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The Blind Earthworm in the Labyrinth

Veeraporn Nitiprapha
Barcode 9786164510135

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Release Date: 20/03/2019

Genre: Fiction
Translator: Kong Rithdee
Label: River Books
Contributors: Kong Rithdee (Translated by)
Language: English
Publisher: River Books
Pages: 206

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.

"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.