Magazine article World Literature Today

Summer Reads

Magazine article World Literature Today

Summer Reads

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Summer Reads

Digital media editor Jen Rickard Blair's summer reading picks range from multiethnic mystery to dystopian sci-fi. We suspect she'll read these in a lawn chair or on the couch with her new dog snuggled up into a somewhat precarious position on Jen's knees, shoulders, head, or toes.

1Nest of Worlds

Marek S. Huberath

Michael Kandel, tr.

I recently read one of Marek Huberath's sci-fi short stories and am very excited to read this novel, which is his first to appear in English. In this dystopian story, Huberath describes a world where the inhabitants are forced to move to a new "Land" every thirty-five years, and each land is a rigid caste society based on hair color. Addressing moral and philosophical issues, the story is a mysterious adventure that explores the space between love and the darkest aspects of human nature.

Dispute over a Very Italian Piglet

Amara Lakhous

Ann Goldstein, tr.

This new release by Amara Lakhous is a multi- ethnic mystery set in Turin, Italy. …

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