by Sarah McEachern

Distant Fathers – Marina Jarre

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Marina Jarre offers the reader a slow unraveling of the beauty of childhood . . . a time understood through sensation and stark moments of emotional clarity.

The Ancestry of Objects – Tatiana Ryckman

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Ryckman brings the reader along through an exploration of the surprisingly overlapping territories of grief, sex, and religion.

Igifu – Scholastique Mukasonga

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As her characters find themselves unable to articulate what has transpired, her stories verbalize the horror of genocide in ways drastically abstract, beautifully and imaginatively rendered.