Glorious Exploits by Ferdia Lennon

Staff Pick

Utterly captivating and completely original, this story both pays homage to--and flips the script of--classic drama by making its ancient Sicilian characters seem like people you'd run into at your neighborhood pub. The novel centers on the staging of a Euripides tragedy in a most unlikely place, and it is one of the most unique reading experiences you'll have this year.

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ISBN: 9781250893697
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 26th, 2024

The Other Profile by Irene Graziosi

Staff Pick

This is the sort of book you just want to hang out in for a while. The story centers on Maia, a jaded mid-twenties dropout, and Gloria, the naive and spoiled teenage influencer who hires her as an image consultant. In the span of 200 pages, Graziosi delivers a narrative that is minimal and nuanced, and kind to its characters, who are familiar and unexpectedly likeable.

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By Irene Graziosi, Lucy Rand (Translator)
ISBN: 9798889660026
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Published: Europa Editions - February 20th, 2024

Henry Henry by Allen Bratton

Staff Pick

While it's hard not to read this novel without a bit of disdain for the landed gentry, Hal is nevertheless a sympathetic protagonist. He's a Roman Roy type--traumatized, sociopathic, gay, entitled, and charismatic, inserted into the Austenian landscape of a wilting nobility. Bratton expertly displays hypocrisy and contradiction from all angles: a cash poor upper class, a pious abuser, a reluctant heir who feels the world is his birthright. This book is so funny and disturbing and enthralling, I want to shout my recommendation from the rooftops (but not without at least a dozen content warnings). 

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ISBN: 9781961884021
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Published: Unnamed Press - April 16th, 2024