Sunday, December 21, 2014

Mara's Daughter

The corridor was dark. A bluish light came from the aquarium in the living room—my own aquarium I brought with me from school. I stood still to let my eyes become accustomed to the darkness. I could hear a soft whirring of the water pump. No light coming from beneath Faye’s door. I stepped toward the door, my heart thumping. Just one knock, and I would change everything. A thunderclap exploded, jolting me with sparks and splintered images—my mother’s and Uncle’s. Something inside me broke.

Sobered, I turned and tiptoed back to my room.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Review by Buried In Print

“Khanh Ha's Flesh, a visceral and harrowing read, serves as a brilliant companion for his new novel. Perhaps no sense is more integrally rooted in the story than the sights which are often both beautiful and harsh in the same instance. But whereas the tragic elements of experience seemed to engulf all other aspects of life in Flesh, there is a solid foundation of beauty in this work.

 Writers like Khanh Ha take the reader into ordinary and glorious places.”Buried In Print

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Review by Savvy Verse & Wit

"The Demon Who Peddled Longing by Khanh Ha is about the darkness that can hover over our lives, and how we each can choose to bow to that pressure or stand up to it. . . . Personal demons to actual struggles with evil outside of ourselves can mark our journeys, but they do not have to define who we are."--Savvy Verse & Wit