… And my preferred two books – those by Ahmad and Yoshimoto – of the three I’ve read are in the final seven books. Woo hoo … but I have a lot to read to catch up to the rest of the team.
The shortlisted books are:
- Jamil Ahmad’s Wandering falcon
- Jahnavi Barua‘s Rebirth
- Rahul Bhattacharya’s The sly company of people who care
- Amitav Ghosh‘s River of smoke
- Kyung-Sook Shin’s Please look after mom
- Yan Lianke‘s Dream of Ding Village
- Banana Yoshimoto‘s The lake
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