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Reality & Trust

Reality & Trust

It is mid-November and I am in quarantine in a hotel, between worlds. But somehow, I’ve been in this place before… Now is my chance to collate and put together the output that sometimes I said I would get to, but often wavered on.

Because what I think and stuff, that’s not really important to you, is it?

And here begins the discourse, on ‘realities.’ Plural. Life in Asia has taught me this… and more…

This new book is a work of fiction. A collection of short stories, made based on observations. From where I was. Saigon.

It is set over two seasons: hot, and hotter.

Pre-order here.

‘What comes through the most is the personality of the author and truly feeling her perspective as she goes through this collage of beautiful and heartwarming(-breaking) incidents. The somewhat conversational style and the painterly touches of language really enrich what is already a non-traditional story of this type. The artistry of the language is matched only by the truthfulness to the emotional journey the author has been through.

‘If you’re a fan of good travel writing, poetic prose, and personal essays/memoir of the type where the aesthetics of a scene are just as important as its recitation of events and their details, then you’ll love this book. Like me you’ll find yourself wishing to visit Ireland, India, and Japan all at once, if only to see your familiar spaces in a new light when you return home. I’m really looking forward to the next one!’

–Tim S., on The Elopement, at the book’s Kindle page. Kismuth no longer uses Amazon for social conscious purposes.

‘‘Dipika is a[n] author who clearly has been writing for years. Her ability to illustrate a particular moment, object, or emotion is amazing. Her writing style is different than what I am accustomed to reading. Its almost poetic. As the reader you can expect to gain insight into the mind, heart and soul of a Woman who lives life passionately and purposely. Also, Dipika does a nice job at outlining the good and not so pretty reality of what it means to defy cultural norms.”

—Anonymous, on the book’s old Kindle page. No longer using Kindle for social conscious purposes.