Mãn

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Mãn by Kim Thúy (transl. Sheila Fischman): A quiet, beautifully expressed tale of food and passion

This slim, very beautiful novel is a love story, a work of aching nostalgia and a glorious celebration of language. Its gorgeous, colourful jacket suggests something pulsing and tropical but although that was partly what attracted me to it in the first place the writing is infinitely more subtle, shading into more variations of pearlescent

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