Debut Spotlight (9/1/22)

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Today’s debut spotlight includes some exciting titles from first-time authors, with a collection of short stories that follow a Jamaican family struggling to survive in Miami, and a genre-bending gothic horror story about a doctor investigating the death of his predecessor.


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4 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick!

“A revelatory work, full of a young man’s questioning and told in a distinctive voice, this contemplation of identity, culture, and race in the United States today is highly recommended.”–Library Journal, starred review

“A collection of linked stories focused on one family’s tempest-tossed journeys in Jamaica and Florida… A fine debut that looks at the complexities of cultural identity with humor, savvy, and a rich sense of place.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“First-time author Escoffery’s collection of interconnected stories confirms his already prize-winning status… The writing and characters are nuanced, with much pain and trauma but also moments of levity and humor.”–Booklist, starred review

“Escoffery’s vibrant and varied debut, a linked collection, chronicles the turbulent fate of a Jamaican American family in Miami… This charged work keeps a tight hold on the reader.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review


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3 starred reviews!

“This is a must-read for readers looking for something new from the horror genre.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Readers who appreciate medical gross-outs as well as psychological terror in their fiction will adore LEECH. Fans of gothic horror will devour it.”–Booklist, starred review

“The fascinating world and original narrator that Ennes creates in their debut produce a sublime gothic sci-fi tale that grows into a story greater than the sum of its parts.”–Library Journal, starred review

IF I SURVIVE YOU by Jonathan Escoffery; 9780374605988; 9/6/22.
LEECH by Hiron Ennes; 9781250811189; 9/27/22.

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