Home Boy

A trio of Pakistani youths in and out of Manhattan before and after 9/11. A fast-paced, refreshingly original debut on the pleasures, perils, and shifting boundaries of cosmopolitanism.

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 Lysely Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.