Marie-Helene Bertino: Beautyland (Hardcover, english language, 2024, Farrar, Straus and Giroux) 4 stars

At the moment when Voyager 1 is launched into space carrying its famous golden record, …

hovering on the edge of not belonging

4 stars

Making sense of your place outside of the world your friends and family inhabit, or always having a reason to remain outside that world. The pace is off in a way that works, depending on how you read (or choose to elide) the ending.