If you’re looking for a light read about a modern woman navigating two worlds and an abusive mother, Yi Shun Lai’s book is for you. Yes, I know that sounds like an oxymoron.
“I couldn’t say the f-word, I couldn’t say fat, I never said it out loud, I hating the way it sounded. I preferred a variety of euphemisms: overweight, curvy, chubby, zaftig, even obese.”
He’s into craft beer and soccer (totally unAmerican) and crosses his legs in such a way that suggests he’s effeminate. What did Sam see in him?
She almost died of “pewmonia,” for instance.
While the book goes at 100mph and doesn’t let up, it’s also relevant to today.
Naz over at Read Diverse Books has challenged everyone to read more diversely.
Over 14 stories the message adds up to a strong, unmistakable picture of an oppressive, anti-female Russia
Jackpot by Tsipi Keller published by Spuyten Duyvil press, 2004 Tsipi Keller wrote an intense trio of books that all “psychological portraits” of women. In her “Meet the… Read more “Jackpot”
My mouth persisted. And the more I said the word, the stranger it became to me.
…a tour de force of futurism with just enough familiarity to be chillingly compelling.