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Shanti : Faber Stories, Paperback / softback Book

Shanti : Faber Stories Paperback / softback

Part of the Faber Stories series


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Short stories
  • ISBN: 9780571356867


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