Apsara Engine


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SKU: 9781936932818 Category:
Author: Som, Bishakh
Publication Date: 04/14/2020
Publisher: Feminist Press
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book


“An astonishing collection of stories that expand and pulse into galaxy-sized moments of strangeness and wonder.” –Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble

The eight delightfully eerie stories in Apsara Engine are a subtle intervention into everyday reality. A woman drowns herself in a past affair, a tourist chases another guest into an unforeseen past, and a nonbinary academic researches postcolonial cartography. Imagining diverse futures and rewriting old mythologies, these comics delve into strange architectures, fetishism, and heartbreak.

Painted in rich, sepia-toned watercolors, Apsara Engine is trans illustrator Bishakh Som’s highly anticipated debut work of fiction. Showcasing a series of fraught, darkly humorous, and seemingly alien worlds–which ring all too familiar–Som captures the weight of twenty-first-century life as we hurl ourselves forward into the unknown.