|Published:||March 17, 2021|
"Ghosts in the Bamboo" plots the story of aspiring playwright Nurse Elinor Kittivane. Married to a philanderer this satirical novel is about the author's imaginary country Lapalisthan contains some delightful conversations of women as they discuss the men in their lives. Elinor takes her to play at the Edinburgh Festival and discovers she has a tumor behind the ear. Her inspiration has been conversations she thinks she had with the ghosts of her mother and grandmother in the bamboo grove in her garden.
Were they ghosts or was it the tumor? Written most remarkably by a literary veteran, read this humorous account of one woman's journey into her psyche and find out.
Nepali Writing in English is simply incomplete without Greta Rana. With her beautiful prose, deep insight, and unwavering sensibility, she is the foremost chronicler of lives. She has been enriching the literature through her books, "Ghosts in the Bamboo" is giving high hope for the genre of literary fiction. - Atul K Thakur, Writer & Journalist
In her long and storied career, Greta Rana has been quietly producing enigmatic literature that is imaginative and wide-ranging in scope from Sherpas in Helambu to migrant workers in the Middle East. This new book, set in fantasy land, holds much promise as an engaging and inventive read. - Pranaya SJB Rana, Writer & Journalist
A very perceptive and sensitive author Greta Rana's works are phenomenal. With “Ghosts in the Bamboo." Rana has crafted a plot using magical realism embedded in contrast to real-life struggles and dreams and desire in the imaginary land of Lapalistan. - Saguna Shah, Educator and Founder of bookaholics