Book Review: Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

On the back there's a date stamp of when the photo was printed-and because when I count back nine months it falls exactly on the month my family and I fled from Columbia and arrived in L.A., I turn back photograph to look intently at the baby, to register every wrinkle and bulge around the … Continue reading Book Review: Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Book Review: Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang

...back in those days, we lived in a one-bedroom apartment so subpar that we woke up with flattened cockroaches in our bedsheets, sometimes three or four stuck on our elbows, and once I found fourteen of them pressed to my calves, and there was no beauty in shaking them off, though we strove for grace, … Continue reading Book Review: Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang