New Titles 8/7/2021

Adult Titles
Posted on 08/07/2021
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VirtueCover of the book Virtue
by Hermione Hoby
Available: print book

An internship at elite but fading magazine, transplants Luca to NYC where he finds himself in the midst of an office culture, city and country in the midst of moral and political reckoning.  Lured by glamour, desire, attention and connection, Luca is swept up into the personal lives of a married couple.  Allegiances are tested and moral consequences emerge in this powerful novel that unveils the danger of privilege and complacency.

Intimacies Book CoverIntimacies

by Katie Kitamura
Available: print book

Intimacies is a provocative, edgy and existential thriller that exposes the complexity of language and humanity. An interpreter arrives at The Hague for a one year position with the international court.  A woman of many languages and identities, she is pulled into a case that demands both personal reckoning and professional accountability of morals.  A novel that ultimately questions the existence of boundaries, loyalty and life goals for not only the protagonist but also the reader.

 

Afterparties
by Anthony Veasna So
Available: print bookAfterparties book cover

To read Anthony Veasna So's writing is but a glimpse into the passionate life of an author, artist and comedian whose life ended tragically before this book's release.  In this collection of short stories of Cambodian-American life, the children of refugees shoulder the inherited weight of the Khmer Rouge genocide and grapple with the complexities of race, sexuality, friendship, and family.  So's profoundly intimate and vulnerable writing is deeply cathartic, joyful and raw.