The Story of Hong Gildong, one of the most significant works of Korean literature, tells the tale of a young man from a noble family who achieves greatness despite his social status.
Fuminori Nakamura’s novel, The Boy in the Earth, centers around an unnamed taxi driver whose life delineates tragedy–abandoned by his parents and abused by his distant relative.
A very fascinating, philosophical, and ambitious story about human experience.
Omar El Akkad’s debut novel, American War, is a frightening look at the real world consequences brought about by a divisive political and social climate. Set in the not-too-distant future, American society has been torn asunder by a second Civil War. Instead of slavery being the root cause of the conflict, this time it is the President’s actions to limit the destructive effects of climate change.
The Things We Lost in the Fire, written by Mariana Enriquez, is an anthology of stories set in modern Argentina.
How do we come to terms with our mortality? How do we want to be remembered? Lauren Grodstein’s Our Short History follows the story of Karen Neulander, who has stage IV ovarian cancer, and her son, Jake. Candid and poignant, this novel is an accurate representation of life with all its intricacies and beauty.