A crippled boy plays with his puppets and dreams of glory
until the female cobra he disturbs by his show rushes at him.
The life-and-death struggle that follows has but a predictable end
- or has it?
This tale has been translated into seven European languages,
not to mention Braille, has been turned into a play in Paris,
and has brought immediate recognition to its author,
Saneh Sangsuk, born 1957, as a `great contemporary writer'.