“America loves a debut,” poet Louise Glück once said, introducing a prize-winning young writer before a reading. It’s true: We adore the gala arrival of a new voice, a first book, the heady sense of discovery that accompanies an author’s literary beginnings. But when the debut in question genuinely breaks new ground, readers get more than a Champagne buzz at a launch party. We journey into unmapped creative territory, experience the world clarified by a fresh eye, an unexpected vision.
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