Greek Lessons, by Han Kang

Staff Pick

Hailing from Seoul, the woman at the center of Han Kang’s novel has been struck mute by life’s traumas and decides to learn Greek, hoping to regain her speech by reinvigorating her love of language. Her teacher is a man who is losing his eyesight, and through these characters' struggle to negotiate similar, but distinct, tragedies, Kan explores grief, loss, and the experiences that connect us. As powerful as any of Kan's previous works, this one is her most tender and introspective.

 

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By Han Kang, Deborah Smith (Translated by), e. yaewon (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593595275
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Published: Hogarth - April 18th, 2023

An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell, by Deborah Levy

Staff Pick

Levy's brief work is cast as a poetic dialogue between an angel from Heaven and an accountant from Hell. The angel wants to spirit the accountant away from his dreary existence of disengaged routine; the accountant, however, despite vague notions of a better life, prefers to stick to what he knows. As their meeting becomes a romantic and comedic romp with modern malaise as a backdrop, Levy makes us laugh even as she poses troubling questions.
 

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781913505257
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Published: And Other Stories - January 31st, 2023

Bilbao-New York-Bilbao, by Kirmen Uribe

Staff Pick

Uribe's mashup of fiction and nonfiction gives us a narrative centered on a novelistic version of himself as he tries to piece together both his family’s and Spain's complicated histories. A poet, Uribe constructs sentences that have a slow, melancholy air, lending a meditative quality to his prose, and, through frequent digressions on art and writing, he makes this beautiful homage to family and roots also a love letter to the power of craft and the written word.


 


 

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By Kirmen Uribe, Elizabeth Macklin (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781566896498
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 4th, 2022

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