Rivers Solomon’s AN UNKINDNESS OF GHOSTS is the kind of novel that makes the mind’s eye blaze like a Baby Sun. I lived on the generation ship Matilda, a microcosm of human folly and genius; a terrible yet wondrous place, and leaving it felt like both loss and release. It’s an instant classic, and belongs on Best Of lists across genres, for decades to come. It’s uncanny how well Solomon can build a world, create characters and tell a story whilst also locking horns with social and historical allegory.
For a deeper dive, here is Amal El-Mohtar finding beautiful words to describe this beautiful (and harrowing) book for NPR Books.