Dogfight: A Love Story

With its compressed timeframe, New York City setting, and lively mix of humor and violence, Matt Burgess's debut novel, chronicling the tribulations during a single weekend of a youthful Queens drug dealer, might turn out to be a new generation's version of Martin Scorsese's After Hours.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.