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In the middle of a steamy Calcutta night the phone rings. An unnamed man in a city of millions answers to a voice telling him that his long-lost sister is dead. He must go to the hospital to identify the body and claim his sister's orphaned newborn daughter until she can be adopted the next day.

During the long hot night, the baby sleeps on a bedspread that used to be indigo blue, but has faded to almost white. As the child lies where the man and his sister used to sleep as children, he quietly writes stories for her, telling of his own childhood full of intensity, anguish, and poetry. He doesn't know his place in the world, but with the help of these stories, the baby someday might.

Raj Kamal Jha's ethereal, poetic prose echoes the loneliness of the human condition.

About the Author

Raj Kamal Jha lives in New Delhi, where he is the managing editor of India's largest national newspaper, The Indian Express. This is his first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156010887
Author:
Jha, Raj Kamal
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
General
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Sexually abused children
Subject:
Family violence
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Calcutta
Subject:
Poor families
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Book
Series Volume:
bk. 2
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 9.99 lb

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