The 10 Best Debut Novels of 2013


Mira Corpora, Jeff Jackson

Its dark, hazy prose recounting the mesmerizing story of a young runaway trying to survive as he grows up, Jackson’s gripping debut displayed the endorsements of both Don DeLillo and Dennis Cooper on its jacket. The bleak and surreal world of Mira Corpora is one you won’t be able to get out of your head, and the pacing of the book makes for a fast read that you’ll want to revisit immediately.