Aaron Thier is the author of The Ghost Apple. His new novel, Mr. Eternity, will be published in August 2016.
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?
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.
Maureen F. McHugh's After the Apocalypse; Joshua Cohen's Four New Messages
Samuel Beckett wants you to have a less bad day.
With We Others, Steven Millhauser remains the master of the inevitable ending in American fiction.