Reviewer: Shu-Ling Chua

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book August 03, 2019

Dry Milk

Dry Milk by Huo Yan traces the decisions of John Lee, a lonely, dissatisfied Chinese migrant, as his precarious existence in Auckland unravels. The novella’s mundane opening barely conceals a deep simmering rage. Lee refers to his wife, who …

Culture May 18, 2019

Things Nobody Knows But Me

Things Nobody Knows But Me opens with Amra Pajalić learning, at age 16, that her mother’s illness is in fact bipolar disorder, and proceeds to build back to this moment. Through interlinked vignettes, she presents complex portraits of maternal …