I’m not big in Japan, but my dear friend Melodie Cook is. With over 20 years residency, she is married to a Japanese man and a leader in the English-teaching community, as well as being the parent to an adopted and a foster child. She was kind enough to interview me for her wildly popular column in Savvy Tokyo.
So wonderful to be interviewed by fellow Korean adoptee, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, for Electric Literature. As an adoptee, she really understood the intent of “Famous Adopted People”: shattering the myths and stereotypes surrounding adoption.
Thrilled at this lovely review by eminent critic, prolific reader, and novelist Jenny Yacovissi, and honored to be paired with Caroline Bock’s "deliciously unexpected” CARRY HER HOME.
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Spoiler Alert: It's great!!
Peppered with moments of political satire and heartfelt introspection, Stephens’s novel also offers a fun-house depiction of the absurdities and horrors of the surveillance state. This is an excellent debut.
Read the full review here: Publisher's Weekly