Autobiography of Red, by Anne Carson
“This book is so original, funny, unexpected, and wildly smart that it revolutionized my sense of narrative possibilities. It is a portrait of an artistic winged red monster who falls in love, suffers a disastrous romance, travels to South America, and becomes a photographer. It will make you laugh out loud and break your heart on page after page.”
Recommended by Cristina Garcia, the author of six novels, including the recently released King of Cuba ($26, amazon.com).
To buy: $15, amazon.com.