Staff Picks April 8, 2020

Cleanness by Garth Greenwell (FSG)

Rachel's Pick

We Both Laughed in Pleasure by Lou Sullivan (Nightboat Books)

Sunny's pick: "A total page-turning pleasure."

Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis (FSG classics)

Gabe's pick: "It’s about 150 human-dog hybrids designed by a mad scientist, questioning their existential predicament as they take up residence in contemporary New York City.”

The End of Imagination by Arundhati Roy (Haymarket Books)

Simran's pick: "Enraged, insightful and sadly relevant"

Sonata in K by Karen An-hwei Lee (Ellipsis Press) / Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi (Penguin Random House)

Minahil's pick: "Both very beautifully odd exercises of the imagination. For Sonata in K, think holographic Kafka back from the dead to advise some Hollywood execs on a film adaptation, for Gingerbread, a mythic meditation on immigration. But with a country that no one can find on a map and giant jack-in-the-boxes as landmarks in wheat fields." 

The Farm by Hector Abad  (Archipelago Books)

Corinne's pick: "Meditative family history told through the farm they’re about to lose."

Burn Lake by Carrie Fountain (Penguin Random House)

Kevin's pick: "southwestern setting, poetry that can feel personal and crushing."


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