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Tucumcari

by Monica Carter

The narrator of Patrick Parks’s surrealistic novel "Tucumcari" is a man who floats through memories and time, addressing ash-covered cities, the atom bomb, and his wife. Lean, direct prose anchors his feverish meanderings. Fantastical... Read More

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Theory of Bastards

by Monica Carter

Audrey Schulman’s engrossing novel is a combination of dystopian fiction, science fiction, and a love story, uniting bonobos and survival in the not-so-distant future. Dr. Francine Burk, a recent MacArthur winner, has decided to share... Read More

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Old Rendering Plant

by Monica Carter

Slim, feverish, and grim, the novella eulogizes the darkness of Germany’s history. How well do you know your neighborhood? The earth beneath you? These two questions lead to the cultivated, dream-state prose of Wolfgang Hilbig’s "Old... Read More

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Get Well Soon

by Monica Carter

A misanthropic lead makes this humorous, character-driven novel impossible to forget. Marie-Sabine Roger, author of Soft in the Head and Afternoons with Margueritte, continues with character-driven narratives in her third novel, "Get... Read More

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The End

by Monica Carter

"The End" is vivid and irascible as it confronts the reality of aging, regrets, and death. Famed actress Fernanda Torres’s debut novel, "The End", is a brutally unflinching look at the lifelong friendships of five aging male friends... Read More

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Berlin Red

by Monica Carter

"Berlin Red" is a true literary thriller that highlights all the intrepid strategy in espionage and the fight for survival. "Berlin Red", Sam Eastland’s seventh installment of the popular Inspector Pekkala series, is a smartly plotted,... Read More

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