One day, Basanta hears that his house in the village is about to be demolished. Overwhelmed with nostalgia, he goes back to his village to see the house one last time after 16 long years. And then begins a journey to his past–a past that he has always wanted to forget. And thus unfolds the story of his friendship with Pawan, who falls prey to village politics and superstitions, losing his memory in the process. This story is multilayered with the stories of the loving Jethiaama, the snake killer Chilgadi, the goon Rocky Dada, the village shaman Kohinoor–all colorful characters who delight and surprise readers in equal measure.Written in a sweet, flowing language, Firfire brings back the kaleidoscopic memories of our individual pasts.
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