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Oops, I’m trapped

Blake Morrison: ‘Tomb of Sand’, 6 October 2022

Tomb of Sand 
by Geetanjali Shree, translated by Daisy Rockwell.
Tilted Axis, 735 pp., £12, August 2021, 978 1 911284 61 1
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... if Laurence Sterne can take four volumes out of nine to get Tristram Shandy born, why begrudge Geetanjali Shree her unhurriedness? ‘Freedom is made of no,’ we’re assured, ‘No is fun.’The fun lies in the novel’s linguistic exuberance: puns, comma-less disquisitions, alliteration, double entendre, euphony. In the afterword, the ...

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