LOVE OF RAIN (2022) – This excellent – and lightning-quick – collection of stories about life, love, and passion was written by Pritilata Nandi. She is from India, and has made these tales very accessible by avoiding complicated idiomatic expressions and by omitting from the stories all but the necessary elements of Indian history and culture.
In this 70-page volume, Pritilata has presented assorted love stories that range from romantic love onward, reminding me once again that a shortcoming of the English language is the way we have just the one general word “love” and need modifiers to capture exactly what kind of affection is meant.
To stay focused on Love of Rain, available for purchase HERE, Ms. Nandi’s stories are evocative and left even a fairly cynical man like me moved and – I’ll be honest – near tears at some of the endings. The emotional punch delivered in the narratives was potent enough that my method of reading this fascinating work was one part at a time, letting myself soak in each tale individually. Continue reading