Kelly Luce’s debut novel now available from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

One of Elle’s 33 Best Books of 2016

Part mystery, part adventure story, part meditation on the darkness we each carry inside, Pull Me Under is the story of a Japanese-American woman who, as a 12-year-old child in Japan, snapped and killed her bully. She starts a new life as an adult in Boulder, Colorado, and tells no one—including her husband or daughter—of her past. Her estranged father is a mythological figure, a virtuoso violinist who is a Living National Treasure in Japan; his death spurs her return to Japan for the first time in twenty years.

Hana Sasaki

Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail will introduce you to many things—among them, an oracular toaster, a woman who grows a tail, and an extraordinary sex-change operation.