Ways of Going Home

Readers suffering from Roberto Bolaño withdrawal: look no further.  Alejandro Zambra's fifth novel begins with an earthquake and only shakes up from there, as the story of a Chilean boy enlisted by mysterious forces to spy on his uncle inventively alternates with a tale of an author's familial ties to Pinochet's regime.

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.