Anthropology

Anthropology

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I loved an anthropologist. She went to Mongolia to study the gays. At first she kept their culture at arm's length, but eventually she decided that her fieldwork would benefit from assimilation. She worked hard to become as much like them as possible, and gradually she was accepted. After a while she ended our romance by letter. It breaks my heart to think of her herding those yaks in the freezing hills, the peak of her leather cap shielding her eyes from the driving wind, her wrist dangling away, and nothing but a handlebar moustache to keep her top lip warm.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 110 x 172 x 14mm | 81.65g
  • Canongate Books Ltd
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1847675506
  • 9781847675507
  • 157,826

About Dan Rhodes

Dan Rhodes was born in 1972. He is the author of Timoleon Vieta Come Home, Don't Tell Me the Truth About Love, Gold and Little Hands Clapping. In 2003 he was named by Granta Magazine as one of their twenty Best of Young British Novelists. He lives in Edinburgh.show more

Review quote

'Essential reading for anybody who has ever been in love. I cannot express to you how much this book delighted me. Go and read it.' Big Issueshow more

Rating details

1,143 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 26% (296)
4 33% (379)
3 28% (323)
2 8% (94)
1 4% (51)

Our customer reviews

An unusual book this one, containing 100 very short stories, each less than a page in fact. They are all love stories, some happy, some baffling, some hilarious, and many tell a jawdroppingly tragic tale in just four sentences. It won't fill a long train journey but it's always a pleasure to return to it and pull out a wonderfully crafted gem.show more
by Ian Kay
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