-ordered and comes in two beautiful versions, deluxe lettered exemplars and numbered exemplars.
The deluxe lettered exemplars will have
- black cover adorned with a full-size blind embossed facsimile of Huysmans’ hand-writing, visible through die cut spy hole
- photographic endpapers showing Huysmans through a monocle embedded in the round die-cut
- black edges
- black silk ribbon with a loop of Husymans’ facsimile signature printed on in gold.
- gilt title to spine
- 5 raised bands
The numbered exemplars will have
- black Tsarina cloth
- die-cut hole
- photographic endpapers showing a facsimile of Huysmans’ handwriting, visible through spy hole.
- black silk ribbon with a loop of Husymans’ facsimile signature printed on it in gold!
- gilt title to spine.
Both versions of the book have free shipping and can be preordered from Zagava Books and Jonas Ploeger by emailing books AT zagava DOT de.
(Image: Illustration to the 1931 version of JK Huysmans novel Á Rebours, via Wikimedia Commons.)