City Lights, $15.95, paper
Lost Memory of Skin
Released from jail after having sex with an underage girl, the character the Kid settles under a causeway with other convicted sex offenders and tries to start his life over.
A Man of Parts
Near the end of his life, an ailing H.G. Wells looks back on his wives and mistresses, his politics and the literary career in which he invented our future.
The Marriage Plot
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28
Eugenides, the author of Middlesex, offers a novel centered on a love triangle among recent Ivy League graduates.
Men in the Making