Jungle Without Water

Jungle Without Water

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215(Ht mm) 130(Wdt mm) 242

This debut short story collection from an Australian author delves into the shifting boundaries and human displacement of our era. Of Indian-Malaysian background, Sreedhevi Iyer is adept at locating tensions within her own diaspora while also casting a forensic eye on Australian social and cultural attitudes. A teacher of creative writing at RMIT and the University of Melbourne, Iyer has a gift for radiant prose, but also an astonishing range of voices, from simple riffs on backyard suburbia to the magic realism of a narrative told by a "divine" coconut. Her sharp wit and sense of irony keep stories of refugees, inter-racial tension and human prejudice profoundly in our sights. "Iyer has an incredible knack for locating and revealing fractures, faultlines and tensions - cultural, familial and historical - in any given moment." - Benjamin Law