Reminiscent of the work of Nobel Prize laureate Svetlana Alexievich, What Have You Left Behind? powerfully draws together civilian accounts of the Yemeni civil war and serves as a vital reminder of the scale of the human tragedy behind the headlines.
A critical, satirical take on Philippine-American history, a powerful contribution to the postcolonial canon, and a fearless exploration of the limits of metafiction, INSURRECTO is a novel about women - artists, lovers, revolutionaries, daughters - finding their way to their own truths and histories.
Feverish and forthright, Pond is an absorbing chronicle of the pitfalls and pleasures of a solitudinous life told by an unnamed woman living on the cusp of a coastal town. Claire-Louise Bennett's startlingly original debut collection slips effortlessly between worlds and is by turns darkly funny and deeply moving.
Mixing fiction with non-fiction, the campus novel with the lecture, The Netanyahus is a wildly inventive, genre-bending comedy of blending, identity, and politics - 'An Account of A Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family' that finds Joshua Cohen at the height of his powers.
A novel in epistolary form, BOLT FROM THE BLUE charts the relationship between a mother and her artistic daughter over the course of thirty-odd years, and offers a partial and subjective account of British contemporary art since the mid-1980s.
A tender meditation on friendship and the importance of community, Brian is also a slantwise work of film criticism, one that is not removed from its subject matter, but rather explores with great feeling how art gives meaning to and enriches our lives.