Best Fiction — Goodreads Choice AwardsA young book editor named Alice embarks on a relationship with an older, prize-winning novelist in Manhattan; an Iraqi-American economist named Amar is detained at Heathrow on his way to visit family in Iraq. Their stops along the way—during which the father counts individuals for the census—reveal the beautiful yet brutal range of human experience. This is an uncompromising portrait of a superheroine who learns to wield divine power while coming to understand what it means to be mortal. In this wickedly entertaining ride, an Argentinian sanitarium conducts a disquieting experiment: decapitating patients without damaging their vocal cords and asking the severed heads what they see in the few seconds before expiration. As violence spreads, a funerary shop owner and his year-old son attempt to pull off a near-mythical plan to save the town. This is a riveting, powerful reading experience.
The Best Fiction Of 2018
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It's been a tough year. But despite all the bad news, people created some truly phenomenal art in the last year, and the 30 best fiction books of the year prove that to be true. This past year, The Song of Achilles author Madeline Miller released her first novel in seven years, Circe, a feminist retelling of countless Greek myths through the eyes of the first witch in literature. It was an instant 1 New York Times bestseller. Not to mention, fan-favorite authors Megan Abbott, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Melissa Broder released novels about internal worlds and external pressures. And let's not forget that Lisa Halliday and R.
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