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Author: Manjula Padmanabhan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143031139
In this brilliantly verstile collection of stories from the award-winning author of Harvest, the reader will encounter a range of themes, from murder mystery to science fiction. The author's vision of a post-apocalypse future is dark, but rendered with a rich vein of irony and humor that allows us to roller-coast with her into a world where air and water and the earth itself take on new shades of meaning.
Then there are the here-and-now stories of bodies turning up in backyards, of love betrayed and sexuality discovered, of bitter awakenings and upbeat endings. Intelligent, opinionted, playful, this is a collection that defies limitations of time, space and imagination to conjure up new morality tales of our time.
...the characteristic strengths of Manjula Padmanaghan's fiction are:
a)an openness to specultive ideas and
b) a corresponding talent for housing these ideas in invented contexts that are detailed and named with such empirical crispness that you want to cheer.
- Mukul Kesvan in OUTLOOK
Padmanabhan has a timbre that is her own. A rapid-fire, well-rounded-Os kind of narratives that charges, jumps, trips, whoops and gets there.
- BUSINESS INDIA
The Body in the Backyard
The Girl Who Could Make People Naked
Morning Glory in East-of-Kailash
An Upbeat Story