The Singularity by Karam is a gut wrenching look at immigration and loss. A pregnant woman watches a mother grieve her lost child, and she must face her own losses. Karam connects these stories in a tantalizing narrative. The writing is lyrical and tugs at the depths of the heart, finding corners to nestle in. Child loss accompanies loss of home for the refugees of the unnamed coastal town. With constant comments from their white friends, coworkers, and case workers, the pregnant woman reflects on losing childhood. The Singularity is haunting and unforgettable. Recommended by Nikita
Lyrical and devastating, The Singularity is a breathtaking study of grief, migration, and motherhood from one of Sweden's most exciting new novelists.In an unnamed coastal city filled with refugees, the mother of a displaced family calls out her daughter's name as she wanders the cliffside road where the child once worked.