mari reiza


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mari.reiza has written Inconceivable Tales and Death in Pisa short-story collections, Mum, Watch Me Have Fun! and STUP, two novellas, as well as Marmotte's Journey, West bEgg, PHYSICAL, Room 11 and Triple Bagger, all novels. mari is a restless product of strongheaded women and a dream called Europe. She emigrated to London to be cool and traded her sanity for a banking career, in the hope that her delayed flowering would benefit from a healthier balance sheet. Twice her bosses refused to let her leave, and most of her friends still won't swallow she could ever seriously settle for a penniless fictional future outside her sunny country. Lately she has been spending an unprecedented amount of time to and fro hockey practices and swimming galas (not hers!) and awaiting her husband at the dinner table, when she's not writing by her window dreaming of rejection letters spontaneously combusting. And she tends to get lost, hailed on and chased by strangers suspiciously frequently whilst jogging around the hill, à-la Mrs. Underwood, which helps her with the illusion that she's indeed constantly pushing herself to the limit. But mari.reiza knows one day she will land a big prize, perhaps she already has.

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Mum, Watch Me Have Fun! mari reiza

Abandoned at a posh nursery, five only-children amuse themselves. Sam reads books incessantly and dreams of becoming a loving hero. Coco floats in the air pretending that she is a free bird about to marry Paul McCartney, of her own free will. Gabi wants to be George’s nurse on ice-skating blades. Boudicca sets spelling speed records enthusiastically encouraged by Sam, when he is not reading, and dreams of tender ponies. And George dresses up as a hundred different princes and has asked for a mirror. Until one day, the gang sets up to investigate their dysfunctional relationships with their parents and devise their own healing system… A parody of parenthood. A tale of what we give to our children.

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STUP: Saving the Union's Parrot mari reiza

Sarah joins four politicians on a boat setting sail across the world to Save the Union’s Parrot. As they fail her one by one, she knows she needs to keep focused, if she ever wants to make it back home. An Alice in Euroland parody.

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Death in Pisa mari reiza

An artist sets to carry out a job he will forever regret. A young professor leads a date to a gruesome end. A couple's drive which starts badly can never be redressed. Reflective short-stories on female death after a weekend in Pisa.

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Inconceivable Tales mari reiza

OBSOLETE. I was the essence of the woman once, I made her or broke her. Now I am fallen out of grace. This is my story. A quirky, angry, poignant, and sometimes uplifting tale through a woman’s fight with infertility, told from a very odd angle. ZZZ. Nothing escapes her bitter tongue as she lies wide awake next to her snoring husband. An exploration of family relationships, desire, aging, the price of success, the pain of failing and other usual monsters. IMAGINE. They see each other every morning at the coffee shop. He imagines her imagining him. She pictures him picturing her. Until their dreams infect real life to end up in tragedy. A story of escape.

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