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With the "pace and feel of an exploded documentary," says review Alan Cheuse, Don Winslow recounts a 10-year odyssey of revenge set in Mexico against the stark history of the drug wars.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Saeed Jones, literary editor at BuzzFeed, about his picks for summer reading. He recommends books where a character goes on some sort of journey.
In his first novel, The Meursault Investigation, Kamel Daoud retells The Stranger from an Arab perspective. John Powers says Daoud's retelling will forever change the way you read the Camus classic.
The art world is "fertile ground for criminals," says art scholar Noah Charney. In his new book, The Art of Forgery, he traces a tradition of fakes and forgeries that dates back to the Renaissance.
Daniel Clowes is one of the greatest artists in modern comics, and now his seminal '90s work is out in a deluxe box set — not just Ghost World but his fascinatingly autobiographical gripe sessions.
Erika Swyler's generous yet somewhat disappointing debut follows a young man and a mysterious book — but despite rich language and observations, it suffers from going in too many directions at once.