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Temporary lives and other stories

Author: Ramola D
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a haunting collection of stories from the streets and cities of modern south India. These ten memorable stories explore interior worlds and moments of intensity, either awakening or loss, in the lives of diverse characters - mostly young girls and married women, but also boys and long-laboring men. Whether Hindu, Muslim, or Christian, they are all burdened by the complex layerings of class and gender, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ramola D
ISBN: 9781558497429 1558497420
OCLC Number: 368047999
Awards: Recipient, Grace Paley prize in short fiction, 2008. Cf. Web site for AWP, The Association of Writers & Writing Programs.
Description: x, 167 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: In another world --
The next corpse collector --
What the watchman saw --
Room enough for the sky --
Pink beads --
Esther --
The couple in the park --
The man on the veranda --
Temporary lives --
Same blue sky.
Responsibility: Ramola D.

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