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A day in the life

Anjum Hasan
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Quietly devastating, subtly subversive, and wonderfully wry.
Quixotic nonconformists in small towns and young newly-weds trying to keep up with the times; a forlorn retiree helpless in the face of contemporary anger, and a middle-class woman’s bond with her maid. Fourteen well-crafted stories give us a sense of the daily life of a wide cast of characters. Hasan’s protagonists are, as always, inward-looking, and whimsical and vulnerable outliers. Where is their place in the new order, where
have they come from and where are they going?

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Published: Oct/2019

ISBN: 9789814867184

Length: 248 Pages

A day in the life

Anjum Hasan
,
Overview

Quietly devastating, subtly subversive, and wonderfully wry.
Quixotic nonconformists in small towns and young newly-weds trying to keep up with the times; a forlorn retiree helpless in the face of contemporary anger, and a middle-class woman’s bond with her maid. Fourteen well-crafted stories give us a sense of the daily life of a wide cast of characters. Hasan’s protagonists are, as always, inward-looking, and whimsical and vulnerable outliers. Where is their place in the new order, where
have they come from and where are they going?

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Anjum Hasan

Anjum Hasan is the author of three novels—The Cosmopolitans (shortlisted for the Crossword Book Award), Neti Neti (shortlisted for the Hindu Best Fiction Award) and Lunatic in My Head (shortlisted for the Crossword Book Award)—as well as a book of short stories, Difficult Pleasures (shortlisted for the Crossword Book Award and the Hindu Best Fiction Award), and a book of poems. She lives in Bangalore.

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