LeAnne Howe, Coffee House Press
Opiate-using Mary Todd Lincoln struggles with an apparition of a “Savage Indian” who scalps her nightly. Brought to you by underexposed novelist and playwright LeAnne Howe of the Oklahoma-based Choctaw Nation. One of Howe’s previous novels was nominated for the prestigious French prize the Prix Médicis Etranger. This is contemporary Indigenous writing at its best.