Love Me Tender, by Constance Debré

Staff Pick

Part of a renowned French family, Debré was once a lawyer with a husband and child. Then she quit her job to write, took up a nomadic Parisian lifestyle, left her husband, and came out as gay. Her former spouse viewed this new identity as a danger to children and stopped her from seeing her son. Thus began Debré's struggle to both pursue what she loved and to fight for what she loved. Not just telling her story, her book is a knock-out work of art that brilliantly straddles the line between auto-fiction and memoir. Readers can look forward to two further installments (currently being translated into English) of what is sure to be a classic trilogy. 


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By Constance Debre, Holly James (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781635901740
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Published: Semiotext(e) - September 27th, 2022

Brutes, by Dizz Tate

Staff Pick

Tate was born in America and raised in England and has set her immersive debut novel under the powerful magnifying glass of a burning Florida sun. The narrative centers on a gang of thirteen-year-old girls who, in pursuit of their missing idol, Sammy, stalk the region's vacant lots and singed sidewalks. Pulsating with the tones of a thriller and touches of horror, this is a searing examination of childhood innocence.



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ISBN: 9781646221677
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Published: Catapult - February 7th, 2023

The Queen of Dirt Island, by Donal Ryan

Staff Pick

This intergenerational tale of Irish mothers explores the various bonds that hold families together--or break them apart. Doing a lot with a little, Ryan has created an atmosphere brooding with emotion, one made of subtle moments that carry a weight you don't recognize until it hits you. All in all, his novel is furtive and dark, poetic and beautiful.

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ISBN: 9780593652930
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Published: Viking - February 28th, 2023