Chrysalis: Stories

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Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Astoria
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.5 X 6.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781487011666

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About the Author

ANUJA VARGHESE (she/her) is an award-winning writer and editor based in Hamilton, ON. Her work appears in Hobart, Corvid Queen, Southern Humanities Review, The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, and Plenitude Magazine, as well as the Queer Little Nightmares anthology, among others. Her stories have been recognized in the PRISM International Short Fiction Contest and the Alice Munro Festival Short Story Competition and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her debut short story collection, titled Chrysalis (House of Anansi Press, 2023) explores South Asian diaspora experience through a feminist, speculative lens. In 2023, Chrysalis won the Writers Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers and the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction.

Reviews

Fantastical, surreal, complex, and often quite sensual. ... A powerful punch of stories.

-- "Miramichi Reader"

Every piece in Chrysalis is as subtle and punchy as the eponymous final story. Varghese's women are like her words: brutal, elegant, and resonant.

-- "Quill & Quire"

The stories in Chrysalis shine as thoughtful, surprising, horrifying, tender portrayals of urgent transformation. Varghese's dedication to upending expected queer and immigrant narratives, and to spotlighting complexity in relationships is welcome and invigorating.

-- "Xtra"

[Varghese's] raw and poignant writing works beautifully to tell stories of belonging, family, and identity.

-- "White Wall Review"