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The Blind Earthworm in the Labyrinth

The Blind Earthworm in the Labyrinth

By (author) Veeraporn Nitiprapha
Translated by Kong Rithdee

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  • Tuned to the rhythms of the soap operas that air on Thai television each night and written with the consuming intensity of a fever dream, this novel opens an insighful and truly compelling window into the Thai heart
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"Mesmerizing and unputdownable - a virtuoso translation of what must surely be one of the best Thai novels to make it into English." - Lawrence Osborne, author of Hunters in the Dark and Only to Sleep

"At its core, this novel from Veeraporn Nitiprapha has a simple dynamic: the tension between two sisters, and the young man whose life interweaves with each of theirs. What makes this novel unique is its attention to the granular, whether it's the music that several of its characters obsess over or its author's tendency to fill in the history or future of a specific character at a moment's notice." - Words Without Borders, February 2019

Watchlist On the day Chareeya is born, her mother discovers her father has been having an affair with a traditional Thai dancer. From that moment, Chareeya's life is fated to carry the weight of her parents disappointment. With her sister, Chalika, she grows up in an insular world, until joined by the laconic orphan, Pran, and together they navigate the labyrinth of their own making, each trying to escape their fate.

About the Author

Veeraporn Nitiprapha is an established author in Thailand and is widely known and much loved. She won (for this novel) the 2015 S.E.A Write Award for Fiction, a prestigious award in Thailand and the pre-eminent award for fiction. Translator Kong Rithdee is a Thai film critic and author and was awarded France's Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Specifications
Publisher
River Books
ISBN
9786164510135
Published
20th May 2022
Binding
Paperback / softback
Territory
World excluding Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
Size
212 mm x 140 mm
Pages
206 Pages
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