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Anatomy of a Mango and Other Stories

Anatomy of a Mango and Other Stories


Sharma Taylor

Touching on themes of identity, love, loss, madness and triumph, this collection of short stories centers around Jamaican protagonists who are trying to make sense of their world. In “Nose” a young girl embarks on a mission to find her father on her 13th birthday with disastrous consequences. In another, “Tegan”, a little sister struggles to come to terms with the man her beloved older brother has become. In “Badmind Is A Noun” an old lady chronicles the intrigue of a small rural community. In “Fairytales My Mother told me” a young girl recounts a frightening fairytale told by her mother. In the “Lion and the Wasp” an uptown socialite woman grapples with the loss of someone society considers insignificant. In “The Strange Case of Zed” a man’s past catches up to him in a mysterious way. In “Missing” a young girl’s disappearance rocks the community. In “How to Plan Your Funeral” a busybody woman gives her church sister unsolicited advice on how to prepare for imminent death. “The Anatomy of a Mango” is a sensual tale of love.
This collection appeals to both adults and young adults.


Fiction General, Young Adult

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Print & International Rights Available



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