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No Ghosts in This City

And Other Short Stories

The powerful short stories in this collection are set against—and frequently driven by—the picturesque yet often violent backdrop of Assam, a province in India’s northeast. In one, a young man attempts to escape the confines of middle-class aspirations, only to be brought up against the futility of rebellion. Another finds a mother sharing her daughter’s pain when social inhibitions finally catch up with her. Others see the bloody effects of violence: one sees a young girl lose her tongue to the horrors of conflict, while another depicts the destruction of carefully managed ethnic harmony. All are shot through with a desire to understand, to attempt to explore if not explain, the violence and brutality that have long plagued the beautiful land of Assam and left it populated with ghosts.

128 pages | 5 x 7 3/4 | © 2014


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Table of Contents

I Thought I Knew My Ma
This is How We Lived
No Ghosts in This City
Virginia Mahi
Sin and Retribution
The Swing
I Do Not Love Sam
Melki Buri
The Hills of Haflong
The Rains Come From Behind the Curtain

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