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Madras Press publishes new series of books

A pocketful of riches

Madras Press’s new series of books boasts an embarrassment of riches: Alfred Hitchcock, David Foster Wallace, and Lydia Davis, a master of the very, very short story. The books are 5-by-5-inch squares, a shape founder Sumanth Prabhaker favors because it can fit in a pocket or a bag and, as he puts it, “you almost have to cradle them as you read.”

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