There are several moments in Homesick , Fernando’s composite novel in which this story was orginally published, where tables turn. This is what happens right at the start of “The Fluorescent Jacket”. Sri Lankan immigrant Kumar is a lodger-under-sufferance at his cousin Shamini’s home where she lives with her two young daughters. The story opens […]
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Small is Beautiful

Kathryn Gray

PUBLISHED ON: 30/11/10

CATEGORY: Reviews

I thought I’d highlight a recently published book from Cinnamon that looks hugely promising: Exposure. It’s an anthology of more than 1000 writers fro …

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Synecdoche, Adamsdown

Simon Harris reviews Synecdoche, New York, and muses on delusion and grandiose responses to the mid-life crisis

PUBLISHED ON: 12/01/10

CATEGORY: Reviews

As everyone with a good dictionary knows, a ‘synecdoche’ is a literary term where the part stands for the whole and vice versa. It is also a play on w …

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