Upcoming release: Conversations Regarding the Fatalistic Outlook of the Common Man by Kuzhali Manickavel
And now! We are thrilled to announce our second new release of the season--Kuzhali Manickavel's Conversations Regarding the Fatalistic Outlook of the Common Man.
The front cover art is by Radha Sunder. The book will be available in early December.
This book, Manickavel's first full-length release since 2015's Things We Found During the Autopsy, is a collection of 37 dialogues. It melds the classical philosophical tradition of Plato and Socrates with the anarchic freedom of a mid-1990s chat room, and tops it all off with a dash of Senthil-Goundamani comedy.
Not really, but anyway.
In these dialogues Manickavel interviews children on the subject of ghosts, shoeracks, and gender-neutral pronouns. She speaks to adults about Hindi imposition, hipster racism, and iskisk deospray. She chats with Niira Radia about banana cabinets. She pesters anyone who will listen about Bollywood movie tropes and babies raining from the sky. Puzzles are posed, hypocrisies exposed, awesome bargaining strategies disclosed. Come listen.