Chance Meetings: Front Cover
It is my pleasure to share the front cover of my debut collection of stories, CHANCE MEETINGS to be released in December 2014 – January 2015
Part of Back Cover Text:
In this collection of stories, twelve different people from different walks of life discover how one chance meeting with a stranger can change a person forever.
Drawing from her own Indian-American heritage, Madhu Bazaz Wangu examines the lives of ordinary people facing challenging circumstances—cruelty, prejudiced minds, twisted family relationships, unhappy marriages—and demonstrates how these situations transcend ethnicity and background as interactions with strangers force each character to look deep within themselves, often acknowledging painful truths and long-held secrets, in order to seize control of their own destinies and forge their own paths to independence and happiness.
In this eloquent debut collection, Madhu Bazaz Wangu poignantly weaves a universal message that ties the characters in these stories together, one that applies to anyone who has experienced poverty, jealousy, fear, prejudice, disillusionment, and above all, the feeling of being a foreigner, even within one’s own family.