Sometimes you can’t outrun history. We welcome three internationally acclaimed talents for an inquiry into pasts that are always present.
Madeleine Thien’s Dogs at the Perimeter , an unblinking portrait of loss and recovered humanity, follows the long shadow of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia into the present day.
In a delicately wrought and beautifully tender voice, Hisham Matar’s extraordinary new novel, Anatomy Of A Disappearance , asks: “When a loved one disappears, how does his or her absence shape the lives of those who are left?” Lyrical and riveting.
Johanna Skibrud’s Giller Prize-winning novel, The Sentimentalists , draws on the horrors of the Vietnam War to examine what lies beneath the surface of everyday life, and of the commanding power of the past.