Posted on May 8, 2024 at 9:17 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Having a hard time getting started on actual work? Here's something to undermine your focus — multiple novel excerpts from Tuesday releases.

We have two from the same novel: Shanghailanders by Juli Min.

The novel begins in the year 2040 and follows a Shanghai household backwards in time.

Literary Hub has one excerpt; Book Riot, a different one.

Also at Literary Hub: passages from American Abductions by Mauro Javier Cárdenas and Whale Fall by Elizabeth O’Connor.

American Abductions is also set in the near future, but it takes place in the US where technology has enabled isolationist leadership to easily deport Latin Americans, regardless of citizenship.

You can read an excerpt of American Abductions at Lit Hub.

Whale Fall, also a debut novel, begins in 1938, when the arrival of a dead whale on the shores of a remote Welsh island gives a young woman living there a glimpse into the outside world ... something she both yearns for and comes to have misgivings about. 

You can read an excerpt of Whale Fall at Lit Hub as well.

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