The American: For Italy & the World
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The End of Faith
By Marc Alan Di Martino
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.
"Tyler's Last" evokes the ghost of Patricia Highsmith in a thriller of global complications.
Put mischievously spinster twins in a small Mexican city and out come sly laughs.