Strangers on the Shore
Number Of Pages: 344
Publisher: Niyogi Books
Author: Randhir Khare
Old Arnie, son of a long dead possessive mother keeps the memory of her alive, fighting her, loving her, afraid of her. His half-sister Chrissie frets and fusses over her son Luke and the choices he makes or doesn't make. Luke resists his mother's tendency to control and leaves her in order to discover himself. Melissa's life-journey is shaped by the influence of a dominant, perverted grandfather.
Sabby isn't able to come to terms with his son's preferences. Their paths cross and re-cross, dramatically negotiating each other and the myriad lives who touch them, weaving an intensely emotional and psychological story about people who find themselves and lose themselves in an effort to discover who they really are. Strangers on the Shore reveals the dark underbelly of so-called sacrosanct relationships and filial ties and draws the reader into exploring realities that are most often brushed under the carpet or scrupulously avoided in 'polite' society. Randhir Khare's robust and and compelling fictional narrative expressed through brilliantly created voices will touch a chord deep within those who pick up this book and read.