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Weather Permitting & Other Stories
Guernica Editions, Spring 2016
200 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771830560
ISBN10: 1771830565
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US

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The stories in this collection centre around new immigrants -- spirited people prepared to leave their home and hearth to travel to distant lands in pursuit of dreams of a better life. But often times there's a reality check, and they are left to grapple with unexpected challenges: cultural shock, lack of Canadian work experience and jobs, absence of affordable daycare, and non-recognition of their educational credentials. Despite this, the stories show the determination of these immigrants to survive on alien soil.
Ramki too was overwhelmed with a sense of loss. He thought of Anu and Latha -- and he had so willfully separated them. In the cold dark night, as he stood by the tree, in his heart he understood his wife.

Books by Pratap Reddy

Weather Permitting & Other Stories