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How to Pronounce Knife

How to Pronounce Knife (EPUB ebook)

By Thammavongsa, Souvankham

'Sharp and vital' DAISY JOHNSON 'I love these stories' HELEN OYEYEMI 'A riveting, subversive collection' MADELEINE THIEN In her stunning debut, Souvankham Thammavongsa captures the day-to-day lives of immigrants and refugees in a nameless city, illuminating hopes, disappointments..., love affairs, and above all, the pursuit of a place to belong. An ex-boxer turned nail salon worker falls for a pair of immaculate hands; a mother and daughter harvest earthworms in the middle of the night; a country music-obsessed housewife abandons her family for fantasy; and a young girl's love for her father transcends language. Uncannily and intimately observed, written with prose of exceptional precision, the stories in How to Pronounce Knife speak of modern location and dislocation, revealing lives lived in the embrace of isolation and severed history - but not without joy, humour, resilience, and constant wonder at the workings of the world.
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ISBN 9781526610461
Published 16 Apr 2020
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781526610461
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing
Released 16 Apr 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Thammavongsa, Souvankham
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Short Stories
Immigration & Emigration
Refugees & Political Asylum
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade