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China Dream

Released to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, Ma Jian’s China Dream is a razor-sharp indictment and fully loaded analysis of China’s recent history and the future Continue reading

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Animalia

Grove Atlantic, 2019. $27, 384 pages.  Many characters populate Del Amo’s arresting saga of the toll taken by incest, autism, Catholic shame, and war on four generations of pig farmers, but Continue reading

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The Salt Path

Penguin Books, 2019. $17, 270 pages. Since Exodus and certainly in Homer’s telling of The Odyssey, the epic journey, the leaving home in search of one’s self, has been a literary Continue reading

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Seaweed Chronicles

Along the coast of Maine, a “tightly woven warp and woof of life, an ancient and essential system of give-and-take” flourishes around forests of seaweed. It is a “world at the Continue reading

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Hey, Marfa

Graywolf Press, 2018. $20, 160 pages. Hey, Marfa—poetry as scrapbook, diary, and visionary performance—is such a patchwork, it’s hard to know where to begin. Jeffrey Yang first went to Marfa to Continue reading