mari reiza


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mari.reiza has written Inconceivable Tales, a collection of short-stories, 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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Marmotte's Journey mari reiza

Three weeks to Christmas in Marmotte’s post-breakdown world, her neighbours either stalk her or flood her, her paperboy courts her non-existent progeny, her work colleagues’ lives are in meltdown and her shoulder devil is about to be ordained. But Marmotte is mainly fretting about losing her husband-to-be to his MBA in Singapore. Except her boss has asked her to write a piece on his wife she hates, and spending time with her is changing her. And then there’s also the mystery man in the coffee shop… The story of a heroine’s struggle to chose between love and freedom.

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Room 11 mari reiza

After an accident leaves a woman in a coma, her husband sits on a hospital chair day-in day-out singing to her. Nobody can pull him away from her as she threads through the dreams that could save her. Meanwhile, a delusional nurse grows her admiration for him into obsessive desire.

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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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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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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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West bEgg: the world's new power elite mari reiza

Luca is a punch bag, a tea towel, a toilet bowl, to Macco One, the unbreakable King of Egg Power, proud of averaging over a hundred flights a year to visit chicken markets around the world. Anna moved to Catania to work for Madame Sicily fulfilling tasks from picking up Céline swimwear before it hits the runways, to recovering badly parked Lamborghinis. La Revolução dreams through buildings but builds parking spaces, when she is not helping launder money for her boss’s dad’s dodgy charities. And Carolina is out to conspire with Paquita who met her boss, the German, in a red lit booth, to understand why the man has to drain the passion out of everything. Their fates will collide at the preposterous Fanta party, but the question is whether their bosses will get what they deserve?

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Triple Bagger mari reiza

Meet Vittal. He is a self-and-dad-made man with his family’s expectations on his shoulders. He has landed a vocation to work for the most renowned, most secretive, most entrusted, most detested organization of all times. When he meets Peter who reeks of success like a true world shaper, Vittal clings to the saving idea that he wants to become him. But as he climbs through stages at Enterprise over a decade, life loses its meaning. By the time Lucy arrives to discombobulate this sorry state of affairs, Vittal has become numbed, out to reach something he does not understand anymore. Lucy won't be able to save him nor him her from Peter, from Enterprise. Five years after Enterprise dies, Vittal thinks writing his story for his editor Nuria can rescue him. Not in the way he had thought!

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PHYSICAL: the catastrophe of desire mari reiza

In a small town in northern Italy, Kiki feels worthless and angry when her longtime partner finds a new cool girl to ride on another decade of easy existence. Meanwhile in trendy London, Fátima, the wife of Kiki’s best friend, is losing her selfhood after giving birth to twins and being made redundant. Both heroines are determined to rebuild the passion and impunity of their youth, vitalizing desires that will bring them to risk everything.

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