Yanis Varoufakis, Greek ex-Finance Minister and economist, has brought us another big tale of economic mythology and tragedy.
It’s this powerful rendering of female adolescence that makes The Girls – at times – heartbreaking.
Annie Proulx, at 80 years of age, can certainly not be faulted for effort. Her new novel, Barkskins, encompasses 300 years of colonial history and its effects over 700-odd pages.
So Sad Today has been saluted as realistic: despite not offering a golden bullet of recovery, a 344k-follower count remains a redemption of sorts.
The book is so over-the-top DeLillo that it finally winds up being one of his best.
The Bones of Grace is an astonishing achievement: lyrical, linguistically gorgeous, upsetting, and wholly worth reading.
Gallagher’s warm, outstanding characterisation holds this impressive novel together.
Hystopia is worthy of the journey for the quality of the language itself. Maybe just skip the fake editor’s notes.
“When stories were told, revelations were made,” writes Dana Spiotta in her deftly crafted fourth novel Innocents and Others.
Leyner resists the mantle of internet apologist, noting that the “efficacy” of search engine culture “is the mortal enemy of my style”.
Barrett’s novel forces the reader to consider important questions regarding the human condition and is a worthwhile read precisely because of the difficult questions it raises
Peter Hollywood shows us an ordinary man drawn reluctantly into war, as he fades into obscurity and is left haunted by the ghosts of suffering.
Oyeyemi is a master storyteller, weaving plots in a way that defies standard logic.
Multitudes, by Lucy Caldwell, is the writer’s first book of short stories. All eleven share a common schema: resilient Belfast women coming through trauma.
Anatomy of a Soldier is a finely hewn novel in which the elision of human narrative somehow humanises the terrible experience of war.
On The Edge depicts the painful hangover that followed the burst of Spain’s heady construction bubble. Its pages teem with corrupt developers and con-men.
The spaces that Sparks creates in The Unfinished World are worth falling into. Her stories are like bugs trapped in Amber; moments of life for us to explore outside of time.
As we witness the murky betrayals the book’s characters try to disavow, we are granted a disturbing view of what is traded in the exchange of truth for new beginnings.