Half-Past Lives – A Collection of Short Stories took me more than a dedicated year to complete and self-publish on March 31, 2018, although the genesis of several tales began much earlier.
DESCRIPTION/BACK COVER: Superstition and guilt. Innocence and death. Love and loneliness. The various fallacies of life find expression in these stories. It takes the reader into the depths of depravity, death and sometimes the vagaries of fate.
There is heartache and also hope, butterflies and tigers, innocence and madness. From Shantiniketan in West Bengal to nomadic tribes within the Jim Corbett forest, from the sandy beach to a simple thatched roof, from an obsessive relationship to a cursed existence, this book reveals a world stripped bare of superficiality.
Each of the short stories is a riveting capture of life which is usually ignored and mentioned only in hushed tones.
Half-Past Lives brings alive the juxtaposition of human frailty against their hopes and ambitions. It takes you into the mind of the characters, creating a vivid yet unvarnished canvas. The book explores the lives of characters and their vulnerabilities. And each comes with a twist, keeping the readers riveted till the very end.
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It has been one of the most humbling experiences, and I couldn’t have done this without the constant love and support from family and friends. Especially my dearest cousin Shaurya Sircar who edited all the stories and didn’t shy away from giving me honest feedback.
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