Two men stuck in a small mountain town
develop an unlikely and unspoken
friendship; a punctilious bureaucrat
becomes briefly reckless at the end of
his career; a high class prostitute on
vacation reads The Love Song of J.
Alfred Prufrock' to a man recovering
from the end of a long affair; the
ghosts of Partition return in 1984 to
destroy the equilibrium of a tough Sikh
matriarch; an ageing widow finds freedom
and peace in poetry.
In clean, understated prose, Navtej
Sarna's stories take us through the
landscapes of Geneva, Shimla, Paris,
Moscow, Delhi and Bombay, where everyday
people find or lose their way in life
quietly, almost by accident.
Marked by rare sensitivity and
compassion. this collection by the
acclaimed author of "The
Exile" and "We Weren't Lovers
Like That" is a poignant ode to the