Under the Poppy

After several years devoted to producing innovative YA novels, Kathe Koja returns to the mode that first earned her literary recognition: weird and kinky surrealism for adults. A kind of Weimar decadence overspreads this tale of a late-19th-century Brussels brothel and its bizarre habitués.

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…