Book picks as published in the January 24, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Gnomon : a novel
By Nick Harkaway
This novel is equal parts dark comedy, gripping detective story, and mind-bending philosophical puzzle set in a not-too-distant-future, high-tech surveillance state. When suspected dissident Diana Hunter dies in government custody during a routine interrogation, Mielikki Neith, a trusted state inspector, is assigned to the case.
The Immortalists : a novel
By Chloe Benjamin
It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children–four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness–sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next five decades.