Authors of the Publishers Weekly Top 10 books of 2017 pick their favourite titles for the year - and the outstanding Hari Kunzru has selected Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz as his. To quote:
In English-language fiction, we are used to female narrators who occupy one of several familiar niches: blandly “likeable,” “flawed” (preferably by something simple like alcohol), or pathological; murderers or abusers who are profiled with just enough sympathy to make us feel humane as we judge them. Harwicz takes us somewhere more profound and forces us to confront the thought that these easy fictional “explanations” are specious. Lurking inside all of us is the potential for horror.
Read more, and the other selections by this very talented group, through on the Publishers Weekly website linked in the title.