The joy of love is often coupled with the fear of loss. Here, novelist Abbigail Nguyen Rosewood recalls how anxiety before her wedding returned her to the impermanence of life, to its multiple pathways and infinite realities, as explored in her new book, The Constellations of Eve.
Lieke Marsman’s brilliantly ‘cool’ novel, The Opposite of a Person (translated by Sophie Collins), is at once a novel about love and language, people and the individual, nature and the ideas we wield over the natural world, writes Kathryn Cutler-MacKenzie.
Moving between the lives of several generations of women in Spain, Elena Medel’s beautifully observed debut novel, The Wonders, examines class and the impact of poverty on family relationships and aspirations.
Anna Kate Blair talks to author Sara Jaffe about why Dryland is an anti-coming-out novel, writers who have influenced her work, being published by the Queer UK-based Independent publisher Cipher Press, leaning into the awkwardness of writing about adolescence, music and much more.
Saskia Vogel’s beautifully written debut, Permission, is about sex, power, and, yes, BDSM. But it’s also about grief, belonging and the healing that comes from such intimacy, writes our guest editor Elodie Rose Barnes.