The American: For Italy & the World
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The End of Faith
By Marc Alan Di Martino
Jensen Beach's 15 stories are set in Sweden and convey equal doses of wisdom and melancholy.
Don DeLillo's latest future-sprawl, cryonic freezing included, doesn't quite know what it most wants to say.
Ian McGuire's 1859-set whaling detective story captures the 19th-century spirit of Melville and Poe.
China Miéville turns too arcane in his latest foray into the Stonehenge-styled surreal.
André Alexis's stunning "Fifteen Dogs" confers canines with human sensibility, and the greater gift of empathy.