Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I am waiting on Slipping: Stories, Essays, & Other Writing by Lauren Beukes.
Publication Date: November 29, 2016
A Punk Lolita fighter-pilot rescues Tokyo from a marauding art installation. Corporate recruits harvest poisonous plants on an inhospitable planet. An inquisitive adolescent ghost disrupts the life of a young architect. Product loyalty is addictive when the brand appears under one’s skin.
Award-winning Cape Town author and journalist Lauren Beukes (Zoo City, Moxyland, Broken Monsters) spares no targets in this edgy and satiric retrospective collection. In her fiction and nonfiction, ranging from Johannesburg across the galaxy, Beukes is a fierce, captivating presence throughout the literary landscape.
The reason this book interests me is because I am trying to make an effort to read books that I can break into chunks–things like short stories and essays. I have heard a lot about Lauren Beukes and I really want to read her book Moxyland. She just sounds like a writer who knows how to push the boundaries and will produce a story that I would really love.
What upcoming releases are you most looking forward to this week? Have you read any of Lauren Beukes work? Anything you would recommend?