The novel, which won the 2021 Man Booker International Prize, questions where duty and friendship end and insanity begins.
The novel is among a series of recent thrillers that focus on writers behaving badly.
Huysmans shared his protagonist’s disgust with humanity and longed to create a new kind of literature.
A Borgesian story about literary posterity and the fickleness of memory, from an Australian master.
A powerful monument to what the short form is capable of from “the most influential writer of American short stories in the second half of the 20th century.”
Irish author Flattery’s novella-length story is an enthusiastic evisceration of the patriarchy and institutional pomposity.
Conrad’s story is at once a version of a doppelgänger story and an examination of repressed psychology and moral ambiguity.
Two stories about pleasure and pain interrogate the nature of trust and what we risk when we relinquish control.
“Violations” is a story that instructs its reader how to read it even as it is unfolding on the page.
The interplay among the characters in Nguyen’s story dramatizes the prickly concerns that crop up in the face of cultural conflicts and commingled histories.