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The Arsonist

Sue Miller’s The Arsonist is a novel following a middle aged protagonist, Frankie, as she leaves behind her aids work in Africa and returns to her family home in the small town of Pomeroy, New Hampshire. Soon after her arrival she meets Bud, the owner of the local paper, and they start dating. At the […]

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Universities are full of conforming, middle-class kids

Over the past few decades, attending university has become a more realistic and accessible opportunity for a much broader range of people. Disparities in wealth, gender, social class, ethnicity, etc. are now much less likely to determine whether or not one chooses to pursue further education. For example, the least advantaged young people in England […]

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The Dog: Jack Livings delves deep into the nuances of Chinese culture

Jack Livings successfully makes his writing debut with The Dog – a collection of short stories following a variety of citizens of modern China. His aim with these pieces is to give the reader an insight into the country’s culture and people – an insight that delves deeper than the usual, one-dimensional stereotype. The eight […]