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One Thousand Days in a Refrigerator: Stories

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AuthorManoj Kumar Panda (Translated by Snehaprava Das)
ISBN9789385755705
Published LanguageEnglish
Publication Year2016
PublisherSpeaking Tiger
BindingPaperback
Pages224
Ships By2-3 days
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It took nearly five minutes for her ashes to cool down. Afterwards, someone held out a handful. Ã’Here she is, your Lara. Take her.Ó 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.

About the author
Manoj Kumar Panda writes stories and translates between English and Odia. He has three short-story collections to his creditÑHada Bagicha (Bone Garden), Varna Bagicha (Alphabet Garden) and Maya Bagicha (Garden of Illusions). He received the prestigious Sarala Award in 2015 for Maya Bagicha.

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