Book Review: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

All the madnesses, each and every blinding one, they can all be traced back to the gates. Those carved monstrosities, those clay and chalk portals, existing everywhere and nowhere and all at once. They open, things are born, they close. The opening is easy, a pushing out, am expansion, an inhalation: the dust of divinity … Continue reading Book Review: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Book Review: All Is Beauty Now by Sarah Faber

These must be games the mind plays on anyone who's ever lost someone, truly lost them. Never seen the proof of her body lowered into the ground, never seen her lie still as she is covered with dirt.  Maybe she ran away, maybe she has amnesia, maybe she was stolen. Maybe. The refuge of every mother of a … Continue reading Book Review: All Is Beauty Now by Sarah Faber

Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Her profile swam toward me out of the darkness. I took in her eyes, bright but not feverish, as her lips slowly parted. "I had a dream." Desperate to keep the vicious nightmares at bay, Yeong-hye renounces the consumption of meat. To her, eating meat represents the violence that plagues the world and she is … Continue reading Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang