Shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2017
Shortlisted for the Tata Nexon Literature Live! First Book Award (Fiction) 2017
"Don't read this book - devour it." - Hindustan Times
"A winner" - Mid-day
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A fanatical collector of beetles finds out too late where his passion has led him. A woman out on a shopping spree in a glitzy mall finds she can’t go home again. A servant girl experiences a cruel loss of innocence when she eats something that wasn’t meant for her. In the sweltering heat of Bombay, a schoolgirl finds the ground slipping beneath her feet except when she’s watching Star Trek. Four friends meet for drinks one evening, only to find that their friendship is not what it seems. And, in the extraordinary title story, a student who worshipped his old teacher for decades comes to a shocking realization about him. Meanwhile, his old mentor is planning a cunning strategy of his own.
In this funny, dark, richly layered and emotionally complex debut collection of stories, Tejaswini Apte-Rahm explores with great flair and originality the shadowy boundary that separates everyday lives from unexpected, even terrifying, realities.
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