Marie Mitchell, a Cold War FBI intelligence officer, joins an undercover task force to undermine Thomas Sankara, the revolutionary Communist president of Burkina Faso, who she secretly admires and comes to love, in a novel inspired by true events.
A mother and father set out with their two children, a boy and a girl, driving from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. Their destination: Apacheria, the place the Apaches once called home. On the radio, there is news about an "immigration crisis": thousands of kids trying to cross the southwestern border into the United States, but getting detained — or lost in the desert along the way. And as the family drives — through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas — we sense they are on the brink of a crisis of their own.
Speculative stories by such writers as Violet Allen, Charlie Jane Anders, Ashok K. Banker, Tobias S. Buckell and Omar El Akkad imagine the future of America, with the collection featuring tales of both dystopias and utopias.
Two young poets adrift in Mexico City pursue ambitions of revolution, notoriety and sexual adventure before the realities of city life ensconce one in an insular world of dreams and the other on hedonist adventures in the labyrinthine underworld.
Written in the months following her son's death, this powerful book takes readers intimately and unforgettably into Yiyun Li's grief, even as she transforms the pain into imaginary conversations of great beauty, humor, sadness and love.
An unconventional New England family faces scandal, inheritance battles and questions of paternities as viewed through three generations of their owning and operating a candlepin bowling alley in Salford, Massachusetts.
Stranded for eighteen years since the 1990s, time-traveling agent Kin Stewart, suffering from memory loss, has started a new life, but when rescuers from the year 2142 finally arrive, he must choose between his current family and the one he left behind in the future.
Aidan and Martha Conner and their children Cora and Finn, residents of a once-idyllic fishing community decimated by mysteriously dwindling fish populations, each struggles in their own way to survive in a town they may soon need to abandon.
While a gifted young surgeon is haunted by memories of the civil war that has decimated his Sierra Leone home, a patient relates disturbing stories about the post-colonial years and a well-intentioned British psychiatrist draws all of them into the path of an enigmatic woman. By the award-wining author of Ancestor Stones. Reprint.
Germany, 1943: 26-year-old Rosa Sauer's parents are gone, and her husband Gregor is far away, fighting on the front lines. Impoverished and alone, she makes the fateful decision to leave war-torn Berlin to live with her in-laws in the countryside, thinking she'll find refuge there. But one morning, the SS come to tell her she has been conscripted to be one of Hitler's tasters.
Becoming the guardian of her late best friend's enormous Great Dane, a grieving woman is evicted from her no-pets apartment and forges a deep bond with the equally distraught animal in ways that initially disturb her friends. By the author of Salvation City.
A harrowing examination of post-colonial blight, Horse Latitudes is a lushly written tropical gothic — part thriller, part nightmarish journey into the corruption at the heart of US intervention in Central America 00 that peers into the world of Mario Vargas Llosa's The Neighborhood through the lens of Elliot Ackerman's Dark at the Crossing.
A retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan finds a practical-minded teacher from a family of sisters evaluating her resolve never to marry after encountering a brusque but compelling man during a series of lavish wedding parties.
From the author of the short story that went viral, "Cat Person," comes a collection of short stories that includes the popular tale, as well as others that explore the complex—and often darkly funny — connections between gender, sex and power across genres.
A work of daring invention about young life in Greenland. Niviaq Korneliussen brilliantly weaves together the coming of age of five young people in the capital city, Nuuk. In a collection of blurry nights and bleary mornings after, Korneliussen creates a Greenlandic literature unlike any we have known before — young, urbane, stream-of-consciousness, studded with textspeak and delirious with nightlife.
Spending her father's vacations at an Iron Age reenactment anthropology field site that requires participants to use period tools and knowledge to survive, Silvie begins to envision her own future before a spiritual ritual involving human sacrifice raises disturbing questions.
A Chinese teenager watches in amazement as all his neighbors, instead of preparing for bed, walk around in a dream state acting out the desires they've suppressed while they were awake, and vows to save his village before sunrise.
A first English-language collection of stories by the Man Booker International Prize-finalist author of Fever Dream incorporates themes of high suspense, psychological tension, unearthly restlessness and distortions in reality.