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Sunday, June 02, 2019

9 New Books We Recommend This Week | Book Review - New York Times

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Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times by Gregory Cowles, Senior Editor, Books. 

Typically in this space, we look for themes that link some of our latest recommended titles. We could play that game again this week — war, violence, art, obsession, take your pick — or I could point out that Brenda Shaughnessy’s new poetry collection imagines humans in the near future answering to a class of octopus overlords. OCTOPUS OVERLORDS, people. Start with that one, and you’re sure to sit up straighter by the time you reach the reference, in Maylis de Kerangal’s novel “The Cook,” to octopus salad with fresh fennel. Now that’s what I call overlap.
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Source: New York Times