Fall brings some fantastic new titles and we’ve done a roundup from a few sources.
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (Scribner, Sept.)In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since her National Book Award–winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. Drawing on Morrison and Faulkner, The Odyssey and the Old Testament, Ward gives us an epochal story, a journey through Mississippi’s past and present that is both an intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan (Scribner, Oct.)
Anna, sole provider for her mother and her severely disabled sister, meets a man who may hold clues to her father’s disappearance.
Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss (Harper, Sept.)
The World Goes On by László Krasznahorkai, trans. by George Szirtes, Ottilie Mulzet, and John Batki (New Directions, Nov.)
A magnificent new collection of stories by “the contemporary Hungarian master of apocalypse” (Susan Sontag)
In The World Goes On, a narrator first speaks directly, then tells eleven unforgettable stories, and then bids farewell (“for here I would leave this earth and these stars, because I would take nothing with me”). As László Krasznahoraki himself explains: “Each text is about drawing our attention away from this world, speeding our body toward annihilation, and immersing ourselves in a current of thought or a narrative…”