Doppelgänger: Short Stories by Madhavi Mahadevan

By Madhavi Mahadevan

Set in city, heart category India, those 18 tales, defying effortless categorization, are a precise
miscellany reflecting the doubtful, illogical and colourful nature of our instances. right here obstacles
between the genuine and the phantasmal blur: shops develop into haunted areas, golfing golf equipment and airport
halls are the crossroads the place previous and current selves meet and greet. Chronicling the isolation,
insecurities, hidden angst, refined ardour and mystery longings that underlie usual lives and
relationships, those tales weave in subject matters as different as reminiscence and the emotional residue it
produces, the elusiveness of identification, the rigours of position play, the convolutions of a double existence,
the complexity of shadow other halves. via turns candy, unhappy, poignant, humorous and mysterious, they draw
us into their separate and compact worlds and linger with us awhile.

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