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A Mere Pittance
Sumanth Prabhaker’s A Mere Pittance transcribes a long telephone conversation between a young woman stranded in India and her older boss and partner across the world. As she relates to him the story of a metaphysical experience she endured, trapped beneath a fallen armoire in a strange hotel, their relationship becomes a creature all its own, beyond their control.
Paperback, 120 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Madras Press
(first published 2009)
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Sumanth gets points of difficulty for writing this entire story in dialogue. But the true difficulty comes as he takes us along with this phone conversation from a mess of poisonous caterpillar bites, laying on the floor under furniture, to some sort of… ascension.