Exquisite Cadavers

Author: Meena Kandasamy

Genre: Literary Fiction

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Year: Nov 2019

Format: Hardcover

Blurb: Karim and Maya:

[x] share a home

[x] worry about money

[x] binge-watch films

[x] argue all the time

Karim, a young film-maker, carries with him the starry-eyed dreams of the Arab Revolution. Maya carries her own pressing concerns: an errant father, an unstable job, a chain-smoking habit, a sudden pregnancy. When Karim's brother disappears in Tunis, and Karim wants to go after him, Maya must choose between her partner and her home city, her future and her history...

In a conversation between forms, fictions and truths, Exquisite Cadavers is a novel about a young couple navigating love in London, and a literary hall of mirrors about an author navigating the inspirations behind her work.

'An inventive fusion' Observer

'A work of brilliance' Financial Times

'Wonderful' LitHub