A satirical novel about coming of age amidst the Troubles, Milkman offers incisive commentary on the pressure to conform during an era of political instability.
Far from an epic tale about battling kingdoms, Black Leopard, Red Wolf offers a nuanced portrayal of the intimate bond between the two eponymous queer Black heroes. Continue reading “on black leopard, red wolf”
Fast moving and full of humor, The Heart’s Invisible Furies examines 20th-century Ireland’s changing attitudes toward sexuality, through the lens of one gay man’s life.
My month of reading books in translation was surprisingly productive up until the middle of the month, when I fell ill at the same time as my plans to move cities in January fell apart. It took me a week to fully recover, which ate up a lot of my free time.
Expansive and engaging, Rebecca Solnit’s Wanderlust explores the history of walking in the West.
An engaging memoir from the junior U.S. Senator for California, Kamala Harris’s The Truths We Hold sketches the author’s early life, political career, and 2020 campaign platform.
A collection of personal essays about writing, endurance, and running, Haruki Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running considers the impact the sport has had on the author’s life and work. Continue reading “on running”