Due out in October—just in time for anyone with a sense of sadness that summer has ended—Curdella Forbes’s A Tall History of Sugar is a tour de force Caribbean love story set at the end of time. A man born in postcolonial Jamaica lives without skin and suffers through the end of a violent empire, while also experiencing a budding universe full of poetry and art. Consider it a spiritual cousin of Gabriel García Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera; read it if you’re heading somewhere you haven’t been in a long time but that you remember all too well.
Want to read A Tall History of Sugar? You can purchase a copy here.
Looking for a lighter read? Try this.