Time to get reading.
The Giller Prize winner’s works leave you emotionally gutted—and that’s kind of the point. In Washington Black, the Canadian writer transports us to the 1830s and focuses on the titular Washington, an 11-year-old slave seeking his true identity in a world that forbids him to have one.
Years before the #MeToo movement, women in a rural Mennonite colony were terrorized by a group of male sexual predators in their community. In her latest novel, Miriam Toews imagines whispered frantic conversations that take place between eight female leaders in the aftermath as they wrestle with whether to stay (and remain silent) or leave forever.