Malavika Praseed

Lavish Abundance in “Latitudes of Longing”

At fourteen years old I was assigned Paolo Coelho’s landmark novel The Alchemist for summer reading. I threw it on my bed in...

Experiencing Worlds of Water in An Yu’s “Braised Pork” – Chicago Review of Books

It became clear to Jia Jia that Chen Hang must not have considered, not even for a moment, that such a place was...

The Horror of Intent – Chicago Review of Books

When I was a graduate student, I enrolled in a medical ethics course, and one of the first things we discussed was the...

A Scathing Portrayal of Our Culture and Political Climate – Chicago Review of Books

Books, perhaps more so than other media, have the remarkable ability to stay timeless after generations on end. The author’s dilemma is finding...