Fiction Archive

Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor

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Its comfort in the grotesque, the casual nature of it, is the most disturbing yet captivating aspect of the novel. Melchor’s debut drowns the reader in ominous truth, accentuating real life through fiction.

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

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Emily St. John Mandel’s new novel continues her project of examining the immeasurable possibilities available in a single life.

Whiteout Conditions by Tariq Shah

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In Tariq Shah’s debut novel, the protagonists finds a sliver of life in a world of death and, with that, a tiny bit of grace.

Real Life by Brandon Taylor

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Brandon Taylor’s new novel explores the anxiety of being alive, the exhaustion of being black in America, and the cruelty that is embedded in human interaction.

Weather by Jenny Offill

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Jenny Offill’s new novel is collection of portraits, of individual truths and national anguish, curated by a quietly unravelling woman.

Black Sunday by Tola Rotimi Abraham

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In Tola Rotimi Abraham’s debut novel, two young girls see the linkage of sex, money, and religion on the path to power.

Blue Flowers by Carola Saavedra

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Obsessive love is a theme as old as the Iliad, but Saavedra’s novel gives it her own enigmatic twist, joining the ranks of Latin American authors who are transforming our literary landscape in vivid, thrilling ways.

Cleanness by Garth Greenwell

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Greenwell’s novel feels at once perilously modern and coolly baroque; a Sebaldian melancholy wafts up like a fog through the spaces in his lovingly turned sentences.

Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey

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In Miranda Popkey’s debut novel, conversation has the power to shape the story of a life.

The Hills Reply by Tarjei Vesaas

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Vesaas’s language is rich and thickening, replete with extended metaphors that are visionary, haunting, and half-mad, recalling the ebullient, runaway brushwork of Van Gogh.