While biding her time until she can have weight-loss surgery, Plum joins an underground community of empowered women and agrees to a series of challenges, including work with a group that stages anti-misogyny terrorist acts.
After he inherits a roofless, half-renovated mansion in black Philadelphia, and subsequently discovers a daughter he never knew he had, Warren Duffy and his daughter search for a new life as they struggle with an unwanted house and its ghosts, fall in with a utopian mixed-race cult and inspire a riot on Loving Day, the unsung holiday that celebrates interracial love.
In 1953 Kenya, as the world celebrates the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the lives of a group of friends — two children of Indian descent, an African boy, and two young British siblings — are forever transformed by the growing violence of the Mau Mau uprising against British rule and a guerrilla raid that hits shockingly close to their home.
A shoreside burial coordinator who lives in self-enforced exile as penance for a long-ago mistake and a performer with a floating circus face unexpected life changes and new opportunities in the wake of an offshore storm. A first novel.
A tale set in a post-apocalypse, technologically driven world of unlimited creativity follows humanity's struggles for perfection and survival among living buildings, attacking vehicles, patrolling angels and rebellious hyper-intelligent pets.
Nine individuals from areas ranging from Mexico and Southeast Asia to Italy and California find their lives hanging in the balance of a terrifying choice.
After his farmhand and cattle are destroyed in a barn fire in Donegal, proud Barnabas Kane is forced to reach out to the community for help only to be met with resentment and sabotage, while his teenage son struggles with a terrible secret and his wife is suffocated by the uncertainty of their future.
Moving in with his girlfriend after one too many setbacks, ESL teacher and aspiring screenwriter Josh Levin writes a script for a zombie film while becoming entangled with one of his students, with madcap results.
Inez wanders a post-pandemic world, strangely immune to disease, making her living by volunteering as a test subject. She is hired to provide genetic material to a grief-stricken, affluent mother, who lost all four of her daughters within four short weeks. This experimental genetic work is policed by a hazy network of governmental ethics committees, and threatened by the Knights of Life, religious zealots who raze the rural farms where much of this experimentation is done. When the mother backs out at the last minute, Inez is left responsible for the product, which in this case is a baby girl, Ani. The Only Ones is a time-old story about how much we love our children, however they come, as well as a sly commentary on class, politics, and the complexities of reproductive technology.
While teaching in a tiny fisherman's village in the far north of the arctic circle, 18-year-old writer Karl Ove finds his life taking a dark turn when his drinking results in blackouts, his attempts at losing his virginity end in humiliation and shame, and he develops romantic feelings towards one of his students.
From the award-winning novelist and short story writer Maile Meloy, Devotion: A Rat Story is an exquisitely unsettling tale about a young single mother whose new home becomes a kind of nightmare she must resolve on her own.
Traces the impact of childhood trauma on the lives of a beautiful multiracial woman, the man she loves, and an abused white girl who looks to her for help.