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Best Debut Fiction of 2018

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    FRIDAY BLACK

    OCT. 23, 2018

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    THE PISCES

    MAY 1, 2018

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THE PISCES

by Melissa Broder

A fascinating tale of obsession and erotic redemption told with black humor and biting insight. Full review >

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    THE GIRL WHO NEVER READ NOAM CHOMSKY

    APRIL 17, 2018

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    AMERICA IS NOT THE HEART

    APRIL 3, 2018

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AMERICA IS NOT THE HEART

by Elaine Castillo

Beautifully written, emotionally complex, and deeply moving, Castillo's novel reminds us both that stories may be all we... Full review >

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    HALSEY STREET

    JAN. 1, 2018

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HALSEY STREET

by Naima Coster

Absorbing and alive, the kind of novel that swallows you whole. Full review >

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    ASYMMETRY

    FEB. 6, 2018

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ASYMMETRY

by Lisa Halliday

A singularly conceived graft of one narrative upon another; what grows out of these conjoined stories is a beautiful... Full review >

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    HOW ARE YOU GOING TO SAVE YOURSELF

    AUG. 21, 2018

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HOW ARE YOU GOING TO SAVE YOURSELF

by JM Holmes

The publisher says Holmes is working on his first novel. This collection makes you thirst for whatever’s coming next. Full review >

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    SEVERANCE

    AUG. 14, 2018

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    THERE THERE

    JUNE 5, 2018

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THERE THERE

by Tommy Orange

In this vivid and moving book, Orange articulates the challenges and complexities not only of Native Americans, but also of... Full review >

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    CONFESSIONS OF THE FOX

    JUNE 26, 2018

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CONFESSIONS OF THE FOX

by Jordy Rosenberg

A singular, daring, and thrilling novel: political, sexy, and cunning as a fox. Full review >

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    HEADS OF THE COLORED PEOPLE

    APRIL 10, 2018

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HEADS OF THE COLORED PEOPLE

by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

In an era when writers of color are broadening the space in which class and culture as well as race are examined,... Full review >

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