As the long days stretch into the month of August, settle in, pour a cold beverage, and let the cool sounds of these five readings from recently published books of fiction provide some relief from the summer heat.
F*ckface: And Other Stories (Henry Holt, July 2020) by Leah Hampton:
A Burning (Knopf, June 2020) by Megha Majumdar:
Parakeet (FSG, June 2020) by Marie-Helene Bertino:
Sansei and Sensibility (Coffee House Press, May 2020) by Karen Tei Yamashita:
How Much of These Hills Is Gold (Riverhead Books, April 2020) by C Pam Zhang: