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Secrets Spaces

A Collection of Stories

Summary
A striking collection of short stories that effortlessly recreates the hidden, secret spaces of women's lives, narratives of sexual assault, illicit liaisons and child abuse. Each story uses several voices and perspectives to unveil mysteries and sudden revelations. The protagonists are strong women-generally without men-who conspire to conceal family secrets and shield the vulnerable. In some of the stories the very houses that the characters live in become the site as well as the metaphor for the hidden spaces of the mind. Mrs Das in Through a Looking Glass thus discovers the truth about her birth, a mystery that has dogged her all her life. In Suralakshmi Villa the house takes on a dynamic life and records and reveals truths hidden from the people who inhabit it. Princess Poulomi and Crooked House too reflect changing fortunes for the inhabitants through the motif of shifting houses. Accident and From an Upstairs Window play with the crime story genre exploring love triangles and adultery-real and imagined. Mobile Mataji explores the theme of greed and lust climaxing in explosive violence.


Author: Aruna Chakravarty
Year: 2009
Price: Rs. 250
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 7.8 in x 5.1 in x 0.6 in
Publisher: Zubaan Books
Sales Restriction: Sale In India Only.
ISBN 13: 9788189884642

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