The Lesbian Cow and other stories

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Author: Indu Menon
Translator: Nandakumar K.

9789390679416 | PB | pp. 292 | 2021 | Eka

The Lesbian Cow and Other Stories will make you marvel at the grit and raw fierceness of one of contemporary Malayalam literature’s most electric writers.

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The goons of a mining giant kidnap a tribal activist and force him to shoot a porn film with a prostitute who turns out to be his childhood sweetheart; a cobbler skins his daughter’s hanging corpse to make the special pair of ‘Cinderella shoes’ he had once promised her; a lesbian nurse with bovine features becomes enamoured of a patient and begins to stalk her.

Indu Menon’s stories are not for the fainthearted. At the centre of all their blood, gore and broken bones lies the inveterate spirit of women who will not go down without a fight. And yet, the unvarnished truths of her fiction also blend in unexpected ways with her poetic imagination as well as her inventive prose. Many have observed that Menon’s chutzpah and visceral storytelling make her a worthy successor to Kamala Das.

Appearing in English for the first time, The Lesbian Cow and Other Stories will make you marvel at the grit and raw fierceness of one of contemporary Malayalam literature’s most electric writers.

Additional information

Author:

Indu Menon
Translator: Nandakumar K.

ISBN:

9789390679416

Publisher:

Eka

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

180

Year of Publication:

2021

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Indu Menon, hailed as one of the Best Young Writers by India Today in 2015, works as a Lecturer in Anthropology/Sociology in Kozhikode. She has published six short story collections, a memoir, a book of poems and two novels in Malayalam, all bestsellers. She has won over ten awards for her writing, including the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for young writers.

Nandakumar K. has co-translated from the Malayalam M. Mukundan’s novel Delhi: A Soliloquy; the autobiography of Prof T.J. Joseph (A Thousand Cuts, to be published in late 2021); and has retold a selection of stories from Kathasaritsagara in English (due in 2021). Nandakumar is the grandson of Mahakavi Vallathol Narayana Menon.

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