Things We Found During the Autopsy is South Indian writer Kuzhali Manickavel’s second collection of short fiction, in which she presents a dizzying array of apocalyptic visions and fractured childhood memories.
These stories contain the following: a dragon; angels; Indian culture; one Christmas story for children; no Indian culture whatsoever; men; poor people; voluntarily homeless youths; women; drugs; sex; Indian dads in cold foreign countries; vomit; boys; girl’s hostels; girls; future tense; the Tropicool Icy-Land Urban Indian Slum; ash, and the people who eat ash; authentic village life written from a privileged English-speaking perspective; homosexuals; white people; references to Rajinikanth; non-italicized Tamil words; whores; brain aneurysms; Western dance in South Indian women’s colleges; Pazhani; floods; shapeshifters; men named Kathir; minty-fresh non-cola cola; and wannabe Naxalites.
About the Author
Kuzhali Manickavel is known for her popular blog, thirdworldghettovampire.blogspot.in, and her columns in Indian Express and LiveMint. Her stories have been published in leading literary magazines in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Italy, and Nigeria.
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