Anthropology: And a Hundred Other Stories

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Canongate, Jan 1, 2010 - Dating (Social customs) - 112 pages
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101 LOVERS. 101 STORIESAnthropologyI loved an anthropologist. She went to Mongolia to study the gays. At first she kept their culture at arm's length, but eventually she decided that her fieldwork would benefit from assimilation. She worked hard to become as much like them as possible, and gradually she was accepted. After a while she ended our romance by letter. It breaks my heart to think of her herding those yaks in the freezing hills, the peak of her leather cap shielding her eyes from the driving wind, her wrist dangling away, and nothing but a handlebar moustache to keep her top lip warm.

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User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

A literary equivalent of The Magnetic Fields' album 69 Love Songs, Anthropology presents 101 burlesque ruminations on the nature of love and of relationships. Like that album, it arguably might have ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jacob Louis Beaney - Goodreads

Hilarious, irreverent, ruminations on love, relationships and heartbreak. Highly recommended, reminds me a bit of Barthelme. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Dan Rhodes was born in 1972. He is the author of six other books: Anthropology, Don't Tell Me the Truth About Love, Timoleon Vieta Come Home, Gold, Little Hands Clapping and, writing as Danuta de Rhodes, The Little White Car. In 2003 he was named by Granta magazine as one of their Twenty Best of Young British Novelists and in 2010 by the Daily Telegraph as one of their Best British Novelists Under Forty. He is the winner of many awards including the Author's Club First Novel Award and the E.M. Forster Award. He lives in Derbyshire.

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