Unusual Debuts

Seven attention-grabbing first books

There are lots of ways for writers to make a splash with their first book. On this list we have a narrator with Asperger's syndrome, shocking and debate-worthy subjects of child violence and sexual predators, a crime novel that doesn't actually solve the crime, and a story-within-a-story featuring text that gets bigger and smaller then falls off the edge of the page.

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Kirsty Logan

Kirsty Logan is a novelist, poet and short story writer whose work has been presented in print and online, on the radio and in galleries. Her short story collection, The Rental Heart and other Fairy Tales, will be released in March 2014. Learn more at kirstylogan.com.

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