Playboy by Constance Debre

Staff Pick

The striking Love Me Tender introduced Debre's distinctive auto-fiction to English speaking readers; now indie press Semiotext(e) backs up a bit to issue an earlier work. Playboy shows the author developing her style with short, powerful prose and documenting how she's overhauled her lifestyle by sleeping around with little care for the outcome of her choices--an abandonment readers may revel in as they follow this singular force putting her stamp on the literary world.



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By Constance Debre, Holly James (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781635902105
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Published: Semiotext(e) - April 9th, 2024

James by Percival Everett

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Everett tells his enthralling fiction from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn's enslaved Jim's point of view--but you don't need to have read the Twain canon to appreciate and enjoy this twist on one of the Great American Novels. In it, the acclaimed Everett lays bare the cruel soul of the United States in the form of an enveloping adventure, while also treating readers to his trademark dark humor--and thereby cementing himself as one of the 21st century's best writers.


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ISBN: 9780385550369
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Published: Doubleday - March 19th, 2024

Leaving by Roxana Robinson

Staff Pick

Sarah shattered Warren's heart when she broke up with him in college. The two went on to start families with others, but when they meet again forty years later in New York, they find their love is still there. Things are more complicated now, however, as the feelings of grown children take priority over their parents' happiness. Robinson's poignant story delves into aging, parenting, and the apparent diminishing of one's relevance with age, even as the ability to love and find joy remains intact.


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ISBN: 9781324065388
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 13th, 2024