Chinese Girls: In Fiction, In Photos

2017-05-18T10:09:14+00:00

Bette Bao Lord's In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson (1984) opens when Bandit is living in China in her grandparents' home. She is ten years old (nine in Western birthdays) and she is about to learn that she will be going to live in the United States.

Chinese Girls: In Fiction, In Photos 2017-05-18T10:09:14+00:00

Difficult Stories, Difficult Narrators: Five Novels

2016-11-06T10:20:27+00:00

Conflicted: that describes my first impressions after meeting Pillow in Andrew Battershill's Giller-nominated novel of the same name,and it also describes his perspective on the world. It's hard to be Pillow, to see all the angles which converge and diverge simultaneously on any single thought he has. For instance: "Pillow

Difficult Stories, Difficult Narrators: Five Novels 2016-11-06T10:20:27+00:00

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI (RIPXI): Novels 2016

2016-10-26T12:53:26+00:00

When I picked up Cherie Priest's I Am Princess X, it was on the advice of a trusted bookseller for a (then) thirteen-year-old friend of mine. Then an older reading friend raved about it too. At last, I picked it up, and was pleased to find it was my first

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI (RIPXI): Novels 2016 2016-10-26T12:53:26+00:00

Helen Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl (2005)

2016-04-22T08:33:57+00:00

Jessamy is eight years old. When readers meet her, she is in a closet. She doesn't mind readers knowing, but she is hesitant to admit it to her mother, who has believed her to be outside. This is but the tip of the iceberg which comprises Jessamy's interior truth, and

Helen Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl (2005) 2016-04-22T08:33:57+00:00

Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies Series

2014-06-26T14:59:01+00:00

At the beginning of the novel, where an epigraph might appear, is a note from the author, explaining that Uglies was shaped by a series of email exchanges between Scott Westerfeld and author Ted Chiang about his story “Liking What You See: A Documentary”. At the end of Ted Chiang's

Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies Series 2014-06-26T14:59:01+00:00