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“For so long I imagined I was making some long journey which would make sense when I had reached the end, but now I realize there are no journeys, just imprints in other people’s dusty footsteps.” -- from Journey of AngelsRecognized for his first collection of short fiction, The Interloper, with a nomination for the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book, Rabindran“For so long I imagined I was making some long journey which would make sense when I had reached the end, but now I realize there are no journeys, just imprints in other people’s dusty footsteps.” -- from Journey of AngelsRecognized for his first collection of short fiction, The Interloper, with a nomination for the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book, Rabindranath Maharaj displays that distinct talent again in The Book of Ifs and Buts. Part of our new Vintage Tales series, these stories tell the experience of immigrants as they take up new lives, often alone, in strange lands. With passion and a discreet comic sensibility, Maharaj brings poignancy and enduring beauty to lives that prosper, suffer, endure heartbreak and realize dreams....

Title : The Book of Ifs and Buts
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ISBN : 9780676974478
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 328 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Book of Ifs and Buts Reviews

  • Catherine Siemann
    2019-04-12 01:27

    A collection of short stories centering on the theme of immigration, by a Trinidadian-Canadian author, The Book of Ifs and Buts is in turn funny, sad, and disconcerting. Because, with the exception of "The Journey of Angels," about an Armenian gardner who starts a new life in Brooklyn after his wife leaves him for his employer, the stories are all so short, it's hard to get a solid sense of many of the characters -- and Saren in "Angels" is such an emotionally distanced character, he feels almost surreal. The situations are all fairly familiar, but the writing is deft and I look forward to reading the author's novel, A Perfect Pledge and seeing what he does on a larger scale.

  • David
    2019-04-09 00:13

    Great short stories from an immigrants perspective.