Creative writing professor Yiyun Li’s novel, Must I Go (Random House) follows Lilia Liska’s obsession with the diary of a lost lover. As she grows increasingly fixated on his accounts, Liska begins annotating the journal with her own conflicting memories, revealing secrets about her past.
Associate professors of French Effie Rentzou and André Benhaïm are editors of 1913: The Year of French Modernism (Manchester University Press), in which a variety of scholars focus on one year in France to answer the question of what exactly constitutes French modernism and why France was a global hub for the movement.
Miss Aluminum (FSG), the new memoir by lecturer in creative writing Susanna Moore, tells the story of how, after losing her mother in early life, she worked as a model in 1970s Los Angeles. Against that glitzy background, Moore describes an entertaining and often dark tale, which ultimately leads to her self-discovery.
What Comes After Farce? (Verso) by art and archaeology professor Hal Foster reviews the state of art and culture in the Trump era. Foster explores the ways in which the media, artists, and satirical comedians alike fit into a national landscape beset by a new brand of nonsensical politics.