The American: For Italy & the World
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By Book Staff
Irish writer Claire Louise Bennett's idiosyncratic "Pond" is a small masterpiece of cranky solitude.
Gunnhild Øyehaug's stories, first published in 2004, take the idea of entanglement to unsettling extremes.
Haruki Murakami again revels in tales of mysterious woman (and sad men) in his latest story collection.
Pajtim Statovci's novel of personal and family displacement (and odd pets) is a shining debut.
China Miéville reinvents postwar Paris in a clever but stilted homage to Surrealism.