Signed New Voices in Fiction - Past Selections

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The Extinction of Irena Rey By Jennifer Croft Cover Image
ISBN: 9781639731701
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 5th, 2024

Spring 2024 Selection

“This book could not have been written by anyone other than Jennifer Croft, a veteran translator with a tremendous capacity for language and storytelling. When eight translators convene for a summit with their revered author Irena Rey, they have no idea they are embarking on a psychological thrillride that will destabilize not only their long-standing relationships with one another, but their entire sense of self and history. With conflicting voices that twist and tangle like vines, the characters in this novel are intertwined inseparably from one another. A smart, pensive exploration of the creative process, The Extinction of Irena Rey will transform your understanding of authorship, translation, and the sticky web cast between them.”

—Melissa S., Harvard Book Store

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River East, River West: A Novel By Aube Rey Lescure Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063257856
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Published: William Morrow - January 9th, 2024

Winter 2024 Selection

 “The beauty of River East, River West lies in its fissions and contradictions. The daughter of an American expat mother and an anonymous Chinese father, Alva has placed roots in neither heritage. Her American citizenship and lineage set her apart from her Chinese peers, but life in China is all she’s ever known. Unhappy with her current circumstances, she’s desperate to travel west and experience the America she’s cobbled together from her mother’s stories and bootleg Hollywood DVDs. But when she finally gets her way—admission into Shanghai’s expensive private American school—she discovers that the west has had more of a hand in her surroundings than she’s ever realized, and that sometimes the only safe place to retreat is back into the arms of your family. A cutting exploration of class, race, and the long-lasting effects of colonialism, Alva’s story will frustrate and enthrall you in equal measure.”

—Melissa S., Harvard Book Store

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House of Caravans By Shilpi Suneja Cover Image
ISBN: 9781639550142
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 19th, 2023

Fall 2023 Selection

"The dissolution of the British Raj into what is now India and Pakistan was a man-made tragedy that need not have happened. A line drawn on a map was supposed to separate peoples of different faiths, but as history has shown again and again geography is not so simple. Families were ripped apart, hundreds of thousands died, and the repercussions are still being felt to this day. This amazing debut explores a family as it grapples with the scars of this event, and how they move on."

—Brad L., Harvard Book Store

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Shark Heart: A Love Story By Emily Habeck Cover Image
ISBN: 9781668006498
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Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - August 8th, 2023

Summer 2023 Selection

"In a joyously original and unique novel, Emily Habeck explores the ambiguities of loss and grief by turning to the mystical. Lewis, a romantic playwright and high school theater teacher, is afflicted with a devastating condition: he’s mutating into a Great White Shark. While this isn’t a fatal diagnosis, the man he is will cease to exist once the transformation is complete. Wren, Lewis’s wife-turned-caretaker, is burdened with all of the roiling emotions that accompany such loss, along with the dangers of caring for someone who grows alarmingly more violent and dangerous. Told through many mediums, including dramatic scripts, flashbacks, and visions, Shark Heart is a whirlwind novel that skips across time and generations. And while the story itself is magical and otherworldly, the feelings it evokes are raw and relatable. Like many stories that begin in a place of hopelessness and defeat, it ultimately becomes a source of inspiration and strength." —Melissa S., Harvard Book Store

Emily Habeck is an alumna of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, where she received a BFA in theatre, as well as Vanderbilt Divinity School and Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. She is from Ardmore, Oklahoma. Shark Heart is her first novel.