As the winter chill sets in, it’s time to pull up next to fire, fix ourselves a brandy and devour some quality books. We picked 5 from a fresh crop of new releases.
Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl by Andrea Lawlor (Rescue Press)
A queer, shapeshifting adventure and period piece that takes Paul Polydoris from the sleepy midwest to the bright lights of San Francisco.
The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal (Pan Macmillan)
A story of obsession and finding yourself in the world of art in the heart Victorian London. A stunning debut from Macneal.
Maddox by Chris Abrahams (Puncher and Wattman)
A black comedy that deals with identity and addressing the past for a man who enjoyed a stretch running a music venue.
A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher (Orbit)
An ultimately heartwarming, yet apocalyptic story that underscores the fragility of our civilisation.
Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took on Silicon Valley’s Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime by Julian Guthrie (Penguin Random House)
It’s all in the title really. An inspirational of four women who conquered all in Silicon Valley.