In a private room sheltered from the Colombo riots, a seventeen-year-old girl gives birth to a hatechild. At a city gym, an introverted fitness instructor obsesses over his unattainable client. Inside an untended guest-house room, an adolescent cricket champ is caught unawares by his coach’s violent fury. By a rain-drenched gravesite, a special-needs teacher confides in a stranger.
Edgy yet tender, racy yet warm, these interlinked stories take us into the unfamiliar everyday of Sri Lankan living, where smugglers, waiters, single moms and cheaters cross paths as they attempt to negotiate a web of shock, subterfuge and irony.
A collection of infinite brio and charm, this is Chhimi Tenduf-La at his inventive best.
Loyal Stalkers is a collection 15 short stories intermingled with each other, written by Chhimi Tenduf-La & published by Pan Macmillan India. He is half-Tibetan & half-English and manages an international school in Sri Lanka where he has lived on & off for 30 years. As father to two energetic children & husband to an implacable wife, Tenduf-La uses his only time to himself to write. His first 2 books, The Amazing Racist & Panther, were published in 2015 to wide acclaim. The Tenduf-Las adopt a street dog for every book published, Tripod being their latest addition.
The book consists of 15 short stories with a wide range of characters who are inter connected some way or the other. It covers a diverse range of topics like that of an obsessed private trainer who fancies his client a bit too much, child sexual abuse, along with the story of a serial killer plus the story of a brave young lad who dares to come out of his closet to his close friends & his fate thereafter. It doesn’t just end here, there are multiple facets in the short stories which makes it a truly inclusive read. Get the book here to enjoy it..