Tantalizing book recos, Kafka quotes and more

A couple of weeks ago I checked out the National Book Circle panel on New & Unrecognized Voices and came away with several book recommendations. Unfortunately, these aren’t at ye old biblioteca yet.
Clane Hayward: Hypocrisy of Disco
John Brandon: Arkansas
Ismet Prcic
The other bit of wisdom is that agents/publishers are looking for fiction with a non-fiction hook. Obviously. Today’s world can’t be bothered to truly give themselves up to imagination.
And a nice bastardized quote from Kafka: literature is the ax that cuts the frozen sea within us.