A picture book for kids & grownups.
The story of a scared little girl who climbs deep into the heart of a banyan tree.
An adventure with tigers and peacocks and monkeys.
A mystery about the darkness of grief and the brightness of love.
“Story and art work seamlessly to convey an important and subtle story of love, loss, beauty, and joy.”
Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW
“Beautifully illustrated... Highlight[s] the discovery of beauty and strength in unlikely places.”
Quill & Quire
“An atmospheric tale about loss, the power of story, and finding light in the darkness.”
School Library Journal
Now available in Issue 3.1 of Humber Literary Review (order)
This cat, dragged into the open air, its death, its stench, around which we stood in a circle, staring upwards as if in prayer, was too lonely to bear.
Second Place in Humber Literary Review’s 2016 Emerging Writers Fiction Contest
Nominated by Humber Literary Review for the 2017 Writers’ Trust / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize
“The Origin of Jaanvi”
Now available in The Journey Prize Stories 28 (order)
Thalassemia, that was what it was called, from the Greek thalassa for sea, haema for blood—in other words, a sea of blood, or blood infected by the salt of the sea.
Originally published by Joyland Magazine (read online)
Longlisted for the 2016 Writers’ Trust / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize
“Rohan, Rohan, Rohini!”
Now available in Issue 55:2 of PRISM international (order)
She wrote me a song whose lines changed often, nonsense lines, and she sang it to me before sleep, the time I broke my elbow, when I had the chicken pox, after I failed my first exam, until I came to look forward to the sound of my name at the end of his: Rohan, Rohan, Rohini…