by Sunyi Dean

2022, 298 pages, $26.99

ISBN 978-1-250-81018-2

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In Ray Bradbury’s novel, FAHRENHEIT 451, the characters acting as “book preservers” memorize books. In Dean’s BOOK EATERS, that’s what some characters are gifted to do: for some, living on the Yorkshire Moors, books are quite literally food.

Devon is of The Family, a devourer of fair tales and childhood tales. But she has a son who is born with a hunger not of books, but human minds.