“A debut novel and an instant classic.” Shatteringly well written, the author does what only great writers can do; translate nuanced and evasive feelings into language…As if it is the first time a particular emotion, feeling or experience has been properly acknowledged and documented; discovered, excavated and displayed into words. As a reader it is […]

“Life can be hard. Yes. But if a person hasn’t experienced true despair, she grows old never knowing how to evaluate where she is in life; never understanding what joy really is. I’m grateful for it.” Death, charming, loneliness, gentle. These words may seem at odds but Banana Yoshimoto harmonizes them with timeless wisdom and […]

The original destroyer. The girl who decided she could. Who didn’t care. And that was the essence of the problem. Henry and June: who in the crowd, and it is ultimately quite a crowd, can you identify with? The more you read, the deeper the struggle to acknowledge how seamlessly you become an essential part […]

“”Is it possible to follow up the masterpiece that is the OUTLINE Trilogy [Outline, Transit, Kudos] with another book that is just as good?” This profound meditation on art, freedom, men and women, is a beautifully woven tapestry that takes you out of your domestic limbo and into a place Cusk loves to entrap you: […]