CRUSHED, by Kate Hamer, Faber & Faber

'Mesmerising, compulsive, deliciously dark - and so good on the complex and thorny bond between friends. Kate Hamer's writing is incandescent.' Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party Phoebe stands on Pulteney Bridge, tights gashed from toe to thigh. The shock of mangled metal and blood-stained walls flashes through her mind as she tries to … Continue reading CRUSHED, by Kate Hamer, Faber & Faber

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THE BEAUTY, by Aliya Whiteley, Titan Books

Somewhere away from the cities and towns, a group of men and boys gather around the fire each night to listen to their stories in the Valley of the Rocks. For when the women are all gone the rest of your life is all there is for everyone. The men are waiting to pass into … Continue reading THE BEAUTY, by Aliya Whiteley, Titan Books

BIZARRE ROMANCE, GRAPHIC NOVEL, by Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell, Abrams Comicarts/Abrams Books/Hachette Book Group

Internationally bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger, and graphic artist Eddie Campbell, of such seminal works as From Hell by Alan Moore, collaborate on a wonderfully bizarre collection that celebrates and satirizes love of all kinds. With 16 different stories told through illustrated prose or comic panels, the couple explores the idiosyncratic … Continue reading BIZARRE ROMANCE, GRAPHIC NOVEL, by Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell, Abrams Comicarts/Abrams Books/Hachette Book Group