If I Survive You, by Jonathan Escoffery

Staff Pick

The failure of the American Dream reverberates throughout Escoffery's debut collection of linked stories. In electric prose and a deft weave of heartbreak and humor, the author tracks a family’s experience fleeing the violence of Jamaica—only to be met by the harsh landscape of the US, a place notably inhospitable to anyone deemed other. As they struggle to make a home for themselves despite seemingly insurmountable odds, including hardships that threaten them as both individuals and a family, these characters nonetheless remain driven to survive and to escape their marginal condition and truly belong.   

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ISBN: 9780374605988
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Published: MCD - September 6th, 2022

First Love, by Gwendoline Riley

Staff Pick

With spare prose and detached narration, Riley's fifth novel--reissued here by NYRB--tells the story of Neve, a writer in her mid-thirties whose relationships with parents and husband are toxic to the point of threatening to stick to the reader like grime. In tracing the battles we engage in with ourselves and other people, Riley has unleashed excruciating--yet beautiful--language to craft an utterly honest and terrifying narrative of human relationships.



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ISBN: 9781681376905
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Published: New York Review Books - September 13th, 2022

The Last White Man, by Mohsin Hamid

Staff Pick

Both timely and timeless, Hamid's Kafkaesque short novel centers on Anders, one of many white people who wake to find they've become dark-skinned. From this startling opening, Hamid deploys his storytelling skills to interrogate racial anxiety and bigotry. It's a tale of racial metamorphosis told by a master.

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ISBN: 9780593538814
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 2nd, 2022