Wronged innocent or heartless monster? Jennifer duBois's portrait of a young woman accused of murder on her semester abroad turns a case from the headlines into the season's most wonderfully twisted tale.
Robert Olen Butler's heroic war correspondent Christopher Marlowe Cobb (The Hot Country) returns in an espionage adventure on the Lusitania, wooing starlets and brawling with German agents aboard the infamous ship.
Rhidian Brook draws upon his own family history in this story of a British colonel who is charged with restoring a ruined Hamburg after the Nazi surrender, and who finds his own family's grief entwined with that of his German neighbors. A Discover Great New Writers selection.
This surreal novel from Kathryn Davis profiles two suburban children attempting to escape the black hole of a regimented and sheltered existence – and finding the way out as circuitous and strange as their own impending maturity.
A popular opera singer vanishes in a depressed Midwest city, where her timid husband must descend into an underworld of defiant librarians, crazed architects, and apocalypse fanatics to find her. A Discover Great New Writers selection.
A politician’s young daughters are kidnapped on the eve of an election in this off-the-wall novella, where the political candidate is actually a mouse, and the detectives on the case are none other than Barbie and Ken.
Among the Mapuche tribe in the pampas of 19th-century Argentina, a British naturalist searches for the elusive Legibrerian hare - a species that the local Indians say has the ability to fly - in Cesar Aira’s surreal adventure tale.
An archive of disaffected college grads grappling with careers, dating and sex in post-millennial New York City, Choire Sicha’s debut is a fact and fiction hybrid of wry satire and profound commentary.
Lori Baker’s debut novel follows the newly orphaned Carlotta Dell’oro as she examines the lives of her parents – glassblower Leopoldo and his cold-but-beautiful Clotilde – and their romantic trajectory spanning the ages.