Take This Man

French author Alice Zeniter is no late bloomer, publishing her first novel at age 16. Now 22, she brings us the story of Alice and Mad, two childhood friends of different backgrounds (she is white and French; he is neither) preparing to marry in order to prevent one of them from being deported. A revealing take on race and youthful rebellion, loyalty and personal growth from a lively new voice in contemporary French fiction.

April 24: "[The HST] lifted a curtain from our view of the universe, changing it so profoundly that no human can look at the stars in the same way..."

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