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After The Rain

Stories That Bind Us
Asha Iyer Kumar
Type: Print Book
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
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Is closure important in life?

Among life’s endless oddities, regret has a special place. The ‘what ifs’ and ‘only ifs’ assail us right from childhood until the fag end of our lives. And closure is an elusive state that some of us receive, some of us construct, and still some of us never see it at all. When an aging actress re-examines her journey, a doting husband obsesses over the perfect gift, two lovers try to find privacy, a human statue
looks for worth, and an old couple find friendship by chance—they are all hoping for closure.

These men and women are so identifiable with their secret sorrows, open wounds, misplaced emotions and a niggling sense of regret that they spring into life, look in our eyes, and ask, ‘Haven’t we met sometime, somewhere?’

What do they do when the conflicts and contradictions of life overwhelm them? Do they accept their fate with resignation or fight it to finish?

After the Rain – Stories That Bind Us is a poignant collection of stories about these characters. It is an insight into the hidden strengths and weaknesses that decide the course of their life.

About the Author

Asha Iyer Kumar is an author, poet and active blogger, based in Dubai. She was an Opinion page columnist with Khaleej Times, Dubai, writing on Life and Living, and is a creative writing coach and mentor for children and teenagers. She made her literary debut in 2009 with a novel, ‘Sand Storms, Summer Rains’, and published a book of verse, Hymns from the Heart, in 2014 and an e-book of Short Stories, ‘Let it Be, love’ in 2018.
Her short story, Free Spirit, was published in the anthology, ‘The Other’, edited by Mona Verma and Abha Iyengar in 2018. Her flash fiction ‘The Temple Dancer’ has also been included in the anthology ‘Equiverse Space’ published in September, 2018.
When she is not writing or coaching, she spends time in photography and painting.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781637542248
Publisher: Asha Iyer Kumar
Number of Pages: 137
Dimensions: 5"x8"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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