The text is heir to the original oral stories, exquisitely illustrated by Jagdish Chitara, a ritual textile painter from Gujarat. This version also straddles storytelling forms–connecting the spoken and written word in surprising ways. This genre defying cross-media project pushes the boundaries of narrative art to a new level of accomplishment.
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White Dancing ElephantsDzanc Books #ad - And fragments of history, burnished, from child brickmakers to slaves in Renaissance Portugal, are held up in brief fictions, made dazzling and unforgettable. In seventeen remarkable stories, and resolute—facing sexual harassment and racial violence, Chaya Bhuvaneswar spotlights diverse women of color—cunning, bold, and occasionally inflicting that violence on each other.
Orphans in india get pulled into a strange “rescue” mission aimed at stripping their mysterious powers. What a bold, smart, exciting new voice, well worth listening to; what an elegant story collection to read and savor. Lauren groff, author of Florida"Stunning, evocative, electric. An exuberant collection.
White Dancing Elephants #ad - Kirkus reviews starred A woman grieves a miscarriage, haunted by the Buddha's birth. A brief but intense affair between two women culminates in regret and betrayal. An artist with schizophrenia tries to survive hatred and indifference in small-town India by turning to the beauty of sculpture and dance. A boy seeks memories of his sister in the legend of a woman who weds death.
. Winner of the 2017 dzanc short story collection prize, queer, religious, White Dancing Elephants marks the emergence of a new and original voice in fiction and explores feminist, and immigrant stories with precision, drama, and compassion.
Lincoln in the Bardo: A NovelRandom House Trade Paperbacks #ad - Willie lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, quarrel, commiserate, gripe, and enact bizarre acts of penance.1 new york times bestseller • winner of the man booker prizethe long-awaited first novel from the author of tenth of december: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than abraham Lincoln, living and dead, historical and inventedNamed One of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post, USA Today, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, and Maureen Corrigan, NPR • One of Time’s Ten Best Novels of the Year • A New York Times Notable BookFebruary 1862.
The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Formally daring, generous in spirit, deeply concerned with matters of the heart, it is a testament to fiction’s ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us.
Saunders has invented a thrilling new form that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical panorama of voices to ask a timeless, profound question: How do we live and love when we know that everything we love must end?“A luminous feat of generosity and humanism. Colson whitehead, the New York Times Book Review “A masterpiece.
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All Back FullDzanc Books #ad - Act one: at a kitchen table, a husband and wife discuss the news, nudists, and lie to each other about the ways they no longer connect. Act two: at a kitchen table, a man and his friend discuss the weather, the state of public transportation, and lie to each other for the sake of something to say. Act three: at a kitchen table, three people discuss, nothing, mostly, and watch the threads unravel as their lives come apart at the seams.
Told in a genre-defying style that melds the depth of the novel with the honesty of the stage, All Back Full charts one day in a marriage at once usual and unusual, exploring what we say to each other when we say nothing, and the ways we speak to each other without words. Dzanc Books.
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Ordinary Beast: PoemsEcco #ad - Exploring notions of race, history, sexuality, gender, and embodiment with profound understanding, myth, Sealey’s is a poetry that refuses to turn a blind eye or deny. One of publishers weekly's top 10 poetry books of fall 2017npr's most anticipated poetry books of 2017a striking, deep intellect, full-length debut collection from Virgin Islands-born poet Nicole SealeyThe existential magnitude, and playful subversion of St.
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Despite having endless paths of dirt to plough, other burrowing creatures to befriend, and underground treasures to discover, Worm wants more—more space to be alone. Tara Books. Dzanc Books. Taking inspiration from seneca’s essay “on the shortness of life, ” which reads “But life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, ” and drawing from the simple wisdom of the natural world, neglect the present and fear the future, Bickford-Smith reminds readers about the importance of slowing down and engaging in the life around us.
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