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Monica Recommends - Dispatch #12, Strange Books Edition

Y/N by Esther Yi

A literary fiction about ​one woman’s obsession with a K-pop idol and her subsequent journey of self-destruction. Chaotic and culturally relevant!

Hardcover, $26

Sea Change by Gina Chung

​A novel about a woman tossed overboard by heartbreak and loss, finding her way back to stable shores with the help of a giant Pacific octopus. Absurd and magical!

Paperback, $17

Sister, Maiden, Monster by Lucy A. Snyder

A science fiction/cosmic horror set in the aftermath of our planet’s disastrous transformation, in which three women must adapt to survive. Absolutely insane in the best way!

Paperback, $17.99

Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link

A short story collection with a wide and unsettling range, from zombies to weekly apocalyptic poker games. Will haunt you deeply long after you've finished the stories within.

Paperback, $17

The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khaw

A dark fairytale reimagining in novella form, a tale of killer mermaids, cruel plague doctors, and bloodthirsty towns. Horrible in the best way!

Hardcover, $21.99

Chrysalis by Anna Metcalfe

​A woman tries to evade the prison of society by controlling her body and mind in extreme ways. An evocative meditation on whether or not a woman can regain her autonomy within society, with a side-serving of body horror.

Hardcover, $27

Happy reading!