Fly on the Wall and Other Stories


Shubha Sarma


LiFi Publications Pvt Ltd

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LiFi Publications Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2013


ISBN-10 938253640X

Paper Back

Edition First
Number of Pages 208 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 19.8 x 12.8 x 1.7
Weight (grms) 218

In her debut book Fly on the Wall and Other Stories, author and civil servant, Shubha Sarma examines different facets of life's narrative with detachment, precision and compassion. The subjects range from up-market, urban settings to the depths of rural Odisha and areas of civil strife and deep social unrest. The narrative strings together anxious house-wives, over-imaginative teenagers and men and women in the sunset of their lives. There is Dipankar, yearning for Assam and returning to discover that he is a stranger in his own land and the beautiful Uma, mysteriously killed and awaiting justice, there is Arun craving parental affection and Shikha, defying social mores. They are people one encounters everyday on the bus, the metro and at times, the mirror. Each story is uniquely crafted with an ingenuous sense of structural balance. As a whole, this assortment of tales with a twist brings to life the realities and contradiction of India and makes it an enchanting collection of highly readable short stories.

Shubha Sarma

Born and brought up in Lucknow, Shubha Sarma is an alumnus of Lady Shri Ram College and Jawaharlal Nehru University and a member of the Indian Administrative Service. A Yoga practitioner, she enjoys travelling, swimming and tending to her bonsai collection. Her debut book, Fly on the Wall & Other Stories was launched in 2013 and was translated into Hindi and Italian. It received rave reviews from readers and critics alike. Her body of work displays strong characters and reflects the changing times that confront us. This is her second novel.
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