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Shorties (The 2019 Man Booker International Prize Longlist, New Music from Joan As Police Woman, and more)

The 2019 Man Booker International Prize longlist has been announced. Stream a new song by Joan As Police Woman. March's best eBook deals. Entries are now open for the 2019 Tiny Desk Contest. Author William Boyle discussed his favorite "screwball noir" films at . Cherry Glazerr visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance. Variety and Rolling Stone recommended the best books to read about wrongful conviction. The Guardian recommended books about buildi...
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Fiction: In This Ingenious Satire, a Father Goes to Extremes to Protect His Son From Racism

“We Cast a Shadow,” a first novel by Maurice Carlos Ruffin, is a hilarious and profound meditation on racial bias, and how it warps our capacity for love.
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Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - February 1, 2019

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin This searing debut novel by New Orleans author Maurice Carlos Ruffin is at once a pitch-black comedy and a chilling horror story. Set in the near future, heightened targeted surveillance and severe law enforce...
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In 'We Cast A Shadow,' The Horrors Are Close To Home

Maurice Carlos Ruffin's razor-sharp new novel is set in a dystopian near future where race relations have deteriorated further and scientists have developed a procedure to "demelanize" black people.(Image credit: )
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Maurice Carlos Ruffin's Playlist for His Novel "We Cast a Shadow"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Maurice Carlos Ruffin's impressive novel We Cast a Shadow is a bold, timely, and important debut. The Boston Globe wrote of the book: "We Cast a Shadow is like a dispatch from the...
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New Release Books

Today’s first Featured New Release is New Orleans Noir: The Classics ($10.99 Kindle), edited by Julie Smith [Akashic Books], an author who has been releasing many of her backlist mysteries on her own in the Kindle store. It looks like the first New Orleans Noir collection is only available in print, used; I suspect it is just old enough that the publisher didn’t think to get digital rights from the authors and is unable to offer it in the Kindle store. Publishers Weekly Starred Review Book Descr...
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