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Faces and Other Stories

Dibyendu Palit

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ISBN 10: 8187981334 / ISBN 13: 9788187981336
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Contents: Crossing the streets of the mind. Foreword/Ashis Nandy. 1. Advent. 2. Alam's own house. 3. Antara. 4. The birth and death of Mother Teresa. 5. Brazil. 6. Gavaskar. 7. Jetlag. 8. Under a moonlit night. 9. The national flag. 10. The faces. 11. The savior. 12. Values. "The faces, an anthology of twelve short stories by Dibyendu Palit, a noted Bengali writer, is evocative of the growing isolation in an urban context. Amongst others, the faces in this volume are of a middle-class man whose own weakness forces him to look up to the local ruffian to protect him against more ruffians like him; a housewife who feels trapped in a marriage that ties her destiny with the runs scored by her cricketer husband; and a mother living out her last days in an old-age home finding escape from her alienation by surrounding herself with imagined faces of the loved ones who never visit her." No. 31068 255 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 46779

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Title: Faces and Other Stories

Publisher: Indialog Publications

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: As New

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This anthology of 12 short stories by Dibyendu Palit, a noted Bengali writer, is evocative of the growing isolation in an urban context. Amongst others, the faces in this volume are of a middle-class man whose own weakness forces him to look up to the local ruffian to protect him against more ruffians like him; a housewife who feels trapped in a marriage that ties her destiny with the runs scored by her cricketer husband; and a mother living out her last days in an old-age home finding escape from her alientation by surrounding himself with imagined faces of the loved ones who never visit her.

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