The Sky Is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith: “In the burned-out, futuristic city of Empire Island, three young people navigate a crumbling metropolis constantly under threat from a pair of dragons that circle the skies.”
Peach by Emma Glass: “Something has happened to Peach. It hurts to walk but she staggers home to parents that don’t seem to notice. In this dazzling debut, Emma Glass articulates the unspeakable with breath-taking clarity and verve.”
Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi: “From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadi—a scavenger and an oddball fixture at a local café—collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. […] When the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking criminal who, though shot, cannot be killed.”
Also this month: We’ll interview Mandy Len Catron and Molly Caro May, and film critic Ashley Wells will introduce you to Rule #2 in her Movie Drinking Game.