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A Fistful of Moonlight : New Fiction from Assam, Paperback / softback Book

A Fistful of Moonlight : New Fiction from Assam Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


"Tender, terrifying, and heart-rending . . . A must read" GEETANJALI SHREE, author of International Booker Prize-winning Tomb of SandA Fistful of Moonlight is a collection of fourteen stories that explore love, identity, politics, fantasy and a fresh take on an age-old fairy tale, transporting readers into the heart of contemporary writing from Assam. A man is so fascinated by shoes that he sees the world through the lens of footwear.

A daughter's forced death sparks generations of trauma until the family confront their curse.

A young girl is liberated when she chops away her long tresses and along with them the pain of several identities.

The oilfield disaster at Baghjan claims a life and a community struggles to make sense of their loss.

Social taboos prevent a love match leaving emotional wounds that will last forever.

A family's future is at risk when they are forced to leave their home yet again. UNTOLD is a writer development programme for marginalised writers in areas of conflict and post-conflict.

These stories are the culmination of a literary project led by Untold and BEE Books in Kolkata, and include four stories by more established Assamese writers.

A companion volume to My Pen is the Wing of a Bird: New Fiction by Afghan Women, it introduces new and diverse voices to audiences worldwide.


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