Juniper Cottage and Other Stories
Real-life characters in situations stranger than fiction lure you into this intriguing collection of stories from a master storyteller. Here you find a young executive on an official mission to Samarkand faced with a headless apparition in the mausoleum of Timur the Lame, while supernatural retribution awaits the unfaithful businessman who deserts his loving wife to spend a weekend in a lonely holiday cottage. The undefiled forests of Dantewada reveal secrets about mythical tribal deities to a young lady anthropologist whose colleague disappears mysteriously; ancient fairy tales about beautiful princesses and magic boxes spill onto London life, while a young boy is all set to unravel the web of cruelty and bigotry as his village splits into two camps over the murder of a local servant at the hands of his heartless landlord. And finally, join in the excitement of an entire village, who get on their bicycles to trace and capture the intended son-in-law of a local landlord whose mysterious disappearance on the eve of his wedding threatens the waste of a magnificent feast.