Author: Vikram Chandra
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140265724
This widely-acclaimed work and winner of the commonwealth writers' prize is now available in paperback also.
This volume is a brilliant collection of first-rate 5 stories set in contemporary India with vivid characters and a style that conjures up with swift economy the pain of love and longing. The author paints a remarkable picture of Bombay - its passions, its feuds, its mysteries - while exploring timeless questions of human spirit.
Impeccably controlled, intelligent, sensuous and sometimes grim, this timely book is remarkably life-affirming. PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY
Richly Inventive and Confident LA TIMES
Chandra fills the different stories with humor, pain, love, longing, and loss BOSTON BOOK REVIEW
Wonderfully complex and entertaining THE WASHINGTON TIMES