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A Little Javanese

A Little Javanese

Includes five haunting stories - two of them virtual novellas - about the shifting landscapes of mind and place.

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ISBN 9781844718542
Barcode 9781844718542
Published 1 March 2011 by Salt Publishing
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Mangeot, Andre
Series Salt Modern Fiction

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ISBN-13 9781844718542
ISBN-10 1844718549
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Salt Publishing
Imprint Salt Publishing
Publication Date 1 March 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Mangeot, Andre
Series Salt Modern Fiction
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Short Stories
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 140
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 210g
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This is a collection of stories about the altering landscape of the mind and the landscape of place. The stories are set in diverse locations, France, Russia, New York, Indonesia and the island of Java. In each setting - the steaming humidity of the Javanese jungle, the claustrophobia of the New York subway, the chill of Moscow in winter - lives unfold in stories of emotional intensity and sometimes shocking outcomes. The characters in these stories are in complex situations that draw the reader in and explore the nature of what it means to be human; our capacity for good, evil, strength and weakness. Mangeot's writing shifts effortlessly between the haunting rhythms of the near poetic to fast sharp-edged dialogue. His capacity to conjure a strong sense of place is at times redolent of Maugham and Hemingway. If you like writing that is authentic, unexpected and imbued with the scent of distant places and people living out their stories there then this collection will not disappoint you.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Long-listed for Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award 2009 (Ireland)

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Author's Bio

Andre Mangeot lives and works in Cambridge. He has published two well-received poetry collections: Natural Causes (Shoestring, 2003) and Mixer (Egg Box, 2005) and is a member of the performance group, The Joy of Six. His first book of short stories A Little Javanese (Salt, 2008) was praised as a fantastic collection: ambitious, moving and beautifully written ... gripping and atmospheric .

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