The Boston area and much of New England has been suffering through an unbelievable heatwave these past few weeks. I feel like I’m melting as I type this, sitting at my desk downstairs, in a room with no air conditioning. It’s hard to focus. Really, really hard.
Below you’ll find my hand picked choices for what I think looks like the best in fiction that the upcoming month of August has to offer. There are some short stories, some VERY short stories, some translations from big time names, and there’s also the return of some of my favorite authors. Oh, and there’s also a novel that’s actually titled “The Return.” Go figure.
Without further delay, I proudly present Best New Fiction, the August 2013 edition.