DALLAS MORNING NEWS -- May-lee Chai's latest book, Useful Phrases for Immigrants: Stories, will be published this fall by Blair. She teaches creative writing and literary translation in the Master of Fine Arts program at San Francisco State University. Chai reviewed Madeline Miller’s novel Circe for the Dallas Morning News.
“Miller’s re-imagining of the witch Circe from The Odyssey makes for an intriguing, feminist adventure novel that is perfectly suited for the #TimesUp moment,” Chai writes. “‘Circe’ is also a smart read that has much to say about the long-term consequences of war and a culture that values violence and conquest over compassion and learning.”