October is a relatively quieter month in the literature world just like the new movies coming out in Hong Kong cinemas. But if you’re looking to pick up a new read this month, there’s still something for you to enjoy.
A number of books are exploring the themes of family, identity and friendship—Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen, The Loneliest Americans by Jay Casper Kang and Monster in the Middle by Tiphanie Yanique. For something a little more exciting, don’t miss Kwon Yeo-sun's Lemon a tale of Parasite meets The Good Son.
1. Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen
Known for his unforgettably vivid characters and sharp-eyed take on contemporary America, Jonathan Franzen takes a step back in his latest novel to explore the history of two generations. Crossroads is set in 1971 and follows the Hildebrandt family—Russ, an associate pastor at a liberal suburban church; his wife, Marion; the eldest child, Clem; the sister, Becky and the youngest child, Perry.
Each member of the Hildebrandt family keeps a secret and all are longing for freedom that comes with a price.
Release: October 5