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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Translated from the Russian by Louise and Aylmer Maude. I got this beautiful new Vintage classics edition which is part of their Russian classics reissue. All the covers in the series use Russian textile designs from the nineteenth century and … Continue reading

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Human Acts by Han Kang

Translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith. Human Acts tells the story of the 1980 Gwangju uprising and massacre in South Korea. It’s a book about the trauma of what happened, of being silenced, of the aftermath, and about resistance, … Continue reading

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Bret Easton Ellis and The Other Dogs by Lina Wolff

Translated from the Swedish by Frank Perry. This is a book set in Spain told (mostly) by teenager Araceli about (mostly) the life of Alba Camb√≥, a fictional short story writer and Araceli’s downstairs neighbour. It’s definitely not about Bret … Continue reading

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The Wall by Marlen Haushofen

Translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside An unnamed women goes to visit friends in their remote cabin. She decides to stay behind when they go to the local village for the evening, and when she wakes the next morning … Continue reading

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The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith. Yeong-hye is an unremarkable and mostly passive woman, living an unremarkable and passive life with her husband. Until she has a bloody and frightening dream. She becomes vegetarian (really vegan), in a culture … Continue reading

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Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera

Translated from Spanish by Lisa Dillman This is a very short book (about 100 pages) that contains so much. At a basic level, it’s about a young woman, Makina, who crosses the border from Mexico to America to find her … Continue reading

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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Translated from Japanese by Jay Rubin (books 1 & 2) and Philip Gabriel (book 3). I’ve been a little quiet on here recently because it’s taken me about a week and a half to read this beast of a book. … Continue reading

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