A Forest of Flowers

Overview

A Forest of Flowers is a collection of nineteen short stories which explore the absurdity of life for characters whose ambitions, modest as they are, are constantly thwarted by disgruntled spirits - in the form of idle and corrupt officials, adulterous spouses, envious relatives and grasping, untrustworthy entrepreneurs. Through a series of episodes, seemingly parochial and small scale, a nation is shown cracking up under the pressures of maladministration, corporate greed, sloth, ignorance and mercenary ...
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Overview

A Forest of Flowers is a collection of nineteen short stories which explore the absurdity of life for characters whose ambitions, modest as they are, are constantly thwarted by disgruntled spirits - in the form of idle and corrupt officials, adulterous spouses, envious relatives and grasping, untrustworthy entrepreneurs. Through a series of episodes, seemingly parochial and small scale, a nation is shown cracking up under the pressures of maladministration, corporate greed, sloth, ignorance and mercenary self-interest, while its people struggle against government neglect and abuse, racketeering, poverty, disease, superstition and ethnic mistrust.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789782460042
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1986
  • Pages: 151

Table of Contents

Home, Sweet Home 1
The Inspector Calls 11
The Overhaul 19
A Family Affair 27
The Bonfire 34
A Share of Profit 41
The Divorcee 48
A Death in Town 54
High Life 67
Case No. 100 75
Acapulco Motel 88
The Stars Below 98
Robert and the Dog 107
Night Ride 111
Garga 120
Love Song of a Housewife 129
A Caring Man 132
The Shopkeeper and the Beggar 137
A Legend on our Street 145
Glossary 154
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