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Books October 03, 2015

The Natural Way of Things

Ten young women wake from a drugged sleep to find themselves in a ramshackle compound somewhere in the outback: a scattering of buildings, scrubby bush and dry earth surrounded by a massive electrified fence. They aren’t sure how they got there, but …

Books August 22, 2015

The Loney

Andrew Michael Hurley’s debut, The Loney, is a genre-defying novel, a description usually meant as a compliment. But for all its ambitious experimentation with genre and beautifully ominous mood, in the end The Loney’s muddled …

Books July 18, 2015

Pretty Is

One summer, a man abducts two 12-year-old girls. One is a pageant queen, the other a spelling bee champion. Both have parents who can’t quite give them the loving attention they crave. Their captor drives them to a remote cabin in the Adirondack Mountains, …