Nadifa Mohamed’s The Orchard of Lost Souls is a haunting and powerful novel.
Dave Eggers’s The Circle; Richard Powers’s Orfeo
Auntie man? Black writer? Negress? In The Women, Hilton Als is Hilton Als.
Martín Adan’s The Cardboard House; José Manuel Prieto’s Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia
How did everything a writer had known and loved come violently apart?
In the short stories of Tenth of December, the impression of chaos belies a careful design.
Ayana Mathis’s The Twelve Tribes of Hattie; Andrey Platonov’s Happy Moscow
Edward P. Jones’s characters know that everything they’ve worked for might suddenly be taken from them.
In Black Bazaar, characters vent and stumble over their shared obsession with the colonial past.
A.M. Homes’s May We Be Forgiven; Sherman Alexie’s Blasphemy.