A first English translation by an award-winning Spanish author follows the nightmarish experiences of a dying woman and a boy beside her hospital bed, who explore the dynamics of broken souls, toxic relationships and the power and desperation of family.
A young woman defies her fate and escapes to the city and all it holds for her — be it love, danger, or destiny. Surviving by her wits alone, Lotus charges headlong into the neon lights of Shenzhen, determined to pull herself out of the gutter and decide her own fate.
Soli is 18 and drunk on optimism when she embarks on a perilous journey across the U.S.-Mexico border. Weeks later, she arrives in Berkeley, Calif., dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. Kavya is a mostly contented chef at a UC-Berkeley sorority house when the unexpected desire to have a child descends like a cyclone. When Soli is detained, her infant son comes under Kavya's care. As Kavya learns to be a mother, she builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else's child.
Living with her parents in a nearly abandoned counterculture commune, 14-year-old Linda finds her perspectives and desires changed by the scandal-marked arrest of a teacher and the secrets of a new neighbor family as she wrestles with the consequences of actions and failures in the name of love.
An agreement to lease mineral rights to frackers causes unexpected complications in the life of farmer Rich Devilin, his family members, and his neighbors throughout the fading coal mining town of Bakerton, Pennsylvania.
A tale inspired by long-buried family history imparts the deathbed revelation of an ancestor's involvement in a mail-order novelty company famed for ads in mid-20th-century periodicals and the family's experiences around World War II and the space program in culturally divided regions of America.
Two dark-skinned dancers with very different talents share a complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in early adulthood in a story that transitions from northwest London to West Africa. By the author of "On Beauty."
Viet Thanh Nguyen follows a Viet Cong agent as he spies on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots, who are starting a new life on 1975 Los Angeles.
Taking a job under an eccentric film director while completing his university degree in 1980 Madrid, Juan de Vere is asked to investigate unsavory rumors surrounding a family friend and uncovers complications in his employer's marriage and wartime activities.
Tells the story of Rio Silvestri, who, when she was twelve years old, fatally stabbed a school bully. Rio, born Chizuru Akitani, is the Japanese American daughter of the revered violinist Hiro Akitani — a Living National Treasure in Japan and a man Rio hasn't spoken to since she left her home country for the United States (and a new identity) after her violent crime. Her father's death, along with a mysterious package that arrives on her doorstep in Boulder, Colorado, spurs her to return to Japan for the first time in 20 years.
Sealed inside a glass enclosure designed as a prototype for a possible off-earth colony, eight Terranauts in the 1990s Arizona desert test their skills in five biome environments that they must protect from skeptics who would sabotage the mission.