Battleborn, Claire Vaye Watkins (August 2)
Battleborn may be Claire Vaye Watkins’s debut story collection, but it already feels like an age-old classic written by a master of the form. The stories, which span the length of Watkins’s home state of Nevada in brothels, movie sets, ghost towns, and open desert, feel fierce and clean and bottomless, blistering building blocks in the new mythology of the American West. Bonus: read our recent interview with Watkins here.
(via Flavorwire » 10 New Must-Reads for August)