Shreya Sen-Handley’s new HarperCollins book of short stories which the great Ruskin Bond has described as “masterful”, and best-selling author Prajwal Parajuly, as “profoundly unsettling and unusual” comprises….
“Thirteen twisted tales of the unexpected
A disenchanted wife embarks on a one-night stand…
A wheelchair-bound poet comes home to roost, upsetting the balance of his carer’s life…
A troubled mother finds solace in an unusual place…
A man in an office begins to steal stationery for no apparent reason…
The stories in Shreya Sen-Handley’s Strange are about everyday people whose lives take unforeseen turns. Suddenly, they find themselves drawn inexorably into encounters and situations that weren’t part of their plan, but which result in the shocking revelation of buried parts of their psyches.
Strange is a book that will have you engrossed, as you try to guess what happens at the end of each story; and its characters will haunt you for a long time after you’ve turned the last page.”
Praise for the book:
“The author is adept at evoking an atmosphere of fear in apparently mundane situations. After reading some of these dark tales I found myself looking under my bed. Masterful!”
Ruskin Bond, award-winning author
“A superb collection of profoundly unsettling and unusual stories, “Strange” will surprise, shock and leave a lasting impression.”
Prajwal Parajuly, New York Times bestselling author
“Strange is an exquisite raft of short stories, celebrating and bringing us an original twist to the tradition of bedtime /fireside story telling. The stories leap off the page; creating vivid, colourful encounters. A cluster of genres, a feast of cultural worlds, Shreya Sen-Handley invites us into the delightfully unexpected. After each story we are left strangely affected and more human than before.” Juanita MacMahon, award-winning audiobook artiste, actor & director
“Every story in ‘Strange’ has melody. The rhythm and flow with which each story moves is remarkable.” Jayant Kripalani, actor & author