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Review | Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin

Title: Please Look After Mom Author: Kyung-Sook Shin Translator: Chi-Young Kim Published by: Knopf My rating: 5 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Public Library Content warning: Domestic violence, marital affair, death "When sixty-nine-year-old So-nyo is separated from her husband among the crowds of the Seoul subway station, and vanishes, their children are consumed with… Continue reading Review | Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin

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Review | Karate Chop by Dorthe Nors

Title: Karate Chop: Stories Author: Dorthe Nors Translator: Martin Aitken Published by: Graywolf Press My rating: 2 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Public library Content warning: Domestic violence "Karate Chop, Dorthe Nors's acclaimed story collection, is the debut book in the collaboration between Graywolf Press and A Public Space. These fifteen compact stories are meticulously… Continue reading Review | Karate Chop by Dorthe Nors

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Review | The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

Title: The House of the Spirits Author: Isabel Allende Translator: Magda Bogin Published by: Atria Books My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Public Library Content Warning: Rape, police brutality, domestic violence, state oppression, torture, force imprisonment "The House of the Spirits brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the… Continue reading Review | The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

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Review | Sphinx by Anne Garréta

Title: Sphinx Author: Anne Garréta Translator: Emma Ramadan Published by: Deep Vellum Publishing My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Public library Content warning: Death (by injury and illness), prejudice against interracial relationships, mugging "Sphinx is the remarkable debut novel, originally published in 1986, by the incredibly talented and inventive… Continue reading Review | Sphinx by Anne Garréta

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Review | Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Title: Orlando Author: Virginia Woolf Published by: University of Adelaide My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Free online from the University of Adelaide Content Warning: Anti-Romani bias, orientalist othering, pro-colonial discourse, use of racial slurs "Virginia Woolf’s Orlando ‘The longest and most charming love letter in literature’, playfully constructs the… Continue reading Review | Orlando by Virginia Woolf

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Review | Naked Earth by Eileen Chang

Title: Naked Earth Author: Eileen Chang (translated by author) Published by: NYRB Classics My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Public library Content warning: Murder, state brutality (physical and mental), forced imprisonment, sexual harassment, death (by illegal abortion complications) "After leaving the Mainland for Hong Kong in 1952, Eileen Chang was… Continue reading Review | Naked Earth by Eileen Chang

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Review | The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz

Title: The Queue Author: Basma Abdel Aziz Translator: Elisabeth Jaquette Published by: Melville House My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Public Library Content Warning:  State and police brutality, imprisonment, death (from injury) "Set against the backdrop of a failed political uprising, The Queue is a chilling debut that evokes Orwellian dystopia,… Continue reading Review | The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz