Helen, a strong swimmer, gets caught in an ocean undertow while trying to save her children. The power of nature is revealed in this beautifully lyrical story of a woman drowning, trying to stay alive and praying for rescue.
The short story collection Poached Egg On Toast showcases Itani’s ability to shine a clear light on what it feels like to be an outsider, displaced and disconnected from the world at hand, and how a single, small moment can cause a seismic shift in our emotional landscape. Wickedly funny and unbearably sad, Itani’s stories leave us with a renewed sense of humanity.
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