Our second preview comes from Caitlin Baker, adult book buyer at University Book Store. Catilin, a seasoned bookseller who tweets about books at @Cait_onthe_Luce, highlights some titles that might have evaded the national press.
Eve Out of Her Ruins, by Ananda Devi and translated from the French by Jeffrey Zuckerman
September 2016 Deep Vellum Publishing
Narrated by four teens living in the Troumaron neighborhood on the tiny resort island of Mauritius, Eve Out of Her Ruins captures the harsh reality of life in a part of the island tourists never see. Devi’s powerful novel has stuck with me weeks after finishing and Zuckerman’s lively translation captures the intensity of the daily struggle for life the teens face.
Designed by the author using a set of rubber stamps he purchased at the Santiago library, The Subsidiary is set in an office building in which the employees are trapped during a power outage. Through mounting terror, and with only a few words per page, this slim book will haunt you long after you have finished reading it.
Thanks to Caitlin and University Book Store for these picks! And stay tuned for more recommendations from other booksellers in our community!