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Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Buy it here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis:; Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life. But when splintering, blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to purge her mind and renounce eating meat. In a country where … Continue reading

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Review: CoDex 1962 by Sjon

Buy it Here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: Spanning eras, continents, and genres, CoDex 1962—twenty years in the making—is Sjón’s epic three-part masterpiece Over the course of four dazzling novels translated into dozens of languages, Sjón has earned a global reputation as one … Continue reading

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Review: Red Milk by Sjon

Buy it Here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: A timely and provocative novel about a mysterious Icelandic neo-Nazi and the enduring global allure of fascism. In England in 1962, an Icelandic man is found dead on a train bound for Cheltenham Spa. … Continue reading

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Review: The Lost Village by Camilla Sten

Buy Here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: The Blair Witch Project meets Midsommar in this brilliantly disturbing thriller from Camilla Sten, an electrifying new voice in suspense. Documentary filmmaker Alice Lindstedt has been obsessed with the vanishing residents of the old mining town, dubbed “The … Continue reading

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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: Girls Against God by Jenny Hval

Synopsis At once a time-travelling horror story and a fugue-like feminist manifesto, this is a singular, genre-warping new novel from the author of the acclaimed Paradise Rot “It’s 1992 and I’m the Gloomiest Child Queen.” Welcome to 1990s Norway. White … Continue reading

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