ABOUT THE BOOK:
In Rules of Desire, yearning becomes both dangerous and erotic, leading the readers into worlds where the unthinkable becomes possible.
Dipika Mukherjee’s stories careen from urban Kuala Lumpur to cosmopolitan Shanghai, then small towns of India and the remote wilderness of America.
Seventeen stories explore the realities of rapidly changing countries, where social mores are obscured by political and economic realities. They explore the essence of being human in a world that turns on the debts of desire.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dipika Mukherjee: Thunder Demons (Gyaana, 2011) was long-listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize; it is being republished (Repeater, UK) and distributed by Penguin/Random House worldwide in Summer 2016. She won the 2014 Gayatri GaMarsh Memorial Award for Literary Excellence. Her edited anthologies on Southeast Asian fiction include Silverfish New Writing 6 and The Merlion and Hibiscus. She curates an Asian/American Reading Series in Chicago.