Startlingly original and bold in its realism and fantasy, this is a must for genre-straddling readers.
One might argue that this book ought to be titled Heat, Light, and Water, given it is divided into these three unique sections. Where “Water” explodes in futuristic tangents directed at a family’s fate, “Light” deftly treads the sometimes messy issues of individual freedom versus collective identity. In “Heat,” the author dances gracefully between short stories composed to offer nuanced readings of the colonial experience and its contemporary fallouts. Artfully executed, this brave experiment delivers a tango of myth and mysticism that’s mouthwateringly divine.
Heat And Light
Ellen Van Neerven