Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Six notable novels involving alternate realities

Helen Phillips's new novel is The Need.

Her other books include a novel, The Beautiful Bureaucrat, a story collection, And Yet They Were Happy, which was named a notable collection by The Story Priz, and the children’s adventure book, Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green.

At The Week magazine, Phillips tagged six top novels involving alternate realities, including:
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (2017).

In this novel, magical doorways enable people to step from one place on Earth to another, allowing the characters to shift between many different global realities. The conceit serves to collapse our planet, illuminating the challenges refugees face as they search for a feasible future.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue