July 9th 2006
112 pages
B-Format Jacketed Paperback
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Mango Shake by Debjani Chatterjee

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Distinguished poet and anthologist Debjani Chatterjee introduces a showcase of four authors with two captivating stories each from Zorina Ishmail-Bibby, Anish Desai, Bobby Nayyar, and Harpreet Singh.

“Like a good poem, a short story quickly draws in the reader and has an impact that lingers in the mind. Like a good poem too, it repays more than one reading. The stories in Mango Shake will tempt the reader to revisit them – and to look out for future work from these writers. There are exciting stories rooted in modern-day urban culture from three young British men with South Asian ethnicity. There are also lyrical tales of myth and magic by a British woman with a Guyanese background, tales that transport us to the warm beaches of her homeland.

This anthology enriches the contemporary landscape of the English short story with its own distinctive charm, sparkle and diversity. The four writers are first- or second-generation immigrants in Britain, but anyone expecting homogeneity in their writing would be very mistaken – each story is uniquely different, the variety of style and subject matter is no small part of Mango Shake’s attraction.”

— Debjani Chatterjee

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