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The Messiah

Fiction Prawin Adhikari

Mother died and left me alone, wearing white, my head shorn, worrying about nothing, and with only two cowries to my name. Nothing tethered me to the village of my birth, so I sold what little I had and packed my bags. I found a place in Balaju, two minutes from the bus stop, fifteen minutes’  [...]

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Issue 22



Winter 2015


Prawin Adhikari is the author of the short story collection The Vanishing Act (Rupa Publications) and the translator, from Nepali, of such books as Suvash Darnal’s A Land of Our Own (Samata Foundation & Jagaran Media Center) Amod Bhattarai’s story collection Chapters (Promilla/Bibiliophile South Asia). He lives in Kathmandu, where he is an assistant editor at La.Lit.


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