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A Family Secret: And Other Stories

Price : $10.75
ISBN # : 9789383074068
Author : Bijoya Sawian
pages: 160
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Zubaan Books
Published : 2014

A postman turns up with an unexpected letter one rainy afternoon in Cherrapunji, a letter that will turn fourteen-year-old Saphira s world upside down.

Dalinia s life seems perfect, with a successful husband, beautiful children and a well-appointed home. But the arrival of a handsome competitor on the manicured greens of the Shillong golf course brings back a flood of unwanted memories of her troubled past.

Told in a simple, lyrical style, Bijoya Sawian s collection of ten short stories is not only an enthralling read but, like her debut novel Shadow Men, transports the reader to a place little known to outsiders: Meghalaya.

Strains of love, loss and longing run through all these stories, whose endings are not mere shocks but revelations. Both her books should be read for a better understanding of India s northeast its communities, its landscape, and in particular, the lives of the women who live there.



Author Bio: <div>Bijoya Sawian is a translator and writer who lives in Shillong and Dehra Dun in north India. She is the author of several books, including Shadow Men, also published by Zubaan.</div>



Review: Shadow Men is a Khasi woman s lament for a homeland threatened by selfishness and greed. It ...has been long overdue and deserves to be read with the same measure of intelligent thought with which it was written

Source: Janet Moore



Review: Shillong comes across as the hero of the story the paradise that it once was and no longer.... Shadow Men will jolt you and make you see things differently. It is unlike any other book I have read in a long time

Source: Sonia Pressman Fuentes, thehungryreader.com

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 01 October, 2014.
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