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Jungle Without Water
Sreedhevi Iyer

Paperback / softback $24.99 - Gazebo Books
Fiction - Published: 1/Oct/2018 - ISBN: 9780987619143

This debut short story collection from an Australian author delves
into the shifting boundaries and human displacement of our era. Of
Indian-Malaysian background, Sreedhevi Iyer is adept at locating tensions
within her own diaspora while also casting a forensic eye on Australian social
and cultural attitudes. A teacher of creative writing at RMIT and the
University of Melbourne, Iyer has a gift for radiant prose, but also an astonishing
range of voices, from simple riffs on backyard suburbia to the magic realism of
a narrative told by a "divine" coconut. Her sharp wit and sense of irony keep
stories of refugees, inter-racial tension and human prejudice profoundly in our

'Iyer has an incredible knack for locating and revealing
fractures, faultlines and tensions - cultural, familial and historical - in any
given moment.' - Benjamin Law

'a fresh new voice, brimming with vibrancy and insight.' - Cate Kennedy

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