Honestly, I did not read anything as blunt as this is... the collection with only five short stories forced me to think about the things I could never have thought. The author has tried to raise the issues that are important but rather ignored. It's about suffering, certainly; it's also about the pain that an experience of suffering brings and more with the fact that people generally hesitate to take that one step beyond their pain. However, these short stories will certainly let the readers experience that cycle – pain, hope, courage, action, life... language is too good compared to whatever we read in the name of contemporary fiction these days. Do read it and you will see what I am telling.