Indonesian Eka Kurniawan takes us on a sweeping ride through
murky past centuries, years of Dutch colonial rule, through
wartime suffering and beyond in his vast and ambitious 2002
novel, Beauty is a Wound.
Children of Arkadia is an interesting and modern take
on the utopia/dystopia dichotomy. Wehm, a Canadian-New
Zealand author, is imaginative and the universe she creates
is fully fledged and well thought out, but sometimes there is
too much going on.