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Air and Love by Or Rosenboim: ‘Where are you really from?’

Migration is a theme I’m often drawn to, fascinated by the way in which people adapt and change, influencing their new culture and country even when it’s made clear they’re far from welcome. Or Rosenboim’s beautifully jacketed Air and Love promised an exploration of her family’s peripatetic history through their food, something I’m also keen […]

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A Perfect Day to Be Alone by Nanae Aoyama (transl. Jesse Kirkwood): A poignant, funny coming-of-age story

Nanae Aoyama’s A Perfect Day to Be Alone is already a bestseller in several European countries, translated into German, French and Italian before Jesse Kirkwood’s English version. Spanning a year in which twenty-year-old Chizu lives with an elderly distant relative, it’s a quiet coming-of-age story. It turned out that when you put three people with

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