10 Must-Read Books for February 2016

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The Fugitives, Christopher Sorrentino (Simon & Schuster, February 9)

Ten years ago, Sorrentino’s Trance was shortlisted against William T. Vollmann’s Europe Central and E.L. Doctorow’s The March for the National Book Award, and it probably should have won. Now Sorrentino is back with The Fugitives, about a novelist who absconds from New York City to Michigan to finish a book. What happens next is like something from Out of the Past, though delivered in Sorrentino’s richly enigmatic prose.