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The New Debut Fiction, Hardcover Bundle

Infinite Ground + Black Rock White City + The Talented Ribkins

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Infinite Ground: This stellar debut from Martin MacInnes made best-of-the-year lists at the Guardian, the Irish Times, the Herald, and Scotland and SundayJeff VanderMeer calls it “stunning — a totally original, surreal mystery shot through with hints of the best of César Aira, Vladimir Nabokov, Angela Carter, and Julio Cortázar. Smart, clever, and honest. I doubt you’ve read anything quite like it.”

Black Rock White City: This essential story of displacement and immediate threat—the new reality of suburban life—and the deeply personal responses of two refugees seeking redemption won its debut author the Miles Franklin Literary Award. The Guardian calls it a “a convincing snapshot of émigré life, rendering its banal humiliations with pointed weariness.”

The Talented Ribkins: Inspired by W. E. B. Du Bois’s famous essay “The Talented Tenth” and fuelled by debut novelist Ladee Hubbard’s marvelously original imagination, this big-hearted debut novel is about race, class, politics, and the unique gifts that, while they may cause some problems from time to time, bind a family together. Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison writes, “For sheer reading pleasure Ladee Hubbard’s original and wildly inventive novel is in a class by itself.”