‘It took nearly five minutes for her ashes to cool down. Afterwards, someone held out a handful. “Here she is, your Lara. Take her.” The agony stuck within me like an iceberg for one thousand days shattered without warning and drowned me in a flood of tears.??
A man sits before his wife lying comatose in a refrigerated chamber and tells her the thoughts he had never dared express when she was conscious; ‘When the Gods Left?? follows Rajula Dip, a carrion-picker, as he goes about his business and himself becomes carrion; in ‘Fragments??, a woman takes a bus to her rapist??s house to speak to him and to his family; God himself appears in court to give testimony in a case where justice has been miscarried; and in ‘The Hunt??, after a tiger kills a shepherd, the entire village turns on the victim??s family in revenge.
One Thousand Days in a Refrigerator includes fourteen stories of great power and beauty, startling in their variety and ambition. It showcases a writer at the very peak of his considerable abilities.
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|Size: ||353 KB|
|Publisher: ||Speaking Tiger Books|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9789385755712 (DRM-EPUB)|
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