Ordinary Things (Novel)


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From Proserpine to Kinshasa, Peru to Malaysia, across centuries, the lives of ordinary people collide with literature, history and myth, written in everyday objects. This is a novel about driving to work and Heian poetry, slavery and telemarketing, war in the Congo, coin operated noodle bars, and crossroads.


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