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Laburnum for My Head

Sub title: Stories

Author: Temsula Ao

Every May something extraordinary happens in the new cemetery of the sleepy little town"a laburnum tree, with buttery yellow blossoms, flowers over the spot where Lentina is buried. A brave hunter, Imchanok, totters when the ghost of his prey haunts him, till he offers it a tuft of his hair as a prayer for forgiveness. Pokenmong, the servant boy, by dint of his wit, sells an airfield to unsuspecting villagers. A letter found on a dead insurgent blurs the boundaries between him and an innocent villager, both struggling to make ends meet. A woman's terrible secret comes full circle, changing her daughter's and granddaughter's lives as well as her own. An illiterate village woman's simple question rattles an army officer and forces him to set her husband free. A young girl loses her lover in his fight for the motherland, leaving her a frightful legacy. And a caterpillar finds wings. From the mythical to the modern, Laburnum for My Head is a collection of short stories that embrace a gamut of emotions. Heartrending, witty and riddled with irony, the stories depict a deep understanding of the human condition.

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Published by

Penguin Books India

Published

14 Nov 2009

Imprint

Penguin

ISBN13

9780143066200

Book Format

B

Extent

120

Rights

World

Category

Fiction

Binding

Paperback

Price (Rs.)

150.00

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