Fiction

  • Phantoms author Christian Kiefer says he’s attracted to writing about “folks who are broke and/or disenfranchised from the system.”
    JESSICA NEWHAM
    FICTION

    Onward, Christian’s Soldiers

    - "Phantoms", a new novel from Christian Kiefer, exorcises past crimes and confronts current issues against the backdrop of two wars.
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
FICTION

Téa Obreht Unravels the Myth of the West

With her second novel, Inland, Téa Obreht unravels the mythologies of the West.

Steph Cha, whose novel Your House Will Pay grows out of a familiar violence.
MARIA KANEVSKAYA
FICTION

Steph Cha’s Two Los Angeleses

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

ANNA PARINI
EXCERPT

A New Novel Finds Connection in Catastrophe

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
FICTION

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
FICTION

Fiction That’s Not for the Faint of Heart

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. 

Chia-Chia Lin’s The Unpassing is an unvarnished story of an immigrant family that lives up to the nuanced ambiguity of its title.
F. YANG
FICTION

Chia Chia Lin’s ‘The Unpassing’

Dreams, danger, and tragedy await a family of immigrants to Alaska in The Unpassing, the highly anticipated debut novel of Chia-Chia Lin.

Karl Marlantes drew upon his experiences growing up in an Oregon logging town and working in commercial fishing to write [em]Deep River[/em].
DEVON MARLANTES
FICTION

Karl Marlantes’s ‘Deep River’

From steam donkeys to whistle punks, Karl Marlantes’s Deep River is a sweeping tale of Finnish immigrants who felled the forests of the Pacific Northwest at the start of the 20th century.