Book Review: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

A decade on from the publication of her international bestselling debut Free Food for Millionaires, Min Jin Lee returns with a sprawling epic saga exploring the Korean experience in 20th century Japan through the stories of four generations of a single family. Opening in the seaside Korean city of Busan, Pachinko begins with an aging […]

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Men Like Air: An Interview with Tom Connolly

Yesterday saw the publication of Tom Connolly’s second novel Men Like Air. This follow-up to his debutThe Spider Truces tells the story of Finn, a 19-year old Englishman who has travelled to New York City to confront his brother after he escaped from the UK following the death of their parents some years earlier. Elsewhere in New York, […]

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Book Review: The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Scott Stambach 

Scott Stambach’s debut novel The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko tells the story of the titular Ivan, a 17-year-old lifelong resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children. Born 18 months after the devastating Chernobyl disaster, like many children in the region Ivan was born physically deformed and disabled, without any legs and with […]

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