Translated from Chinese by Ken Liu, “Waste Tide” takes the contemporary fiction scene with a stunning and devastating portrayal of our technology and waste-ridden future.
First Impressions: “Medici: Ascendancy” by Matteo Strukul
Beginning with the death of Giovanni de’ Medici, Strukul crafts the past lives of Italy’s most famous family, the Medici. From death to exile, Strukul (translated to English from Italian by Robert McKenna) weaves a history rife with betrayal and coarse alliances.
First Impressions: “The Memory Police” by Yoko Ogawa
SPOILERS!! Ogawa’s novel echoes Orwell’s “1984” in this chilling novel about the power of the government and the mind. Translated from Japanese, follow the interwoven stories told by and written by the narrator through her life living on the island.
Fall 2019 Reading List
While spending time abroad in Melbourne, I've made a mental note not to buy too many books since I’d have to take them all back home with me. This advice did not last long. Here is a collection of titles I’ve added to my reading list since the beginning of August.