MFAW-WA faculty member Aimee Liu’s newly released novel Glorious Boy received three more wonderful reviews this week:

Glorious Boy triumphs… in evoking a sense of wanderlust, reminiscent of work by Rudyard Kipling.” —LA Review of Books

“With a mesmerizing setting and transporting detail, Glorious Boy balances tropical beauty with raw, physical risk, and dives deep into grim truths about parental love and the power and limitation of language. This is a page-turner, sometimes violent but always revelatory. Readers won’t easily forget the trials this young couple faces, or the landscape that changes them all.” — Seattle Book Review

“This lyrical narrative takes the reader on a sweeping emotional and physical journey, exploring themes of endurance, love, sacrifice, motherhood, guilt, and hope. Set against a ravaging world war that continually tests people’s strengths and their ability to remain human in the midst of unspeakable odds, this well-researched and absorbing book transports the reader. Basing her work on a true historical incident, Liu has taken a little-known episode from WWII and transformed it into a moving and transcendent narrative. Recommended.”Historical Novels Review

Don’t forget to join her for the AWP Book Club discussion:

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