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The Arithmetic of Breasts and Other Stories

Rochelle Potkar
Type: Print Book
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Price: ₹199 + shipping
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Description of "The Arithmetic of Breasts and Other Stories"

A cluster of 7½ literary short stories presenting the romantic-sexual facets of:

Narain who lusts for Munika, Old Jaganlal who wants a favour from young Dia, Jackie who is in love with Nic. A surgeon who is changing more than a patient’s hairline, nose, lip, and chin. Shonali and Neel who are realizing that infidelity might not be such an easy thing. A woman who walks the tight rope between tradition and sexual exploitation, and Sunil who meets the woman of his desires through an adult dating site.

Through these stories, Rochelle Potkar explores the intensely personal ‘unrelationship’ that exists alongside its conventional and socially articulate twin, the relationship.

About the author(s)

Rochelle Potkar is a fiction writer and poet.

Her stories have appeared in Far Enough East, Sein und Werden, The Medulla Review, The Nassau Review, Women Writers, Writer’s Hub, Bewildering Stories, Cantaraville, Muse India, The Bangalore Review, Revenge Ink, Nivasini, Unisun, Triangulation, and Lame Goat Publications. Her poems have appeared in The Brown Boat, The Finger Magazine, Haibun Today, and The Bamboo Hut.

Her poem, 'Knotted inside me' was one of the eight shortlisted long poems for The RaedLeaf Poetry India Award, 2013. She has read her poetry at Holding up Half the Sky, 100Thousand Poets for Change, September ’13, at Mumbai Moulting: Erasures and a Palimpsest, Vikhroli Skin, Godrej India Culture Lab, December 2013, and at PEN@Prithvi, Prithvi house, 2014.

She narrated a true-life tale 'The heart gets into slices' at Tall Tales, June ’13. She completed an Advanced Fiction Seminar from the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program via distance learning, ’13.

She lives in the 'pandoramic' city of Mumbai, with people real and imagined. She is the author of ‘The Arithmetic of breasts and other stories’.

Her next book, Dreams of Déjà vu is a speculative novel.

Book Details
ISBN: 9789351749004
Publisher: 20 Notebooks Press
Number of Pages: 107
Dimensions: 5"x8"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)
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