Stalking the Atomic City
The Town of Babylon

A rare portrait of the dystopian reality that is Chornobyl today and the importance of the site as a symbol of Russian imperialism and of the Ukrainian people's quest for freedom from oppression.

Dogs of Summer
Broken Halves of a Milky Sun
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My Brilliant Friend meets Blue is the Warmest Color in this lyrical debut novel set in a working-class neighborhood of the Canary Islands—a story about two girls coming of age in the early aughts and a friendship that simmers into erotic desire over the course of one hot summer.

Trinity, Trinity, Trinity
Sex Lives of African Women

A literary thriller about the effects of nuclear power on the mind, body, and recorded history of three generations of Japanese women.

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