Gayle's New Year Picks 2020

My top picks for the start of the year are two absolutely blistering debuts-in-English: Hurricane Season, by Mexican writer Fernanda Melchor, translated by Sophie Hughes, and coming this February from Fitzcarraldo Editions; and Dutch novelist, poet and dairy farmer Marieke Lucas Rijneveld's The Discomfort of Evening, translated by Michele Hutchison, from Faber in March.

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The Voice in My Ear

Frances Leviston

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Claire’s boyfriend discovers more than he bargains for when he begins to read her diary.And no matter her age or background, Claire is living in the shadow of a monstrous ...



Anakana Schofield

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The extraordinary bestselling novel from the acclaimed writer whose previous book, Martin John, was shortlisted for the Giller Prize, and whose debut, Malarky, won the Amazon ...