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Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean
by Kirsty Murray and Payal Dhar and Anita Roy


Overview - Nineteen contributors from India and Australia--including Printz Award-winning author Margo Lanagan and New York Times bestsellers Justine Larbalestier and Samhita Arnir--team up to create a "rare treat of speculative literature" in this groundbreaking feminist collection that "bursts with imagination" ( Kirkus Reviews , starred review).  Read more...

 
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Overview
Nineteen contributors from India and Australia--including Printz Award-winning author Margo Lanagan and New York Times bestsellers Justine Larbalestier and Samhita Arnir--team up to create a "rare treat of speculative literature" in this groundbreaking feminist collection that "bursts with imagination" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

A post-apocalyptic Little Red Riding Hood. Girls and boys turning the tables on creepy old cat-callers. Female pirates rescuing abused women. A futuristic cooking show.

These are just a few of the stories told in Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean, a feminist speculative fiction collection, born of a collaboration between Australian and Indian writers. Finding themselves inspired to action after crimes against women dominated national conversations, the editors of this collection paired writers and illustrators from India and Australia together to write stories, graphic novels, and even a play that reimagine what girls can be and see themselves as.

The results are stunning. Some of the authors worked together, some wrote stories along a similar theme, but all seventeen stories blend magical realism and self-confidence in a powerful and inspiring way.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781481470575
  • ISBN-10: 1481470574
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Publish Date: March 2017
  • Page Count: 240
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-17
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.84 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-12-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

Twenty Indian and Australian authorsincluding Isobelle Carmody, Justine Larbalestier, Anita Roy, and Vandana Singhdeliver a feminist fantasy and science fiction anthology, a mix of short stories, comics, and a screenplay-style entry. In Margo Lanagans empowering Cat Calls, a large group of students band together to give some catcalling men a taste of their own medicine. Writer Annie Zardi and artist Mandy Ord collaborate on a potent graphic story in which Anarkali, a legendary Mughal figure purportedly entombed alive as punishment for a love affair, realizes her power and disrupts the story. A girl embraces her voracious hunger for life, expanding until she is like a balloon stretched translucent, to bursting point and is saturated with living in Amruta Patils illustrated story Appetite. In Alyssa Brugmans contemplative Weft, a woman trades her kidney in order to afford cosmetic enhancement, only momentarily considering what is lost, literally and figuratively, in the trade. While some stories are more accessible than others, each makes a meaningful contribution, providing a unique perspective through which to view and consider the experience of being a girl. Ages 14up. (Mar.)

 
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