A Little Javanese
By (author) Andre Mangeot
Little Javanese by Andre Mangeot
Book DescriptionThis 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844714605
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Salt Publishing
Publisher: Salt Publishing
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andre Mangeot
Little Javanese, Paperback (March 2011)
Mangeot's characters face complex situations or decisions that define the nature of what it means to be human: our capacity for good, evil, strength and weakness. His writing shifts effortlessly between haunting, poetic rhythms and fast, sharp-edged dialogue.
True North, Paperback (October 2010)» View all books by Andre Mangeot
Seven stories set in seven different countries - by a prizewinning poet who is also emerging as a talented writer of fiction. Set in Romania, Miami, the Sahara, Thailand, France, Indonesia and Canada, they expose human frailty in its many forms but suggest that humanity has more that binds us together than separates us.
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Author Biography - Andre Mangeot
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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