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By Sharon Bala

“Exhaustion whenever he thought of the future; terror when he remembered the past.” That is the dark introduction to Mahindan, the protagonist of Sharon Bala’s debut novel. Along with nearly 500 other Sri Lankan refugees, ... Read More »

February 12, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Elisabeth de Mariaffi

When approaching Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s taut and propulsive psychological thriller, it’s helpful to look at the controversial history of hysteria as a medical diagnosis, which has been used to degrade and control women for millennia. ... Read More »

January 26, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels