No Ghosts in This City

And Other Short Stories

Uddipana Goswami

No Ghosts in This City
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Uddipana Goswami

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128 pages | 5 x 7 3/4 | © 2014
Paper $15.00 ISBN: 9789383074075 Published November 2014 World sales rights except India
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.
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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