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Here Are the Young Men

By: Rob Doyle

Pages: 298  Publisher: Bloomsbury

Price: Rs 350

Facing the void of their post-school lives, Matthew, Rez, Cocker and Kearney spend their first summer of freedom in a savage apprenticeship on the streets of Dublin. Fuelled by drugs and dark fantasies, the teens spiral into self-destruction, fleeing a reality they hate. The book portrays a spiritual fallout, harbinger of the collapse of a national illusion.


Sita’s Sister

By: Kavita Kane

Pages: 311  Publisher: Rupa

Price: Rs 295

BOOK.jpgAs Sita prepares for exile, her sisters stay back in Ayodhya, their smiles wiped away in a single stroke. And through the tears, one woman of strength and conviction stands apart—Urmila, whose husband, Lakshman, has chosen to accompany his brother Ram to the forest rather than stay with his bride in the palace. Why did Urmila agree to be left behind, waiting for her husband for fourteen long years?


The Dark River and Other Stories

By: Krishan Chander

Translated by: Suresh Kohli

Pages: 133  Publisher: Harper Perennial

Price: Rs 250

A venerable name in Urdu and Hindi short-writing, Krishnan Chander’s timeless stories astound both in terms of quality and volume. Yet he remains under-read outside his own languages. This volume brings together a novella and three stories that represent the best of his oeuvre.


13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck

By: Ashwin Sanghi

Pages: 148  Publisher: Westland

Price: Rs 100

BOOK-1.jpgLife isn’t always easy. There are people who seem to drive through it with hard work and talent. There are others who just fall by the wayside. Then there are those who seem to find luck wherever they go. In this book, Sanghi says that luck isn’t a fickle mistress always on the run. She’s well within reach, if you know where to look.


The Book of Gold Leaves

By: Mirza Waheed

Pages: 352  Publisher: Viking/Penguin

Price: Rs 499

Two lovers are destined to meet in the city of Srinagar. Roohi is haunted by dreams of a mysterious man she believes is her true love. Faiz is a young papier mache artist. When fate brings them together, both fall in love. But it is 1991. Kashmir is simmering with political strife and it is only a matter of time before Srinagar is engulfed in the gathering storm.


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