Staff Pick

Told in eight single-paragraph chapters  by as many different narrators, Hurricane Season is an assault of language that leaves the reader in a state of ecstatic discombobulation, searching for an elusive truth among  the dueling narratives. On its face, this is a story about the murder of a witch and the search for her killers and their motivation, but at a deeper level Melchor has constructed a discordant and wild portrait of a small town riven by poverty, politics, and sex. 

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By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780811230735
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Published: New Directions - October 6th, 2020



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Novelist and combat veteran Elliot Ackerman joins forces with retired Adm. Jim Stavridis to produce a compelling, provocative thriller about how the next world war might unfold. The novel blends fast-paced, taught writing, suspenseful action, and intriguing characters with a seasoned understanding of geopolitical strategy and an all-too-real appreciation for how events can spin out of control through miscalculations and blind spots. Definitely a cautionary tale worth reading—and pondering. 

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ISBN: 9781984881250
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Published: Penguin Press - March 9th, 2021

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Exploring race, classism, and capitalism, these razor-sharp stories comprise a strange, powerful, important collection, one that has only become more important and relevant since its publication in 2018. Using the power of fiction to lay bare difficult truths about contemporary America, Adjei-Brenyah constructs compelling dystopian surfaces that render the realities of life for Black Americans in honest, brutal, and unforgettable ways. These stories may seem futuristic, but they get to the heart of the country today.


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ISBN: 9781328911247
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Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018