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Boundless Deep, and Other Stories

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Very and light reading. You don't feel like it's a chore when you reading it.
And you can also feel the author actually paid effort in this book.
I love the writing.

Thanks NetGalley and the author for an ARC!

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Beautiful, tragic, filled with stories so well put together and paced you end up feeling it so deep within your heart. The characters, while you only know them for pages at a time, refuse to not stick with you. A wonderfully written collection, definitely worth reading.

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"boundless deep, and other stories" is a collection of short stories that explore japanese and japanese-american identity. they are quirky, bold, and extremely relevant snapshots into the life of gen, a boy with a japanese mother and a white american father. gen is so open and vulnerable that you can't help but love him. the other characters are brilliant and striking as well.

i loved how odd these stories were and i couldn't put this book down. there were a few stories i disliked, mainly the one about sports, but that is just personal preference. gen del raye writes with such passion and honesty, it is clear that these stories were a labor of love.

thank you to netgalley and the publisher for an arc in exchange for an honest review.

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I absolutely love this collections overall. There was so much depth and human emotion. With several of the stories, it felt so real. As if these stories were things I had experienced in my life as well. How truly real feeling each one was amazed me.
The first story could not have been more perfect. The truth of depression, racism and the fear of expressing mental illness struggles was so real. And then for it to continue into the next story provided even more bleak but truth to the human experience. I cannot say which was a favorite or one that stood out the most. Each one was unique.
As for a down side, I do think some of the middle stories were a bit disjointed. The one of the half dolphin, while fit with themes of other stories, felt out of place. At times, these middle stories pulled me out of the collection.

On a final note, I think this collection is one that should grace the shelves of everyone. It has a strong connection to what it is like to be a human. What it is like to live everyday.

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