KP's New Year Picks 2020

In 2020 Fitzcarraldo have published An Apartment on Uranus by Paul B Preciado. The book writes of an imaginary home where people are not judged by their race, sexuality or gender. One is free. It is a hopeful book that draws on vast ideas and delivers them exceptionally. At the till I read the opening pages of Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson and look forward to reading it all in one gulp. The story follows a slow moving woman as she takes care of two children who combust when agitated. In a lesser writer's hand it could have been a stinker. It is not, it is good fun reading. Lastly, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-joo, translated by Jamie Chang, describes the despair of an ordinary young woman in contemporary Korea.

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Please note that many books are currently unavailable for home delivery. However, we’re still able to send you some of our favourites, old and new – browse the full list at londonreviewbookbox.co.uk/collections/staff-picks.

An Apartment in Uranus

Paul B. Preciado

From the publisher:

In this bold and transgressive book, Preciado recounts his transformation from Beatriz into Paul B., and examines other processes of political, cultural and sexual transition.

£12.99

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

Cho Nam-Joo, translated by Jamie Chang

From the publisher:

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 is changing the world one country at a time.

£12.99