March is said to "enter like a lion, out like a lamb." This month's new novels are aggressive, incisive, or dangerous, like lions.
In Rafael Frumkin's second novel, Nulife, a health technology fraud, promises customers a lifetime of happiness with magnetic accoutrements.
As a Knopf editor, Jenny Jackson has worked with buzzy authors including Kevin Kwan, Gabrielle Zevin, and Chris Bohjalian on several popular novels.
Dina Nayeri's fifth novel mirrors her fourth, The Waiting Place: When Home Is Gone and a New One Not Yet Found, and third, The Ungrateful Refugee.
Jenny Odell's 2019 debut How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy addressed attention as a commodity and the significance of slowing down.
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond, which followed eight Milwaukee families, earned a Pulitzer Prize in 2017.
Anh, Thanh, and Minh, 16-year-old siblings, are adjusting to Hong Kong in Cecile Pin's debut book. Their parents and four younger siblings from Vietnam never arrive.