My mother's lover and other stories

By: Roy, Sumana
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Delhi Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd 2020Description: 325 p.ISBN: 9789389165630Subject(s): Short stories - Indic - English | English Literature | FictionDDC classification: 823.92 Summary: My Mother's Lover and Other Stories is a collection of fourteen stories about people who suffer from curious ailments: of a poet whose writing is seen to be an ailment by her family; an insomniac's experience with sleep therapy; a woman's obsession with getting rid of plastic; a woman in Darjeeling desperate for a drop of water; a student fixated on reading a love poem as the failed relationship of her parents; a young couple trapped in a student's hostel during the 1971 war; a Nepali student passionate about proving that Nepalis are not stupid; a mother who can no longer differentiate between her heart and her head; a young woman on the verge of suicide; a girl who's hidden her teeth in a palace garden; a girl who treats literature like astrology; a young lecturer who seeks fame but can't foresee how it'll destroy his life. https://www.bloomsbury.com/in/my-mothers-lover-and-other-stories-9789389165630/
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Table of Contents

1 Blind Water
2 My Mother's Head
3 Untouchability
4 The New Provincials
5 My Mother's Lover
6 The Mountain Disease
7 The Seventh Day
8 Literature and Other Ailments
9 Sleep
10 'How Are You?'
11 Close Reading
12 On the Brink
13 'I'm Not Sure'
14 Beside the Madman's House

My Mother's Lover and Other Stories is a collection of fourteen stories about people who suffer from curious ailments: of a poet whose writing is seen to be an ailment by her family; an insomniac's experience with sleep therapy; a woman's obsession with getting rid of plastic; a woman in Darjeeling desperate for a drop of water; a student fixated on reading a love poem as the failed relationship of her parents; a young couple trapped in a student's hostel during the 1971 war; a Nepali student passionate about proving that Nepalis are not stupid; a mother who can no longer differentiate between her heart and her head; a young woman on the verge of suicide; a girl who's hidden her teeth in a palace garden; a girl who treats literature like astrology; a young lecturer who seeks fame but can't foresee how it'll destroy his life.

https://www.bloomsbury.com/in/my-mothers-lover-and-other-stories-9789389165630/

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