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Hungry Ghosts, a chapbook by Soleil Ho

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The three essays composing Hungry Ghosts by Soleil Ho shake the motherboards of our system, forcing us to not only see the trappings of Western culture, but also the lead of the bars, the cage that satisfies a certain invisible hunger. Ho is a writer of exceptional strength, marking the world in which we live with clear score lines—she asks us whether the material of our thickly painted culture can bend both ways; she asks us to look into the void of personal history and give us something beyond grief and the performance of consumption. Hungry Ghosts is an exceptional debut. It will change your perception of pop culture, the body’s safety, and ’90s girl power.