Like a matryoshka doll, Elliott Holt’s bold, electric debut novel, "You Are One of Them," artfully unpacks its secrets. This is an unflinching tale of self-deception and the struggle to lead an authentic life.
Sixteen-year-old Hazel has lived the roller coaster ride of a terminal cancer diagnosis for the last three years. Now, each breath comes with a price, and she cannot go anywhere without a small portable oxygen tank in tow. Meds prevent the tumors from growing, for now. Review and content notes.
"The Woman Who Lost Her Soul" by Bob Shacochis; A messy, sprawling masterpiece overflowing with existential angst AND a zest for life, this novel of war, despair, cynicism, and desire will enthrall you.