Mythical and lyrical, written in love, Leland de la Durantaye’s debut novel Hannah Versus the Tree is original work that speaks to our moment. It is a vengeance story with a great heroine: using everything she has, Hannah fights the power structure in a matriarchal family. Sentence-by-sentence beautiful, it is a surprising novel that you understand as you go along.

Photos by Rosalie Atkinson.