Two Snakes Whistling at the Same Time
ISBN : 9789674154905
Author: Aneeta Sundararaj
Published Date: July 2018
Will Divya get into heaven if she writes books for free? Is the caste system restricted to humans? Why is Mira laughing at her father’s funeral? Does Tara outgrow her belief that she has three grandmothers? Can God come down to meet us? Why is a highly qualified Kamakshi made to feel that she’s not worthy of mentioning the name of a man she has met? Do all children believe in toilet ghosts?
These are some of the gnawing issues deliberated upon in this collection of stories by Aneeta Sundararaj, the author of novels such as The Banana Leaf Men and The Age of Smiling Secrets. These modern-day fables set in Malaysia—mainly in Alor Setar, Kedah—will draw you into a seemingly fantastical world. They show you that certainty is an illusion and reality is often stranger than fiction.