I picked up this collection since Lev Grossman (one of my favourites authors as a teenager) wrote one of the short stories in it, but I’m happy to discover some great new authors in the process.
Each story is unrelated to the previous one, so you can start anywhere.
Short Story, Fantasy,
Magic Realism, Mental Health
In this dreamlike short story told in alternating prose and verse, number one New York Times bestselling author Tomi Champion-Adeyemi weaves a tale of a young woman’s journey to find her mother and uncover her secrets.
Fifteen years ago, Lęina’s mother, Yuliana, went searching for a mythical place called the Garden and never returned. Determined to learn the truth about what happened, Lęina travels to Brazil to search for the hidden realm, with Yuliana’s journal and a local tour guide leading the way. But Lęina soon begins to wonder if she’s looking for answers—or if what she truly wants to find is herself.
10 apr 2023
10 apr 2023
The style of this one was very dream-like.
It alternated between prose & poetry. Both had strong moments I enjoyed.
I should have expected the vague/ambiguous ending, but I didn’t. I got frustrated & confused because I don’t want to guess what happens, I want to know. It’s one of these cases where I crave certainty.
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