Staff Pick

Rae DelBianco’s debut novel is an intense, violent, visceral, at times overwhelming odyssey where the land is as much a character as any human and even more likely to ruin you. Exchanging cowboy hats and six-shooters for cartels and TEC-9s, DelBianco’s rural thriller is an incredible modern Western that explores our changing understanding of that specifically American mythology, and through it, the violence that underlies everyday life. Earning comparisons to Denis Johnson and Cormac McCarthy (which should be reason enough to read it), this is a ferocious book, as unforgiving and destructive as it is transcendent.

Rough Animals: An American Western Thriller Cover Image
ISBN: 9781628729733
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Published: Arcade - June 5th, 2018

Staff Pick

My favorite book of 2018 (so far!), this is an intense and assured collection connected by a fictionalized version of the real-life takeover of the Malheur wildlife refuge by Oregon farmers. Loskutoff confronts mythologies of the West so deeply ingrained as to isolate beliefs that can’t be reconciled with modern ideas of governance and citizenship. A nuanced, funny, intimate consideration of an often forgotten region of America.

Come West and See: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393635584
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 8th, 2018

Staff Pick

This book questions the boundaries between the real and the unreal in social media, intimacy, embodiedness, and ways deep diving into ourselves often leads us to increasingly strange and distant places. Beautifully written and incredibly nuanced, this debut collection is eerie, uncomfortable, and dreamy all at once. Ultimately Hodson’s project is an astonishing chronicle of intensity which reads as a wonderfully strange and rewarding experience. 

Tonight I'm Someone Else: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250170194
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - June 5th, 2018