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Blitz Bazawule’s debut, The Scent of Burnt Flowers: A Novel, follows Melvin and his fiancé, Bernadette, from a parking lot in Alabama to Ghana. With a persistent FBI agent on their trail and an unexpected encounter with a highlife musician adding lust, magic, and danger, what was meant to be a fresh start quickly spirals into chaos, threatening their relationship and lives. The Perfume Burned His Eyes is Michael Imperioli’s debut novel, an edgy coming-of-age story that follows Matthew from 1976, when he was a 16-year-old boy living in a posh apartment building in Manhattan and where he befriends neighbor Lou Reed, to 2013 – three days after Reed’s death, with Matthew in his fifties.