an edgy and well-written novel set in the present time

I’m hosting my book club next week and I need to come up with three book selections for us. As usual, I’m having some trouble but I already have one novel selected.

I still need to think of two more options. I do have these two books on my shelf but they’re not suitable as they’re short story collections:

  1. No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories by Miranda July
    • I’ve started it and it’s interesting but we don’t do short stories.
  2. The Breakdown So Far by M. A. C. Farrant
    • Ditto — another book of short stories.

I plan to purchase and read these as well but they’re also not quite appropriate:

  1. Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America’s Man-Made Landscape by James Howard Kunstler
  2. The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century by James Howard Kunstler

I’m open to any suggestions. I want an edgy and well-written novel set in the
present time or the future.


  1. Miranda July did a companion web introduction thing to that story collection and it is fascinating. If you google her, it should be easy to find.

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