FT critics’ fiction picks for April 2017

Our selection of book titles reviewed this month from authors including Howard Jacobson, David Vann, Mariana Enríquez, Samanta Schweblin, Jaroslav Kalfař, Jami Attenberg and Lisa McInerney

A traumatic period in Argentina’s recent past is revisited by two writers who mix realism with horror movie tropes

A fairy tale about a Trump-like prince contains some lacerating passages but makes for a lousy bedtime story

A Czech astronaut in search of a dust cloud stars in an ironic debut about national identity

Medea is recast as both victim and survivor in an evocative retelling set in the brutal world of Bronze Age Persia

The author of a Baileys Prize-winning debut returns to her drug-addled protagonist in a tale of jeopardy and grief

A New York singleton finds her way in a culture that fetishises coupledom and parenthood