The Delicate Balance of Little Lives

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Author: Jessica Faleiro

9789353115647 | Paperback | pp. 144 | 2018 | Jessica Faleiro

The author of Afterlife: Ghost stories from Goa brings us stories set against the backdrop of lush and vibrant Goa, India. Jessica Faleiro’s collection of interlinked stories explore how five, middle-class women try to make sense of loss and trauma in their lives.

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A sixty-year-old spinster finds a surprising way to avenge a love betrayal from her youth. A daughter regrets making a peripheral wish inadvertently come true. An accomplished pianist chases her fears of ageing to the bottom of a bottle. A young girl tries to regain control of her life by destroying another. An investigative reporter gains enlightenment about her own sexuality during an interview.

Once again, the author of Afterlife: Ghost stories from Goa brings us stories set against the backdrop of lush and vibrant Goa, India. Jessica Faleiro’s collection of interlinked stories explore how five, middle-class women try to make sense of loss and trauma in their lives.

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Author:

Jessica Faleiro

ISBN:

9789353115647

Publisher:

Jessica Faleiro

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

144

Year of Publication:

2018

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Jessica Faleiro is a Goan-born Third Culture Kid who was educated in Kuwait, Miami, Bombay and England. She has published a novel titled Afterlife: Ghost stories from Goa (Rupa, 2012). Her writing has been published in various journals, anthologies and magazines including Asia Literary Review, Forbes, Mascara Literary Review, IndiaCurrents, Muse India, Indian Quarterly, Coldnoon and the Times of India. She co-edited a special issue on writing from the Goan diaspora for the Joao Roque Literary Journal’s March 2018 issue. She also won the Joao Roque Literary Journal Award for ‘Best in Fiction 2017’.

Jessica has an MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University, UK and teaches Creative Writing through workshops. For more information, visit https://jessicafaleiro.wordpress.com

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