A marvelous new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Lowland and Interpreter of Maladies—her first in nearly a decade, and the first novel Lahiri has written in Italian and translated into English.
Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, where people live in fear amid environmental degradation, Imbolo Mbue's powerful second novel is told from the perspective of a generation of children and the family of a girl named Thula who grows up to become a revolutionary. Read the first few pages here on the blog.
55-year-old Turner Prize-winning artist Bennett Driscoll is now a stranger in his own home. Without any income, he's forced to move into his artist studio at the back of his house and put the large West London residence up for rent on a popular vacation rental site. He struggles to find purpose in his day-to-day until three guests come along.
Self-proclaimed total nerd, Sunny Dae, meets Cirrus Soh and he can't believe how cool and confident she is. She comes over one day and mistakes Sunny's older brother Gray's room — filled with electric guitars and rock posters — for his own. Then Sunny sort of, kind of, accidentally winds up telling Cirrus that he's the front man of a band. He gets knee-deep in the lie until just he's about to come clean, Cirrus asks to see them play sometime.
Ava still thinks that love should be found in the real world, not just on apps that filter men by specific personal information — she believes in feelings, not algorithms. After a recent breakup and dating app debacle, she decides to put love on hold and escapes to a remote writers' retreat in coastal Italy.