Fiction

Interior Chinatown: A Novel, by Charles Yu, Pantheon, 288 pages, $25.95
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Once Upon a Time in Chinatown

Charles Yu seeks to bridge the gap between script and novel in his new book. 

Attica Locke makes it look easy in her most recent Highway 59 mystery novel, Heaven, My Home
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Highway 59 Revisited

Attica Locke’s new mystery offers a consequential commentary on contemporary politics.

Téa Obreht’s second novel, Inland—which follows her Orange Prize–winning debut, The Tiger’s Wife—offers an epic reinterpretation of the American West and its mythic origin stories.
ILAN HAREL
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Téa Obreht Unravels the Myth of the West

Téa Obreht’s second novel, Inland, an epic tale of love and loss that offers an alternative view of the foundations ...

Steph Cha, whose novel Your House Will Pay grows out of a familiar violence.
MARIA KANEVSKAYA
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Steph Cha’s Two Los Angeleses

In Your House Will Pay, Steph Cha reimagines Los Angeles’s racial heritage.

ANNA PARINI
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The Lightest Object in the Universe

Kimi Eisele's new novel, The Lightest Object in the Universe, finds connection amid an apocalypse. Here's an excerpt. 

Bay Area writer Carolina De Robertis, whose fourth novel, Cantoras, revolves around a group of women and the revolutionary love they share with one another in 1970s Uruguay.
LORI EANES
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Unconcealed Desires in Carolina De Robertis’s Fourth Novel

In her fourth novel, Oakland writer Carolina De Robertis explores the liberation of women’s sexuality.

Clockwise from top left: Liska Jacobs, Jon Roemer, Xuan Juliana Wang, and Sergio Troncoso
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Fiction Picks

Fiction fans, take note: our fall picks feature two novels—wayward aunts and a small-press editor bent on mysteries—and two collections on the Chicano and Chinese American experience.