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The Discover World Fiction, Paperback Bundle

A Beautiful Young Woman + The Queue + Glaxo

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A Beautiful Young Woman: Set in the midst of Argentina’s military dictatorship, Julián López’s poignant and evocative debut novel is about family, political violence, and the consequences of dissidence. In a starred reviewKirkus writes, “It’s been said that memory is a poet — if so, this novel represents some of its most gorgeous and incandescent work.”

The Queue: In an unnamed Middle Eastern city, Basma Abdel Aziz introduces us to a centralized authority known as the Gate, which has risen to power in the aftermath of a failed popular uprising referred to only as the “Disgraceful Events.” Citizens are required to obtain permission from the Gate for even the most basic of their daily affairs, yet the building never opens, and the queue in front of it grows longer and longer. In a cover story, the New York Times writes, “It represents a new wave of dystopian and surrealist fiction from Middle Eastern writers who are grappling with the chaotic aftermath and stinging disappointments of the Arab Spring.”

Glaxo: A chilling novel of betrayal, lust, and murder from Hernán Ronsino, a major Latin American writer being published in English for the first timeIn a starred reviewPublishers Weekly writes that it “packs a mean, memorable punch.”