Author: Ruskin Bond
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0141006838
A new collection of stories by India's best-loved writer in English. Humorous, sad and nostalgic, the stories in this collection are a treat for all of Ruskin Bond's fans.
In this work, Ruskin Bond displays all the qualities of a master storyteller; a deceptively effortless style, an eye for the extraordinary in seemingly humdrum lives, and a deep empathy with his characters. We make the acquaintance of Markhan, a war veteran codenamed to a lifetime of loneliness by a tragic accident; Susanna, the merry widow who loved each of her seven husbands to death, the sad wife who returns after her death only to find that her husband has moved on to another life and another lo9vep a simpleton who outwits a crafty ghost; and Kundan Lal, the reckless rake whom women find irresistible.
We also go down memory lane with the author, to Dehra Dun of the 1940s and '50s, when life was simpler and there was space for the small errors of young and eccentric lives.