Fragile Monsters by Catherine Menon
Historical fiction is the best way to get invested in (and curious about) another culture, another story, another way of life, another period in time.
Catherine Menon's Fragile Monsters traces one family's story from 1920 to the present day, unravelling a thrilling tale of love, betrayal and redemption against the backdrop of natural disasters and fallen empires. Written in vivid technicolour, with an electric daughter-grandmother relationship at its heart, this is a stunning debut novel about what happens when secrets fester through the generations.
This inaugural episode of TGE's Current Reads, host Sam Herbst talks to author Catherine Menon about the novel.