Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Seven suspenseful titles that examine immigrant identity

Zhanna Slor was born in the former Soviet Union and moved to the Midwest in the early 1990s. She has been published in many literary magazines, including Ninth Letter, Another Chicago Magazine, and Michigan Quarterly Review, and she is a frequent contributor to The Forward. She and her husband, saxophonist for Jazz-Rock fusion band Marbin, recently relocated to Milwaukee, where they live with their young daughter.

Slor's new novel is At the End of the World, Turn Left.

At CrimeReads she tagged seven suspenseful novels that examine immigrant identity, including:
Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

This book was a bit unusual—framed as a courtroom mystery about an explosion at a special treatment center that kills one and injures several others—but the mystery of who did it was very compelling, and the characters were complex and interesting. Immigrant identity was a big theme here as well.
Read about the other entries on the list.

My Book, The Movie: Miracle Creek.

The Page 69 Test: Miracle Creek.

--Marshal Zeringue