Hild, by Nicola Griffith

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With prose as rich as frankincense and clear as good spring water, Griffith's version of 7th-century Anglo-Saxon Britain is rendered in riotous, loving detail through the eyes of the child Hild, seeress at the ascendant court of Edwin, her uncle and the first king of Northumbria. Griffith excels at immersing the reader in Hild's world, where the change of seasons and movements of animals can augur a strong harvest and full bellies or the fall of a kingdom, and where Hild interprets patterns in the complicated weave of political intrigue that surrounds her and leverages her keen intuition to navigate both court and the end of her childhood.




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ISBN: 9781250056092
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Published: Picador - October 28th, 2014

Enter Ghost, by Isabella Hammad

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Through the lens of a West Bank theatre production of Hamlet, Hammad gives us a nuanced and immersive look at the daily lives of Palestinians. Her cast is drawn from people of different backgrounds, citizenships, and relationships to their Palestinian identity, and the novel excels in compelling storytelling that also creates a vivid picture of both Palestine and Israel. This incredible book is already one of my favorites of 2023.                               


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ISBN: 9780802162380
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Published: Grove Press - April 4th, 2023

Whale, by Cheon Myeong-kwan

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Whale became a South Korean bestseller when it appeared in 2004; translated into English, it earned a spot on the 2023 International Booker Prize longlist. Historical fiction sprinkled with magic realism and bound with graceful prose, Cheon Myeong-kwan's first novel unfolds in the years around the Korean Civil War. While its large-scale setting is matched with a suitably sprawling cast, the narrative centers on a mother and daughter, exploring their relationship to the small town they watch disappear--along with the childhoods and first loves that go with it.



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By Cheon Myeong-Kwan, Chi-Young Kim (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781953861146
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Published: Archipelago - May 2nd, 2023