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Jennifer Wilson writes for The New York Times Book Review. contributing essayist @nytimesbooks | PhD in Tolstoyevsky | adjunct prof CUNY @newmarkjschool | Email: jen.louise.wilson @ gmail

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Book Cover for: Parasol Against the Axe, Helen Oyeyemi

Parasol Against the Axe

Helen Oyeyemi
Jennifer WilsonJennifer Wilson

You might be able to mass-produce the book’s outer binding, but the pages inside it resist commodification. That’s because no two readings of “Paradoxical Undressing” are alike. Everyone’s version of it is uniquely their own.

Hardcover, 2024

$28.00$14.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty, Vendela Vida

The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty

Vendela Vida
Jennifer WilsonJennifer Wilson

Her books, which often combine the two genres — crime and travel fiction — showcase the way violence can transport a person out of the land of the naïve faster than any jet. Indeed, the antonym for naïve is worldly.

Hardcover, 2015

$25.99$12.99 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Sinkable: Obsession, the Deep Sea, and the Shipwreck of the Titanic, Daniel Stone

Sinkable: Obsession, the Deep Sea, and the Shipwreck of the Titanic

Daniel Stone
Jennifer WilsonJennifer Wilson

…the science writer Daniel Stone explores the public’s fascination with sunken ships and what attempts to resurrect the Titanic, an emblem of wealth and power, say about whose memories are allowed to sink and whose we refuse to let drown.

Hardcover, 2022

$28.00$14.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Chilean Poet, Alejandro Zambra

Chilean Poet

Alejandro Zambra
Jennifer WilsonJennifer Wilson

Happy to see the prolific translator Megan McDowell included among the nominees for the @nationalbook Award in Translated Literature. I wrote about her translation of Alejandro Zambra's Chilean Poet earlier this year. https://t.co/LIfxDWSqdy https://t.co/lfTX5Bl5Hr

Paperback, 2023

$18.00$9.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Taiga Syndrome, Cristina Rivera Garza

The Taiga Syndrome

Cristina Rivera Garza
Jennifer WilsonJennifer Wilson

The taiga the detective finds is not a repository for the myths we tell about remote places; it is, rather, a broken landscape, torn asunder by deforestation, extraction capitalism and the illegal enterprises set up to serve men in the logging industry.

Paperback, 2018

$16.95$8.48 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Big Swiss, Jen Beagin

Big Swiss

Jen Beagin
Jennifer WilsonJennifer Wilson

I loved Big Swiss, a sexy romantic comedy about mental health, class, and the incredible feeling of finding someone who's messed up in exactly the same way as you. My review for @nytimesbooks: https://t.co/W7NgxzGZhm

Paperback, 2023

$17.00$8.50 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Brothers Karamazov: A New Translation by Michael R. Katz, Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Brothers Karamazov: A New Translation by Michael R. Katz

Fyodor Dostoevsky
Jennifer WilsonJennifer Wilson

This cacophonous novel, made up of wildly divergent arguments written by an author who refuses to let any point of view go by without cross-examination, coheres. Its elements are all made, by Dostoyevsky, to belong.

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Book Cover for: The Heart Goes Last, Margaret Atwood

The Heart Goes Last

Margaret Atwood
Jennifer WilsonJennifer Wilson

Atwood understands that abusive men are not motivated by sex, but by the desire to inflict harm on real women, who don’t need to be programmed with a numerical scale to know that they’re hurting.

Paperback, 2016

$17.95$8.98 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: This Strange Eventful History, Claire Messud

This Strange Eventful History

Claire Messud
Jennifer WilsonJennifer Wilson

Her novels frequently feature characters who are adrift and unmoored, with complex lineages that scan as vaguely foreign wherever they are...Messud lets the messiness of reality overflow the neatness of fiction, as if in defiance of this tendency.

Hardcover, 2024

$29.99$14.99 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Liquid Snakes, Stephen Kearse

Liquid Snakes

Stephen Kearse
Jennifer WilsonJennifer Wilson

🚨Mark your calendars! Stephen Kearse is coming to town! We'll be discussing his brilliant new novel, Liquid Snakes, a sci-fi whodunit about environmental racism and the big business of "Black death" at @ptknitwear August 25th. RSVP and pre-order: https://t.co/9aNSAbtNyd https://t.co/Et1G7knfXe

Hardcover, 2023

$27.00$13.50 + Free shipping50% off your first book