Marijana Čanak in B O D Y

“As soon as her mother turned away to do some other chore, the girl tore off pieces of dough and made them into little figures. She lined them up in front of her, stabbed them with a fork and groaned as if she were they; she chopped off one’s head and made the others play with it like a ball; she tore the limbs off the disobedient, transplanted them onto the backs of others and laughed at the company of little monsters that multiplied beneath her hands.”

– from “Awakened” by Marijana Čanak, translated from the Serbian by Will Firth.

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