One of the best books I read this year was Richard Chiem’s King of Joy. It’s a compelling and vivid experimental novel that is also staggeringly visual—the HD colors, slick skin and dewy details are so true and lush that reading it feels effortless, like letting a projector cast light across your face. It’s dreamy, sexy and psychedelic, but the raw depictions of grief, trauma and resiliency will bust your heart open. I can’t wait to read more from Chiem.
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