This class examines popular novels that trouble the boundaries between nations or states. In books by bestselling authors like Louise Erdrich, Edwidge Danticat, Art Spiegelman, Mohsin Hamid, and Ruth Ozeki, we will encounter stories of global migration and itinerancy, questions about identity, family, and the past, and narratives of a search for home. At the same time, these works break out of established or familiar boundaries, engaging with terror and risk at the borders of self, nation, and literary form.