Secondhand World by Katherine Min

SecondhandWorld-200x300-webWritten in short-short (2-3 pages) chapters with beautiful precision, stirring imagery, emotional depth and a compelling sense of imminent tragedy (opens with her in a burn ward, both parents dead), the story charts silences in a death-quieted household and the resulting isolation of all three family members. Isa has a remote mathematical father, beautiful expressive mother, a younger brother who dies at 4 (run over by a truck delivering mother’s coveted dishwasher), a hippie girl and her family as friends, an albino boyfriend who makes her feel less other with sex, or perhaps it only seemed this way because it is depicted graphically.


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