Contemporary and darkly humorous stories push boundaries and illuminate the simmering tensions and precariousness of black citizenship and concept of black identity in a post-racial era.
When a magical fairy emerges from an heirloom ornament that young Jack accidentally breaks in his enthusiasm for staging the best Christmas ever, she is able to conjure all the trappings of Christmas on a grand scale — but she can't fix the broken ornament that's so precious to Jack's mother.
In a powerful debut novel about motherhood, immigration, and identity, a pregnant Chinese woman makes her way to California and stakes a claim to the American dream. Holed up with other moms-to-be in a secret maternity home in Los Angeles, Scarlett Chen is far from her native China, where she worked in a factory job and fell in love with the owner, Boss Yeung. Now she's carrying his baby.
In a debut collection of nine expansive, searching stories, the author reflects on the tenderness and vulnerability of black men and boys whose hopes sometimes betray them in a world shaped by race, gender and class—and where lucky may be the greatest lie of all.
When a custody battle divides her placid town, straitlaced family woman Elena Richardson finds herself pitted against her enigmatic tenant and becomes obsessed with exposing her past, only to trigger devastating consequences for both families.
Broadway hotshot Nik Kovalenko is a confirmed bachelor.
Ballroom champion Jess Davenport is a bona fide Scrooge.
Last year, they shared a midnight kiss at a New Year's Eve party that made both of them believe — briefly — in the magic of the holiday season. The magic was cut short when Nik went on tour the next day, but he never stopped thinking about that kiss — or Jess.
When Lady Constance Stonewell accidentally ruins the Earl of Apthorp's entire future with her gossip column, she does what any honorable young lady must: offer her hand in marriage. Or, at the very least, stage a whirlwind fake engagement to repair his reputation. Never mind that it means spending a month with the dullest man in England. Or the fact that he disapproves of everything she holds dear.
By day Miles Franklin, named after the famous author, is a successful lawyer. But by night she writes historical romance novels under the pen name Emma Browning. When Miles's assistant covertly enters her boss's novel in one of Australia's biggest literary awards — and it wins — Miles's perfectly ordered world is torn apart.
200 years from now, Trish "Trash" Nupindju lives on the newly inhabited Mars, whose settlers live under harsh and ruthless conditions. Trish dreams of only one thing: becoming a hoverderby star. It seems like making the professional derby team is the only way to escape a future of poverty on her parents' farm. But, what happens when a half-dead Martian shows up on her doorstep and changes everything?
A survivor of an apocalyptic plague maintains a blog about a decimated Manhattan before joining a motley group of survivors to search for a place to rebuild, a goal that is complicated by an unscrupulous group leader.
Collects six wildly inventive short comics stories that might collectively be dubbed "speculative memoir." Schrauwen's deadpan depictions of his and his offspring's upcoming lives include alien abduction, dialogue with future agents, and coded messages in envelopes at breakfast.
After traveling to Spain to accept a prestigious award, Cleo, a promising young writer, returns home to Cuba where she finds herself under constant surveillance by the government until she meets and falls in love with a Hollywood filmmaker who shows her the truth through his lens.
As a member of the Junior Ganymede Club—an association of butlers and valets that is in reality an arm of the British intelligence service—Jeeves must ferret out a Fascist spy, with the help of his hapless employer, Bertie Wooster.
This historical fiction novel tells the story of young Michelangelo being lured by the Sultan of Constantinople to design a bridge, with the promise of riches, glory and immortality, but soon finds himself ensnared in palace intrigue.
A part-time employee of a tech company owned by her friend's 19-year-old son acts as his guinea pig to test an algorithm that allows people to access their "multiverses" and see their alternative life choices and paths. 40,000 first printing.
While on a road trip in Duterte's Philippines, two women, a Filipino translator and an American filmmaker, both collaborate and clash in the writing of a film script about a massacre during the Philippine-American war.