Too Much of Life, by Clarice Lispector

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The continuing translation of Clarice Lispector's oeuvre into English reaches new heights with the release of her complete crónicas--essays--which appeared in a Brazilian newspaper at the peak of her career between 1967 and 1973. These short nonfiction pieces complement Lispector’s brilliant novels and short stories, bringing her trademark passion and flair for observation to a range of topics. Her readers already know her as a writer granted special access to humanity’s inner workings, and this collection only deepens our admiration for her powers. 

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ISBN: 9780811226790
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Published: New Directions - September 27th, 2022

Severance, by Ling Ma

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When Shen Fever--a fungal infection causing its victims to repeat mindless routines until it kills them--wipes out most of the global population, Candace Chen agrees to stay on as a member of the skeleton crew at her office, a sojourn that leads to her joining a band of the seemingly immune on their journey to the Facility for supplies and refuge from the post-apocalyptic landscape. Though published a year before the COVID-19 pandemic began, this novel is a chilling and sometimes funny commentary on work, memory, and identity in a time of plague and mass death.  

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By Ling Ma
ISBN: 9781250214997
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Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019

You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty, by Akwaeke Emezi

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Five years after the love of her life is killed in a car accident, artist Feyi is finally ready to start dating again. After a few casual hookups, she begins a relationship with Nasir, who gets her a spot in a high-profile art show on the island of his youth. Once there, Feyi meets Nasir’s celebrity chef father, and realizes that she has stronger feelings for him than for his son.  A romance that explores the relationship between love and grief, this novel is filled with steamy encounters, complicated family dynamics, and beautiful scenery. 

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ISBN: 9781982188702
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Published: Atria Books - May 24th, 2022