15 Brand New Novels in English

Hold dit engelske ved lige med nye, gode bøger på engelsk

Kun et fåtal udenlandske bøger bliver oversat til dansk, og derfor er der rigtig god grund til at kigge nærmere på vores engelsksprogede bøger, der gemmer på fremragende litteratur fra hele verden. Jeg har her fundet 15 nyligt indkøbte titler, du kan holde dit engelske ved lige med denne sommer – heriblandt romaner af kendte internationale navne som Richard Ford, Colum McCann, Harlan Coben og det japanske forfatterstjerneskud Mieko Kawakami.

”Breasts and Eggs” af Mieko Kawakami
On a hot summer's day in a poor suburb of Tokyo we meet three women: thirty-year-old Natsu, her older sister Makiko, and Makiko's teenage daughter Midoriko. Makiko, an ageing hostess despairing the loss of her looks, has travelled to Tokyo in search of breast enhancement surgery. She's accompanied by Midoriko, who has recently stopped speaking, finding herself unable to deal with her own changing body and her mother's self-obsession. Her silence dominates Natsu's rundown apartment, providing a catalyst for each woman to grapple with their own anxieties and their relationships with one another.

”House of Trelawney” af Hannah Rothschild
Trelawney Castle was once the jewel of the Cornish coast. But recent generations have been better at spending than making money. Now living in isolated penury, unable to communicate with each other or the rest of the world, the family are running out of options. Three unexpected events will hasten their demise: the sudden appearance of a new relation, an illegitimate, headstrong, beautiful girl; an unscrupulous American hedge fund manager determined to exact revenge; and the crash of 2008.

”Man of my time” af Dalia Sofer 
Set in Iran and New York City, this book tells the story of Hamid Mozaffarian, who is as alienated from himself as he is from the world around him. After decades of ambivalent work as an interrogator with the Iranian regime, Hamid travels on a diplomatic mission to New York, where he encounters his estranged family and retrieves the ashes of his father, whose dying wish was to be buried in Iran.

”Braised Pork” af An Yu 
Cinematic and delicately beautiful, Braised Pork is an exploration of myth-making, connection, a world beyond words, and of a young woman's search deep into her past, in order to arrive at her future.

”Sorry for the Trouble” af Richard Ford 
In ”Sorry for the Trouble”, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Richard Ford presents a stunning meditation on memory, love and loss.

”Hurricane Season” af Fernanda Melchor
The Witch is dead. After a group of children playing near the irrigation canals discover her decomposing corpse, the village of La Matosa is rife with rumours about how and why this murder occurred. As the novel unfolds in a dazzling linguistic torrent, Fernanda Melchor paints a moving portrait of lives governed by poverty and violence, machismo and misogyny, superstition and prejudice.

”My Dark Vanessa” af Kate Elizabeth Russell 
Vanessa Wye was fifteen-years-old when she first had sex with her English teacher. She is now thirty-two and the teacher, Jacob Strane, has just been accused of sexual abuse by another former student. Vanessa is horrified by this news, because she is quite certain that the relationship she had with Strane wasn't abuse. It was love.

”The Secrets Between Us” af Judith Lennox 
A breathtaking and tumultuous love story of the secrets, hidden passions and loyalties that bind us together. "The Secrets Between Us" is the latest mesmerising tale of drama and intrigue from Judith Lennox, the author of "Hidden Lives" and "The Jeweller's Wife". Not to be missed by readers of Kate Morton.

”Greenwood” af Michael Christie 
This novel moves from the future to the present to the past, and back again, to tell the story of one family and their enduring connection to the place that brought them together.

”The Shape of Family” af Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Jaya and Keith meet in a London pub in 1988 and make a life together in suburban California. Their strong marriage is built on shared beliefs and love for their two children but love and prosperity cannot protect them from sudden, unspeakable tragedy, and the family's foundation cracks as each member struggles to seek a way forward.

”The Water Dancer” af Ta-Nehisi Coates                            
Hiram Walker is born into bondage on a Virginia plantation. But he is also born gifted with a mysterious power that he won't discover until he is almost a man, when he risks everything for a chance to escape. A journey into the covert war on slavery takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia's proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North.

”The Boy from the Woods” af Harlan Coben 
Thirty years ago, a child was found in the New Jersey backwoods. He had been living a feral existence, with no memory of how he got there or even who he is. Everyone just calls him Wilde. A child has gone missing and criminal attorney Hester Crimstein contacts Wilde, asking him to use his unique skills to find the girl.

”Under the Rainbow” af Celia Laskey
Avery wants to fit in with her new high school classmates, but with her "lesbian crusader" mom running the task force, she's terrified that it's only a matter of time until she's outed. Linda tries to escape her grief over her son's death by befriending the arrivals. But to Christine they are not only a threat but a call to action.

”Such a fun age” af Kiley Reid
A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, "Such a Fun Age" is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.

”Apeirogon” af Colum McCann 
Bassam Aramin is Palestinian. Rami Elhanan is Israeli. They inhabit a world of intractable conflict that colors every aspect of their daily lives. When Bassam and Rami learn one another's stories and the loss that connects them, they become part of a much larger tale that ranges over centuries and continents.