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Expansive and transformative, One World fiction represents voices across the globe, telling universally important and compelling stories about a changing world. All summer, we’re revisiting the many places our authors have taken us!

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Ghost Forest by Pik-Shuen Fung
Ghost Forest by Pik-Shuen Fung

Ghost Forest

Pik-Shuen Fung

This graceful and indelible debut about love, grief, and family welcomes you into its pages and invites you to linger, staying with you long after you’ve closed its covers.
 
“I am madly in love with this book, a kaleidoscopic wonder.”—T Kira Madden, author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls

How do you grieve, if your family doesn’t talk about feelings?

This is the question the unnamed protagonist of Ghost Forest considers after her father dies. One of the many Hong Kong “astronaut” fathers, he stays there to work, while the rest of the family immigrated to Canada before the 1997 Handover, when the British returned sovereignty over Hong Kong to China.

As she revisits memories of her father through the years, she struggles with unresolved questions and misunderstandings. Turning to her mother and grandmother for answers, she discovers her own life refracted brightly in theirs.

Buoyant, heartbreaking, and unexpectedly funny, Ghost Forest is a slim novel that envelops the reader in joy and sorrow. Fung writes with a poetic and haunting voice, layering detail and abstraction, weaving memory and oral history to paint a moving portrait of a Chinese-Canadian astronaut family.

Latitudes of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup

Latitudes of Longing

Shubhangi Swarup

We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

We Cast a Shadow

Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Sabrina & Corina

Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg

Confessions of the Fox

Jordy Rosenberg

Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud

Love After Love

Ingrid Persaud

It Is Wood, It Is Stone by Gabriella Burnham

It Is Wood, It Is Stone

Gabriella Burnham

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

Detransition, Baby

Torrey Peters

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Water Dancer

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Available August 17, preorder now!

The Ones Who Don't Say They Love You by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
The Ones Who Don't Say They Love You by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

The Ones Who Don't Say They Love You

Maurice Carlos Ruffin

A collection of raucous stories that offer a panoramic view of New Orleans from the author of the “stunning and audacious” (NPR) debut novel We Cast a Shadow

Maurice Carlos Ruffin has an uncanny ability to reveal the hidden corners of a place we thought we knew. These perspectival, character-driven stories center on the margins and are deeply rooted in New Orleanian culture.

In “Beg Borrow Steal,” a boy relishes time spent helping his father find work after coming home from prison; in “Ghetto University,” a couple struggling financially turns to crime after hitting rock bottom; in “Before I Let Go,” a woman who’s been in NOLA for generations fights to keep her home; in “Fast Hands, Fast Feet,” an army vet and a runaway teen find companionship while sleeping under a bridge; in “Mercury Forges,” a flash fiction piece among several in the collection, a group of men hurriedly make their way to an elderly gentleman’s home, trying to reach him before the water from Hurricane Katrina does; and in the title story, a young man works the street corners of the French Quarter, trying to achieve a freedom not meant for him.

These stories are intimate invitations to hear, witness, and imagine lives at once regional but largely universal, and undeniably New Orleanian, written by a lifelong resident of New Orleans and one of our finest new writers.

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