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InstaReview: What We Fed to the Manticore by Talia Lakshmi Kolluri

"Imagine that time is a knifepoint pressed to my heart. That time is our song that I sing to myself. Imagine that I am suffering. Imagine that time is your eyes. That time is my pups. That time is our mother. That is nothing, nothing at all."

Talia Lakshmi Kolluri gives us a beautiful debut collection of short stories, vividly told from the perspective of different animals. There are common themes throughout each piece that touches on the fallibility of living things and the dichotomy of life creating both loneliness and belonging. The author has an exceptional ability to deeply connect the reader to her characters, without wasting a single word. We highly recommend What We Fed the Manticore.


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