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Transit For Beginners (English, Paperback, Rheea Mukherjee)


Transit For Beginners  (English, Paperback, Rheea Mukherjee)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Kitaab International
  • Genre: Fiction
  • ISBN: 9789810982133, 9810982135
  • Edition: 1, 2016
  • Pages: 168
he blurring of truth and the ready acceptance of lies as two strangers meet in Changi International Airport. A teenager living with her disabled mother discovers her own sexuality and ambition in the unlikeliest way. A girl tells us of her first love, and why it will never see a future. The neglected housewife of an artist dishes out more than just delicious food to feel loved. A man battles against his own moral code and his hunger for life. Just a few of the stories that reexamine lives in South East Asia and allow bizarre urban hallucinations to float into the most mundane moments. ‘Rheea Mukherjee takes her own characters by surprise. The choices they make lead to the most extreme of outcomes, forcing them to scrutinize their own lives ruthlessly. Desires surface, flaws become starker, and human instincts are aroused from dormancy. The reader is left breathless, and strangely satisfied at the lack of easy closure and convenient solutions.’ – Arunava Sinha ‘A stunning collection…evocative, nuanced, and assured’ – Prajwal Parajuly
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Book Details
Publication Year
  • 2016
Book Type
  • Fiction Book
Author Info
  • Rheea Mukherjee received her MFA in creative writing from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Her work has been published in, Southern Humanities Review, Cleaver Magazine, CHA: An Asian Literary Magazine, QLRS, The Bombay Literary Magazine, A Gathering of Tribes, Everyday Fiction, Bengal Lights, and Out Of Print Magazine. Her collection of short stories, Transit for Beginners is her first book published by Kitaab International . She co-founded Bangalore Writers Workshop in 2012 and presently co-runs Write Leela Write, a Design and Content Laboratory in Bangalore.
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edgy and fascinating

These skilfully crafted short stories nudge you out of complacency, and urge you to see your everyday surroundings in new ways. Edgy and disturbing at times, they explore the mindscapes at the fringes of 'normal' and mundane. Interesting and worth reading.


Sep, 2016

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WoW... excitement unlimited

Its just last LONG weekend that i got my hands on this book, couldn't resist to finish within the weekend! This is what we say, crisp, young, exciting, thought provoking and above all never-ending stories we have in hand. Best part about Rheea's book is, each and every story leaves you with ocean of thoughts and you start thinking if i was the one IN there as a character what would have i done, how i would have reacted and what will i do next.... A must read short story book.

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Aug, 2016

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Book Review

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The book, Transit For Beginners stories, consists of 15 short stories with the following titles, Unspeakable, Hungry, Transit for Beginners, Sweetie, Reckless, Wedding Guests, A Good Hostess, A Good Arrangement, A Larger Design, The Reflection Still, Cheat Day, Cigarettes for Maya, Doldrums, Sway, Keeping Pace. All of these stories, talk about a topic that we usually don't speak about and letting them stay with ...

Kaushal Gupta

Apr, 2016

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