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Review: Maurizio de Giovanni - Viper

Daniela at Europa Editions has been kind enough to send me a few books by Maurizio de Giovanni to review which I’m finally getting around to.  295 more words

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'The Beach at Night' by Elena Ferrante (Review)

As promised in my recent post on Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter, it’s time to focus a little more on the role of the doll in the novel.  856 more words

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'The Lost Daughter' by Elena Ferrante (Review)

In my recent post on Elena Ferrante’s Frantumaglia (a collection of the Italian writer’s interviews and letters), I touched on the importance of one of her lesser-known works.  1,136 more words

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'Frantumaglia' by Elena Ferrante (Review)

Most people would be aware that the pseudonymous Elena Ferrante isn’t one to enjoy the limelight, but that hasn’t stopped them from trying to find out more about the mysterious Italian writer (with some going to extreme lengths in an attempt to discover her true identity…).  1,713 more words

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Round and round: 33 Revolutions by Canek Sánchez Guevara

The unnamed protagonist of 33 Revolutions, a stark, relentless portrait of life in Castros’ Cuba, is a divorced, black man—a misfit who chafes against the collective tedium of his existence until he is forced to decide, like so many before him, what, if anything, holds him to his wretched island nation. 857 more words

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Bilgewater by Jane Gardam

I was adrift without a book to read on election day and after, having finished up reading a novel for Kirkus, and picked up Jane Gardam… 379 more words