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Om Soni
Storyteller's Market
Om Soni, author
Hari Dil was forced to flee his family mansion in Peshawar during the partition of India. He settled in Rampur and married Maya, with whom he had five daughters. When Hari's long-lost uncle Mehar suddenly reappears, he requests that Maya bear a son to continue their family line before passing away. Desperate for a son, Maya suffers from depression and loses interest in life after giving birth to Josh. As Josh grows up, he becomes haunted by the fear of death and visions of the god Yama. Hari worries that his family curse may harm Josh just as it had afflicted his father and himself. When tragedy strikes and Maya takes her own life, Josh must confront his fear of death and the curse that plagues his family. With richly drawn characters and evocative storytelling, this poignant novel explores the themes of family, tradition, love, and the power of belief. Will Josh be able to overcome the curse that has befallen his family, or will he too succumb to its effects? Find out in this gripping tale of one family's struggle for survival and redemption.