Arid Dreams: Stories
Duanwad Pimwana

Arid Dreams: Stories

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A social realist exploration from Thailand's preeminent contemporary woman writer: "each of her stories poses its own moral challenge, pleasurable and unsettling at once. Taken together, they are a phenomental puzzle to read" (NPR.org).

In thirteen stories that investigate ordinary and working-class Thailand, characters aspire for more but remain suspended in routine. They bide their time, waiting for an extraordinary event to end their stasis. A politician's wife imagines her life had her husband's accident been fatal, a man on death row requests that a friend clear up a misunderstanding with a sex worker, and an elevator attendant feels himself wasting away while trapped, immobile, at his station all day.

With curious wit, this collection offers revelatory insight and subtle critique, exploring class, gender, and disenchantment in a changing country.


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Published by: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Translated by: Mui Poopoksakul
Pub date: 04/16/2019
Binding type: Paperback
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781936932566
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  • Description

    A social realist exploration from Thailand's preeminent contemporary woman writer: "each of her stories poses its own moral challenge, pleasurable and unsettling at once. Taken together, they are a phenomental puzzle to read" (NPR.org).

    In thirteen stories that investigate ordinary and working-class Thailand, characters aspire for more but remain suspended in routine. They bide their time, waiting for an extraordinary event to end their stasis. A politician's wife imagines her life had her husband's accident been fatal, a man on death row requests that a friend clear up a misunderstanding with a sex worker, and an elevator attendant feels himself wasting away while trapped, immobile, at his station all day.

    With curious wit, this collection offers revelatory insight and subtle critique, exploring class, gender, and disenchantment in a changing country.