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Each short story in this collection begins with an epigraph taken from the poetry of renowned poets including John Milton, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, W. H. Auden and the likes. These epigraphs hit at the core of the subject-matter tackled in each story. Not only does Tahir begin with powerful introductions, the conclusions of his stories are loaded with sentences echoing loss, guilt, disappointment, and even betrayal.
His stories provide realistic descriptions of the landscapes, coupled with an in-depth analysis of the different facets of life. It is no wonder that Prof. Shoaib bin Hasan praised his "subtlety, depth and diversity" both at the "technical and thematic" level. Having won him the Bhitai Award, this is his finest short story collection.