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9788172239039 60ba3497fcf8181fbd60f211 The Japanese Wife https://www.midlandbookshop.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60ba60d201922b7dbd12ff20/9788172239039.jpg An Indian man writes to a Japanese woman. She writes back. Romance blossoms between the two the pen-friends exchange vows over letters then spend the next fifteen years as a married couple without ever setting eyes on each other until the intimacy of words is tested finally by the intimacy of life. Like The Japanese Wife the other stories in this collection are also about residents and non-residents. In Grateful Ganga an American rock queen shares her love tunes with a Punjabi businessman even as she mourns her dead husband; in Snakecharmer a retired Israeli American professor arrives in India with the intention of committing suicide only to be saved by a snakecharmers daughter. Father Tito the emigre Yugoslav of Father Titos Onion Rings is haunted by the Holocaust as he intercedes between Hindu and Muslim rioters. The stories here are about unexpected love and accidental gifts; about finding oneself among strangers; about living elsewhere and living in ones dreams. They parade a full cast of priests whores rebels dead emperors bush soldiers poachers conmen and connoisseurs-angels and demons rubbing shoulders with those whose lives are never quite as ordinary as they seem. 9788172239039
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  • ISBN: 9788172239039
  • Author: Basu Kunal
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Pages: 210
  • Format: Paperback
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An Indian man writes to a Japanese woman. She writes back. Romance blossoms between the two the pen-friends exchange vows over letters then spend the next fifteen years as a married couple without ever setting eyes on each other until the intimacy of words is tested finally by the intimacy of life. Like The Japanese Wife the other stories in this collection are also about residents and non-residents. In Grateful Ganga an American rock queen shares her love tunes with a Punjabi businessman even as she mourns her dead husband; in Snakecharmer a retired Israeli American professor arrives in India with the intention of committing suicide only to be saved by a snakecharmers daughter. Father Tito the emigre Yugoslav of Father Titos Onion Rings is haunted by the Holocaust as he intercedes between Hindu and Muslim rioters. The stories here are about unexpected love and accidental gifts; about finding oneself among strangers; about living elsewhere and living in ones dreams. They parade a full cast of priests whores rebels dead emperors bush soldiers poachers conmen and connoisseurs-angels and demons rubbing shoulders with those whose lives are never quite as ordinary as they seem.

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