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Review: Parade by Hiromi Kawakami

Strange Weather in Tokyo, first published in English in 2014, was a frightfully clever introduction to the mind of Kawakami. It was a love story between a young Tokyo office worker and her former teacher from another lifetime which placed its own plot and characters front and centre while subtly framing them in a theme …

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Review: Loop by Brenda Lozano

How do we define narrative? Traditional narratives as we typically think of them involve an entirely fictional story laid out with familiar beats: chapters, dialogue, and paragraphing; a beginning, middle, and end; exposition, themes, and motifs. But experimental forms of narrative, the kinds that have existed for centuries but are recently and rightfully in vogue …

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Review: The Hole by Hye-young Pyun

Here is, perhaps, a new kind of frightening. We’re living in a new golden age of horror films right now, and, if Hye-young Pyun’s books are any indication, a parallel golden age of horror writing as well. The modern master of American horror, Stephen King, famously delineated three kinds of ‘scary’: Gross-out: something bloody or …

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