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Author Kāykiṇi, Jayanta, 1955- author.

Title No presents please : Mumbai stories / Jayant Kaikini ; translated from the Kannada by Tejaswini Niranjana.

Publication Info. New York : Catapult, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Basement Materials  KAIKINI, JAYANT    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  KAIKINI    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  F-KAIKINI    Check Shelf
Description 267 pages ; 21 cm
Note "Frist published in India in 2017 by Harper Perennial, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers"--Title page verso.
Contents Interval -- City without mirrors -- Unframed -- Opera house -- A spare pair of legs -- Inside the inner room -- Dagadu Parab's wedding horse -- Gateway -- Crescent moon -- Toofan mail -- Water -- Partner -- Mogri's World -- A truck full of chrysanthemums -- Tick tick friend -- No presents please.
Summary "Jayant Kaikini's gaze takes in the people in the corners of Mumbai--a bus driver who, denied vacation time, steals the bus to travel home; a slum dweller who catches cats and sells them for pharmaceutical testing; a father at his wit's end who takes his mischievous son to a reform institution. In this metropolis, those who seek find epiphanies in dark movie theaters, the jostle of local trains, and even in roadside keychains and lost thermos flasks. Here, in the shade of an unfinished overpass, a factory-worker and her boyfriend browse wedding invitations bearing wealthy couples' affectations--"no presents please"--and look once more at what they own"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Kāykiṇi, Jayanta, 1955- -- Translations into English.
Mumbai (India) -- Fiction.
India -- Mumbai. (OCoLC)fst01802300
Genre/Form Short stories.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Translations. (OCoLC)fst01423791
Added Author Niranjana, Tejaswini, 1958- translator.
ISBN 1948226901 (trade paperback)
9781948226905 (trade paperback)
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