Tilled Earth: Stories

Tilled Earth: Stories  (English, Paperback, Manjushree Thapa)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: ALEPH
  • ISBN: 9789382277514, 938227751X
  • Edition: 2012
  • Pages: 192
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Comprising perfectly crafted micro stories, and stories of conventional length, Tilled Earth offers glimpses into the private dramas of people caught midlife: an elderly woodworker loses his way in a modern Kathmandu neighbourhood; a homesick expatriate nurses a hangover; a clerk at the Ministry of Home Affairs learns to play Solitaire on the computer; a young woman goes to Seattle as a student, and finds herself becoming an illegal alien; a retired secretary visits the Buddhas birthplace, Lumbini, only to find his deepest insecurities exposed.

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Manjushree Thapa is one of South Asias best-known writers. She has written two novels Seasons of Flight and The Tutor of History and four books of non-fiction: The Lives We Have Lost: Essays and Opinions on Nepal, Forget Kathmandu: An Elegy for Democracy (shortlisted for the Lettre Ulysses Award), A Boy from Siklis: The Life and Times of Chandra Gurung and Mustang Bhot in Fragments. She has also compiled and translated The Country Is Yours, a collection of stories and poems by forty-nine Nepali writers. Manjushree Thapa divides her time between Kathmandu and Toronto.
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  • 2012
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