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A FISTFUL OF EARTH AND OTHER STORIES

by Siddhartha Gigoo

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3509-4
  2. Pages: 244 pages
  3. Date: February 2015

ABOUT THIS BOOK

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 patient’s 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.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Siddhartha Gigoo was born in Srinagar, Kashmir. His first novel, The Garden of Solitude, was published in 2011. He has also produced and directed The Last Day, a short film. Goodbye, Mayfly is Siddhartha’s latest film. His writings have appeared in various literary journals. He works for the Tatas and lives in New Delhi.