"In this debut collection, Jaya Padmanabhan has brought
together a diverse and memorable group of characters from many kinds of
backgrounds. With meticulous details and keen observation, she
brings them to life and makes us care about them - their poverty, their
loneliness, their tragedies and their triumphs."
- CHITRA DIVAKARUNI, author of
The Mistress of spices and Oleander Girl