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.

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.