“I took his hands, and his body slumped into mine, and he whispered a few times, I’m so hungry, I’m so hungry, I’m so hungry. And then, I ate him.”
Claire Kohda’s novel Woman, Eating is about an adolescent mixed-race vampire who is tasked to find the means to resolve her great yearning to dwell amongst people, with her voracious appetite.
Claire is a musician and writer from England. She critiques manuscripts for publications such as The Guardian and The Times Literary Supplement. She has performed as a violinist with Jessie Ware, RY X, Pete Tong, the London Contemporary Orchestra, and The English Chamber Orchestra, as well as on movie soundtracks.
Woman, Eating was written over the height of the dreaded pandemic, while the author was temporarily out of work. She also notes that she had crafted the piece in the midst of racist attacks against Asians in the UK.
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