Tilled Earth's front cover
Tilled Earth's front coverTilled Earth's back cover

Tilled Earth Stories

Paperback
Rs 400
Genre:Fiction
Language: English
Release: November 01, 2012
Paperback
Origin:India
ISBN13:9789382277514
ISBN10:938227751X
Pages:192

From the backcover

"Thapa explores disparate lives in contemporary Nepal, and weaves them into compact. jewel-bright narratives.-Time Out

Comprising perfectly crafted micro stories, and stories of conventional length, Tilled Earth offers glimpses into the private dramas of people caught midlife an elderly woodworker loses his way in a modern Kathmandu neighbourhood: a homesick expatriate nurses a hangover; a clerk at the Ministry of Home Affairs learns to play Solitaire on the computer; a young woman goes to Seattle as a student, and finds herself becoming an illegal alien; a retired secretary visits the Buddha's birthplace, Lumbini, only to find his deepest insecurities exposed

IN THIS, HER FIRST COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES MANIUSHREE THAPA TRIUMPHS BOTH AS A  CONFIDENT INNOVATOR AND A SENSITIVE CHRONICLER OF SMALL LIVES

These stories] fall upon the page as clean and fresh as newly driven snow on the slopes of Nepal's fabled mountains-India Today