Green Apple Books’ Author Talk: “A House Is a Body”
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Join us on Tuesday, August 11 at 5pm PDT when Shruti Swamy discusses her story collection A House Is a Body with Meng Jin on Zoom.
Praise for A House Is a Body
“The winner of two O. Henry Prizes, Shruti Swamy will publish her first short-story collection this summer, and you won’t want to miss out on reading it. The 12 stories in A House Is a Body move between India and the U.S., focusing on women’s interior lives and the ways in which their identities differ from the perceptions and presumptions of those around them.”
—Bustle, ‘The Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2020’
About A House Is a Body
Dreams collide with reality, modernity with antiquity, and myth with identity in the twelve arresting stories of A House Is a Body. In “Earthly Pleasures,” a young painter living alone in San Francisco begins a secret romance with one of India’s biggest celebrities, and desire and ego are laid bare. In “A Simple Composition,” a husband’s professional crisis leads to his wife’s discovery of a dark, ecstatic joy. And in the title story, an exhausted mother watches, hypnotized by fear, as a California wildfire approaches her home. Immersive and assured, provocative and probing, these are stories written with the edge and precision of a knife blade. Set in the United States and India, they reveal small but intense moments of beauty, pain, and power that contain the world.
A House Is a Body introduces a bold and original voice in fiction, from a writer at the start of a stellar career.
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Categories: *Top Pick*, Literature, Online