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Land of Milk and Honey: A Novel By C Pam Zhang Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593538241
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 26th, 2023

Top Chef meets The Menu, but make it dystopian literary fiction about climate change and its impact on the food industry. It slowly eases you in with its deliberate, exquisite, and mouth-watering writing, then rackets up the tension to levels that really shook me. If you like your sci fi more on the speculative and literary side, you must read this.


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Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen #1) By John Gwynne Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316399739
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Published: Orbit - December 3rd, 2013

Perfect for fans of Game of Thrones and Tolkien, Malice has a classic fantasy feel (farm boy turned hero, good versus evil) with some deliciously clever updates. If you like your fantasy to sprawl nations and POVs; rife with political intrigue and compelling characters, I guarantee this will be your new favorite series.


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Piranesi By Susanna Clarke Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781635577808
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 28th, 2021

Whimsical, mysterious, with some pitch-perfect writing, Piranesi is an absolute classic of literary fantasy. Told through diaries entries of a man who finds himself living in a labyrinth, it's a story about identity and its ties to the idea of "home," exploration, and being grateful for the world you have.


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Vernon Subutex 1: A Novel By Virginie Despentes, Frank Wynne (Translated by) Cover Image
By Virginie Despentes, Frank Wynne (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780374283247
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Published: FSG Originals - November 5th, 2019

French people are sooo crazy! This first book in a STELLAR trilogy is a kaleidoscopic romp through the tumult of modern day Paris. It manically shifts from funny, alarming, and provocative, and always has its finger on the pulse of a society in the midst of radicalization. Read if you like multi-POV stories, slow burn cult narratives, and sharp political critique.