El Akkad, Omar. American War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
I recently read about this book in an article from the New Yorker about the possibility of another civil war in the U.S. I am both super-pessimistic about the current political reality and an avid consumer of dystopian fiction, so El Akkad’s novel sounded like a must-read. I tore through it as soon as it arrived and it is one of the best novels I have read in quite a while.
Holleran, Andrew. Dancer from the Dance. 1978. New York: Perennial 2001.
I encountered a reference to this novel about 1970s gay life in some queer theory and decided to order it. It came in the mail today just in time for the Winter Break.
Both books were bought from amazon.com’s network of independent sellers.