One Thousand Days in a Refrigerator

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‘It took nearly five minutes for her ashes to cool down. Afterwards, someone held out a handful.

“Here she is, your Lara. Take her.”

The agony stuck within me like an iceberg for one thousand days shattered without warning and drowned me in a flood of tears.

 

A man sits before his wife lying comatose in a refrigerated chamber and tells her the thoughts he had never dared express when she was conscious; ‘When the Gods Left’ follows Rajula Dip, a carrion-picker, as he goes about his business and himself becomes carrion; in ‘Fragments’, a woman takes a bus to her rapist’s house to speak to him and to his family; God himself appears in court to give testimony in a case where justice has been miscarried; and in ‘The Hunt’, after a tiger kills a shepherd, the entire village turns on the victim’s family in revenge.

One Thousand Days in a Refrigerator includes fourteen stories of great power and beauty, startling in their variety and ambition. It showcases a writer at the very peak of his considerable abilities.

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ISBN

9789385755705

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Paperback

Book Type

Literary/Short Stories

Published

Speaking Tiger

Pages

224

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