Rating: 1/3. A moving collection of short stories, Escape Routes displays different forms of crisis revolving around familiar and intriguing characters. Naomi Ishiguro drew from the world of fairytales to add splashes of the extraordinary to her portrayed dilemmas.
Rating: 2/3. A debut novel bursting with Hawaiian soul, but also important issues about family and society. If you enjoy meaningful fiction with rich description and a mythological core, this is a great book to pick up next.
Rating: 2/3. Some books exist to entertain, others to transport, enlighten and shock you into pushing for change. Deepa Anappara’s debut novel is one of the latter.