HOW TO SELL| CLANCY W. MARTIN | PICADOR | $14 | Martin's first novel is lightning fast and darker than dirt. It tells the tale of two amoral, drug-addled brothers who co-own a jewelry store. There's a hooker, of course, and jewel-encrusted cowboys, and epic benders, and pitiful marks. Martin, a philosophy professor by trade, infuses a shocking number of ideas in such a frothy and filthy little read.
ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING | JANELLE BROWN | SPEIGEL & GRAU | $14 | An acerbic, gut-busting family saga centered around self-interestedness and a hilariously stupid pregnant teenage girl.
THE STRANGER | ALBERT CAMUS | VINTAGE | $12 | Best to read while lying on a beach — certainly not while standing on one with a gun in your hand.
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