Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being makes you question your experiences as a reader, as a person on this earth, and as a being in time and space.
The message you come away with is that we are bad-ass, we are vulnerable, and we are complex beings in challenging positions.
I don’t read much of what could be categorized as dick-lit, and the men in The Dead Do Not Improve are not overly sensitive, politically correct, or even tactful.
Booker Prize-winning author Aravind Adiga’s second book Last Man in Tower skillfully builds to the final conflict right underneath your feet brick by brick, until you’re forced to retreat to the roof teetering on the precipice before he forces you off to meet your maker.
Growing up as a Chinese American and a voracious reader, Grace Lin’s favorite children’s books never contained any characters that looked like her.
Lysley Tenorio’s debut short story collection Monstress takes us through the metropolis of the San Francisco Bay Area to wasteland cities in central California.
Falling Together begins with a mystery but it’s less of a detective story and more of a spiritual journey about excavating grief, recovering lost friendships, and ultimately finding happiness.
The previous issue of Hyphen is available in its entirety for your perusing pleasure. Almost as good as having it right in your hands!