Fiction

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Wild Milk
Sabrina Orah Mark
Wild Milk is like Borscht Belt meets Leonora Carrington; it's like Donald Barthelme meets Pony Head; it’s like the Brothers Grimm meet Beckett in his swim trunks at the beach. In other words, this remarkable collection of stories is unlike anything else you’ve read.
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Fat City
A Novel
Leonard Gardner
Fat City is a vivid novel of allegiance and defeat, of the potent promise of the good life and the desperation and drink that waylay those whom it eludes. Stockton, California, is the setting: the Lido Gym, the Hotel Coma, Main Street lunchrooms and dingy bars, days like long twilights in houses obscured by untrimmed shrubs and black walnut trees.
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A Brief History of Seven Killings
A Novel
Marlon James
Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, Marlon James combines masterful storytelling with his unrivaled skill at characterization and his meticulous eye for detail to forge a novel of dazzling ambition and scope.
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The Story of the Lost Child
The Fourth and Final Neapolitan Novel
Elena Ferrante
"Nothing quite like this has ever been published before," proclaimed The Guardian newspaper about the Neapolitan Novels in 2014. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the third book in the series, was an international best seller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
A Novel
Ocean Vuong
Poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling
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A Student of History
Nina Revoyr
A Student of History explores both the beginnings of Los Angeles and the present-day dynamics of race and class. It offers a window into the usually hidden world of high society, and the influence of historic families on current events. Like Great Expectations and The Great Gatsby, it features, in Rick Nagano, a young man of modest means who is nav
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Minutes of Glory and Other Stories
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
A dazzling short story collection from the person Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie calls "one of the greatest writers of our time".
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Dead Men's Trousers
The Grand Finale of Trainspotting
Irvine Welsh
The gang from Trainspotting have mostly cleaned up their act… until they are drawn back together to Scotland for one last scheme – a scheme one of them won't survive. It’s an action-packed, hilarious and rollicking trip, as well as a moving elegy to the crew.
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Negrophobia
An Urban Parable
Darius James
Darius James's scabrous, unapologetically raunchy, truly hilarious, and deeply scary Negrophobia is a wild-eyed reckoning with the mutating insanity of American racism.
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Lost Children Archive
A novel
Valeria Luiselli
Lost Children Archive is a novel about archiving all that we don't want to lose. Luiselli looks into the American present as well as its history: into Native American history, and the many intersections between American and Mexican history that are and have always been there. This is the perfect American road trip novel for right now. —Tommy Orange
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Southern Nights
Night People, Arise and Walk, Baby Cat Face
Barry Gifford
A collection of three of Gifford's wildest and weirdest Southern gothic novels.
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Largesse of the Sea Maiden
Stories
Denis Johnson
A bewitching epitaph. Nobody reported from the haunted depths of American life quite like Johnson. - Recommended by Michael
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Hazards of Time Travel
Joyce Carol Oates
An ingenious, dystopian novel of one young woman's resistance against the constraints of an oppressive society, from the inventive imagination of Joyce Carol Oates
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Evening in Paradise
More Stories
Lucia Berlin
A collection of previously uncompiled stories from the short-story master and literary sensation Lucia Berlin.

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