Strangers on the Shore

Paper Type: Book print paper | Size: 216 mm x 140 mm
Black and white; 344 pages; Paperback
ISBN-10: 9383098619 | ISBN-13: 978-93-83098-61-3

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Old Arnie, son of a long dead possessive mother keeps the memory of her alive, fighting her, loving her, afraid of her. His half-sister Chrissie frets and fusses over her son Luke and the choices he makes or doesn’t make. Luke resists his mother’s tendency to control and leaves her in order to discover himself. Melissa’s life-journey is shaped by the influence of a dominant, perverted grandfather. Sabby isn’t able to come to terms with his son’s preferences. Their paths cross and re-cross, dramatically negotiating each other and the myriad lives who touch them, weaving an intensely emotional and psychological story about people who find themselves and lose themselves in an effort to discover who they really are. Strangers on the Shore reveals the dark underbelly of so-called sacrosanct relationships and filial ties and draws the reader into exploring realities that are most often brushed under the carpet or scrupulously avoided in ‘polite’ society. Randhir Khare’s robust and compelling fictional narrative expressed through brilliantly created voices will touch a chord deep within those who pick up this book and read

Randhir Khare
Randhir Khare

Award winning writer, poet, folklorist and teacher, Randhir Khare has to his credit more than thirty volumes— poetry, fiction, nonfiction, educational books. He has travelled widely, nationally and internationally. His poetry has been set to music by A.R. Rahman, performed with western classical, jazz and folk musicians and used in creative arts and educational workshops in many countries abroad. He has been Visiting Professor of Literature, Creative Writing & Media in various prestigious Indian institutions and universities. His cultural documentation work includes documentation of the folkloric traditions of the Bhil, Bhilala, Kota, Toda, Nari Kurava, Katkari and other traditional communities from north and south Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh, translation of tribal folklore and poetry and promotion of traditional music and lore. He has recently founded The Living Heritage Movement which supports performers and practitioners of traditional forms and lore.