The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer | Book Review 27/2019

Pale, freckled eggs. With those 3 words, begins The Conservationist, an epic story that highlights the controversy of ownership and the complexity of race relations in South Africa during the period of apartheid. Nobel Prize winning author, Nadine Gordimer introduces a scene where the absentee farmer Mehring is on his way to visit his landholding,…

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin | Book Review 124/2019

Fever Dream is told as part remembrance and part dialogue between a dying woman named Amanda and the ghostly presence of her neighbor’s son, David, who is trying to get her to understand how she got to be lying in a hospital bed, suffering from what feels like worms moving through her body. Some of…