Bookshelf #6

Tobar Barbarian Nurseries

Right now there’s not much to find on my bookshelf other than research. Having arrived abroad, I really feel like I need to buckle down and get stuff done.

Fortunately, since I do work in literature, I still get to enjoy a good novel every once in a while and right now I am working through Héctor Tobar’s The Barbarian Nurseries.

I think I have talked about this before, but the book is wonderfully written and jumps between the inner workings of the main characters effortlessly despite them being from very different social and cultural backgrounds. I am by no means deep into this book, so I am excited to see how the stories of the characters pan out, but I highly suggest you check it out if you enjoy social commentary and critique on contemporary American culture.


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