Tuesday, October 16, 2012

To Those Who Did Not Survive

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His Supple Grace
He left no...

The God of Loss
He left no...

Caught Feasting
Chacko was in...

Unspeakable. Numb.
Slowly, over the...

Hollow Laugh
So Small God...

His Schoolboy Humour
He was twenty-five...

Unbearably Tender
When Khubchand his...

Unfurnished
The old house...

Friendly Smile
He had none...

Indifference and Despair
He was exasperated...

Other Memories
She has other...

After All These Years
It had been...

Very Young
A weak, watery moon...

A Rhodes Scholar
Chacko's room was...

Like a Passenger
Rahel drifted into...

No Locusts Stand I
Chacko told Rahel...

A Liquid Ache
Occasionally, when Ammu...

Comrade! Comrade!
People of the...

Very Quiet
On the roof...

An Accomplished Carpenter
Apart from his...

Blend into the Background
Over time he...

Scrambled Swirling
The world, locked...

The Only One
Never again will...

Suppressed Unhappiness
Chacko often said...

Final Ordeal
When Khubchand, his...

Oxford Moods
When he was...

Accidental Release of the Spirit
Rahel grew up...

Caught Feasting
Chacko was in...

May in Ayemenem
The days are...

Friendly Smile
He had none...

Aching Desire
She went to...

She Had Gifts
That she had...

Vernacular Architecture
It was while...

May in Ayemenem
The days are...

Around Her
But, around her...

Reading Aloud Voice
We're Prisoners of...

Civil, Solitary
In each of...

His Supple Grace
As she watched...

German Sensibility
He had his...

Depravity
Rahel was first...

Christmas Present
It was an...

Unbearably Precious
He held her...

His Youngness
At the moment...

Her Eyes
But when they...

Release of the Spirit
So long as...

Human Nature
Of the four...

Pleasant-looking
He wore old-fashioned...

How Precious a Feeling
Rahel giggled...

Aching Desire
Velutha with his...

The Cost of Living
They all crossed...

My Sweetheart
Ammu held out...

Young and Cheeky
When Ammu and...

Genuine Bourgeoise
Ammu smiled and...

Release of the Spirit
Rahel grew up...

Sexual Excitement
Father Mulligan was...

Jazz Tune
Her wild hair...

The Twins
The twins were...

Cold Knowledge
She was twenty-seven...

Outdoorsy
People got used...

Happy Man
Anybody could see...

His Own Inconsequence
Inured by the...

An Average Student
Estha finished school...

Blend into the Background
Over time he had...

Solitary Form
In each of...

Release of the Spirit
So long as...

A Photogenic Man
On his dressing...

Reading Aloud
Anything's possible...

Sexual Excitement
Of the two...

It was Velutha
That much Rahel...

That Look
He was exasperated...

Truly Indifferent
Nothing mattered much...

A Cloudy Kiss
She pulled his...

The Most Beautiful Woman
On that skyblue...

Jazz Tune
There goes a...

Stubborn Single-mindedness
Displaying a...

Unbearably Precious
He held her...

Capable of Anything
She didn't even...

How Precious a Feeling
Rahel giggled...

Banana Jam
Crush ripe banana...

One Thing at a Time
If he held...

May in Ayemenem
The days are...

Vernacular Architecture
It was while...

Around Her
But, around her...

We or Us
In those early...

It was Velutha
That much Rahel...

Sitting Down
Rahel drifted into...

My Wife, Margaret
Anybody could see...

It was Velutha
Vellya Paapen feared for his...

Lucky Rich Boy
Finish the drink...

Release of the Spirit
Rahel grew up without...

Bands of Love
His thoughts returned...

Jazz Tune
He first noticed Rahel...

Unbearably Precious
But when they made...

Wiser Than He Really Was
People got used to...

His Youngness
He just stood there...

A Quiet Child
Over time he had acquired...

The Liquid Ache
Occasionally, when Ammu listened to songs...

Simple Things
The man standing...

It was Velutha
Vellya Paapen feared for his...

Wedding Photographs
Looking at herself...

Numb
Once the quietness arrived...

Hoping That it Wouldn't
She hadn't learned to...

Foreign Returnees
She walked down the runway...

Worst Transgressors
They all broke the rules...

Small God
The source of his brittle elation...

...this Unsafe Edge
She wore flowers in her hair and...

He longed for the river
Driving past the inky sea...

...just Let Her Be
On days like this, there was something restless...

She was their Ammu
The steel door of the incinerator went up...

But a viable die-able age
Anyway, now she thinks of Estha and Rahel as Them...

May in Ayemenem
The days are long and humid...