This first collection of fiction by Anjana Appachana provides stories that are beautifully written, the characters carefully and respectfully drawn. All the stories are set in India, but the people in them seem somehow displaced within their own society -- a society in transition, but a transition that does not come fast enough to help them.
ANJANA APPACHANA went to school in India and graduated from Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University. In 1984 she left India to live in the United States, where she graduated from Pennsylvania State University. Her stories have been widely published in journals and magazines in India and the United States. One of the stories in this collection ("Her Mother") won an O'Henry Festival prize in 1989. Anjana Appachana now lives in Tempe, Arizona, and is working on a novel.