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Arid Dreams: Stories

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3.5/5 (2 ratings)
Length:
188 pages
2 hours
Released:
Apr 16, 2019
ISBN:
9781936932573
Format:
Book

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A social realist exploration from Thailand’s preeminent contemporary woman writer: "each of her stories poses its own moral challenge, pleasurable and unsettling at once." (NPR.org)

In thirteen stories that investigate ordinary and working-class Thailand, characters aspire for more but remain suspended in routine. They bide their time, waiting for an extraordinary event to end their stasis. A politician’s wife imagines her life had her husband’s accident been fatal, a man on death row requests that a friend clear up a misunderstanding with a sex worker, and an elevator attendant feels himself wasting away while trapped, immobile, at his station all day.

With curious wit, this collection offers revelatory insight and subtle critique, exploring class, gender, and disenchantment in a changing country.

Released:
Apr 16, 2019
ISBN:
9781936932573
Format:
Book

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  • This behavior led him to believe that it was perhaps his fault, and that was why she was upset and acting antagonistically toward him. Prakorb tried to shake the thought: it was rather this line of thinking that was antagonistic toward her.

  • It’s a shame I’m really about to be left with only those two parts. The rest of me is slowly dying … Soon enough everything will probably end up the way it ought to.

  • People want to walk or move with joy … Regardless, I have no choice but to check the other parts of my body.


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