Literary Fiction Spotlight (7/13/22)

Today’s literary fiction spotlight brings us an exploration of a marriage changed after one partner returns from a traumatic deep-sea mission, and a woman’s story as she unravels her family’s history spent in Guadaloupe and its diaspora.

OUR WIVES UNDER THE SEA BY JULIA ARMFIELD

2 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick!

“Armfield follows her collection, SALT SLOW, with a moody and intimate debut novel, both a portrait of a marriage and a subtle horror fantasy…This is mesmerizing.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Armfield guides the reader through the liminal spaces in the couple’s lives and approaches them with an occasionally ironic humor. The bleakest horror story can also be a love story; Armfield deftly illustrates how.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

WHERE DOGS BARK WITH THEIR TAILS BY ESTELLE-SARAH BULLE

“Three siblings are buffeted by family drama, culture, and history in Guadeloupe… As a portrait of a nation that’s received little attention, it’s fascinating… A universal story about sibling tensions infused with plenty of history.”–Kirkus Reviews

OUR WIVES UNDER THE SEA by Julia Armfield; 9781250229892; available now.
WHERE DOGS BARK WITH THEIR TAILS by Estelle-Sarah Bulle; 9780374289096; available now.

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