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Booklover Mailbox – Christoffer Carlsson, Hwang Sok-Yong and Lucy Ives

Books by Christoffer Carlsson, Hwang Sok-Yong, Lucy Ives

Three distinctly different titles this fortnight – two literary, two in translation, two yet to be released.

October is the Coldest Month by Christoffer Carlsson

Hot on the heels of his bestselling Scandinavian crime series featuring Leo Junker, Swedish author Christoffer Carlsson has now directed his enviable talents to young adult fiction.

Vega Gillberg is 16 years old when the police come knocking on the door looking for her older brother, Jakob.

Vega hasn’t heard from him in days, but she has to find him before the police do. Jakob was involved in a terrible crime. What no one knows is that Vega was there, too.

July 2017 release. Review copy thanks to Scribe Publications.

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Familiar Things by Hwang Sok-Yong

New modern fiction from South Korean writer Hwang Sok-yong translated by Sora Kim-Russell.

Vibrant and enchanting, Familiar Things depicts a society on the edge of dizzying economic and social change, and is a haunting reminder to us all to be careful of what we throw away.

May release. Review copy thanks to Scribe Publications.

UPDATE: Read our review

Impossible Views of the World by Lucy Ives

A witty, urbane, and sometimes shocking debut novel, set in a hallowed New York museum, in which a co-worker’s disappearance and a mysterious map change a life forever…

… Pulsing with neurotic humor and dagger-sharp prose, Impossible Views of the World is a dazzling debut novel about how to make it through your early thirties with your brain and heart intact.

Cannot wait to dive into this title who’s narrator Kirkus Reviews describes as ‘equal parts intellectual, ironic, and cool’.

August 2017 release. Review copy thanks to Penguin.

UPDATE: Read our review

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