|Size (L x W x H)||21 cm x 14 cm x 3 cm|
A collection of two novellas set on Coal Island.
MASTER YOUR LIFE
Middle-aged Debbie’s life is a disaster – her mother abandoned the family when she was a young girl, her father committed suicide and if that isn’t enough, her only son has decided to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and drown himself.
Turning to her best friend Geraldine and copious amounts of wine for emotional support is getting her nowhere…until one day Debbie’s mysterious ex-husband turns up on the island along with his spiritual guru. Will Debbie find salvation as part of the Master Your Life cult?
WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO HARRY PILLAI?
For decades Harry Pillai has kept his triplet daughters away from the island’s prying eyes. Modern life is rubbish and he wants no part of it; all electronic devices are banned in the Pillai household and the triplets are forbidden from mingling with the islanders.
Despite their father’s best efforts, the Pillai triplets each have their own secret worlds, kept secret even from each other. While Penny and Betty respectively find solace and sexual release with a local mechanic and the island’s lighthouse keeper, Sally seeks out the company of a tribal family hidden deep in the jungle. Life in the Pillai household is about to undergo a shocking transformation.
Shivani Sivagurunathan is a Malaysian writer. Her debut collection of short stories, Wildlife on Coal Island, was published in 2012 by HarperCollins India. She teaches creative writing at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus. She is currently working on a novel.