Book Review: The Windup Girl

The Windup Girl Title: The Windup Girl Author: Paolo Bacigalupi ISBN: 978-1-59780-157-7 Publisher: Night Shade Books Paolo Bacigalupi presents us with a devastating vision of the world that could be should we allow the corporations with their production of GMOs to control our food supply as they seem disturbingly intent upon doing. He also reminds […]

Review: The Fourth Century

The Fourth Century Title: The Fourth Century Author: Édouard Glissant Translation: Betsy Wing. ISBN: 0-8032-7083-6 Publisher: University of Nebraska Press, 2001 “All this wind…” These are Papa Longoué’s first words in The Fourth Century by Édouard Glissant. The wind is a constant theme in the novel. It is a wind of enormous force, a hurricane […]

Book Review: Snow

[abp:0375406972:c:book-image] Snow by Orhan Pamuk Title: Snow Author: Orhan Pamuk ISBN: 0-375-40697-2 Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf A novel about Turkey Ka is a man on a journey who does not know where his next step will take him. He is a poet who can no longer write poetry, an atheist no longer certain of the […]

Book Review

The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar Title: The Space Between Us Author: Thrity Umrigar ISBN: 073946986X William Morrow A novel of privilege and poverty, of love and betrayal. I was on the MAX, where I spend a good bit of my time, nearing my station, and I still had about five pages to go. […]

You can’t sleep here

The old woman is sleeping. Her eyes are closed and her chin sits on the top of her bundle of possessions. Her hands dangle in her lap, arms rest on her thighs. She sits heavily on the blue metal bench. Her gray hair is neatly fashioned in a tight bun on the top of her […]

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