Monday, March 14, 2016

Helen Oyeyemi's six favorite books

Helen Oyeyemi's new book is What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, a collection of nine interlocking stories. One of her six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Half a Lifelong Romance by Eileen Chang, translated by Karen S. Kingsbury

The silences in this novel, set in 1930s Shanghai, emerge from an extraordinary sensitivity to language and its limitations. So many crucial words unheard or unsaid — a host of flames kindling and dying in silence.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue