What You Call Winter: Stories

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 14, 2009 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Composed of interconnected stories that move within and around a small Catholic community in India, this debut collection heralds the arrival of a graceful, sparkling new voice.

Nine-year-old Marian Almeida covets the green dress her parents have set aside for her birthday, but when her desire gets the best of her, dangerous events ensue. Roddy D'Souza sees his long-dead father bicycling down the street, and wonders if his own life is nearing its close. Essie, having sent her son to boarding school, weighs his unhappiness against the opportunities his education will provide. With empathy and poise, Nalini Jones creates in What You Call Winter a spellbinding work of families in an uncertain world.

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User Review  - Andrew Clem. - Goodreads

The collection had the overwhelming feeling of a dark, dusty room in a corner of post-Colonial Bombay. Jones presents an interconnected series of stories about a Catholic enclave slowly suffering from the ravages of time. Read full review

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User Review  - Margaret1358 Joyce - Goodreads

These emotionally alive stories sparkle with intuitive sensibility. They depict a small handful of inter-related,modern minority Catholic Indian families living near Bombay, whose ranks are dwindling ... Read full review

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Nalini Jones was born in Newport, Rhode Island, graduated from Amherst College, and received an M.F.A. from Columbia University. Her work has appeared in the Ontario Review, Glimmer Train, Dogwood, and Creative Nonfiction's "Living Issue." She is a Stanford Calderwood Fellow of the MacDowell Colony, and has recently taught at the 92nd Street Y in New York and Fairfield University in Connecticut.

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