Saneh Sangsuk

Read by Angelo Paragoso

Translated by Mui Poopoksakul

Spiracle Audiobooks & Peirene Press


Extent: 1:42:00

Audiobook ISBN: SPI-E-PEI-00002

RRP: £12

Publication date: 1 May 2023


The village of Praeknamdang, nestled in the Thai jungle, has fallen under the spell of a corrupt religious leader. Only one family dares to resist his growing power: a couple and their talented ten-year-old son. But one day, while playing in the fields, the boy is attacked by a cobra. Locked in a life and death struggle with the snake, the border between the human and the animal disintegrates. Did the boy simply stray too near to a burrow, or is this a punishment for his family’s independent spirit? A gripping existential parable, Venom introduces English language readers to the world of Saneh Sangsuk. Lush, raw and lyrical, this is storytelling at its finest.

‘Angelo Paragoso reads it with the deceptive simplicity that is key to the novella’s power’ Leigh Wilson

Published with Peirene Press
Illustration by Miki Lowe