Padrika Tarrant The Knife Drawer

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The Knife Drawer

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In the house where Marie lives, the cutlery is running wild ... Madness and fairy-story creep hand in hand in this darkly comic tale, where the mice learn the art of voodoo; where murdered bodies miraculously vanish; where the grandmother is sometimes an owl and where steak-knives grow so hungry that they scream.

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Padrika Tarrant was born in 1974. She read sculpture at Norwich School of Art, where she developed an unhealthy fixation with scissors and the animator Jan Svankmajer. Fates of the Animals is her third book, following Broken Things (Salt 2007) and The Knife Drawer (Salt 2011). She lives in Norwich with her beautiful daughter and some lovely stuffed animals. She does not entirely trust her cutlery.

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Man Booker juries like small publishers and debut novelists, so how about this as the wild card? Tarrant is the author of a collection of (very short) short stories, Broken Things, which demonstrated her sensitivity, originality and keen sense of the darkness of life. All elements to the fore in this creepy, gothic first novel about a house and its mice.--Suzi Feay "We Love This Book "

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