Editor | Fiction
Unfolding over the course of a single day, Ashk’s sweeping sequel to Falling Walls explores the inner struggles of Chetan, an aspiring young writer, as he roams the labyrinthine streets of 1930s’ Jalandhar, haunted by his thwarted ambitions but intent on fulfilling his dreams.
Married to a woman he does not love while pining for another man’s wife, Chetan must also face the prospect of taking up a dead-end job in the wake of his recent failures in Lahore and Shimla. And as he trudges around Jalandhar, constantly running into people he’d rather avoid, he finds himself confronting the tangled memories and fears that assail him.
Poignant and evocative, In the City a Mirror Wandering is an exploration of a dynamic, bustling city as well as the rich tapestry of human emotion that consumes us all.