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Author: Vanessa Veselka
Release Date: October 12, 2021
From the author of the National Book Award longlisted epic The Great Offshore Grounds, the debut novel about activism, police violence, and white guilt that boldly launched her career--itself the winner of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for fiction....
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Author: Amitava Kumar
Release Date: October 05, 2021
A blistering novel about fake news, memory, and the ways in which truth gives over to fiction When Satya, a professor and author, attends a prestigious artist retreat to write, he finds the pressures of the outside world won’t let up: the ...
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Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth Cover
Author: Wole Soyinka
Release Date: September 28, 2021
From the first Black winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and one of our fiercest political activists, a fictional meditation on power and greed—at once a literary hoot, a whodunit, and a scathing indictment of political and social corruptio...
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Author: Alaa Al Aswany and S. R. Fellowes | Narrator: Peter Ganim
Release Date: August 10, 2021
A devastating work of fiction about the Egyptian revolution, taking us inside the battle raging between those in power and those prepared to lay down their lives in the defense of freedom—from one of the foremost writers...
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Author: Carolina De Robertis | Narrator: Carolina De Robertis
Release Date: August 03, 2021
An incandescent novel—political, mystical, timely, and heartening—about the power of memory, and the pursuit of justice, from the acclaimed author of Cantoras. “A joy to read. Playful and profound, unearthly y...
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Author: Ha Jin | Narrator: Feodor Chin
Release Date: July 27, 2021
From the universally admired, National Book Award-winning, bestselling author of Waiting—a timely novel that follows a famous Chinese singer severed from his country, as he works to find his way in the United States   At the end of a U.S....
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Author: Omar El Akkad | Narrator: Dion Graham
Release Date: July 20, 2021
From the widely acclaimed, best-selling author of American War, a new novel—beautifully written, unrelentingly dramatic, and profoundly moving—that looks at the global refugee crisis through the eyes of a child.“It is one thing to p...
Author: Zülfü Livaneli and Brendan Freely | Narrator: Hemi Yeroham
Release Date: June 29, 2021
From the internationally bestselling author of Serenade for Nadia, a powerful story of love and faith amidst the atrocities committed by ISIS against the Yazidi people. Disquiet transports the listener to the contemporary Middle East t...
From two former military officers and award-winning authors, a chillingly authentic geopolitical thriller that imagines a naval clash between the US and China in the South China Sea in 2034--and the path from there to a nightmarish global conflagrati...
Author: Charles Baxter | Narrator: Bronson Pinchot
Release Date: November 17, 2020
From the National Book Award finalist and “one of our most gifted writers” (Chicago Tribune)—a timely and unsettling novel about the people drawn to and unmoored by a local activist group more dangerous than it appears   Once a...
Author: Phil Klay | Narrator: Henry Leyva, MacLeod Andrews, Cynthia Farrell and Anthony Rey Perez
Release Date: October 06, 2020
One of President Obama's Favorite Books of the YearA New York Times Notable BookOne of the Wall Street Journal Ten Best Books of the Year“Mr. Klay’s bravura novel homes in on the ground-level consequences of American i...
Author: Hari Kunzru | Narrator: Hari Kunzru
Release Date: September 01, 2020
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES'S 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2020ONE OF NPR's BEST BOOKS OF 2020ONE OF THE A.V. CLUB'S 15 FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2020From the widely acclaimed author of White Tears, a bold new novel about searching for order in a world that frame...