The End of the World is a Cul de Sac, by Louise Kennedy

Staff Pick

Kennedy's short stories feature characters as complex as any in her impressive longer fiction--notably, her breakout novel Trespasses. Here she navigates a wide spectrum of human emotions, writing with a delicacy that articulates a great love for the women of Northwest Ireland whose domestic perils she charts so acutely.

 

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ISBN: 9780593540923
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Published: Riverhead Books - December 5th, 2023

Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton

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Catton follows her Booker Prize-winning The Luminaries with an eco-thriller set in her native New Zealand. Unfolding solidly within today's political zeitgeist, the narrative features characters from a wide range of socio-economic spheres, among them the drone billionaire Robert Lemoine and the activist Mira Bunting, a member of the eponymous guerilla gardening group. As the different interests meet and clash, Catton explores how to face the climate crisis through collective actions--without running afoul of personal ambition and the flawed human heart; and all the while she keeps the action building to a rip-roaring finish.
 

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ISBN: 9780374110338
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 7th, 2023

My Stupid Intentions by Bernardo Zannoni

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Translated from the Italian, Zanonni's fable recalls Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Wind in The Willows as it recounts the experiences of Archy, a beech marten whose mother trades him for the price of one-and-a-half hens to Solomon, a fox known as the Lender. Solomon's greatest treasure is the written word--and particularly the word of God--and as he develops a more complex relationship with Archy, the tale explores questions of morality and what it means to be human and/or animal through the creature's shift from instincts to judgment, all under an overarching Divinity--though not, perhaps, for the better.

 

 

 

 


 

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ISBN: 9781681377285
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Published: New York Review Books - June 13th, 2023

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