Kleptomania : Ten Stories

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In this brilliantly versatile collection of stories from the award-winning author of Harvest, the reader will encounter a range of themes, from murder mystery to science fiction. The author's vision of a post-apocalypse future is dark, but rendered with a rich vein of irony and humour that allows us to roller-coast with her into a world where air and water and the earth itself take on new shades of meaning. Then there are the here-and-now stories of bodies turning up in backyards, of love betrayed and sexuality discovered, of bitter awakenings and upbeat endings. Intelligent, opinionated, and playful, this is a collection that defies limitations of time, space, and imagination to conjure up new morality tales for our time.
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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 122 x 198 x 16mm | 199.58g
  • Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
  • Penguin Books India
  • New Delhi, India
  • English
  • 0143031139
  • 9780143031130

About Manjula Padmanabhan

Manjula Padmanabhan (b. 1953) is a Delhi-based writer and artist. Her comic strips appeared weekly in the Sunday Observer (Bombay, 1982-86) and daily in the Pioneer (New Delhi, 1991-97). Her books include Hot Death, Cold Soup (Kali for Women, 1996), Getting There (Picador UK, 1999) This is Suki! (Duckfoot Press, 2000), and Kleptomania (Penguin Books India, 2004). Harvest (Kali for Women, 1998 and subsequently in three separate international anthologies), her fifth play, won the 1997 Onassis Award for Theatre. Manjula has illustrated twenty-four books for children including her own novels for children, Mouse Attack and Mouse Invaders (Macmillan Children's Books, UK, 2003, 2004).
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"Padmanabhan has a timbre that is her own, a rapid fire, well rounded Os kind of narrative that charges, trips and get there." Business India today
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Table of contents

Sharing Air
The Body in the Backyard
The Girl Who Could Make People Naked
Morning Glory in East-of-Kailash
An Upbeat Story
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