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This is a fiercely clever work of fiction.
The acclaimed essayist’s debut novel is set in antebellum Virginia and “free” Philadelphia in the first half of the 19th century.
After three collections, Hall seems to have made the short story genre explicitly her own.
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.