I finished this one at my gym, on the stationary bike, and burst into tears. An incredibly moving story–harrowing–but also a massive indictment of the United States and the “promise” we still hold out for people seeking reprieve here.
Senselessness - Horacio Moya
What a great little book. The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis meets Woodcutters plus some genocide. Very harrowing and, horribly, very funny.
The Ogre - Michel Tournier
One of my favorite novels ever.
Voices from Chernobyl - Svetlana Alexievich
Oh, God. So harrowing. So hard to read. So important.