The dawn of a tale is always exciting. As the protagonist embarks on an unforeseen route, the same can be said for its authors who debut a new saga too. Tapping their creators’ vast imagination while avoiding clichés, these spunky writings reflect a personal psyche that’s bound to impress.
Is there life after death? Poore’s protagonist Milo experiences different lifestyles due to reincarnation and is conscious about every one of them. But he’s not contented. He seeks immortality so as to be with his beloved, Death (or Suzie), forever. Detailing Milo’s last five lives, Poore effortlessly melds dark whimsy with profound hilarity. Death always wins.
Orange World and Other Stories
Imagine a world that’s not Planet Earth. How do you envision it to be? For Pulitzer finalist Russell, it involves some magic. What seemingly is a typical romance outline on ‘The Bad Graft’ takes a dreadful swerve into the supernatural realm, thanks to a Joshua tree spirit. This and seven other tales are original and tightly crafted with comical moments. Russell is definitely one of the most expectational literary minds now.
Make It Scream, Make It Burn
It doesn’t get any more personal than penning autobiographical expositions and sharing them. The New York Times bestseller author Jamison looks back on her youth and as a career greenhorn. On ‘The Recovering’, the celebrated writer talks about her 12-step process to abstaining from booze by suspending scepticism. Often questioning limits and boundaries with sharp observations, she finds joy in misery yet embraces irony too. Hail Jamison!
Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant
Golby’s stint at audacious new-media brand Vice has revealed frank sentiments on millennials. Hooked? This collection of new and revisited expanded essays will take readers on an emotional rollercoaster ride. From his signature outright British humour to the poignant yet ludicrous viral read ‘Things You Only Know When Both Your Parents Are Dead’, Brilliant, Brilliant will make you cry tears of pleasure and woe at the same time.
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
The meaning of being a modern male is blurred. There are cis-gender and non-binary sub-categories to consider in masculinity. Vietnamese-American poet Vuong tries his hand at long-form and succeeds in imbuing his tumultuous migrant family background with a coming-of-age forbidden love between the same sex into this memoir-like saga. Written as a letter by Little Dog (Vuong) to his mother, who can’t read, this book is both grandiose and heart-wrenching.
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