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Leni Zumas


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Leni Zumas is the author of Red Clocks (forthcoming from Little, Brown and The Borough Press/HarperCollins UK); Farewell Navigator (Open City); and The Listeners (Tin House), which was a finalist for the 2013 Oregon Book Award. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and teaches writing at Portland State University.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
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What Should Be Wild (2018)
Julia Fine
"What Should Be Wild is a Gothic stunner for the 21st century—provocative, luxuriant, unsettling. Prepare to be mesmerized."
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Looker (2019)
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"With an agile precision reminiscent of Lydia Davis, Laura Sims captures the obsessiveness of a woman who unravels after the collapse of her marriage. A taut, gripping portrait, all the more sinister for its elegance."
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The Cassandra (2019)
Sharma Shields
"The Cassandra feels powerfully?chillingly?relevant to our own political moment, even as it unfolds against the bleak splendor of the 1940s American West. It’s a harrowing story, beautifully told, of patriarchy and violence intertwining to make a combustible monster; and of the woman who speaks the truth about this monster, only to be dismissed as unhinged."

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