Do you seem to be reading the same authors, and the same books, over and over and over? We’ve got the antidote: check out our list of stellar debut novels from 2022. Get in on the ground floor of these authors’ promising careers. Here’s a small sample of what you’ll find there:
- The Ghetto Within by Santiago H. Amigorena, translated by Frank Wynne
In the haunting and resonant English language debut of this French Argentine writer, a Jewish emigrant to Buenos Aires confronts inescapable walls of guilt when he learns of the fates of those he left behind in Warsaw, an emotional legacy he passes down to his own offspring.
- Stories No One Hopes Are About Them by A.J. Bermudez
Playfully subversive, darkly humorous stories reveal the myriad subtle ways we are marginalized by the entitlemens of others, and sidelined by our own internalized powerlessness.
- The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean
In a vivid, moving gothic fantasy for all book lovers, Devon is raised on a literal diet of fairytales, only to confront a world where happy endings are the exception, rather than the rule.
- Hawk Mountain by Connor Habib
Single father Todd is looking for a fresh start as he raises his young son in a small town, only to run smack into Jack, the bully who made his own boyhood hell and seems bent on ruining his adulthood as well, in a taut psychological thriller exploring toxic masculinity.
- Someday, Maybe by Onyi Nwabineli
Her husband’s suicide was not how Eve Ezenwa-Morrow hoped to ring in the New Year, sweeping away her hopeful resolutions as she struggles to recover from her grief, and find her way forward. A poignant and inspiring story.
- None of This Would Have Happened if Prince Were Alive by Carolyn Prusa
Between her demanding boss, straying husband, and the needs of her two young children, Ramona’s life was already a hurricane before an actual hurricane descended on her Savannah home. Oh, for the days when rain was purple!
- Diary of a Void by Emi Yagi, translated by David Boyd and Lucy North
Leaving one sexist Tokyo workplace for another, Ms. Shibata figures out a cunning way to make her gender work in her favor, faking a pregnancy that gradually becomes almost real, in a trenchant and gripping, surreal tale.
Many more terrific 2022 debut titles await you in our catalog, so treat yourself to some fresh new authors.
~ Posted by David W.