Booklist highlights immigrant and refugee writers who have come to the U.S. in their recent Core Collection roundup, including these two Macmillan titles:
SHE WOULD BE KING by Wayétu Moore
SHE WOULD BE KING is a spectacular blend of history and magical realism that follows three extraordinary characters: in the West African village of Lai, red-haired Gbessa is cursed with immortality at birth and lives in exile under suspicion of being a witch; on a plantation in Virginia, June Dey hides his unusual strength until a confrontation with the overseer forces him to flee; and in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, Norman Aragon, the child of a white British colonizer and a Maroon slave, learns to fade from sight at will.
Don’t miss Wayétu Moore’s forthcoming memoir, THE DRAGONS, THE GIANT, THE WOMEN, on sale 6/2/20.
THE UNPASSING by Chia-Chia Lin
A searing debut novel that explores community, identity, and the myth of the American dream through an immigrant family in Alaska.
SHE WOULD BE KING, ISBN 9781644450017, available now
THE UNPASSING, ISBN 9780374279363, available now