In most versions of “Little Red Riding Hood,” after all, the wolf is eventually split open. Manickavel’s work joins a range of contemporary fantasy writers not in subverting the original, but in lingering upon this late aspect of the tale.
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Supriya Nair reading Kuzhali Manickavel's “Things That Happened While We Waited For Our Magical Grandmother to Die—No. 39.”
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