TAKE A TRIP TO THE ’90S, into the mind of an addict, and to a small fictional town trying to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.
The Seventh Function of Language By Laurent Binet An affectionate send-up of an Umberto Eco–style intellectual thriller that doubles as an exemplar of the genre, filled with suspense, elaborate conspiracies, and exotic locales.
New People By Danzy Senna If a woman sabotages her own life but there’s no one around to hear her, does she make a sound? That’s the question underlying this taut novel about a couple grappling with guilt, race, and desire in the late ’90s.
The Locals By Jonathan Dee The Pulitzer-prize finalist’s latest work focuses on a small town touched by the New American Values: greed, paranoia, and spite. No wonder it’s been billed as the Hillbilly
Elegy of novels.
Lights On, Rats Out By Cree LeFavour Ever sat in therapy wondering what was going on in the other chair (or what a third-degree burn felt like)? Look no further than this harrowing memoir of self-harm told through the prism of a psychiatrist’s notes.
Moving Kings By Joshua Cohen This lively story of the fraught ties that bind an American, Republican Jew and his Israeli family makes another strong case for Cohen’s admission into the ranks of the Great American Novelists.