Eleanor Catton just made history, scoring a Booker Prize at 28. Alice Munro took home the Nobel. More power to them. But there's no better time than prize season to get into the books out there that deserve more attention.
We live in harsh times: our national parks are closed, as are our federal cancer-research facilities. Political blackmail has a high cost -- who knew? These books will help you weather the Capitol Hill s***storm.
It's over. But you're still around. The question is: how are you going to get your next fix of gritty, drug-laced, intense, blackly comic drama? The answer: the books listed here. Please use irresponsibly.
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