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Reviewed in India on 26 September 2020
This short story anthology, sweet and spicy, is a panoply of flavorful surprises. The stories walk a straight line until each one them takes an unanticipated bend, and you dive-in, head-on, blindsided towards the finish line with the lingering after taste of delight or pity or shock or shiver down the spine. I am not into thriller or mystery or horror, yet I thoroughly enjoyed these stories so craftily concealed by benign settings or relatable characters. I paced out my reading, one at a time, and could definitely appreciate the nuances better. I feel tempted to pick favorites, but I won't. It takes immense creativity to conjure such a cornucopia of settings, characters and plot twist that evoke distinct emotions at the end of each story. This is one of those rare short story collections where one story doesn't seem segued into another, or where one character doesn't spring from the shadow or afterglow of another. Each story is unique and fleshed out well. Some stories by the author reminded me of Satyajit Ray's shorts. Do give this scintillating surprise package a read, you won't regret it!
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