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Ambai’s ‘A Purple Sea’

By Rebecca Behar
A Purple Sea is a compilation of short stories written between 1970 and 1990 that gives an idea of the broad span of Ambai’s resourceful talents. Some stories subtly emphasize small, everyday events, where an unnoticeable event can determine a whole destiny or break a life. This is the case in “My mother, her crime”, which involves the discovery of puberty by a teenager, or “Wings”, which enters into the intimacy of a women married to a stingy and egotistical husband.

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