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Gulfs and Storms

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The presence in Belle Boggs’ new novel of the Gulf of Mexico parallels an exploration of the other gulfs that threaten us: between politics and art, art and money, and between people of different beliefs.

Let Me Out Here by Emily W. Pease

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The South, to Emily Pease, is “beautiful and memory-rich, with a layer of dark.” The same could be said about her stories, though the layer of dark within is thick and permeates the whole—like the heat on an August day in the South, nothing is left untouched by it.

Trump Sky Alpha by Mark Doten

Mark Doten’s novel opens with the fictional Trump making a bad decision. All over the world, the internet has gone down. When it comes back up, for reasons no one quite understands, he uses the nuclear codes.

Last Night in Nuuk by Niviaq Korneliussen

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Niviaq Korneliussen’s novel is short, only around two hundred pages, but it moves like a bullet: powerful, emotionally dense, and over much more quickly than I wanted it to be.

The Day the Sun Died by Yan Lianke

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Yan Lianke’s new novel asks: Are we dreamwalking through our entire lives?

The Houseguest and Other Stories by Amparo Dávila

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Amparo Dávila’s collection is reminiscent of Shirley Jackson, Franz Kafka, and Edgar Allen Poe, and tests the limits of fiction.

The Lake on Fire, by Rosellen Brown

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In response to her novel, The Lake on Fire, Rosellen Brown has been compared to both Jane Austen and Tillie Olsen.