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Review: 'Magma' by Thóra Hjörleifsdóttir, trans. Meg Matich

Magma  is a confronting book, one which blazes and discomforts. I think the best writing, whether fiction or non-fiction, does exactly, inspiring its readers with new perspectives and ideas. But not all perspectives are equally pleasant, some reveal a darker side to humanity, a quiet suffering. Thanks to Grove Press, Black Cat and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Pub. Date : 7/13/2021 Publisher : Grove Press; Black Cat A compulsive, propulsive debut about a young woman’s haunting experience of love, abuse, and sex in an era of pornification by one of Iceland’s most provocative writers. 20-year old Lilja is in love. As a young university student, she is quickly smitten with the intelligent, beautiful young man from school who quotes Derrida and reads Latin and cooks balanced vegetarian meals. Before she even realizes, she’s moved in with him, living in his cramped apartment, surrounded by sour towels and flat Diet Cokes. As the newfou

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