Followers, Megan Angelo, Graydon House - Megan Angelo’s novel, “Followers,” outlines an ominous future: Society tightly linked to devices, political decisions made via Twitter, people monitored by drones or robots and obliged by sponsors of reality shows to buy mind-numbing drugs.
Tag Archive: city life fiction
How to Hack a Heartbreak, Kristin Rockaway, Graydon House - Mel Strickland works the help desk in Hatch, a NYC tech incubator company. It’s a soul-destroying job in an atmosphere of toxic masculinity.
Pretty Revenge, Emily Liebert, Gallery Books - Twelve year old Kerrie O’Malley always admired the girl across the road, seventeen year old Jordan Butler. She seemed too beautiful and sophisticated for their Connecticut hometown.
Ann Petry The Street, The Narrows, Farah Jasmine Griffin Editor - The Library of America has published two mind-boggling novels written by African-American Ann Petry, mostly obscure in the white-dominated 1940s-50s. Her acute observation and insight into human consciousness and foundations of racism in white-mainstream USA is profoundly provocative.