The Royal Ghosts
A family's equilibrium is threatened when they give shelter to a young widow whose husband was murdered by the rebels. An unstable young man talks about joining the Maobadi after his father leaves his mother for another woman. An activist falls in love, but his arrest and a disastrous demonstration make romance impossible. And in the title story, one brother finally faces the truth about another on the very day Nepal is rocked by the murders of its royal family. Alluringly matter-of-fact, mesmerizingly supple, and tenderly humorous, these stories at once intimately depict today's Kathmandu and embrace the entire human experience.