The Muu-Antiques

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Malarkey Books
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5.25 X 8.0 X 0.69 inches | 0.78 pounds
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About the Author
Shome Dasgupta's novel The Seagull and the Urn was published by HarperCollins India, and it was republished by Hachette/Headline Accent in the UK as The Sea Singer. His experimental i am here And You Are Gone won the 2010 OW Press Fiction Contest. His books include the novels The Muu-Antiques (Malarkey Books), Tentacles Numbing (Thirty West), and Cirrus Stratus (Spuyten Duyvil), an experimental book of prose, Spectacles (Word West), and a poetry collection, Iron Oxide (Assure Press). His writing has appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Jabberwock Review, New Orleans Review, New Delta Review, American Book Review, Arkansas Review, Magma Poetry, and elsewhere. His fiction and poetry have also been anthologized in Best Small Fictions, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and Poetic Voices Without Borders 2. His work has been featured as a storySouth Million Writers Award Notable Story, and his stories and poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions, Best of the Net, Best Microfiction, and the Orison Anthology. He lives in Lafayette, Louisiana, and can be found online at and @laughingyeti.

A new book by Shome Dasgupta is always a cause for celebration, and The Muu-Antiques is brilliant, off-kilter in the best ways, and it's a wise, beautiful and surprising novel. It is such a wonderful addition to his body of work.

-Rob Roberge, Author of More Than They Could Chew

"The Muu-Antiques is a southern-fried, whole-hearted, quirky mystery-it has the feel of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry with the spirit of Forrest Gump. With each step of Percy's adventure, you see the mundane anew, and true treasures come from relationships which sprout in front of us like flowers in Macy's garden. The friendships in this novel are sweeter than the tea sipped on Macy's porch, and by the end, you'll wish Percy would move into the apartment above your garage. Dasgupta's writing is as inviting, familiar, and colorful as a well-worn muumuu-it's rare to find a book that has you rooting for both friend and foe, and then have both stick with you long after you turn the last page. This is Dasgupta's greatest gift: find the good in everyone and let that be remembered long afterwards, like a fine antique."
-Toby LeBlanc, Author of Dark Roux