Instruction Manual for Swallowing

Instruction Manual for Swallowing

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***WINNER of the 2011 Arts Foundation Fellowship in Short Story Writing*** **Short-Listed for the 2010 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award** *Long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize* Robotic insects, in-growing cutlery, flesh-serving waiters in a zombie cafe... Welcome to the surreal, misshapen universe of Adam Mareka€™s first collection; a bestiary of hybrids from the techno-crazed future and mythical past; a usersa€™ guide to the seemingly obvious (and the world of illogic implicit within it). Whether fantastical or everyday in setting, Mareka€™s stories lead us down to the engine room just beneath modern consciousness, a place of both atavism and familiarity, where the body is fluid, the spirit mechanised, and beasts often tell us more about our humanity than anything we can teach ourselves.a#39;How many would yousay there are around theworld?a#39; a#39;Ita#39;s hardto say, a#39;the man said.a#39;Not everyone competes, butthere guess.a#39; a#39;And are about sixty regulars I is this arecord monkey?a#39; a#39;By half a litre.a#39; a#39;So have you gotlike an arch rival? Anenemyanbsp;...

Title:Instruction Manual for Swallowing
Author:Adam Marek
Publisher:Comma Press - 2013-12-03


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