Gunnhild Øyehaug's stories, first published in 2004, take the idea of entanglement to unsettling extremes.
Men Without Woman
Haruki Murakami again revels in tales of mysterious woman (and sad men) in his latest story collection.
My Cat Yugoslavia
Pajtim Statovci's novel of personal and family displacement (and odd pets) is a shining debut.
The Last Days of New Paris
China Miéville reinvents postwar Paris in a clever but stilted homage to Surrealism.
In her latest novel, Rachel Cusk can't enough of playing disappointment's biographer.
The Story of a Brief Marriage
Anuk Arudpragasam's debut is a superior work of fiction and poised rendering of unimaginable sadness.
In "Exit West," Mohsin Hamid gives global migration a magically compassionate new look.
Lincoln in the Bardot
George Saunders' ambitious journey into the world of limbo and Abraham Lincoln's grief at the death of his son is a gossip-fest.
The Hunger Saint
Olivia Cerrone's evocative novella is a searing journey into turn-of-the-20th-century Sicilian mines.
Robert Schirmer invents a Wisconsin town and packs it with homophobia and its fallout.
War and Turpentine
A Flemish-Belgian writer "reinvents" his grandfather to brilliant and dramatic effect.