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The Fifth Sense by Erik Nickerson 0

The Fifth Sense by Erik Nickerson

★★★☆☆ The Fifth Sense by Erik Nickerson is the story of a girl raised in a society that believes the eyes are vestigial organs that only confuse people, yet Apple Peterson is curious. When...

Lanny by Max Porter 0

Lanny by Max Porter

★★★★☆ A controlled, experimental novel about local folklore and the way we communicate, Max Porter’s Lanny is an impressive follow-up to his highly-acclaimed 2016 debut Grief Is the Thing with Feathers. Set in a...

Orange World by Karen Russell 0

Orange World by Karen Russell

★★★★☆ For a long time, it felt like there was no place for magic in contemporary literature. Ghosts, spirits, and devils were a thing for comics and chunky TOR paperbacks; highbrow fiction didn’t deal...

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The Ash Family by Molly Dektar

★★☆☆☆ “You can’t be a non-conformist if you don’t drink coffee,” the South Park goth kids famously told Stan during his cultural initiation. Molly Dektar’s debut novel The Ash Family invokes the same paradox...

EEG-Daša-Drndić 0

EEG by Daša Drndić

★★★★☆ Daša Drndić’s final novel EEG is a hypnotic and challenging treatise about trauma and history and the importance of painful remembrance. Originally published in 2016 (two years before her death) and translated from...

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Spring by Ali Smith

★★★★★ Ali Smith’s Spring is one of the great literary achievements of 2019: it is a novel of vitality in every sense of the word, as energetic and lively as it is timely and...