Category: Literature

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All That Man Is by David Szalay

★★★★☆ Composed of nine discrete sections, each running around forty pages in length, David Szalay’s All That Man Is (shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize) is a series of character snapshots about aging...

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Borders by Roy Jacobsen

★★★★★ Set in the Ardennes region of France, Belgium, and Luxembourg, Roy Jacobsen’s fine novel Borders (translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw) is a multi-layered saga of philosophical geopolitics and...

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Loner by Teddy Wayne

★★★★☆ Teddy Wayne’s third novel Loner is a brave and precise portrait of a tense, prevalent subject. As with the opioid epidemic, sexual assault is undoubtedly widespread yet is too often hushed behind closed...

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Nutshell by Ian McEwan

★★★★☆ “So here I am, upside down in a woman,” opens Ian McEwan’s surprisingly successful new novel Nutshell, which is narrated by the unborn child of a nine-months-pregnant woman. Readers may wince at this...

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Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy

★★★☆☆ Anuradha Roy’s Sleeping on Jupiter tells the story of Nomi, a young documentary filmmaker who travels back to the seaside town of Jarmuli, India to confront the long-buried secrets of her past. “I...