A House Is a Body

Product Number: EB00764493
Released: Aug 11, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781643750606
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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INTRODUCING A DAZZLING NEW LITERARY VOICE In two-time O. Henry-prize winner Swamy's debut collection of stories, modernity collides with tradition, dreams with reality, myth with true identity, and women grapple with desire, with ego, with motherhood and mortality. In "Earthly Pleasures," Radika, a young painter living alone in San Francisco, begins a secret romance with one of India's biggest celebrities that destabilizes her and brings back memories of her childhood. In "A Simple Composition," a husband's moment of crisis leads to his wife's discovery of a dark, ecstatic joy and the sense of a new beginning in a moment of crisis for her husband. In the title story, an exhausted new mother watches, distracted and paralyzed, as a California wildfire approaches her home. With a knife blade's edge and precision and a gorgeous weaving of the Indian with the Western, the stories of A House is a Body reveal small moments of beauty, pain, and power, reflecting both the world and author Shruti Swamy's own unique experience.

Author(s): Shruti Swamy
Original Publish Date: Aug 11, 2020

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