ISBN 9788189884642,Secret Spaces

Secret Spaces

Author:

Aruna

,

Chakravarti

Publisher:

Zubaan

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ISBN 9788189884642
Publisher

Zubaan

Publication Year 2009
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788189884642

ISBN-10 8189884646
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

Astriking collection of short stories that effortlessly recreates the hidden, secret spaces of women's lives, narratives of sexual assault, illicit liaisons and chikl abuse. Each story uses several voices and perspectives to unveil mysteries and sudden revelations. The pmtagonists are stmng 'comen-generally without men-who conspire to conceal family secrets and shield the vulnerable. In some of the stories the very houses that the characters lives in become the site as cell as the metaphor for the hidden spaces of the mind. In "Suralakshmi Villa" the house takes on a dynamic life and records and reveals truths hidden from the people who inhabit it. In "Princess Poulomi" and "Cmoked House" too, the changing fortunes of the characters is reflected in the homes they inhabit. "Accident" and "From an Upstairs Window" play with the crime story genre exploring adultery-real and imagined. The powerful and extremely visual story "Mobile Matar explores the themes of greed and lust, religious superstition and violence in an explosive mix.

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