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.
The need to attach themselves makes wandering people strike roots in a day: wherever we unconsciously feel, we live.
―Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart
For Reading Ireland Month 2019, I’ve selected five titles, one for each week’s theme, with the hope that I’ll have time to read other books beyond my list as the month unfolds.
This month I uprooted my life for the first time this year and moved cities, from my hometown to Chicago, leaving me with little time to read or blog.
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.