Exquisite Cadavers (Hardback)
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Hardback 112 Pages / Published: 07/11/2019
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A short, razor sharp novella from the Women’s Prize-shortlisted author of When I Hit You, about modern love in a bustling urban capital and the conflicts that arise from clashing cultures. Fizzing with energy and ideas, Exquisite Cadavers is an urgent and powerful read.

Longlisted for the Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize 2020

From the author of When I Hit You, shortlisted for the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction

Karim and Maya:
[x] share a home
[x] worry about money
[x] binge-watch films
[x] argue all the time

Karim, a young film-maker, carries with him the starry-eyed dreams of the Arab Revolution. Maya carries her own pressing concerns: an errant father, an unstable job, a chain-smoking habit, a sudden pregnancy. When Karim's brother disappears in Tunis, and Karim wants to go after him, Maya must choose between her partner and her home city, her future and her history...

In a conversation between forms, fictions and truths, Exquisite Cadavers is a novel about a young couple navigating love in London, and a literary hall of mirrors about an author navigating the inspirations behind her work.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781786499653
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 244 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 7 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Exquisite Cadavers' experiment delivers a book that is slyly funny and profoundly thoughtful. It is common for critics and readers to belittle women by assuming they write out of catharsis rather than to create. Exquisite Cadavers is not just a fierce rebuttal. It's a work of brilliance.' - The Financial Times 

'An inventive fusion of fact and fiction.' - The Observer 

'Fascinating... The cleverness of Kandasamy's bricolage is that it allows her to explicitly separate fiction and memoir, while ensuring they're intimately intertwined.' - The Guardian 

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“Poignant and succinct: A book of the year”

Go and get yourself a copy of Exquisite Cadavers by Meena Kandasamy.
It's a shame the Booker has already been won and everybody's book of the year shortlist has already been drawn up as this should be... More

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