Happy #PubDay (5/19/20)

This #PubDay celebrates a powerful story of deprivation and isolation with a baby abandoned at birth and a haunting and timely exploration of history and empathy in a pre-apocalyptic landscape.

TROPIC OF VIOLENCE by Nathacha Appanah

3 starred reviews!

“Appanah’s heartrending, insightful story makes us understand—and feel—the steps leading toward bloody confrontation in this relentless world.”–Library Journal, starred review

“Searing, lyrical, and ultimately devastating, Appanah’s latest novel might be her finest yet.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Orphaned gang members and desperate refugees live on a machete’s edge in Appanah’s blistering depiction (after WAITING FOR TOMORROW) of postcolonial chaos in Mayotte, an island in the Mozambique channel…This heralds Appanah as an essential cosmopolitan voice.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THINGS YOU WOULD KNOW IF YOU GREW UP AROUND HERE by Nancy Wayson Dinan

“In Dinan’s debut, a drought in Texas Hill Country is broken by three days of torrential rains and subsequent flooding…This strange brew of a book nods to the picaresque novel, is shot through with magical realism, and undergirded by a naturalist’s concern for Mother Earth—and it’s all wrapped in lovely sentences. Book groups will have field days discussing this.”–Booklist, starred review

TROPIC OF VIOLENCE by Nathacha Appanah; 9781644450246; available now.
THINGS YOU WOULD KNOW IF YOU GREW UP AROUND HERE by Nancy Wayson Dinan; 9781635574432; available now.

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