THE DRINKER OF HORIZONS, by Mia Couto. Translated by David Brookshaw. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.) Set at the turn of the 20th century, this last installment in the Sands of the Emperor trilogy follows a young woman sailing to Portugal as she interprets for the deposed Mozambican emperor, contends with the violence of colonialism and hopes to reunite with her lover.
DUST CHILD, by Que Mai Phan Nguyen. (Algonquin, $28.) In this sweeping, decades-spanning saga, Phong, a half-Black, half-Vietnamese man, searches for the parents who abandoned him while Dan, a war veteran, returns to Vietnam to contend with secrets from his past.
THE FIFTH WOUND, by Aurora Mattia. (Nightboat, paperback, $19.95.) Aurora, a trans writer trying to get her work published, narrates this dreamlike novel in which she reflects on past memories of love and violence and yearns for her love, Ezekiel.
MONUMENT MAKER, by David Keenan. (Europa, paperback, $24.) Time travel, a summer romance, the 19th-century siege of Khartoum and a face transplant by Nazi scientists all feature in this expansive novel, itself made of intertwining novels.
BLACK AND QUEER ON CAMPUS, by Michael P. Jeffries. (New York University, $30.) Jeffries interviews Black L.G.B.T.Q. college students at over a dozen colleges to illustrate the struggles they face in finding belonging at both predominantly white and historically Black institutions.
THRILLVILLE, USA, by Taylor Koekkoek. (Simon & Schuster, paperback, $16.99.) These nine stories capture Americans at society’s margins, from the homeless to the addicted, while commenting on issues of class, politics, social media and more.
TEN PLANETS: Stories, by Yuri Herrera. Translated by Lisa Dillman. (Graywolf, paperback, $15.) This speculative collection draws inspiration from Melville, Jorge Luis Borges, Philip K. Dick and others to produce contemplative, emotive and richly imagined stories.
TELL THE REST, by Lucy Jane Bledsoe. (Akashic, $28.95.) Decades after they escape from a church-supported conversion therapy program, two old friends reunite as adults and come to terms with their shared trauma.
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