Blurring the line between reality and delusion, these untraditional mysteries elevate the form to the level of hallucination.
This fast-paced, kaleidoscopic collection spans dystopian visions, investigations into suspicious suicides, abandoned screenplays, hard-boiled meditations on a missing mother, and the tale of a captive spy.
This collection contains:
Jakarta by Rodrigo Márquez Tizano, translated by Thomas Bunstead: In this engrossing novel of ruin and reconstruction, a man and his lover search for closure while a virulent plague hastens disaster in the world around them.
Miniatures by Norah Labiner: An intensely evocative novel that follows Fern, a newly-hired live-in housekeeper who discovers a controversial bundle of hidden letters, unearthing answers to the first wife of her employer’s suicide and Fern's own past.
Pink Mountain on Locust Island by Jamie Marina Lau: Blending digital fever dream and hard-boiled noir in bursts of claustrophobic prose, pink mountain on locust island follows a teenager and her maybe-boyfriend into the seedy corners of the art world.
Ramifications by Daniel Saldaña París, translated by Christina MacSweeney: A neurotic young man, self-confined to his bed, reflects on the turning point of his childhood: his mother’s disappearance, in this emotionally rich anti-coming-of-age novel that wrestles with the inherited privileges and atrocities of masculinity..
Reel Bay by Jana Larson: Equal parts memoir, mystery, reclaimed screenplay, and travelogue, Reel Bay charts Jana Larson’s unusual journey toward understanding another woman's life.
Submergence by J.M. Ledgard: A love story, a spy story, and a vivid portrayal of Africa and the secret depths of the sea.