Virtual Launch Party, Week of March 22

By Electric Literature

By Electric Literature

Stay the f home with this week's new books! You can't go to a reading for them, but you should read them anyway

The Glass Hotel

Emily St John Mandel

$26.95 $24.26

You're already living in Station Eleven, so switch it up with Mandel's new novel about a Ponzi scheme.

Then the Fish Swallowed Him

Amir Ahmadi Arian

$25.99 $23.39

Intense psychological drama centering on a political prisoner in contemporary Iran. Read an interview with the author: https://electricliterature.com/post-revolution-iran-through-the-eyes-of-a-prisoner

We Inherit What the Fires Left: Poems

William Evans

$16.00 $14.72

Poems about generational trauma and being black in the American suburbs.

The Everlasting

Katy Simpson Smith

$28.99 $26.09

A millennia-spanning epic about love and morality, with Satan as a character. Read the author's list of women's historical poetry: https://electricliterature.com/7-poetry-collections-by-women-rewriting-history/

Enter the Aardvark

Jessica Anthony

$26.00 $23.40

A slightly surreal political satire about a young congressman and his stuffed aardvark.

The City We Became

N. K. Jemisin

$28.00 $25.20

Lovecraftian fantasy in which New York and its boroughs take on human form, by a multi-Hugo-winning author.

The Herd

Andrea Bartz

$27.00 $24.30

A thriller set in a Wing-style women's coworking space. Read Andrea Bartz's list of thrillers about women's ambition: https://electricliterature.com/7-thrillers-about-female-ambition/

Lakewood

Megan Giddings

$26.99 $24.29

A barely-speculative speculative fiction inspired by the way black bodies have been used and mistreated by medical science. Read an interview with Megan Giddings: https://electricliterature.com/why-is-dying-in-america-so-expensive/

Marguerite

Marina Kemp

$26.00 $23.40

A young nurse cares for a tyrannical elderly man—and deals with his unfriendly neighbors—in a French village.

The Empress of Salt and Fortune

Nghi Vo

$12.99 $11.95

Feminist high fantasy set in a society similar to Imperial China.