This sparkling debut about an African American’s perilous bid to buy back his family home crackles with startling insights
‘Where would these male writers be without their ministering angels?’ A novel based around the arty 60s colony on a Greek island captures both the dream and the disappointment
How to Wash a Heart by Bhanu Kapil; Saffron Jack by Rishi Dastidar; The Atlas of Lost Beliefs by Ranjit Hoskote; and Shine, Darling by Ella Frears
An enthralling caper about a plucky band of activists with a crazy plan to free 900,000 battery hens in Iowa
By Marilyn Stasio Guido Brunetti, the compassionate police commissario in Donna Leon’s new Venetian mystery, TRACE ELEMENTS (Atlantic Monthly Press, 278 pp., $27), always turns to the classics to help him with his tangled thoughts […]
From the winner of last year’s Women’s prize, a wise and moving story about two teenagers linked by their bigamist father.
This harrowing account of the thousands of rape victims airbrushed from history is required reading.
The long-awaited final part of the Booker-winning trilogy is a masterpiece that will keep yielding its riches
The Moroccan-born writer of Lullaby returns to north Africa to explore sex, pornography and hypocrisy.
This book contains, as the title promises, many delightful curiosities.
A novel about a killer targeting sex workers amid America’s opioid crisis offers a memorable portrait of devastation. n 2009, Liz Moore accompanied photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge to the Philadephia neighbourhood of Kensington, […]
There’s been a lot to absorb about submission.
A woman’s descent into poverty provides a powerful finale to the Zimbabwean author’s trilogy.
Brilliant, iconoclastic women are all over this week’s list. There’s Janis Joplin, the subject of Holly George-Warren’s new biography; Carmen Maria Machado, whose memoir traces the path of an abusive relationship;
This bold, unflinching debut about power and dependency explores the relationship between a disabled art student and his carer.