How To Be Both - Ali Smith

Ali Smith’s brilliance is once more showcased with her latest inventive novel, How To Be Both. With her trademark playfulness, she presents a familiar story of a teenage girl who has just lost her mother, but then twists it into an exploration of time, space and humor. George, the aforementioned teenager, struggles with her mother’s untimely passing but weaves back and forth through memory’s time via an unknown Italian artist. It is through his only known two paintings that Smith twists her narrative around, jumping from George’s point of view to the painter’s. How To Be Both is a delightful, experimental treat from one of Britain’s most interesting novelists and is not to be missed.

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ISBN: 9780307275257
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Published: Anchor - October 13th, 2015

A Bad Character - Deepti Kapoor

Deepti Kapoor’s debut novel is one of a young woman’s struggles to form an individual identity in the overlapping streets of Delhi. A Bad Character is a revelation. As her 20-something protagonist’s recollects her first relationship via a man of “bad character,” Kapoor’s dark lyricism carries the reader along as if floating on the waves of sexual awakening and discovery. She captures of the struggle of young Indian women to balance on the tightrope of cultural and religious expectations but still lay claim to experience of modern life. It is a gorgeous novel from a very promising new talent.

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ISBN: 9780385352741
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - January 20th, 2015

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ISBN: 9780804171335
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Published: Vintage - November 24th, 2015

Love Hotel - Jane Unrue

Jane Unrue is undoubtedly my new author crush and I am obsessed with her paperback original Love Hotel. With a fragmented, and oftentimes poetic, narrative, an unnamed protagonist searches for someone or something in a hotel where rooms move and nothing is as it seems. Told in broken pieces, Unrue takes us from the hotel to a city to a large estate. Her genius is in how utterly captured you are as a reader and her prose, at times so lush and foreign, drags you down slowly and you don’t ever want to surface. Don’t even try to figure it out. Just pick this book up, begin reading and be willing to follow Unrue down the rabbit hole.

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ISBN: 9780811222709
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Published: New Directions - February 10th, 2015