Difficult Pleasures

Posted by Channel 6
May 22, 2012
Difficult pleasures

From one of our most brilliant young writers comes a marvelous collection of short stories.

A solitary economist drives from France to Sweden to try and redeem a tragedy; a boy fervently hopes his father will not miss his appearance in a school play; a painter on the way to Europe is about to board the wrong flight; a village boy leaves school for the bright lights of Bangalore; a man tries to stop time. Wry, tender, borderline surreal, Difficult Pleasures is a collection of stories about the need to escape and the longing to belong. Accomplished, ambitious and full of surprises, this is a masterful collection – and it confirms Anjum Hasan’s reputation as one of India’s most gifted young writers.

Author: Anjum Hasan

Publisher: Viking

Price: Rs 399

 

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