ISBN 9788129135094,A Fistful of Earth and Other Stories

A Fistful of Earth and Other Stories


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9788129135094

ISBN-10 8129135094


Number of Pages 244 Pages
Language (English)

Short stories

Set in a land ravaged by political upheaval and war, a fistful of earth and other stories depicts a surreal world where people find themselves trapped in circumstances over which they have no control.

In a series of bizarre incidents, a researcher is baffled by the secrets he unearths about a dying clan, a monk encounters an enigmatic stranger at a railway station, a municipal commissioner suddenly goes mad for no discernible reason, a medical intern discovers a shocking secret after a patients death, two chess-loving inmates are unable to escape from a prison long after it has ceased to be one and a refugee undertakes an odyssey through time and memory in search of his lost friend.

Written in elegant and lyrical prose and traversing a range of themes, these stories will transport you to a world of conflict and persecution, of banishment and exile, of loneliness and despair, but where still glimmers a hope for redemption.