Saturday, June 19, 2021
Nights When Nothing Happened
Touch. I rarely tire of finely written novels that offer a view of the world from a perspective unlike my own. Simon Han’s debut novel titled, Nights When Nothing Happened, explores the immigrant experience in the China to Texas version. Han describes the longing to find one’s place in a community that was made for others. The importance of touch as Han presents his story resonated in a special way following many months of pandemic isolation. The tenderness expressed during a sleepwalking motif provided deep understanding of family dynamics. Han’s prose draws readers into the intimacy of family relationships and the impact of past trauma on the challenges of assimilation, feeling safe and finding a new home in a strange land. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Nights When Nothing Happened from amazon.com.