The silence in between the rains, the humid stillness where the tiny flycatcher with her ebony wings is busy making stick homes impervious to the upcoming assault of the wet needle wind, and have forgotten to chirp; where the tadpoles, like drops of ink in the seaweed water of the pond are too young toContinue reading “LONGING”
I’ve bought another prism. This one is a large teardrop shape. I’ve hung it from the bathroom window. The string holding it is so thin, the prism almost seems to float over the dark greens of the monstera, ready to fall through, a diamond lost in the jungle. Around two in the afternoon when theContinue reading “UNDER THE SUN”
Che’eng’s father disappeared in 1993,the day just after the Chung-Shan Hall Market was torn down, along with his bicycle. Twenty years later, the narrator’s quest to find his father’s Lucky (ride your way to luck) #04886 bicycle and it’s consecutive owners throughout all the years, Che’eng comes across an array of people and memories leftContinue reading “REVIEW: ‘THE STOLEN BICYCLE’ BY WU MING-YI”
Zaki jaan says sodomy is immoral, impure, unpardonable and wretched. Every night when Kanishka goes to sleep, he wished the morning to make him ‘normal’, to replace his fantasies of muscular shoulders and flat chests with smooth cheeks and curved hips. Nemat Sadat’s debut novel ‘The Carpet Weaver’ published on 25th June 2019 starts inContinue reading “REVIEW: ‘THE CARPET WEAVER’ BY NEMAT SADAT”
When Monica picked up the green exercise book from the corner of her cafe, she had no idea how many new people, experiences, emotions and truths that little book is going to bring into her life. Published on 2 February 2020 by Viking, Clare Pooley’s ‘The Authenticity Project’ has unhooked the everyday secrets of lifeContinue reading “REVIEW: ‘THE AUTHENTICITY PROJECT’ BY CLARE POOLEY”
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, Harper Lee
Jane has secrets and so does Eddie. And as the secrets start unveiling, their happy little place cannot be left untouched. Rachel Hawkins’ first adult novel ‘The Wife Upstairs’ published by Macmillan Publishers on 5th June 2021 is supposed to be an urban, twisted version of the classic ‘Jane Eyre’. Jane, in her early 20s,Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘THE WIFE UPSTAIRS’ BY RACHEL HAWKINS”
Rumors are as important as anything. Even if they’re not true, they end up turning people into who they are. ‘Spontaneous’, Aaron Starmer
Linus Baker, 40 , with the sole company of a grumpy and never meowing cat works as a case worker at The Department In Charge Of Magical Youth (DICOMY). When one dreadfully rainy day, Linus was called by the Extremely Upper Management much to his supervisor disarray, Linus was assigned an extremely confidential case. LambdaContinue reading “REVIEW: ‘THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA’ BY TJ KLUNE”
“In the distance to the east, a flickering lazy sun climbed slowly over the arid mountains, dwarfing our existence. Like sunflowers, Maihan looked to it and so did I, our eyes flaring, as it painted our nascent love with approving warmth. Maihan had become mine, and I his.” The Carpet Weaver, Nemat Sadat
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