The Sherpa and Other Fictions

A young Canadian travels to India to explore her roots and find the woman who loved her like a daughter; a doctor struggles against military corruption as he investigates a soldier’s suspicious injuries in Kashmir; a gay man returns to the India of his childhood in search of redemption for his betrayal of his first love. Readers take a rickety tin bus up the side of a mountain, experience the tension between a young Canadian-raised woman and her father and sink into the scented jostle of the ladies compartment on an Indian train. Drawing on her own connections to India and her reflections as a Canadian, Gupta renders with a sure hand the layered realities of the two cultures.

NILA GUPTA was born in Montreal, QC and spent several childhood years in India before returning to Canada. In 2004, she won the Ontario Arts Council K.M. Hunter Award for Literature. She currently teaches and is enrolled in the M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program at the University of Guelph-Humber. Gupta has had work published in numerous journals and anthologies.

Published by Sumach Press

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