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Mother Howl

Mother Howl, Craig Clavenger’s first novel in eighteen years, is an ambitious crime story unafraid to be philosophical.

Reviewed by Gavin Pate

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The third novel by Indian American writer Tania James, Loot, offers a corrective of sorts to Tipu Sultan’s reputation as a garden-variety despot.

Reviewed by Mukund Belliappa

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The House on Via Gemito

Domenico Starnone’s previous novels are studies of repressed father-figures that move at thriller-like speed; his newest novel covers similar material, though its structure is more triptych than thriller.

Reviewed by William Braun

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Shy marks another development in Max Porter’s singular, polyphonic style, distinguishing itself as his most urgent book yet.

Reviewed by Sam Downs

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The Liar

A Danish classic, The Liar by Martin A. Hansen (translated by Paul Larkin) will lead readers to marvel at how intricate storytelling and human life can be.

Reviewed by Paul Houe

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The Nightmare Man

With powerful characterization surrounding a central mystery, J.H. Markert's The Nightmare Man is an entertaining read for horror and suspense fans.

Reviewed by Ryan Tan

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The Illuminated Burrow

The Illuminated Burrow: A Sanatorium Journal, written by Romanian poet and novelist Max Blecher and translated by Gabi Reigh, is a meditation on the nature of significant moments, written as the author approached his death in 1938 at the age of twenty-eight.

Reviewed by Rick Henry

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As she does in her poetry, Anna Moschovakis effectively employs and interrogates language in her latest novel, Participation. Reviewed by Joseph Houlihan

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Because I Loved You

Donnaldson Brown presents an adult assessment of the limits of love alongside a potent acknowledgment of the power of shared history. Reviewed by Eleanor J. Bader

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