Understudies Ravi Mangla

ISBN: 9781937402587

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141 pages


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Understudies  by  Ravi Mangla

Understudies by Ravi Mangla
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A high school teacher begins to question the course of his life after a famous young actress moves into town. In the starlets shadow, his girlfriend, his mother, his neighbor, and his students take on strange new dimensions. Told in a series ofMoreA high school teacher begins to question the course of his life after a famous young actress moves into town. In the starlets shadow, his girlfriend, his mother, his neighbor, and his students take on strange new dimensions.

Told in a series of snapshots, Understudies presents a sharp, funny, and heartbreaking study of beauty, celebrity, and everyday needs.Funny, moving, perceptive, artful--these are the first words that came to mind when I tried to describe Understudies to a friend. And then, to better capture its spirit, I began reading it aloud and marveled all over again at Ravi Manglas ability to tell us, with precision and wit, what deserves to be known.

- Joanna Scott (MacArthur Fellow, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, author of Follow Me)Ravi Manglas delightingly tight, micro-chaptered Understudies is an unassumingly beautiful and moving debut. Its elegantly and hilariously precise about everything it touches, and it touches almost everything human. - Gary Lutz (author of Divorcer and Partial List of People to Bleach)Ravi Manglas Understudies is a brilliant meditation on the private cost of celebrity, the longing to transcend the ordinary, and the seductive nature of performance.

Darkly funny, sharply-observed, and terrifically moving, Understudies is an essential debut. - Laura van den Berg (author of The Isle of Youth)With the absurdist realism of A.M. Homes and the perverse randomness of Miranda July, Ravi Manglas Understudies asks is the unacknowledged life worth living, and--in a prose as original as the novel itself--answers, definitively, yes.

- Courtney Maum (author of the novel I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You)



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