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Shamini Sriskandarajah reviews this debut collection of London-based short stories, full of vivid, colourful characters and with a joyfully feminist streak.
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Maria Stepanova’s memoir, translated from the Russian by Sasha Dugdale, weaves together storytelling, culture, art, and philosophy to form a mosaic image of her family’s history.
Read More “In Memory of Memory: the fragmented story of a family’s century”
In her new book, Katherine Angel explores the nuances and complexities of consent, female desire, and vulnerability in a post #MeToo world, and asks whether explicit consent really does make sex good again.
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Marie NDiaye’s hazy novella, translated by Jordan Stump, unsettles the reader as much as the narrator in a mysterious memoir of strange encounters.
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Yan Ge’s novel, translated by Jeremy Tiang, is a fantastical exploration of life, love, relationships, and the beast-like nature of humans.
Read More “Strange Beasts of China by Yan Ge: surreal and bizarrely beautiful”
Havana Year Zero by Karla Suárez, and Elena Knows by Claudia Piñeiro: two new translated books from Charco Press that are quirky, poignant, and very relevant for our times.
Read More “Two Latin American detective novels: turning the genre inside out”
After the mysterious disappearance of a toddler, past events involving siblings Laurel and Primrose resurface. Our arts contributor, Ishita Ranjan, reviews Alice Clark-Platts’ gripping crime thriller, The Flower Girls.
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