by Seth Cosimini

Oreo – Fran Ross

Ross’s novel offers readers an unending stream of snort-worthy punchlines with implicit boundaries for who can access this story and how they can.

Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

What’s so powerful is the way Adichie thinks through how human faces, flesh, and blood should be honestly portrayed in discussions and representations of the grand and minute violence of everyday life.