Rating: 3/3. Another brilliant read for 2020! The debut novel of Emily X.R. Pan is a celebration of art and imagination, but also a vivid illustration of depression and grief.
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: 3/3. This debut novel pulses between succulent and sickening. It drops you into the life of a very unusual girl and her father, who use their surreal gifts to cure local humans.