The Book of M (William Morrow, June 5) by Peng Shepherd
Agency: ICM Partners
Depicting a creepy near future, Shepherd’s debut novel could be the next Leftovers. The action kicks off when a man’s shadow suddenly disappears, along with his memories. The inexplicable phenomenon, and the powers that come with it, spread globally.
The Incendiaries (Riverhead Books, July 31) by R.O. Kwon
With shades of Nxivm, a female coed at an elite college falls deep into a secretive extremist cult with North Korean ties founded by a charismatic former student. Kwon, born in South Korea, is a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow.
This story first appeared in the July 18 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.