comingofage

Review of Brutes by Dizz Tate – Florida’s smart and twisted coming-of-age tale | thrillers

Ddebut novel from Tate, More brutal, begins with the disappearance of: Sammy Liu-Lou, the daughter of a famous televangelist and an enigmatic rebel with shaved hair. When her mother discovers her empty bed, one question reverberates through this fictional Florida town, “tickling” the surface of the lake that lies ominously undisturbed at its center: “Where …

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The coming-of-age novel gives a modern twist to a classic love story

“Chunhyang” Jin Renshun (Seoul Selection) A modern twist on one of Korea’s most beloved folktales, “Chunhyang” puts a mother and daughter’s quest for individuality at the fore, instead of the well-known romance between Chunhyang and Yi Mongryeong in the original “Chunhyangga,” or “The Story of Chunhyang.” Written by Jin Renshun, an acclaimed ethnic Korean writer …

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