Literary Fiction Spotlight (7/27/22)

This literary fiction spotlight brings us two coming-of-age novels, from a woman trying to succeed in a male-dominated Hollywood to a boy’s life-changing summer spent at his family’s estate in rural Pakistan.

NSFW BY ISABEL KAPLAN

“Kaplan peels back the curtain to examine the culture of a television network in this sharply observed, completely absorbing debut novel…Kaplan’s authentic insider knowledge makes her piercing first outing a cut above the plethora of Hollywood-set novels.”–Booklist

OTHER NAMES FOR LOVE BY TAYMOUR SOOMRO

“In third-person chapters that alternate between Rafik’s and Fahad’s points of view, the novel deftly captures the way the past—both memories and inheritances—informs the present and the future…A deft examination of sexuality, history, and father-son relationships.”–Kirkus Reviews

NSFW by Isabel Kaplan; 9781250822895; available now.
OTHER NAMES FOR LOVE by Taymour Soomro; 9780374604646; available now.

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