Epstein's new novel is The Gods of Heavenly Punishment.
Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
I seem to be on a paranormal kick at the moment, which is odd for me but (I find) highly addictive. I just finished Heidi Julavits’s The Vanishers, which is a super-smart, darkly-comic novel about catty female psychics attacking each other from both beyond and before the grave. I’m also mid-way through Karen Russell’s Vampires in the Lemon Grove, which covers everything from the citrus-loving undead to Japanese girls who turn into living silkworms to mysteriously life-defining seagulls in a small town in the ‘70s. Lastly, I just started Andrew Pyper’s The Demonologist, in which a Milton-quoting atheist suddenly finds himself chased around the globe by very real and spooky demons. I’ve loved all three books, though I will admit they make me feel rather ploddingly uninventive and overly-earnest in terms of my own work…like maybe I need to throw a werewolf who communicates with the dead or an empathetic cross-dressing ghost into my next historical novel. Or something.Visit Jennifer Cody Epstein's website and blog.
The Page 69 Test: The Painter from Shanghai.
The Page 69 Test: The Gods of Heavenly Punishment.