Different rhythms, fresh stories, and landscapes unfamiliar fill the pages of translated novels. Here are five of fall’s buzziest, or simply most startling, picks, offering a diversity of sounds, approaches, and characters.
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Fiction from Brunkhorst, Ferrante, Hrbek, Matalon, Pitts, & Vollmann, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews
Brunkhorst’s bittersweet romance, an intriguing debut from Christie, an Italian classic from Ferrante, a charming first novel from Herrick, Hrbek reads like literary fiction, an original portrait from Matalon, a provocative exploration of race relations from Pitts, a brilliant meditation on North America’s lengthy history of colonization from Vollmann