Genevieve Gaunt

The awkwardness of love in middle age: You Are Here, by David Nicholls, reviewed

27 April 2024 9:00 am

A man and woman, both casualties of failed marriages, are attracted to one another on a walking holiday, but are strangely overcome by shyness

Remember, remember

7 October 2023 9:00 am

The world that blossoms in this haunting novel about the importance of memory is in the aesthetic vein known as ‘mono no aware’, or ‘the pathos of things’

The waking nightmare

12 August 2023 9:00 am

After years of insomnia, Marie Darrieussecq derives some comfort from finding herself in the company of Kafka, Kant, Proust, Dostoevsky, Borges and Plath

Tales of the unexpected

15 April 2023 9:00 am

Eight eclectic fables draw on magic realism, science fiction, fairy tales, the Gothic, religion, brutal realism and horror movies

Neo-gothic horror: Strega, by Johanne Lykke Holm

3 December 2022 9:00 am

A teenage maid goes missing after a party of men arrive at a lonely alpine hotel for a sinister carnival feast

A family scandal straight out of a Hollywood film noir

19 November 2022 9:00 am

Donna Freed finally learns the truth about her biological parents, whose insurance fraud in 1960s America resembled the plot of Double Indemnity

The misery memoir of a devoted polyamorist

22 January 2022 9:00 am

The rules of sex can kill. In 1844 an angry mob shot Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, for his…