Families and Other Natural Disasters

Author: Anita Goveas

Genre: Fiction, Flash Fiction

Publisher: Reflex Press

Year: Sept 2020

Format: Ebook/ Paperback

Blurb: Families and Other Natural Disasters is a collection of flash fiction about families, born into, created or found, how they support us or repress us, and the ways they can change us and shape us.

These stories are set in the UK and India, in aquariums, ballrooms and outer space. They follow women into volcanoes and out to sea. The characters search for lost brothers and lost selves and find prairie dogs and sea serpents.

In a debut collection rich in cultural detail, Anita Goveas beautifully explores the theme of family as one of the essential elements that hold the universe together.

A magical exploration of love, belief and the complications in relationships, with others and with oneself.

—Susmita Bhattacharya, author of The Normal State of Mind and Table Manners