Sumanth Prabhaker

Sumanth Prabhaker is 23 years old and lives in Wilmington, NC, where he's currently studying for his MFA degree. This is his second publication. He can be reached at

Sloths, comics, and The Lagoon

A couple of months ago I read a pretty great graphic novel called The Lagoon, by Lilli Carre. It's kind of hard to explain what it's about--there's a thing living in a lagoon, and weird stuff happens when it sings. The drawings are perfect. It's actually a perfect book, or almost. Then, for Christmas, I

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

I just finished rereading Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, which is pretty great but I don't think matches up to some of his subsequent books. Before that was South of the Border, West of the Sun (also by Murakami), and before that was a cool little comic book called Tales of Woodsman Pete, by Lilli

A Hard Truth About Waste Management

They would sit in their three chairs and watch their trash get sucked down into the hole at the bottom of the toilet, which had a permanent black ring smeared around it, and they would cheer and punch their fists together.

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