by Garth Greenwell
Few writers capture the dirt and shine of desire, how love and lust can brutalize and soothe, like Greenwell, the author of 2016’s game-changing What Belongs to You. Here, in this frequently breath taking novel-in-stories, he follows a nameless American narrator walking among the shadows of Bulgaria’s underground gay scene in search of “the key to the latch of the self.”
A BEAUTIFUL CRIME
by Christopher Bollen
Fans of Patricia Highsmith’s subtly insidious mysteries will find dark delight in this caper by the talented Mr. Bollen, about a pair of con artists—new lovers—who travel to Venice, Italy in attempt to scam a wealthy man out of enough money for them to live out their lives in luxury.