Three Virgins - And Other Stories

Three Virgins - And Other Stories

By: Manjula Padmanabhan (author)Paperback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks

Description

From the award-winning writer of the acclaimed play "Harvest", this debut collection of stories will electrify readers with its unusual, radical, and troubling themes. Here are ten tales, some new, some old, and all of them edgy. In biting and satirical critiques of contemporary society, Manjula Padmanabhan displays a remarkable range. We read of a white American widow who plans a designer version of sati, or self-immolation, a pervert and his magic phallus on a double-decker bus, a black American girl with a unique take on Hindu civilization, a juvenile mad scientist who schemes in a proletarian dystopia, electronic simulacra that make high-voltage love, and a mature scientist who confronts infertility in teeming India. For good measure, there's also a coming-of-age story, a marriage proposal, a thwarted murder, and a story about the Government of India's Bureau of Reincarnation.

About Author

Manjula Padmanabhan is an author, illustrator, playwright, and cartoonist. She was born in Delhi, but was raised in Sweden, Pakistan, and Thailand, before returning to the city of her birth. Her books include Getting There, Harvest, Escape, and two comic collections.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789381017616
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9789381017616
  • weight: 196
  • ISBN10: 9381017611

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close