Pearl by Siân Hughes

Staff Pick

This debut novel is so good it tempts one to dust off that old saw, "If you only read one book this year ..." When Marianne was eight years old, her mother left one day and never came back. This event reverberates throughout her life and makes our narrator the fascinating seeker that she is. Hughes's narrative explores trauma and how it's felt on the body, but also the way it resonates through the stories we tell ourselves and how we get over it. As intensely felt as an open razor on the skin, Pearl is a book that leaves lasting and strangely beautiful scars.

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ISBN: 9781911648529
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Published: The Indigo Press - September 19th, 2023

Compulsory Games by Robert Aickman

Staff Pick

Robert Aickman is the David Lynch of the short story--behind his buttoned-down mind lie the festering terrors that can only come from the very strange. He starts with archetypal English settings of picnic spots, picturesque cemeteries, an empty rowboat beckoning with the sign "See For Yourself," but once entering the secret garden of his imagination, the visitor is confronted with mythological horrors and the psyche's darkest recesses. Take the ride--Aickman's world is scary as hell!

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By Robert Aickman, Victoria Nelson (Editor), Victoria Nelson (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781681371894
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Published: NYRB Classics - May 8th, 2018

The Enchanters by James Ellroy

Staff Pick

The demon dog of American fiction is as rabid as ever in this latest dispatch from American history's foulest recesses. Marilyn Monroe has been found dead and fixer Freddy Otash has to clean up any traces of those darn Kennedy brothers. But this is L.A., and this is a mess that also involves white supremacists, Hollywood orgies, fascist cops, pill parties, and a movie studio that's got a world-class flop on its hands. Ellroy cranks everything up to 11 and you wouldn't want it any other way. The Enchanters is a speed-freak nightmare and FUN as hell. Dig it!

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ISBN: 9780593320440
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Published: Knopf - September 12th, 2023