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Title No presents please : Mumbai stories / Jayant Kaikini ; translated from the Kannada by Tejaswini Niranjana.
Author Kāykiṇi, Jayanta, 1955- author.
Publication New York : Catapult, [2020]
Copyright date ©2017
Description 267 pages ; 21 cm
Call # FIC KAYKINI
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 Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Translations. (OCoLC)fst01423791
Short stories.
Addl. Author Niranjana, Tejaswini, 1958- translator.
ISBN 1948226901 (trade paperback)
9781948226905 (trade paperback)

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