Flyleaf's Favorite Fiction 2020

Deacon King Kong: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735216723
Availability: Backordered
Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020

An amazing cast of characters and a compelling storyline coupled with fantastic dialogue delivers a dynamic novel. On one level this is a great story, but on so many other levels it touches on the Great Migration and class and society—and also how regular folks cross many divides to support each other through life. A great audiobook as well. —Jamie


Leave the World Behind: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062667632
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Published: Ecco - October 6th, 2020

Deliciously unsettling, Leave the World Behind is best approached without any foreknowledge of the plot. Just flip to the first page and let the author take you on a finely observed journey from banality to horror. —Elese


Real Life: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525538882
Availability: Backordered
Published: Riverhead Books - February 18th, 2020

Reminiscent of Baldwin and Morrison, this novel deserves every bit of praise it has received, and its author is clearly a brilliant writer in the making. I can't believe this is Taylor's debut. —Gage


Enter the Aardvark Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316536158
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 24th, 2020

This is a satire, a love story, and a ghost story that is perfect for our current political moment. —Jen


The Lying Life of Adults Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781609455910
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Europa Editions - September 1st, 2020

What a terrific read. What an intellect Ferrante is. She's an original, and the fact that she doesn't care what you think of her liberates her, so that her writing is like pure muscle: tough, hard, strong, lean, and powerful. Great book. —Erica


Antkind: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399589683
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Published: Random House - July 7th, 2020

To attempt to summarize Charlie Kaufman's Antkind is to sell it short. It's so many wildly different things, all completely insane and wholly unexpected; but for all its inherent madness, Kaufman's debut novel is beautiful and funny and provoking, and told with equal parts care and ease. At around 700 pages, it may seem challenging, but trust me when I say that this novel absolutely flows into the reader. I can't stop thinking about it, and even though it's damn near impossible, I find myself trying to explain its twists and turns to anyone who will listen. —Colin


Hench: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062978578
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Published: William Morrow - September 22nd, 2020

Anna Tromedlov is a temp—she spends her days sorting data, she struggles to pay her rent, and more than anything, she wants to lock down a full-time gig. Oh, and her employers are all supervillains. In this brilliant, hilarious deconstruction of the superhero genre, Walschots lays bare a system that relies on average people believing in the extraordinary without really looking. Hench is unafraid to dig deeper, and its world is one of collateral damage, biting wit, and baddies gone...good? A delicious, uproarious super(villain) story that you won't be able to put down. —Talia


The Disaster Tourist Cover Image
By Yun Ko-Eun, Lizzie Buehler (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640094161
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 4th, 2020

To save her job, Yona goes on one of the "vacations" that her company offers and discovers the real cost of what she's been selling. My favorite novel of the year, Yun Ko-eun puts a spotlight on the disaster tourism phenomenon and its irreversible consequences. —Lucia


Such a Fun Age Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525541905
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 31st, 2019

Such a Fun Age tackles complex issues—race, gender, economic status, and the intersection of them all—and yet remains accessible. You will not want to put this book down; when you do, you'll be itching to pick it back up again.—Genni


Survivor Song: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062679161
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Published: William Morrow - July 7th, 2020

Perhaps the perfect horror novel for 2020, Survivor Song is as heartbreaking as it is disturbing. Paul Tremblay has crafted a relentlessly claustrophobic thriller, whose every page bleeds dread and adrenaline-pumping unease. I cannot recommend it highly enough. —Zach