Saturday, January 2, 2021

Ten of the best titles of 2020 you might have missed

At Lit Hub, Bethanne Patrick ten of the best books of 2020 you might have missed. including:
Cai Emmons, Vanishing (Leapfrog Press)

Short but very smart, Vanishing examines how modern women still disappear in plain sight, from others, yes, but also from themselves. An attorney and young mother begins to wonder if her house malfunctions when her husband is absent. An obese model for a life-drawing class terrifies a younger female student, who sees the model’s body as “one massive private part.” Each character Emmons creates has her assumptions shattered by prejudice, illness, violence, and each must emerge on the other side of vanishing to either build new identities, or accept invisibility. The prose is plain because the thought is deep in these pieces, perfect for those who love Lorrie Moore, Kristen Roupenian, and even Fay Weldon.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue