Vinegar Sunday

Vinegar Sunday

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Author: Kankana Basu
Publisher: Indialog Publications
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 136
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187981725


With Basu around, you don’t really need Jhumpa Lahiri. There is a rhythm to her stories that comes from many tunes, some even unheard by most.
-Ravi Shanker Etteth

Kankana Basu's Vinegar Sunday announces the arrival of a quiet, ironic voice in the little explored genre of the Indian short story in English. Her short stories in this collection offer revealing glimpses of the Bengali residents in Halfway House, and as you progress through the stories you confirm for yourself your worst fear: normal is neurotic. Kankana Basu is a writer to watch out for.
-C. P. Surendran

Very raw, very real; these stories freeze-frame the Bengali community with all its unique tics and traits. More than fiction, these are chunks of ordinary everyday lives, where the drama is more felt than seen.
- Pradeep Guha

Kankana Basu makes an impressive debut with her first book of short stories. Written with a sensitive eye for detail and emotion, the stories conjure up a world of Bengali middle class angst and middle-aged epiphanies. In content and style Basu reminds one of that other great interpreter of contemporary Bengali sensibility, Amitav Ghosh.
- Malavika Sangghvi



The Misfit

The Outsider

The Journey

A House With A View

The Ghostwriter

Of Bird Song

A Suitable Death

Mirror Image

The Pilgrim

The Counsellor

The Hostage

An Elusive Magic

The Picnic