Book 3: Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan

Man Tiger begins with a moment of shocking, explicit violence.

What motivated it? You won’t find out until the very final pages, after Indonesian author Eka Kurniawan takes you on a strange, circuitous journey that is both firmly grounded in the squalid grit of real life but also suffused with the supernatural.

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Book 2: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

With The Handmaid’s Tale experiencing a remarkable resurgence on both screen and page, and the TV adaptation of Alias Grace also making waves, Margaret Atwood is having quite a moment.┬áSo it seems a good time to return to her writing, which I haven’t actually read since high school English class.

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