Author: Sohrab Homi Fracis
Publisher: Indialog Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187981202
This premier fiction collection offers readers a passage to an unfamiliar destination - a world in limbo between East and West, India and America, home and away.
With piercing insight, Fracis expertly reveals the underlying differences between immersion in India's culture - Hindu, Muslim, or Parsi - and life as an Indian in America. The stories in this collection, alternating between East and West, serve as companion pieces, interrelated across continents in both theme and content.
A middle-aged man's search for love in Bombay is contrasted with an Indian American family's hopes for the marriage of their westernized daughter. A University student rushes to save the life of a servant in his homeland only to find his own life threatened while attending graduate school in America.
Poignant and daring, Ticket to Minto underlies the harsh realization that the immigrant never truly arrives but is in constant limbo between two worlds.
Reading Ticket to Minto was an emotional and intellectual joyride. I did not want to end. Here is a writer who leaps headlong into the creative furnace - daring, energetic, fresh! This collection of stories will haunt me for years to come.
- Susan Power, author of The Grass Dancer
A subtle understanding of human nature, clarity, and intelligence inform this splendid collection. Sohrab Fracis's accurate eye for sensual detail is as evocative of the sights, sounds, and smells of India as it is of the lonelier landscapes of his domicile in America. An original voice stamped with veracity.
- Bapsi Sidhwa, author of The Crow Easters and Cracking India
Evokes the snaky path to adulthood, exposing all those hitchhiking demons at the intersections. From Caulfieldesque schooldays in Bombay, to assimilation amid the seductive consumerism and residual racism of American Culture, a powerful serio-comic look at two worlds, inside and out,.
- Lenore Hart, author of Black River and Waterwoman
Matters of Balance
Humid Gets His Hair Cut
Ticket to Minto
Who's Your Authority
The Mark Twain Overlook