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Varieties of Exile

January 13, 2023

Several disparate yet extraordinary voices this week are linked by themes of heritage and displacement—from North Africa to Puerto Rico, Poland, even outer space. We also have a posthumous novel about Asian American fetishism by an accomplished and beloved writer. Two books feature punk rock musicians (one an author, the other a protagonist). All are animated by a pulsating momentum, often irreverent, always surprising.

Happy reading,
Melanie Fleishman
Buyer, The Center for Fiction Bookstore