Staff Picks April 15, 2020

Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor (New Directions)

Taylor's pick: "Has a book ever been written which subverts literally everything we thought we knew about beauty and ugliness? This book is language as ammunition."

“The Mask” by Stanislaw Lem

Sunny's pick: "Science fiction techno horror, hot feudal cyborg short story."

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (Simon & Schuster)

Minahil's pick: "So beautiful & surprising in the way it engages supernatural elements to reckon with the impact of Parchman Prison. Do not recommend the audiobook, the way narrator 1 says “pop” is KILLING me & the way narrator 2 speaks makes me want to claw my eyes out but it’s an incredible read."

Malina by Ingeborg Bachmann (New Directions)

Corinne's pick: "A darkly funny, rhythmic portrait."

A Wild Thing by Hilde Bouchez (Art Paper Editions)

Gabe's pick: "Part intellectual history of homo consumens, part love letter to personal objects, the latter half of A Wild Thing finishes out with a series of photographs of sunsets.” 


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