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A House Is a Body: Stories

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A House Is a Body: Stories

Dreams collide with reality, modernity with antiquity, and myth with identity in the 12 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.

A House Is a Body: Stories
by Shruti Swamy

  • Publication Date: July 27, 2021
  • Genres: Fiction, Short Stories
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • ISBN-10: 164375145X
  • ISBN-13: 9781643751450