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Fiction. South Asia Studies. "Not merely lyrical and strange, but also deadpan funny"--Miranda July. A centipede in a shoe, revelations in a shoebox, nosebleeds, exploding women, and a dead mouse named Miraculous populate this collection of thirty-five short stories from one of India's most original young writers. Kuzhali Manickavel was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, lived in various places around Canada, and moved to Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India when she was thirteen years old. Contrary to popular belief, she is not very much fond of insects.
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Kuzhali Manickavel lives in a small temple town on the coast of South India and shares her living space with a cursed mango tree and a rhinoceros beetle in a shot glass.Review:
A fantastic collection of (very) short stories unlike any other. It plays with words and reality in ways that make you crazy and impressed, plus it's funny and, seriously, just that good. --Lisa Gatlin, Arizona Daily Wildcat
Manickavel's stories are a mixture of odd, disjointed flashes, surreal sketches, and more traditionally shaped tales which possess a rare freshness. She is not afraid of the darker corners of human experience and she uses a devilish humour which sits well with the strange goings-on in her work. --Nuala Ni Chonchuir, The Short Review
Not merely lyrical and strange, but also deadpan funny. --Miranda July
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Book Description Blaft Publications, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M8190605631
Book Description Blaft Publications, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX8190605631
Book Description Blaft Publications, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P118190605631