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Neil D.A. Stewart picks out 2018’s greatest new books
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Mil is Peruvian wunderkind Virgilio Martínez’s high-wire, high-altitude new endeavour
"These unnerving stories resonate in – or haunt – the mind long after reading"
"When I go to the toilet, I happen upon a waitress spraying copious amounts of stain remover upon the man whose chinos she has spilled food all down"
"It’s possible that it would be a better play if there were no angels in Angels in America"
It was the worst of times. Yes, definitely the worst of times. But what was the best literature in another otherwise abysmal year?