by Jessica Au
Picador, $22.99 pb, 224 pp, 9781405040280
Jessica Au’s first novel, Cargo, is an arresting look at what it means to be young.
Au moves her story beyond the category of Young Adult fiction by not simply showing youth, but also interrogating it. Her characters are unsure of their new, almost adult selves. Readers will feel pity and compassion for these characters on the cusp.