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Quick Pick: January 20, 2017

the man who shot out my eye is deadThe Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead: Stories by Chanelle Benz

A wildly original debut collection about people whose longing for escape and adventure lead them rushing toward difficult choices. There’s a young girl who runs away with her outlaw brother; a diplomat’s daughter gets caught up in deadly missions halfway around the world; an ex-con searches for her father; a teenage boy tries to come to terms with having a father in prison. These stories and more are full of brutal truths and beautiful language about moral ambiguity, love, and family. Chanelle Benz is one to watch.

Backlist bump: You Should Pity Us Instead by Amy Gustine

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