27 Works of Fiction Coming This Spring


Anita de Monte Laughs Last, by Xochitl Gonzalez

In her second novel, Gonzalez, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and the author of “Olga Dies Dreaming,” traces the dual narrative of Anita de Monte — a 1980s Cuban American performance artist who fell to her death from her husband’s apartment building — and Raquel, a 1990s art history student who sees parallels between Anita’s life and her own.

Flatiron Books, March 5

The Extinction of Irena Rey, by Jennifer Croft

Croft is an acclaimed translator, and won the 2018 Man Booker International Prize for her English translation of Olga Tokarczuk’s “Flights.” It seems fitting that her first novel is a detective story following a troupe of translators tracking down their missing author.

Bloomsbury, March 5

The Great Divide, by Cristina Henríquez

Set in early 1900s Panama, Henríquez’s latest novel chronicles the construction of the Panama Canal and the United States’ intervention in the Panamanian civil war. Narrated by a rich cast of characters from all corners of the globe — Ada, a teenage stowaway; Omar, the son of a fisherman; and John, an American malaria researcher, are standouts — this novel takes a deep look at the ordinary people whose lives were upended by its construction.

Ecco, March 5

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