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Five Novels That Break All the Rules

  • FICTION

    MY STRUGGLE

    FEB. 2, 2014

FICTION

MY STRUGGLE

by Karl Ove Knausgaard ; translated by Don Bartlett

A simple and surprising effort to capture everyday life that rewards the time given to it. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE FIFTH SEASON

    AUG. 4, 2015

FICTION

THE FIFTH SEASON

by N.K. Jemisin

With every new work, Jemisin’s ability to build worlds and break hearts only grows. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    KUDOS

    JUNE 5, 2018

FICTION

KUDOS

by Rachel Cusk

Brilliantly accomplished and uncompromisingly dark. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    PAUL TAKES THE FORM OF A MORTAL GIRL

    NOV. 1, 2017

FICTION

PAUL TAKES THE FORM OF A MORTAL GIRL

by Andrea Lawlor

This is groundbreaking, shape- and genre-shifting work from a daring writer; a fresh novel that elevates questions of sexual... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    A LITTLE LIFE

    MARCH 10, 2015

FICTION

A LITTLE LIFE

by Hanya Yanagihara

The phrase “tour de force” could have been invented for this audacious novel. Full review >

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