Who Killed My Father -- Edouard Louis

Staff Pick

In Who Killed My Father, Edouard Louis has created both a tender love letter from a son to his father, chronicling the timeline of their strained and yet loving relationship, and a searing indictment of the French government’s policies against the poor and the marginalized. In this slim volume, less than a hundred pages in total, Louis navigates between two modes: loving melancholy for his father of which he writes: “I knew I loved you, but I felt a need to tell other people that I hated you” and seething anger for the upper and the ruling class who are indifferent towards the poor and marginalized. Who Killed My Father is required reading for our troubled times where political awareness must be matched with empathy and love.


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By Edouard Louis, Lorin Stein (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780811228503
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Published: New Directions - March 26th, 2019

Where Reasons End -- Yiyun Li

Staff Pick

“We once gave Nikolai a life of flesh and blood; and I’m doing it over again, this time by words,” writes the narrator of Yiyun Li’s latest novel. Her son commits suicide and, in an act of grief, the narrator constructs a world where the two of them can converse again: in the realm of the novel. Li, writing the book months after her own son’s suicide, seemingly breaks barriers between life and death so that mother and son can talk for the last time. A deeply moving account of an unexpected loss and the grieving that follows. 





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ISBN: 9781984817372
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Published: Random House - February 5th, 2019

Insurrecto -- Gina Apostol

Staff Pick

A novel equal in its ambition and brilliance, Insurrecto chronicles the journey of two women, an American filmmaker and her Filipino translator, as they attempt to tell two competing narratives of a single event: The Balangiga Massacre of 1901 when, during the American occupation of the Philippines, the American military murdered thousands of Filipino men, women, and children. A landmark novel in Filipino-American fiction, it grapples with the uneven relationship between the United States and the Philippines, a relationship that resulted in the total enrichment of the former and the absolute subjugation of the latter.

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ISBN: 9781616959449
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Published: Soho Press - November 13th, 2018