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Braised Pork (2020)
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Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch (2021)
"I cannot think of a more singular writer than Rivka Galchen. Here, she brings her forensic intelligence and wit to a historical novel that sheds bright light on our present. Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch is fiercely original, a mordant and ultimately devastating portrait of loss and terror from one of the most brilliant writers at work today."
Filthy Animals (2021)
"A dazzling showcase for Brandon Taylor's formidable talents--his fierce intellect, his emotional and linguistic precision, his dry and unflinching humor. He is a writer of rare daring, his fiction a series of revelations."
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