Shanti: Faber Stories

Chandra, Vikram

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This title is part of a landmark series of gem-like individual volumes presenting masters of the form at work in a range of genres and styles. Bringing together past, present, and future in their ninetieth year, ‘Faber Stories’ is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.

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Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles.

Who was she? Where was she going? Why did she return?

It is 1945, and twenty-year-old Shiv, grieving his identical twin brother, retreats to a small town in Uttar Pradesh. He is preparing to jump onto the train tracks when he is stopped by the sight of a woman.

Shanti’s husband is a fighter pilot missing in Burma. For the past three years she has travelled the country in search of him. In every military hospital she visits she hears a new story, and every time she passes through Leharia she tells one to Shiv. Through stories within stories Chandra tells a spiralling tale of loss, and of two wounded people becoming something new.

Borrowing a structure from the Mahabharata, Vikram Chandra tells a spiralling story of loss, and of two wounded people becoming something new.

Bringing together past, present and future in our ninetieth year, Faber Stories is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.

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Weight0.061 kg
Dimensions16 × 11.1 × 0.5 cm
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