Murakami seems to treat his characters as nothing more than symbols. The women in his stories are enigmatic – they perplex the narrator, and through the narrator’s perplexment, Murakami guides the story to some greater truth about the nature of loneliness, nostalgia or intimacy.
I read R.O. Kwon’s 2018 debut novel “The Incendiaries” recently in the span of one week. It was that time of year in the Bay Area where it wouldn’t rain but the sky was constantly overcast.
Madeleine Thien’s “Do Not Say We Have Nothing” is a novel obsessed with the past and its malleability in the hands of the present, as it navigates the history of two families over the course of three generations, from the Chinese Civil War in the 1940s to the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
Glück’s poetry, at first glance, seems detached from the human condition — yet after finishing the collection, I’m struck by how human these poems are. Perhaps it’s the way that nature permeates everything that we know about the people in these poems.
It’s difficult, in retrospect, to pinpoint an absolute beginning and ending to “Bestiary.” The stories within the novel are cyclic: The past holds immediate relevance to the present. A father tells his children the myth of a moon made of rabbit bones; decades later, he gives birth to a rabbit. Daughter’s unearthing of her family history is as much the conclusion as it is the origin of the novel.
“Little Gods” is a novel that is blunt with both its grief and its hope. Jin’s novel ends without sentimentality, save for Liya’s kind, tender optimism.
Released in late January, Bradley Trumpfheller’s poetry chapbook “Reconstructions” from Sibling Rivalry Press is, among other things, completely and utterly glamorous.
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San Francisco rents, facing sharp fluctuations over the last 45 years, exhibit the symptoms of the housing crisis. But nearby, Stanford’s residential fees have remained steady over the same time period.