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Review: Four Minutes by Nataliya Deleva

Buy Here: Open Letter, Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: Giving voice to people living on the periphery in post-communist Bulgaria, Four Minutes centers around Leah, an orphan who suffered daily horrors growing up, and now struggles to integrate into society as a … Continue reading

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Review: Winter in Sokcho by Elisa Shua Dusapin

Buy here: Open Letter, Bookshop, Amazon Synopsis: As if Marguerite Duras wrote Convenience Store Woman – a beautiful, unexpected novel from a debut French Korean author It’s winter in Sokcho, a tourist town on the border between South and North Korea. The … Continue reading

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Review: African Psycho by Alain Mabanckou

Buy here: bookshop Synopsis: Its title recalls Bret Easton Ellis’s infamous book, but while Ellis’s narrator was a blank slate, African Psycho’s protagonist is a quivering mass of lies, neuroses, and relentless internal chatter. Gregoire Nakobomayo, a petty criminal, has decided to … Continue reading

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