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The day has come when I am on top
Thanks, to everyone who loves me and wishes me well!
Scream and Other Urbane Legends by Dr Koshy AV is now
#12 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories
February 28th
60 days after its release and my book is twelfth among Short Stories in India - best seller status.
It was sold out on its very first day and went out of stock. Now here I am.
What next?
LiFi Publications Rakesh Sharma - Thanks!


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5.0 out of 5 starsMesmerizing short story collection catering to every literary palate
By dr santosh bakaya magazine on 14 February 2017
Fuse the enchanting and the eerie, prosaic and the poetic, mundane and the mysterious, surreal and real, the spooky and the scary, horrifying and comically poignant, sane and insane, chaotic and calm, chilling and thrilling, explorative and experimental and what do you get? ‘Scream and other urbane legends’ by the immensely erudite author, academician, critic and prolific poet [Pushcart nominee [2012], Dr. Ampat Koshy.
In this highly allusive and intertextual collection of 28 short stories and an immensely intriguing novella, [Anamika], one also comes across many literary reincarnations, surprising the reader by the broad range of themes.
Between the pages of this 170 page book, there is fare for every literary palate, there are poor poets, obsessed sculptors, a yakshi , and a writer who becomes a ‘star slit sluice of creative explosions ‘and many more . [p 149]. If you hear chimes, you also hear rhymes, the stories give goosebumps, they also bring tears of sadness and laughter, leaving you a changed person altogether.
Not for him the tool of artifice. In a minimalistic, off –kilter manner, Koshy goes about the task of relating stories, which are post-modern , making us crinkle our noses at times, jump at looming silhouettes , and smiling at the extraordinary way this writer’s mind works .
My personal favorites in the anthology are ‘Gaza’s child’, ‘The last scarecrow’, ‘The stained glass’, the lyrical prose varying from the adagio to the allegro , making you keep pace with the fast , and tapping your feet slowly to the languidly graceful tempo .
Like the child in the Stained glass, one is bewitched by the enchanting hues of the book, the gently undulating hills, valleys, plains, and sensuous waves of writing, sometimes recumbent, and sometimes sweeping you off your feet by their sheer intensity.
Yes, since I am re-reading Chekhov these days, I could catch glimpses of Chekhov in this enchanting collection, apart from other literary greats.

Indeed, a great read and mandatory study material for serious students of literature who are keen to know what the short story is all about, and how to explore the genre in a fresh, unique manner .

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With Rakesh Sharma Bina Biswas Sohini Roychowdhury Dasgupta Madhumita Ghosh Chandini Santosh SheeBa Balan Kpp Amar Mudi Dr. Sayantan Gupta - Author/Poet
Thanks to Rubric Publishing and Bina Biswas its dynamic CEO without whom this book would not have found a home or the launch in Kolkatta been possible at all.
The lady in the middle is Sohinimoksha Artes de la India - Indian Cultural Centre founder, dancer and dance choreographer Sohini Rowchowdhury Dasgupta of Slumdog Millionaire fame - deeply honoured she came!

https://www.facebook.com/LiFipublications/photos/a.404845999600940.96789.404716496280557/1273912479360950/?type=3&theater

http://www.dkagencies.com/doc/from/1063/to/1123/bkId/DK37423374427448564181731371/details.html

For all inside and outside India to buy from. The link to my new collection of short stories Scream and other Urbane Legends.


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Adverb poem -2
Brightly the fire burns in the hearth of the home  where the children are sleeping quietly Brightly the moon shines in the night above the loam where the grass is soughing in the wind gently Brightly the cat’s eyes glow yellow at night before it winks shut ...
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