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Book Review: The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton

Book Review: The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton

Love, murder, convicts, gold, whores — Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries (2013) had it all. Set in late 19th century New Zealand, in a town called Hokitika, the story begins with Scottish lawyer Walter Moody accidentally walking in on a secret meeting between a number...
Anastasia

Anastasia

Her name was Anastasia, but not because she resembled Russian royalty. She was named this because her mother had liked the way it sounded, its elegance, its implied grace. “It will make you seem more important than you really are,” was what she told the...
Rage

Rage

There is something comforting about a ferocious night The chill of the wind, the violence of the trees, The screaming sky, the forceful rain It is reassuring We are not the only things who rage.