Sto­ries that

Hindustan Times (Ranchi) - - Read - Man­jula Narayan man­[email protected]

KMa­da­vane’s sto­ries are un­like any­thing you’ve read in a long time. They re­call the su­per­nat­u­ral hor­ror of Poe and An­gela Carter, the re­vul­sion that rises at the end of The Vis­i­tor from Roald Dahl’s Switch Bitch, the sick­en­ing sud­den lurch to­wards death in RK Narayan’s The English Teacher, and the im­pos­si­bil­ity of es­cape in Som­er­set Maugham’s Ap­point­ment in Sa­marra. Orig­i­nally writ­ten in French – the book flap says the au­thor went to school at the

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