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Jessica Widner’s Interiors powerfully and profoundly goes beyond one man’s tragic and mysterious death to ask questions about the afterlife, alternative worlds, embodiment and the (inter)relationships that make up life itself.
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Vartika Rastogi talks to acclaimed author Ashley Nelson Levy about her debut novel Immediate Family, the literary tropes and cultural narratives around adoption, motherhood, the body and female desire since the overturning of Roe v Wade.
Read More “In conversation with author Ashley Nelson Levy: ‘I wanted to write about the grief that comes with not feeling at home in your body and how your body can dictate the shape of your home.’”
Hilarious, heartbreaking and unapologetically original, James Hannaham’s Joyce-inspired odyssey of a novel centres trans heroine Carlotta Mercedes and her experience of ‘re-entering society’ after 22 years of unjust incarceration.
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Claudia Durastanti’s luminous novel, Strangers I Know, traverses multiple identities, migrations and languages, and considers how ‘art can free an individual from difference, and difference from solitude’, writes Vartika Rastogi.
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