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Rym Kechacha reviews The Books of Jacob: a wonderful, huge and complex book that asks the reader to “turn our gaze away from the simple”, and instead embrace flux, transformation, and narrative that “sprawls like a great tree’s roots”.
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Elodie Barnes talks to Emily Cooper about her debut collection Glass: poems which shift and reflect on the ideas of home as architectural space, home as memory space, permanence, impermanence, and the ‘ownership’ of stories.
Read More “Interview with poet Emily Cooper: ‘I’m obsessed with recording memories and stories’”
This exhilarating anthology of short stories challenges us to look beyond the shiny façade of ‘the new’ and to embrace ‘the abject’ – the ambiguous, the old, the distressing parts of ourselves and our society – and to ask what place the abject should have in our culture today.
Read More “Locating the ‘new’ in The New Abject: Tales of Modern Unease”
Shamini Sriskandarajah reviews this debut collection of London-based short stories, full of vivid, colourful characters and with a joyfully feminist streak.
Read More “Ways of Living by Gemma Seltzer: powerful and deeply human”
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.
Read More “Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again: an interview with Katherine Angel”
Marie NDiaye’s hazy novella, translated by Jordan Stump, unsettles the reader as much as the narrator in a mysterious memoir of strange encounters.
Read More “Self Portrait in Green: a slippery snapshot of a search for self”
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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