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Leech and Other Stories

Leech and Other Stories

Ranjan Adiga
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Leech dives into the stories and lives of contemporary Nepalis struggling to belong to new worlds. In Kathmandu, they are caught between tradition and progress. In America, it is no different.
A leech caught inside a man’s nostril reveals fissures of class; a middle-aged Nepali man tries to come to terms with his sexuality in a deeply conventional social system; a professor worries about his immigrant status; a young couple try to bridge the silences in their relationship after moving to America.
Each story explores the distance between home and abroad, desire and reality, allegiance and treachery.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Apr/2024

ISBN: 9780143463382

Length : 256 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

Leech and Other Stories

Ranjan Adiga

Leech dives into the stories and lives of contemporary Nepalis struggling to belong to new worlds. In Kathmandu, they are caught between tradition and progress. In America, it is no different.
A leech caught inside a man’s nostril reveals fissures of class; a middle-aged Nepali man tries to come to terms with his sexuality in a deeply conventional social system; a professor worries about his immigrant status; a young couple try to bridge the silences in their relationship after moving to America.
Each story explores the distance between home and abroad, desire and reality, allegiance and treachery.

Buying Options
Paperback / Hardback

Ranjan Adiga

Ranjan Adiga is a Nepali-American writer. His stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Huffington Post, Story Quarterly, among other outlets. Leech and Other Stories is his debut collection.

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