It is a sign that Black is a talented writer, not just scientist, that she can translated these parts of ourselves, that literally no one ever wants to see, into not just a compelling read but an education tool that reframes our internal world.
This is a work that undermines the notion of the contemporary realism as it is set half in reality, half in myth, half in the physical world, half in the mind. Being partly made of myth and mind, the reality The Maidens presents us with beyond physical buildings, and bodies is slippery, subjective and hard to pin down.
This week our episode is another author interview. We spoke to David Bishop, author of City of Vengance. We chatted about Florence, nuns, historical research, diversity in charactors, and so much more. It was a fun interview to do, and I hope you enjoy listening.
Listen to the podcast version here. Buy the book from the TCF bookshop here. Every so often a book will come along which is just perfectly executed. I don't often ratebooks 5 stars, but My Sister The Serial Killer deserves it. Oyinkan Braithwaite manages to pull off a story with perfect pacing, depth, fully formed …