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Ode to Broken Things

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On a humid tropical night, Colonel S straps explosives to the mistress of a senior Malay minister and presses the detonator. American professor Jay Ghosh, who owes Colonel S a blood debt, is summoned back to Malaysia and to Agni, the daughter of his childhood romantic obsession. Jay realises, as does Agni, that nothing is as it seems and each must race against time to fight their personal demons for there are greater things at stake. A fast-paced literary thriller that pits the forces of tradition against globalization, faith against conservatism, and diversity against discrimination to paint the portrait of a modern nation wavering at the brink of terror…

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Dipika Mukherjee

Dipika Mukherjee made her debut as a novelist with the publication of Thunder Demons (Gyaana Books, 2011), long-listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize. She won the Platform Flash Fiction competition in April 2009. She has edited two anthologies of Southeast Asian short stories: Silverfish New Writing 6 (Silverfish, 2006) and The Merlion and Hibiscus (Penguin, 2002). Her first poetry collection, The Palimpsest of Exile, was published by Rubicon Press in 2009. Her short stories and poems have appeared in publications around the world, including the World Literature Today, Asia Literary Review, The South Asia Review, Del Sol Review and Postcolonial Text among others, and have been widely anthologized. She lives in Chicago with her husband and they have two sons. More information at dipikamukherjee.com

Authors

  • Dipika Mukherjee

    Dipika Mukherjee made her debut as a novelist with the publication of Thunder Demons (Gyaana Books, 2011), long-listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize. She won the Platform Flash Fiction competition in April 2009. She has edited two anthologies of Southeast Asian short stories: Silverfish New Writing 6 (Silverfish, 2006) and The Merlion and Hibiscus (Penguin, 2002). Her first poetry collection, The Palimpsest of Exile, was published by Rubicon Press in 2009. Her short stories and poems have appeared in publications around the world, including the World Literature Today, Asia Literary Review, The South Asia Review, Del Sol Review and Postcolonial Text among others, and have been widely anthologized. She lives in Chicago with her husband and they have two sons. More information at dipikamukherjee.com

“It sounds like fantasy, looks like science fiction and reads like a political thriller with a literary bent."

Telegraph

"Mukherjee deftly weaves family drama and cultural issues that shines a light on Malaysia s troubled past, present, and future."

Manhattan Book Review
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