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The stories in Eisenberg’s new collection Your Duck is My Duck do not really read as short stories at all, but as vignettes which transform into miniature novels, epics of torpor and treachery, rinsed through with intense, brilliant language.
Rahim’s tale of a young married couple explores the “parallel selves” of modern Muslims with charm and compassion.
This is a book that runs through many scarcely believable and yet, in any given moment, entirely plausible iterations.
In Oyeyemi’s new novel, dolls bicker like human adults, and eating is a form of revenge.
Moss’s sensual writing recalls the late Helen Dunmore.
Milkman is both universal and a distinctly Irish novel, a dark satire with a twist of Beckett.
In under 200 pages, Moore skilfully delivers a twisty, suspenseful story that doubles as a study of unspoken grief.
The Peruvian writer’s The King is Always Above the People dazzles with allegorical power and satire.
Pugliese writes of a semi-apocalyptic event – sudden, fatal floods and several days of prolonged rain in Naples – with hyper-realist imagery.
Fiona Mozley’s debut novel digs deep into the psycho-geology of Yorkshire.