Review: “The Lowland”

Lahiri's strong suit is place. Descriptions of Kolkata trickle into my mind and I can see those dusty corners of India where the situations written about in the book could've taken place, and the small "lowland" of my own that I came to cherish and be so complexed by. The house I was staying at… Continue reading Review: “The Lowland”

Review: “Kosher Chinese”

“I held the ball and took a deep breath. The trip to the game had included a teammate crapping in a bag; my cheering section included a girl from a tiny village forced to go to work at age twelve; my team nickname was Friendship Jew. But the hoop was still ten feet high. A… Continue reading Review: “Kosher Chinese”

Review: “Waiting for the Dalai Lama: Stories from All Sides of the Tibetan Debate”

“‘It’s better if the Dalai Lama doesn’t come back. Now he is working for Tibet’s independence, and he can only do this abroad. Here he would be put away in a monastery somewhere. It could even be dangerous…. I think that the situation in Tibet won’t change until China changes. As soon as they become… Continue reading Review: “Waiting for the Dalai Lama: Stories from All Sides of the Tibetan Debate”