Castaways, by Pablo Monforte

Staff Pick

This wonderful graphic novel pairs gorgeous art from Laura Perez and Joamette Gil with Monforte's dual-time-period narrative. In 1980s Madrid and 1990s Barcelona, we follow Alejandro and Julio as they go from their first meeting to falling in love, then on to heartbreak and an eventual reunion. Along the way we witness the characters' dreams and anxieties and experience the beauty and fragility of human connections.

 

 


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By Pablo Monforte, Laura Perez (Illustrator), Silvia Perea Labayen (Translated by), Joamette Gil (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781506727349
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Published: Dark Horse Books - February 8th, 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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$16.95
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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$26.00
ISBN: 9780593538814
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 2nd, 2022

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