Fiction

The Murmurs of the Dawn
The Murmurs of the Dawn

Format: Paperback Size: 6″ x 9″

Pages: 112

ISBN: 0595267831

Pub. Date: March 2003

Publisher: Authors Choice Press

Deeply rooted in Indian philosophy, perplexing, soaring in imagination, wonderfully improbable, intelligently abstruse…

… in these stories Dinker Charak weaves fifteen tales around characters whose insanity verges upon philosophical proclivity, whose simplicity only intensifies trifling incidents, whose circumstances rouses their dexterity, whose loneliness daunts and whose indiscriminate intelligence saves the day.

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