Bibliolepsy by Gina Apostol (CRF 2009) was recently reviewed in the New York Times in an article titled “Craving Books, Sex and Revolution” by Idra Novey.
“The narrator, Primi, has a refreshing lack of self-consciousness that gives the book the feel of another era. Primi does not fixate on how others might perceive her thoughts and choices. Amid the mounting civic unrest in Manila under Marcos’s oppressive rule, she feels like reading, and that’s what she does. Along with her cravings for the company of books, she desires the sexual company of people who write them, and she seeks out those encounters — some of which are pleasurable, others disturbing.”
Read the full review here.
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