A Georgian novel published in 2020 by Peirene about the residents of a school for abandoned children
Translated by Jenny McPhee EUROPE “Even though the story is real, I think one should read it as if it were a novel, and therefore not demand of it any more or less than a novel can offer … memory is ephemeral, and … books based on reality are often only faint glimpses and fragments […]
Engaging and informative diaries record world events interspersed with episodes from family life
Biting wit in this short novel about a dysfunctional Latin American family
An intriguing collection of short stories from one of Thailiand’s pre-eminent writers
a quick and deceptively unchallenging read that reminded me of a Japanese Eleanor Oliphant
this collection of short stories is a quick and sometimes powerful read
My review of a 60s novel of life in an Austrian feminist-lite dystopia – can’t be worse than anything we’re experiencing right now can it? Oh, wait.
Translated from the French by Modupé Bodé-Thomas AFRICA So Long a Letter is an epistolary novel (rare in African literature) and seminal African feminist work that laments injustices in the female experience in Senegal. The book was published in French in 1979, and first appeared in English in 1981. It has been judged to be […]
Sexually adventurous, ditzy, Weimar-era heroine Doris has quite the adventures in 1930s Berlin.