Monday, February 15, 2010

Unbearably Tender

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Reading Arundhati Roy

[Excerpts from The God of Small Things; picture by Mayank Austen Soofi]

When Khubchand his beloved, blind, bald, incontinent seventeen-year-old mongerel, decided to stage a miserable, long-drawn-out death, Estha nursed him through his through his final ordeal as though his own life somehow depended on it.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Unfurnished

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[Excerpts from The God of Small Things; picture by Mayank Austen Soofi]

The old house on the hill wore its steep, gabled roof pulled over its ears like a low hat. The walls, streaked with moss, had grown soft, and bulged a little with dampness that seeped up from the ground. The wild, overgrown garden was full of the whisper and scurry of small lives.