viernes, 5 de junio de 2020

Braised Pork by An Yu

This book took me by surprise. When I started reading it, I thought it was going to be the average contemporary novel about grief and self-discovery that I always enjoy reading, but then it shifted into magical realism as a means of allegory to something else, which I hadn't expected. At first, I felt confused and it took me some days to pick it back up, but when I did return to the story, it gripped me and didn't let me go until the end. This book won't be for everybody, but it will be loved by reader who like magical —an almost mythical— elements interwoven in a story that is both contemporary and literary.

Stars: 3 out of 5 
Language: English 
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
Format: e-ARC provided through Netgalley


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