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  • Lublin

& Other Stories Press


by Manya Wilkinson.

  • £14.99
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  • Paperback published on 06/02/2024
  • Page count: 0 pages
  • ISBN: 9781913505943
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Quick take

Absurd, riveting, alarming, and hilarious, Lublin features devastatingly sharp dialogue and extraordinary pacing. It's a journey to nowhere that changes everything it touches.


Elya is the lad with the vision, and Elya has the map. Zivand Kiva aren’t so sure. The water may run out before they find the Village ofLakes.

The food may run out before the flaky crescent pastries of Prune Town. They may never reach the Village of Girls (how disappointing); they may wellstumble into Russian Town, rumoured to be a dangerous place for Jews (it is). As three young boys set off from Mezritsh with a case of bristle brushes tosell in the great market town of Lublin, wearing shoes of uneven quality andpossessed of decidedly unequal enthusiasms, they quickly find that nothing, not Elya’s jokes nor Kiva’s prayers nor Ziv’s sublime irritatingness, can prepare them for the future as it comes barrelling down to meet them.

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About the author

Manya Wilkinson is a Jewish New Yorker who has lived in the North of England for over twenty years. Formerly a senior MA lecturer on prose and scriptwriting at Newcastle University, she is currently teaching prose workshops for Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts and Mslexia magazine. Her first novel, Ocean Avenue, was published by Serpent’s Tail, and her short stories by Comma Press. Her radio dramas have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, Afternoon Play, Saturday Drama, Writing the Century, and Woman’s Hour.

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