Tender is the Flesh, by Agustina Bazterrica

Staff Pick

With the force of prophecy, Bazterrica's novel looks at what happens when human meat is substituted for that of animals--which has become poisoned--offering a glimpse of the lengths society may go to preserve, and justify, the status quo, Written in detached, powerful prose, the narrative interrogates the rot at the center of capitalism, exposing its moral failure as a system in which everything can be turned into a commodity for mass consumption under the right conditions.




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By Agustina Bazterrica, Sarah Moses (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781982150921
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Published: Scribner - August 4th, 2020

My Pinup, by HIlton Als

Staff Pick

Expanded from a Harper's article, Als's meditation on love, loss, sex, and queerness uses the potent allure of Prince as a lens through which to interrogate the complexities of his own life. Focusing on his failed love affairs, his reckoning with queerness, and the pressures of the white power structure, he has produced tender, all too human profiles of both Prince and himself.


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ISBN: 9780811234498
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Published: New Directions - November 1st, 2022

The Trees, by Percival Everett

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Everett’s Booker-shortlisted novel combines laugh-out-loud satire with the very real horrors that white supremacy has inflicted upon people of color, particularly Black people. It's a hard thing for a narrative about lynching and its legacy to pull off, but this book makes you laugh with one line--even as the next makes you recoil with fear and disgust. The story begins with the murder of a white man, the descendant of one of Emmett Till's killers--with beside him a corpse that eerily resembles Emmett. From there, Everett conducts a grim tour of America’s lynchings, ratcheting up the momentum as he goes.



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ISBN: 9781644450642
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 21st, 2021